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Matilde Tortora

is a film historian and critic, as well as the Artistic Director of the MonaCorti Film Festival in Munich.

She was a member of the Cinémathèque Française, of the Associazione Italiana per le Ricerche di Storia del Cinema (Italian Research Association for the History of Cinema) and she was also jury member at several International movie festivals.
She is also the author of several essays about cinema that have been translated into other languages, and in 2000 she was awarded the Culture Award of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office.

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Nico Bonomolo

was born in Palermo in 1974. Since 2008, he has been combining auteur animation cinema with painting and drawing. He made the short film "Lorenzo Vacirca", the New Italian Cinema Events Award at the 55th Taormina Film Festival and other works, all appreciated in the main international festivals. In his palmares a Special Mention to the Nastri d'Argento, the Gryphon Award for the best animated short film at the Giffoni Experience, a nomination for the Golden Globes and the Bruce Corwin Award at the Santa Barbara Festival, in the United States, which did so. run for an Oscar nomination. Nico Bonomolo wins, with his "Maestrale", the David di Donatello 2022 Award in the short films section.

Philipp Kreuzer

after studying in Munich (law), Paris (literature) and Madrid (film) he began his career in film law firms in Germany and America prior to entering film production and finance with London based The Film Consortium and MFP for Paramount Pictures. Four years he served as project manager for Eurimages responsible for a large number of feature film co-productions co-financed by the fund. In 2005 he joined Bavaria Film Group. He held different functions in production and management incl. producer, head of sales, co-production and financing, MD of two of Bavaria subsidiaries (Munich/Rome) and member of the group’s management board. In 2015 he founded Munich/Berlin based @mazepictures with partners as an independent production company for film, TV and digital. From 2014-2018 he was member of the selection board of the Austrian Film Board, he is a member of the European and German film academies (Section production), active in film policy, 4 years board member of the German film producers’ association and currently chairman of the supervisory board of German Films. 2018 he won the best producer award of the Bavarian State for THE HAPPY PRINCE.

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Alessandro Melazzini 
was born in Sondrio (Italy) in 1974, graduated in economics from the Università Luigi Bocconi di Milano and holds a a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. In 1999, he moved to Germany and Munich is now his city. As both a German and Italian citizen, he is member of the German Documentary Association (AG Dokumentarfilm) and the German Federation of Journalists (Deutscher Journalisten-Verband).

 

Since 2003 he works as a freelance culture correspondent, since 2010 as a director and producer of documentary films with his production company Alpenway Media GmbH. Süddeutsche Zeitung and Corriere della Sera wrote about him. For his merits as a migrant entrepreneur the city of Munich has awarded him the PhönixPreis and the German Embassy in Italy presents him as a testimonial.

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Karin Wegsjö 
received her education in film and theatre at The Dramatic Institute in #Stockholm, at Università degli studi in Bologna and in the Theatre and Film Academy in Bucharest. She is the author of many short features and documentary films which have been screened both at home and abroad and won prices at festivals, among others the Swedish Guldbaggen, the Golden Gate Award and best short documentary at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Wegsjö also directs and writes for the stage and has had productions at Riksteatern, Örebro Länsteater and Teater Västernorrland among others and worked as set designer with productions at Stockholms Stadsteater, Dramaten, The Royal Opera etc.
She has taught at The Dramatic Institute and at Konstfack, and has been invited to give lectures in China, Australia and Göteborg. Wegsjö is the author/director of several films for the Nobel Museum as well as the initiator of the science film festival, FILM & SCIENCE (2012-2015) for the same museum. In 2009 she started the Nu-institutet with the artist Janna Holmstedt.

Wegsjö is currently in postproduction for a long feature documentary and is a member of the artist group (P)art of the Biomass. She is also in the team for Humus Economicus, an artistic and social science research project at Statens Historiska Museum that focuses on the question of soil and soil blindness.