About the International Film Critics' Week

The National Union Of Italian Film Critics presents the Selection Committee 2016 – 2018

Franco Montini

Franco Montini

President of the Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI)

Biography

Franco Montini, born in Rome in 1952, is a journalist and film critic. He writes for the daily newspaper La Repubblica as well as for many specialised magazines such as Il giornale dello spettacolo, Viviilcinema, Ciak, and Cinema & Video International. He is the President of the Union of Italian Film Critics and of the association Made in Italy, which has long been committed to the promotion of Italian cinema abroad. He is specifically concerned with Italian film production and has published a number of books, including I novissimi (published by Eri) and the briographies of Italian directors Carlo Verdone (Gremese Editore) and Luigi Magni (Eri). Moreover, he edited the volumes Il cinema italiano del terzo millennio (Lindau) and Gian Maria Volontè – Lo sguardo ribelle (Fandango Libri).

Giona A. Nazzaro

Giona A. Nazzaro

General Delegate of Venice International Film Critics’ Week

Biography

Journalist and film critic, Nazzaro writes for Il Manifesto, Film TV and MicroMega. He published several books and essays and curated several retrospectives on Thomas Heise, Ross McElwee, Kevin J. Everson among others. He collaborated with the Festival dei Popoli, Turin Film Festival and the Rome International Film Festival.

Luigi Abiusi

Luigi Abiusi

Member of Selection Committee

Biography

Writer and a critic on film and literature, Abiusi manages the film culture magazine Uzak.it and writes for Filmcritica, Duels.it, Filmparlato.com, Critica letteraria and Alias, and collaborates with Treccani. He teaches film and literature at the Bari University. As a poet he published Non un segno and Dei comprimari riflessi.

Alberto Anile

Alberto Anile

Member of Selection Committee

Biography

Journalist and film critic, Anile wrote on Rossellini, Totò and Welles. His essays were published on Bianco e Nero, Cabiria, Cinecritica and Film History. His latest books are Orson Welles in Italy (North American edition of the book already published by Castoro in 2006), Operazione Gattopardo (with Maria Gabriella Giannice) and L’Otello senz’acca.

Beatrice Fiorentino

Beatrice Fiorentino

Member of Selection Committee

Biography

Journalist and film critic, Fiorentino writes for the daily Il Piccolo and other online publications. Since 2008 she collaborates with the University of Koper where she teaches cinematographic and audiovisual language. Since 2015 she curates the New Imprints section at the ShorTS – International Film Festival and is a member of the “Films of the Critics’” Commission of the National Union of Italian Film Critics’.

Massimo Tria

Massimo Tria

Member of Selection Committee

Biografia

Tria is a film critic and a specialist in Slavic studies. He co-founded the film forum “Ezechiele 25,17” and writes for the Cabiria – Studi di cinema journal. He worked for Trieste Film Festival and the Fiesole Prize for Masters of Cinema. He wrote and co-edited several publications on Slavic cultures, particularly on the relationship between culture and totalitarian regimes.