Cofounder of D.E-R, an association of Emilia-Romagna documentarists, founding member of Mammut Film, and permanent member of the Italian Film Acccademy - David di Donatello, he graduated from DAMS and holds a diploma from the London Film School. His debut film Fortezza Bastiani (2002) earned him a nomination for the David di Donatello award for best new director. His Domà - Case a San Pietroburgo (2003) won the award for best documentary and critics award at the Genoa Film Festival; his Un metro sotto i pesci (2006) won the special mention award at CinemAmbiente, where his Le vie dei farmaci (2007) won the best Italian documentary award; more recently, his La febbre del fare - Bologna 1945-1980 (2010), won the special jury prize at the Festival internacional de cinema de arquivo, Rio de Janeiro. Other titles to his credit include God Save the Green (2012) and Morris’s Bag (2012). His is contract professor at the University of Bologna and holds courses and documentary workshops at universities in Italy and abroad.