Jury

Alberto Fasulo

Alberto Fasulo

Born in 1976, Alberto Fasulo began working in the film industry as an assistant director for fiction films and creative documentaries, learning the trade on film sets. In 2008 he directed and produced his first full-length film, the documentary Rumore Bianco, selected for many international festivals and distributed to cinemas in Italy.

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Born in 1976, Alberto Fasulo began working in the film industry as an assistant director for fiction films and creative documentaries, learning the trade on film sets. In 2008 he directed and produced his first full-length film, the documentary Rumore Bianco, selected for many international festivals and distributed to cinemas in Italy. With this film, Alberto was recognised by Italian critics as a new and promising filmmaker.
In 2013 he directed his first full-length fiction film, TIR, with which he won the Marc’Aurelio d’Oro Prize for best film at the 8th edition of the international Film Festival in Rome.
In 2015 he participated at the 68th Locarno Film Festival with Genitori, a documentary film dealing with the subject of disability from an unusual point of view, avoiding sentimentality, rhetoric and irony.

Cedar Wright

Cedar Wright

A professional climber and director, Cedar Wright lives in Boulder, Colorado. A member of the North Face Team, he has travelled the world making adventurous first ascents, documenting his daring exploits with films and articles.

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A professional climber and director, Cedar Wright lives in Boulder, Colorado. A member of the North Face Team, he has travelled the world making adventurous first ascents, documenting his daring exploits with films and articles. He is part of the National Geographic Explorer team, he writes for Climbing Magazine and has won numerous awards for his films, including the Sufferfest series, in which his good friend Alex Honnold also appears. For over five years Cedar was a member of the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team. Alongside his climbing feats – he climbed El Capitan alone in a day and he has opened new rock-climbing routes in Pakistan, Alaska and the Bugaboos (British Columbia) – he has also established himself as a paraglider pilot, launching himself from the Pico de Orizaba, the third highest mountain in North America. He describes himself as a humble and approachable person, known for his strong sense of humor and lust for life, and he is always on the look out for adventure.

Thierry Machado

Thierry Machado

A well-known director of photography, Thierry Machado has worked on important mountain films and documentaries, working with directors of the calibre of Nicolas Vanier (Loup and Il grande Nord) or Jacques Perrin (Il popolo migratore).

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A well-known director of photography, Thierry Machado has worked on important mountain films and documentaries, working with directors of the calibre of Nicolas Vanier (Loup and Il grande Nord) or Jacques Perrin (Il popolo migratore). In 2008 he directed photography for Au-delà des cimes by Remy Tezier, a documentary on Catherine Destivelle winning the Club Alpino Italiano Golden Gentian at the 56th Trento Film Festival. He has a career placing him among the best photography directors of human or animal adventure films, often made in extreme conditions. In 1997 he received the César Award for the photography of Microcosmos, a genuine film event by Nuridsany and Pérennou. Alongside his career as cinematographer, Thierry has made many documentaries, mainly for French television channels. He is currently working on a full-length film produced by Jacques Perrin.

Myriam Gast Loup

Myriam Gast Loup

Myriam Gast Loup studied film history and criticism at Sorbonne University in Paris, obtaining a master’s degree and going on to teach at high schools and manage three cinemas. From 2003 to 2005 she curated the French section of the Paris Cinéma Festival and from 2006 to 2008 she worked for the Festival International Cinéma & Costume, which was held in Paris, Tunis and Moulins-sur-Allier.

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Myriam Gast Loup studied film history and criticism at Sorbonne University in Paris, obtaining a master’s degree and going on to teach at high schools and manage three cinemas. From 2003 to 2005 she curated the French section of the Paris Cinéma Festival and from 2006 to 2008 she worked for the Festival International Cinéma & Costume, which was held in Paris, Tunis and Moulins-sur-Allier. Since 2003 she has worked for the Festival International du Film d’Environnement, becoming head of programming in 2009. This event, the main festival dedicated to environmental film, has an audience of 13,000, the spectators having the possibility to explore an extensive and interesting selection of films dedicated to particularly sensitive issues. From 2006 to 2008 she also worked for the French distribution company KMBO, in charge of marketing and seeking sponsorship.

Tiziana Panizza Montanari

Tiziana Panizza Montanari

Born in Santiago, Chile, she is a director and university lecturer. She studied at the International School of Film and Television in Cuba and obtained an MA in Art & Media Practice from the University of Westminster in London.

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Born in Santiago, Chile, she is a director and university lecturer. She studied at the International School of Film and Television in Cuba and obtained an MA in Art & Media Practice from the University of Westminster in London. She worked on a series of trilogies of creative short films, including Visual Letters, completed in 2005 with Dear Nonna: a Film Letter, which won awards at several festivals and was selected for video art exhibitions and experimental cinema events. In 2008 she made Remitente: una Carta Visual, receiving recognition from the Chilean Film Fund and winning first prize at the Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS). Together with the famous Chilean poet Germàn Carrasco, she made the trilogy La Insidia del Sol, exploring the confines between poetic and film language. She is co-director of the documentary 74 Square Meters (2012), with which she won numerous awards. In 2014 she made Tierra en movimiento, presented at prestigious festivals and an award winner at FIDOCS. She is currently working on a project for a new trilogy, Bitácora Visual, a series of writings presented in the form of a travel diary.