International Short Film
Jury

International Short Film
Jury

Federico Frusciante

JURY PRESIDENT

Federico Frusciante was born in Pontedera in 1973. He started to love cinema when he was 7 years old, after watching Deep Red (Profondo Rosso, Dario Argento, 1975). As well as cinema, he loves music and he created the band Superfici 213. The New Wave and the Post Punk are his favourite genres together with horror and science fiction. He collaborates with many magazines, like FilmTv, Senza Soste and Nocturno. He participated in the jury of some of the most important festivals in Italy: Korean Film Festival, Horror Show festival, Fi Pi LI Horror Festival and Torino Horror Film Festival. He also joined as special guest different times at Cartoomics, Etna Comics and Romics. He has a YouTube channel where he publishes monthly reviews, monographs and music tips. Occasionally, he dedicates himself to the realization of audio-visual products. A non-critic and a non-musician who, however, criticizes and plays.

Francesco Stefanacci

He is from Prato and was born in 1982. He writes for cinema, blogs, online newspapers and also collaborates with a radio program. He has published stories for Delos and Bel Ami, two self-produced anthologies and two board games. He is the creator of the Cinesemaforo, a blog of alternative micro-reviews based not on the vote but on general availability. He has created his own method of technical writing, which covers all phases of the creative process, from the concept to the development untill the latest revisions. This method – result of years of studies, research and implementation – is based on the control of writing, among to recreate precise effects for the final audience of the works.

Davide Cancila

Born in 1981 in Palermo, Sicily, Davide Cancila lives now in Prato, Tuscany since 1986. He started making movies in 2001. He’s been into photography for several years now, working with several online magazines such as Première Shooting, some major Tuscanian bands like Deathless Legacy and the well-known special effects studio CreaFx. After a few years long hiatus, he got back to video making on a regular and permanent basis. Among his recent productions are the short film Our beautiful Saturday nights, winner of Best Subject, Horror & Thriller Category award at FIPILI Horror Festival 2017 and Best Screenplay at Tuscany Web Fest 2017; his first horror/fantasy feature film The Iced Hunter, Best Film award at Tuscany Web Fest and Best Bizarre at The Optical Theater Festival 2019. He’s also featured in several horror anthologies, such as After Midnight and After Midnight 2 – The evil building respectively with the segments In the Dark and Feralia.

Massimo Smuraglia

Massimo Smuraglia is a film critic, Professor of History of Cinema and director. He has collaborated with Ucca (Unione dei Circoli del Cinema dell‘Arci) and with Mediateca Regionale Toscana, where he have been Vice President and President. He was director of Spazio Uno cinema club in Florence, organizing many important reviews and different meetings with authors. In 2000 he was one of the founders of Anna Magnani School of Cinema based in Prato, where he was Artistic Director until 2018. Currently, he is the president of the school. He has shooted more than 30 videos, documentaries, commercials, short films and films, including four movies related the Partisan Resistance in Italy.

Mariangela Suppa

Mariangela Suppa was born in Florence in 1992. Over the years, her interest in cinema has taken different shapes, producing short films, participating in workshops and studying history of cinema. Since 2015, she has been working as a film digitizer at L’Immagine Ritrovata, a laboratory for film restoration and conservation in Bologna. She also had collaborated at the Hong Kong laboratory of L’Immagine Ritrovata Asia. She frequents many national and international film festivals, such as Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna and many others. She is a member of the jury of Florence Korea Film Festival 2020.

Federico Frusciante

JURY PRESIDENT

Federico Frusciante was born in Pontedera in 1973. He started to love cinema when he was 7 years old, after watching Deep Red (Profondo Rosso, Dario Argento, 1975). As well as cinema, he loves music and he created the band Superfici 213. The New Wave and the Post Punk are his favourite genres together with horror and science fiction. He collaborates with many magazines, like FilmTv, Senza Soste and Nocturno. He participated in the jury of some of the most important festivals in Italy: Korean Film Festival, Horror Show festival, Fi Pi LI Horror Festival and Torino Horror Film Festival. He also joined as special guest different times at Cartoomics, Etna Comics and Romics. He has a YouTube channel where he publishes monthly reviews, monographs and music tips. Occasionally, he dedicates himself to the realization of audio-visual products. A non-critic and a non-musician who, however, criticizes and plays.

Francesco Stefanacci

He is from Prato and was born in 1982. He writes for cinema, blogs, online newspapers and also collaborates with a radio program. He has published stories for Delos and Bel Ami, two self-produced anthologies and two board games. He is the creator of the Cinesemaforo, a blog of alternative micro-reviews based not on the vote but on general availability. He has created his own method of technical writing, which covers all phases of the creative process, from the concept to the development untill the latest revisions. This method – result of years of studies, research and implementation – is based on the control of writing, among to recreate precise effects for the final audience of the works.

Davide Cancila

Born in 1981 in Palermo, Sicily, Davide Cancila lives now in Prato, Tuscany since 1986. He started making movies in 2001. He’s been into photography for several years now, working with several online magazines such as Première Shooting, some major Tuscanian bands like Deathless Legacy and the well-known special effects studio CreaFx. After a few years long hiatus, he got back to video making on a regular and permanent basis. Among his recent productions are the short film Our beautiful Saturday nights, winner of Best Subject, Horror & Thriller Category award at FIPILI Horror Festival 2017 and Best Screenplay at Tuscany Web Fest 2017; his first horror/fantasy feature film The Iced Hunter, Best Film award at Tuscany Web Fest and Best Bizarre at The Optical Theater Festival 2019. He’s also featured in several horror anthologies, such as After Midnight and After Midnight 2 – The evil building respectively with the segments In the Dark and Feralia.

Massimo Smuraglia

Massimo Smuraglia is a film critic, Professor of History of Cinema and director. He has collaborated with Ucca (Unione dei Circoli del Cinema dell‘Arci) and with Mediateca Regionale Toscana, where he have been Vice President and President. He was director of Spazio Uno cinema club in Florence, organizing many important reviews and different meetings with authors. In 2000 he was one of the founders of Anna Magnani School of Cinema based in Prato, where he was Artistic Director until 2018. Currently, he is the president of the school. He has shooted more than 30 videos, documentaries, commercials, short films and films, including four movies related the Partisan Resistance in Italy.

Mariangela Suppa

Mariangela Suppa was born in Florence in 1992. Over the years, her interest in cinema has taken different shapes, producing short films, participating in workshops and studying history of cinema. Since 2015, she has been working as a film digitizer at L’Immagine Ritrovata, a laboratory for film restoration and conservation in Bologna. She also had collaborated at the Hong Kong laboratory of L’Immagine Ritrovata Asia. She frequents many national and international film festivals, such as Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna and many others. She is a member of the jury of Florence Korea Film Festival 2020.

 

     

 

 

           

The prestigious VISIONI NOTTURNE 2020 jury will assign, within the films that are part of the Official Selection, the following awards and prizes:

Award for the best short – 400€

Grand jury prize – 200€

Award for best cinematography –  100€

Award for best screenplay – 100€

Award for best Special Effects – 100€

People’s choice award – 200€

 

The prestigious VISIONI NOTTURNE 2020 jury will assign, within the films that are part of the Official Selection, the following awards and prizes:

Award for the best short
400€

Grand jury prize
200€

Award for best cinematography
100€

Award for best screenplay
100€

Award for best Special Effects
100€

People’s choice award
200€

 

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