Titolo — One Hour
Graduated from the Mayfield School of Arts and the School of Media, Ryerson University, Toronto. Actress, singer, and multitalented artist, her nearly 20-year career began at age 9 in a children’s TV series, and has continued with numerous roles on stage and film, including that of Lupe in Michael Lembeck’s Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. She holds workshops and conferences and supports initiatives for solidarity and human rights. In 2013 she joined Planet in Focus, Canada’s major environmental film festival and member of the Green Film Network, of which she is director of programming.
Received a Ph.D. in genetics population research and an MA in cinema studies and film direction in Spain. He founded and currently directs the Global Eco Film Festival, Zurich. He has directed numerous fiction and documentary films in Spain, Switzerland, and Kenya, focusing on science and environmental topics. He trained as a biologist; he combines his scientific background with cinema and teaching through courses entitled “Filmmaking for Scientists”, “Storytelling Science”, and “Filmmaking Marathon” at universities and research institutes in Switzerland and Germany. He also conducts research in the fields of genetics, pathology, and forensics. He is active in initiatives to protect wildlife and elephants.
Earned a degree in literature before receiving a diploma from the Acting School, Teatro Stabile di Torino, directed by Luca Ronconi. In the theater she has worked with Krzysztof Zanussi, Nanni Garella, and Luca Zingaretti. She has also taken on film roles in La banda dei Babbi Natale, Caos calmo, Colpo d’occhio, Assassini dei giorni di festa, La ragazza del lago, and Casomai. Her fiction TV appearances include Una pallottola nel cuore, with Gigi Proietti, and Scusate il disturbo. Having a keen interest in literature and being a careful observer of teens, she holds workshops on young people’s literature. Her first novel, Nitro (2008), was followed by Un Cuore XXL, which garnered the 2014 Premio Sirmione for Children’s Literature.
Titolo — Italiani
An expert in agro-environmental law, he has collaborated with various research institutes, including IDAIC, Cervi, INEA, CNR, ENEA, CREAA, and ISMEA. He writes for cinema news and information outlets and teaches theatrical law and legislation at the V. Bellini Conservatory, Palermo. He is the curator of Labor Story, a section focusing on work in the Green Movie Film Festival program, Rome, and the creator of the Green Movie Award. He is the column editor of Visioni of the monthly “La Nuova Ecologia”. He is currently enrolled in a doctorate program at the Department of the History of Art and Theater, University of Rome, on a project entitled “Idee, percorsi e prassi dell’Ecocinema”.
Since 2000 he has written for La Stampa on a wide range of topics, including welfare and labor, space exploration, austerity, and the economic crisis. Feature writer since 2009, he has covered conferences on climate change, the nuclear emergency in Japan after the 2011 earthquake, cooperation and development in Ghana and South Africa, environmental refugees in Bangladesh. Currently chief editor of the supplement and website “La Stampa-Tuttogreen”, he writes about top issues such as sustainability, the environment, and climate change. He is the president of FIMA, the Italian Federation of Environmental Media. He received the 2017 Reporter for the Earth award.
He is one of the founders of the “Ipotesi cinema” school. In the early 1980s he worked as scene designer before becoming cameraman. He worked with Ermanno Olmi and on documentaries for the BBC and RAI. Sculptor and painter by training, he has worked as set designer and scenographer. Following his appearance in Giorgio Diritti’s Il vento fa il suo giro, he has acted in numerous TV fiction series. Among his many artistic activities involving a pictorial/musical journey into the future, he has written his first novel, Baciami.1963. Il ritorno di Cristo (Thyrus, 2018), about love set in an epoch after the third world war.