Juries | Documentary International
| Open Eyes Award
Antonietta De Lillo
Director, photographer, freelance journalist, Antonietta De Lillo was born in Naples in 1960. She received her degree in cinema at the D.A.M.S. (acronym for Drama, Arte, Musica e Spettacolo) faculty, University of Bologna. She has worked as a freelance journalist and photographer for important newspapers and magazines. Then she moved to Rome where she has worked as assistant cameraman in several television and film productions. In 1985 she directed her first feature film, Tottering Lives, winner of the Nastro d'Argento prize for the best first opus; in 1990 she shoots her second film, Matilda. From 1992 to 1999 De Lillo directed documentaries and video-portraits. Her latest feature film The Remains of Nothing was a special event at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. The film won three David di Donatello awards. Her new production and distribution company Marechiaro Film ideally carries on with the experience she developed, first with Angio Film and later with Megaris.
Regista, scrittore (Italy)
Documentary filmmaker, writer and professor, Mario Balsamo combines his work as director of documentaries, video clips and social announcements with his activity as teacher of directing and writing for documentary cinema. He teaches at the Act Multimedia school in CinecittÓ, and runs master's programmes, seminars and workshops, for, among others, the "La Sapienza" University in Rome and the "Suor Orsola Benincasa" University in Naples. His films are focused on anthropologic, travel, social and cultural themes. Among others, he has directed: Under Baghdad's Sky (Sotto il cielo di Baghdad, 2003, documentary on the everyday life of Iraqi's just before the Second Gulf War), MŃe Baratinha, a CandomblÚ story (MŃe Baratinha, una storia di CandomblÚ, 2006, on a priestess of the Afro-Brazilian religion) and I Dreamt of the Coloured Clouds (Sognavo le nuvole colorate, 2008, atypical story of the immigration of a child who leaves Albania for Italy). As a writer he has completed the historical novel "Que Viva Marcos!" and the travel journal "Cannella e Garofano - Istantanee dallo stato di Bahia e altre storie" ("Cinnamon and Clove - Snapshots from the State of Bahia and Other Stories").
Romanian actress Kristina Cepraga was born in Bucharest in a family of artists (her mother a famous musician sound engineer, her father a TV journalist). She graduated at the University of Cinema and Theatre in Bucharest and in 2004 left her country for Rome, Italy. She has starred in movies as The Salt of Life (Gianni e le donne, 2011) by Gianni Di Gregorio, Ces amours-lÓ (2009) by Claude Lelouch, Cinque (2009) by Francesco Dominedo, and Gli amici del Bar Margherita (2008) by Pupi Avati.