Philippe was born in Geneva, where he takes up a new career path in photography at the École des Beaux-Arts. Then, in Rome, capital of the cinema, he has his chances to work as set photographer for some personalities in the Seventh Art, such as Nanni Moretti and Silvio Soldini, as well as many international directors, such as Mel Gibson and Wes Anderson.
Meanwhile, Philippe goes on with his artistic research, exhibiting his works in some galleries.
Jose Maria Cantos Mansilla
Mr. Cantos Mansilla got a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and later he completed a M.A.’s in Communication Strategy, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, followed by a second Degree in Networks, at the ESIC Business Marketing School in Madrid. After a brief collaboration with the University “La Sapienza”, now he is working in the department of Cultural Activities at the Spanish Cultural Institute (Instituto Cervantes),
where he organized, over the years, several film festivals, as well as conventions on the Spanish and Italian cinema. Further, he created and organized with others the three editions of the Ibero-American Film Festival of Rome (SCOPRIR), and he have been collaborating with other cinematographic events that take place in Rome.
Jun Ichikawa is a Japanese actress, dancer and dubber, born in Kumamoto (Japan) from a family of artists. She started her professional career in theatre when she was 14, working with several professionals such as Anna Maria Guarnieri, Maria Paiato, Maurizio Donadoni, Paolo Rossi, Isabel Russinova, Francesco Siciliano, Max Tortora. She entered the world of cinema at the age of 20, in 2003, as leading actress in “Cantando Dietro i Paraventi” (Singing behind the screens), a film by Ermanno Olmi (awarded with 3 David di Donatello, 5 Nastro d’Argento Awards, the Diamanti Award, the Leopard of Honor at the Locarno Film Festival, and that competed at Villerupt, Annecy, Cairo, Bastia Film Festival). She also worked with directors like Eugenio Cappuccio, Dario Argento, Stefano Bessoni, Giuseppe Tornatore, Riccardo Sesani and Giorgio Amat . In 2009, she became famous playing the character of sub lieutenant Flavia Yoshiko Ayroldi in the Italian TV series “RIS”, for 3 seasons. Later, She also took part in Italian web series like “FREAKS 2!”, “The Ushers, A Dark Tale of a Bright Night”, “Geekerz”.
She had been awarded in several Festival like Mendicino, Salerno and Catanzaro and at the Zero Trenta Film Festival as the best actress.
Finally, she have dubbed several films’ protagonists: “Lost in Translation”(voice of the interpreter Kawasaki), "Harry Potter e il Calice di Fuoco"(Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and "Harry Potter e l'Ordine della Fenice” (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (voice of Cho), “Sunshine” (voice of Icarus), “Sucker Punch”(voice of Amber) “The Karate Kid”(voice of Mei Ying), “Wolverine Samurai”(Yukio), “Robocop”(Kim), “Transformers 4”(Su Yueming), “Black Hat”(Lien).
Fabio Mancini was born in Rome, in 1970, and he got a Degree in History of Film. After collaborating for the digital platform RAISAT, he worked with Franca Leosini writing different editions of the television program “Storie Maledette”. From 2013, he has been editing the documentaries web space DOC3 (RAITRE).
Gianfranco Pannone was born in Naples, in 1963, and soon moved to Rome to live and work. He got a Degree in Modern Humanities and then he graduated at the Experimental Cinematography Center. Between 1990 and 1998, he directed and produced the trilogy Piccola America (Little America), Lettere dall’America (Letters from America), L’America a Roma (America in Rome), and in 2001 he had awarded at the Torino Film Festival for his documentary film Latina/Littoria. Among his works, we count Pomodori (1999), Sirena Operaia (2000), Pietre, Miracoli e Petrolio (2004), Io che Amo solo Te (2005), Cronisti di Strada (2006), Il Sol dell’Avvenire (2008), Ma che Storia… (2010), Scorie in Libertà (2011-’12), Ebrei a Roma (2012) and Sul Vulcano (2014) that has been distributed by Luce Cinecittà.
He participated in several international and Italian Film Festival, getting some awards for his documentary films that also have been broadcast by major European channels.
For eight years now, he have been the Documentary Film Lab Manager at DAMS Department, at Roma Tre University of Rome, and he have been teaching Direction at the Experimental Cinematography Center in Rome and Palermo. Among his works as author and essayist, he wrote in 2008 Il Sol dell’Avvenire – Diario di un Film Politicamente Scorretto (Chiarellettere), in 2010 L’Officina del Reale (ed. Cdg) in collaboration with M. Balsamo, and in 2011 Docdoc- Dieci Anni di Cinema e Altre Storie (Mephite Cinemasud).
