Alessandro Gandolfi

Photographer

Born in Parma, Alessandro is a photographer, journalist and founding member of the Parallelozero photo agency.

In 2020 he won the first prize in the Still Life category at the Sony World Photography Awards with the Immortality, Inc. project, and first prize in the Environment Story category with the Gas Chamber Delhi reportage at the Best of Photojournalism Awards, edited by the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). In 2020 he was also a finalist for the Aftermath Project grant with the Syrians in Limbo reportage. In 2016 his reportage on the post-Ebola situation in Sierra Leone received the PDN Photo Annual 2016 in the Documentary / Photojournalism category and an honorable mention at the MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards). In 2017 he was among the finalists of the Ponchielli prize with the Standouts & Poors reportage. His reports for National Geographic Italy have received the National Geographic's Best Edit Award five times (2010, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2020).

His works appeared in numerous and prestigious publications, as well as having been exhibited in various personal and collective exhibitions.

Toni Capuozzo

Journalist

He is a well-known and important Italian journalist and writer. War correspondent on the hottest fronts, from Balkans to the Middle East, from Somalia to Afghanistan, from Soviet Union to Falklands. He’s one of the most known faces on Italian TV, having been for many years on the weekly broadcast Terra! on Canale 5. He still collaborates with Mediaset nowadays.

Paolo Zucca

Director

After a degree in Modern Literature, he studied at the RAI School of Film and Television, then graduated from the N.U.C.T at Cinecittà Studios.

As well as two feature films, he has also written and directed short films, documentaries and commercials.

His short film The Referee won the David di Donatello and the Special Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand.

His feature film The Referee opened the Venice Days section of the 70th Venice Film Festival.

His second feature The Man who Bought the Moon premiered in Busan and at the Rome Film Fest.

Born in 1972 in Cagliari, Paolo lives between Sardinia and Rome.           

Murmat Short Film Festival

#MSFF is an international festival of short films with a social theme, this year #aGreeenHope will talk about the complex theme of climate change, always with the right amount of irony. Round tables, Speed Pitch, a network of professionals to meet and a place of exchange where to get exposed: these are the main ingredients of the Murmat Short Film Festival that will be held at the Globe Theater in Rome, Monday 7 September this year.

The Murmat Short Film Festival is an Andaras’ partner.

Claudia Aru

Singer

One of the most representative voices of the Sardinian scene, Claudia is an art critic, a singer, a columnist, an interpreter and a singing teacher, who puts all her experiences, made of travels around the world, study and training courses, in its warm, sparkling, expressive and engaging voice. On stage, Claudia takes you by the hand to make you experience the beauty of Sardinian culture, singing it, telling it in its most thorny, ironic and fascinating aspects, showing an authentic love for her homeland.

In winter 2020, she collaborated with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) for a project of psychosocial support through music with refugees rescued from Libya and hosted in the reception camps in Niger.

She has worked with Rossella Faa, Elena Ledda, Joe Perrino, Sa Ratza, Tamurita, Varijashree Venugopal (one of the most appreciated Indian voices in the world, who has collaborated with Victor Wooten, Snarky puppy and Bobby Mecferrin).

She obtained a master's degree of improvement with the great American vocal coach Cheryl Porter and was included among her "illustrious students".

She participated in the main music programs in Sardinia and on Sky Arte for the "On the Road" program, she was interviewed and her music was broadcast on Radio Rai Sardegna, Radio 3 and Radio 2.

He has collaborated with several records in Italy and has released 4 solo records.

Lisa Camillo

Director

Lisa Camillo is an Italian-Australian passionate human rights driven filmmaker, anthropologist, presenter and writer.
She has directed, produced and wrote award-winning documentaries and films that travelled across the world in several international film festivals. Following her Master in International Development, she had a rich experience in Aboriginal communities, which gave her an invaluable experience and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and strong connections with Indigenous communities. 
She's a published author of a book, Una Ferita Italiana (An Italian Wound), based on her feature documentary, Balentes - The Brave Ones, which came out in Australian and US cinemas and several international Film Festivals. In April 2019 she was invited to speak at the Italian Parliament House to discuss with the Ministry of Defence and Health some of the issues that were raised in her documentary in order to better her island's critical situation.
In January 2020, Lisa received the title of honorary member from the A.N.V.U.I. - National Association of Victims of Depleted Uranium, for her fight against NATO with her film and book. 
In 2020 she was commissioned by the international channel, Aljazeera, a 25 minutes documentary on a Covid-19 story in Milan, Italy.

Lino Cianciotto

Enviromental Hiking Guide

Lino Cianciotto is an environmental hiking guide who works in Sardinia in the organization of "active holidays" particularly in the south west of the island.
Professional photographer, he works with agencies, publishing houses, magazines on local and national diffusion.
Specialized in integrated local development and eco-sustainable tourism, in the design and implementation of plans and projects and in the transfer of know-how.
Author, among various works, of the Guides “La Costa delle miniere” (2016), "Iglesiente selvaggio” (2017), “Sardegna sud ovest” (2018) e “Il Fluminese” (2019), “La Costa delle miniere plus” (2020) published with Edizioni Enrico Spanu.
A nature lover, he has practiced caving, sport climbing, canoeing, but also trekking and mountain biking: activities that he still pursues nowadays.
In 2013, he suffered an accident that saw him forced to have his right leg amputated.
This didn’t stop him from continuing his work and practicing the usual sports.
Athlete, promoter and co-organizer of the “24 hours walk in the coast of mines”: 62 km in south-west Sardinia (editions 2017 - 2018 and 2019).
In May 2020 planned and traveled by kayak the "Tuna route": 300 km of navigation in 8 days along Sardinia’s west coast, between Stintino and Carloforte.
Among other things, he participated in the Vertical Punta Martin for amputees in Liguria (November 2018); at TOT DRET, a relay race with 4 other athletes with motor disabilities
130 km long and 12,000 meters D + (September 2018 and 2019 in Val d’Aosta), he was the only competitor from Sardinia.
In June 2019 he participated in an excursion to Monte Rosa with 7 other amputees athletes, on the occasion of the Sky Marathon.

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