Selection committee

Beatrice Fiorentino

General Delegate

Beatrice Fiorentino

Journalist and film critic, Fiorentino writes for the dailies Il ManifestoIl Piccolo, the magazine 8 e 1/2 and Cinecittà News. Since 2008 she has collaborated with the University of Koper where she teached cinematographic and audiovisual language and from 2015 she curates the New Imprints section at the ShorTS – International Film Festival. In 2014 she received de Akai Award  as “Best Film Critic” at the 71st Venice Film Festival and since 2015 she is a member of the “Films of the Critics’” Commission of the National Union of Italian Film Critics’. In 2016 she became a member of the Selection Committee of the Venice International FIlm Critics’ Week and in 2018 a member of the European Film Academy. She was nominated General Delegate of the Venice International Film Critics’ Week in 2020.

Enrico Azzano

Enrico Azzano

Azzano is a Film Critic, managing editor of Quinlan, and member of the selection committee at the Trento Film Festival. He curated the publications Nihon Eiga. History of Japanese Cinema 1970 – 2010 and 1945 – 1969 and the monography Satoshi Kon. Cinema through the mirror and Studio Ghibli. utopic and Marvelous animation of Miyazaki and Takahata. He also participated in collective publications about Tsukamoto, Lumet, Shymala, Rob Zombie, Ridley Scott and sci-fi and animation cinema

Paola Casella

Paola Casella

Journalist and film critic, Casella writes for Mymovies.it and collaborates with Io Donna, La Lettura del Corriere, 8 1/2 and CineCritica. She published several books on cinemas, including Hollywood Italian and Cinema: femminile, plurale. She teaches the Narratives course at the International Master in Cultural Diplomacy of the Università Cattolica.

Simone Emiliani

Simone Emiliani

Journalist and film critic, Emiliani is founding member and editorial supervisor of the online film magazine Sentieri Selvaggi. He collaborates with Film Tv, Cineforum, Filmcritica e Filmparlato as well. Among his publications, the monographies on Walter Hill (with Mauro Gervasini) and Dustin Hoffman (with Carlo Altinier), and the volumes Fughe da Hollywood and Kevin Costner. I mondi imperfetti di un eroe per caso.

Roberto Manassero

Roberto Manassero

Journalist and film critic, Manassero is editor-in-chief of Cineforum.it. He collaborates at the Mereghetti – Dizionario di cinema and with the magazines Film Tv and Doppiozero.com. He published volumes and articles on Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Thomas Anderson, Gus Van Sant, Milos Forman, Liv Ullmann and Hollywood classical cinema.