Antonio Pezzuto was born in Bari but have lived in Rome many years, dealing with films an contemporary arts. As reviewer and researcher he collaborated with several newspaper and art magazines and, since 2013, he has been editing for the Pesaro International Film Festival a section entirely dedicated to video art, documentaries and new visual languages.
He has been a member of the Scientific Committee for the documentary film festival Salinadocfest since its foundation, and he also collaborated with the Noirfest of Courmayeur.
Further, he’s one of the member of the Artistic Committee of the cultural association Apollo 11, selecting and scheduling competing films.
In 2012, he realized the movie Pezzi d’Amore, within the project Oggi Insieme Domani Anche, edited by Antonietto de Lillo, and he also produced Rosarno, a documentary by Greta de Lazzaris.
Federico Pommier Vincelli was born in Rome, in 1969. He is a PhD in Modern History and author of some essays in History of Political Thought. He’s founder and Artistic Director of the MoliseCinema Film Festival, an independent film festival that has reached its 12th edition focusing mainly on documentaries and short films.
Federico created and promoted the campaign “Piccoli paesi, grande schermo” (Small countries, big screen), that give the boost to small countries in Molise in reopening their movie theatres. He also wrote several reviews and articles on cinema and he’s currently a member of the AFIC - Associazione Festival Italiani di Cinema (Association of Italian Film Festivals). Since 2011, he has been working for the Senate of the Republic, carrying out researches activities on international relations.
Louis Siciliano ALUEI
Louis Siciliano is many men: a composer, a multi-instrumentalist, an acoustical engineer, a poet, a writer and a philosopher, a soundtracks composer. He won the Nastro d’Argento Award in 2005 and competed, in 2006, for the David di Donatello. Over the years, Louis has been awarded with the “Premio Città di Roma” as best composer of the year (2007), and then as best composer with the Tropea Film Festival Award (2008) and the “Premio Roma Videoclip” (2009).
Further, he has been awarded for best composer of the year first at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and then at Mantua by the FICE (Federazione Italiana dei Cinema d’Essai) (2010), and finally he got the award “Fontana d’Argento 2012” for his social commitment through art. Of notable interest is his activity as poet, writer, philosopher and video art creator; he perfectly personifies the model of the Renaissance artist without boundaries. He officially retired from the artistic scene on May the 12th of 2013 and gave life to a new age for his artistic trend behind the new name “ALULEI” and the “TABULA RASA solo tour 2013”.
Vishakha Singh is an upcoming Indian actress. She was 'spotted' by an assistant director on a busy street in Mumbai, while shopping, and asked to test for Oscar Nominee director Ashutosh Gowariker's film. That chance meeting led her to finally act with the director in her first Bollywood film, in 2010. The period film, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, based on real life events of the Chittagong Uprising in 1930, also won her, her first nomination in the 'Breakthrough Performance of the Year-female-2010' category in the country's leading awards, namely, The StarDust Awards. Her Tamil film in 2013, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya broke box office records and made her an overnight star in the southern state of Chennai in India.
While she juggles acting and striving to enter into film production full time, she also works as a venture capitalist in her father's firm. She is often termed as a thinking actress by the media in India. She has been one of the first few actors in India to voice her opinion against 'fairness creams' and is the face of the 'Dark Is Beautiful ' campaign. She champions the LGBT cause and is on the board of trustees of the Srishti foundation that organized Asia's first Gay Pride Walk in the conservative South Indian city of Madurai.
Ines was born in Croatia and after getting a Degree in DAMS, at the Università degli Studi of Turin, she graduated in Production at the Experimental Cinematography Center of Rome. She started her career working as set manager, production manager and organizer for feature films and shorts (Gilrs on the Air, Fior di Nasello, I Capelli della Sposa, Ma che ci Faccio Qui!, L’Uomo Giusto, Una Piccola Storia, Tutto Torna, etc…), until she became executive producer of commercials and television programs.
Over the years, she produces three documentaries (Fate la Storia Senza di Me, Indesiderabili, The Sound of Africa) and collaborates as managing director at the multi awarded film Fratelli d’Italia (2009) by Claudio Giovannesi.
She’s currently working as freelance producer at several international projects such as Santamarea by David Minnella (production: Fake Factory), SlowFood Story by Stefano Sardo (Tico Film and Bracineta), The Rise and Fall of a Serbian Working Class Family by Vladimir Paskaljevic (production: Nova Film), Il mio Nipote Scemo by Matteo Oleotto (Arch Producton and Stara Gara), La Nave Dolce by Daniele Vicari (Indigo Film). Further, she is the artistic director and co-founder of the Kinookus Food Film Festival of Ston (Croatia) and she also had a job experience in teaching at the Experimental Cinematography Center in Palermo.