Juries

International Competition Jury

 

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Philippa Kowarsky

International Competition Jury President

Founder of Cinephil, international sales and advisory firm representing among others Academy Award nominees The Gatekeepers, The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence, Collective, Flee, A House Made of Splinters. She is the co-founder of Film Platform and has worked as Lead Commissioning Editor for BBC Storyville.

 

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Eefje Blankevoort 

Eefje is co-founder of the production agency Prospektor, director together with Els van Driel of The Asylummachine and The Deal, a work on the effect of the EU-Turkey deal in ‘17. In ‘20 she co-directed Shadow Game, a documentary about teenagers fleeing to Europe.

 

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John Bleasdale

John Bleasdale is a writer and film critic. His work has appeared in Sight and Sound, Variety and The Economist as well as Il Manifesto. His biography of Terrence Malick - The Magic Hours - will be published in 2024.

 

Biografilm Italia Jury

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Angeliki Petrou 

Biografilm Italia Jury President

Angeliki holds a BA in Film Studies|Middlesex University and a MA in Contemporary Cinema Cultures | King’s College. She is the International Program Coordinator of the TIDF, a senior member and Programmer of Youth Section (NextGen) of the TIDF and TIFF.

 

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Gianluca Matarrese

Director from Turin, based in Paris. His films: Fuori Tutto (awarded at Torino FF), La dernière séance (SIC Venezia, Queer Lion, IDFA, Thessaloniki), Fashion Babylon (CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Festival dei Popoli), Il Posto (Vision du réel, Hot Docs, DMZ).

 

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Jo-Ann Titmarsh

Jo-Ann Titmarsh is a film critic and travel writer based in Venice, Italy. Her work appears in the London Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, Lonely Planet, Time Out and on film websites such as heyuguys. She is the author of two guidebooks to Venice.

 

 

 

Biografilm Manifesto Jury

 

Biografilm Manifesto Jury awards the most meaningful film in the Contemporary Lives section. The jury is composed of representatives from organizations of noticeable social impact within our territory. We thus celebrate the importance of networking and contributing together to ongoing social change.

 

ARCA DI NOÈ

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Michele Cattani 

Head of Communication Arca di Noè

Arca di Noè is a social cooperative active in Bologna. Since 2001 it has dealt with the job placement of people with disabilities and with the welcoming and integration of those seeking asylum in the Bologna urban area.

 

LA CASA DELLE DONNE PER NON SUBIRE VIOLENZA

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Margherita Apone

Member and Volunteer at Casa delle donne per non subire violenza di Bologna

Casa delle donne is an anti-violence center with over thirty years of activity in the Bologna area. It provides women with shelter, attention and support in order to escape violence.

 

IL CASSERO LGBTI+ Center 

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Irene Pasini

Coordinator of Global Cassero and Operator of Scuola e Formazione group

Il Cassero LGBTI+ center is a political and cultural association dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of the LGBTI+ community.



GRUPPO TRANS

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Christian Leonardo Cristalli

Project Developer Gruppo Trans APS, Delegate for Trans Politics for the Arcigay National Secretariat

Gruppo Trans is a trans people association located in Bologna, promoting cultural and formative initiatives, projects and services aimed at the empowerment of the trans community.

 

NEXT GENERATION ITALY

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Fatema Aktar

Vice-president and communication manager Next Generation Italy

Founded in 2008 in Bologna, Next Generation Italy pursues and promotes Interculturality at a local, national and international level with advisory, events, laboratories, projects for inclusion and responsible tourism.

 

PERIOD THINK TANK

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Giulia Sudano

President of Period Think Tank

Period Think Tank is an association founded in late 2020 and located in Bologna and Rome, promoting gender equality through a feminist approach to data.



WEWORLD ONLUS

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Rachele Ponzellini

EU & Global Communication Coordinator

WeWorld is an organization with over 50 years of activity in 27 countries, with projects of development cooperation and humanitarian aids aimed at guaranteeing the rights of every person, especially women and children.

 

TOP DOC - The beauty of documentary Jury

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The TOP DOC jury awards a 12-month digital distribution award on TOP DOC Prime Video Channel to the best film of Biografilm Italia Competition.

 

Arci Ucca Special Jury 

Jury composed of members of Arci Ucca that will assign a distribution award “L’Italia che non si vede. Rassegna Itinerante di Cinema del Reale” and € 1000 € to the best film in the Biografilm Italia Competition.



YOUNG CRITICS JURY

The jury is composed of students from the DAMS and CITEM degree courses of the University of Bologna. They will award the Young Critics Award | Biografilm Festival 2023 to the best film in the International Competition.

 

BRING THE CHANGE ALDINI VALERIANI YOUTH JURY

The jury is composed of class 3 ATR of the Higher Education Institute Aldini Valeriani of Bologna. They will award the Bring The Change Award - Aldini Valeriani | Biografilm Festival 2023 to the best film from a selection of films in the programme.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE BRING THE CHANGE NOAH'S ARK JURY

The jury is composed of asylum seekers accepted in the SAI DM-DS project and some people with disabilities working at the Arca di Noè socio-occupational workshop. They will award the Bring The Change Award - Noah's Ark | Biografilm Festival 2023 to the best film from a selection of films in the programme.

 

YOUTH JURY 'AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY'

The jury is composed of a group of young people from the "Pietro Siciliani" Juvenile Penal Institute in Bologna. They will award the Tutta un'altra storia Award | Biografilm Festival 2023 to the best film from a selection of films in the programme.

 

 

 

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