The jury

Best Short Award

Alberto Signetto
Born in 1954 in Cordoba, Argentina, he deals with cinema and communication since 1970. He is one of the founders of the Artkino cooperative (quality film distribution : Wenders, Laing, Wajda, Sanders, etc.) and in charge of cinema, theater and communication section at Comunardi bookshop. He works as a film director since 1982. In 1984 he founded, with others, the movie and television production company ROSEBUD. Since 1992 he collaborates with the INDEX cooperative and since 2003 with KINOETIKA Association and his RED RHINO PRODUCTIONS. He currently lives in Turin and Buenos Aires. Among his latest works: "THAÏS ovvero della Conversione in Opera" (2009/2010 - currently in production), "Cailloux" (2009), "Liberi dentro" and "Progetto Prisma" (2008).

Alessandro Ippolito
Alessandro IppolitoBorn in Naples, he began as a literary journalist, he worked for the cultural department of RTSI, as an author, screenwriter, director and has taught animation at the RSI. As a young man, he also had experience as an actor and dubber. He is enrolled at SIAE as an author since 1983 and at the Order of Journalists as a free lance since 1975. He wrote, directed and produced the first Italian soap opera ("L’altalena") and worked with leading public and private Italian network as the author of many TV programs. Since a few years ago he has been directing an international television production company. He is also fond of the internet, he worked on the first draft of the Mediasetonline portal and he developed as a writer, director and producer the first two Italian web fiction ("Girls" and "La grande sorella").

Antonello Novellino
Antonello NovellinoBorn in Cava de’ Tirreni (1981), he lives in Madrid; he is producer and director of independent feature and short films, and he also deal with television direction, shooting and editing for international TV broadcasts and institutional videos and advertisings. He graduated in anthropology at "La Sapienza" University in Rome, he took part in several workshops and courses with directors and motion picture professionals. His first feature film as a director, Blue Lips, is in the post-production phase, and he is working at the broadcast of the Mexican television Canal 10 and USA Mexicanal Chiapanecos Por El Mundo. He produced the films Leccion Debida, by the Spanich director Ivan Ruiz Flores, and Astral, by the Mexican Enrique Olvera. He received the "Cavalierato Giovanile" from the Province of Salerno for his merits in the show business. His short and feature films have been projected at hundreds of Festival in several countries. His works as director and producer got about three hundreds prizes and awards, some of them consigned by celebrities like Francis Ford Coppola, Rutger Hauer, Asia Argento, Enrico Lo Verso, Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Daniele Lucca
Daniele LuccaAuthor, actor, radio and TV anchorman, cultural worker, he has lived, studied and worked in Italy, USA, Spain and France. Since 1986 he has taken part as an author and / or leading actor and / or linkman: fourteen plays, twelve films including short movies and feature films, twelve documentaries, eighteen radio broadcasts, two television programmes, fifty-eight major events. he is one of the protagonists of the film debut of Roberto Sironi “Film di notte” presented in the “Cinephiles” section of Cannes Film Festival. He permanently oversees the artistic direction and organization of events for three major art cities.

Agron Domi
Agron DomiBorn in 1962 in Tirana, Albania, he graduated in Linguistics and Literature at the University of Tirana. He is a member of Union Journalist of Albania, Program Director at NTV (Nëser Television) and part-owner of FASADA Studio (first publicity, graphic design and video-film production in Albania). He is co-founder of Albania Film Commission, of FAMA (Foundation Art & Media  Albania) and of Tirana International Film Festival. He has been a jury member at Cork International Film Festival (Ireland),  at DOKUFEST (International Film Festival of Prizren - Kosovo) and for altcineAction! (online short film festival).

James Rumsey

James RumseyAs curator of “Feast On Film” (a short film and networking event in London) his love of short film is well fed well and in great health. A writer / director of short films, he began a love affair with Skepto at its inaugural festival in 2010 when his short film “Milk Man” won the Best Short Film award. Before committing to directing, his extensive experience as a 1st assistant director culminated in him working for the BBC and as a tutor on student productions coming out of the National Film & Television School in England. He is also an experienced script reader, a graduate in Film & Drama from the University of Reading, and Film Production from Vancouver Film School.  His production company Rum Jam Films is developing a feature script set in Sardinia called “The Last Con”. James is currently attatched to direct his first feature film; the rural thriller "Coldfall". Follow @coldfall_film / @rumjamfilms.

Massimiliano Nardulli
Massimiliano NardulliMassimiliano Nardulli was born in Rome in 1976. He graduated in Performing Arts and Science with a thesis about the Argentinian director Adolfo Aristarain. Since 2007 he has worked as a planner and an artistic advisor for several festivals like Arcipelago, Festival Internazional di Cinema e Nuove mmagini, Piemonte Movie, Lakino Berlino. Since 2011, he has been the artistic director of the Festival Européen du Film Court di Brest. In France he is also a voting member of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma (César) and of Lutins du Court Métrage. Great travel, food and music lover, he currently splits his time between France, Italy and Romania...

Olga Bel
Olga BelBorn in Barcelona in 1974, after the degree in Art History at the Autonomous University of Barcelona she realizes a cinematography course at the University of Valladolid and she takes part in the direction of Dr. Mabuse Short Film Festival, of which she was in charge until 2002. At the same time, she contributes to the magazine "Andalocio" as a co-supervisor for several film festivals, coordinates  a literary drama contest and she is in charge of the production of the play "Los niños de Morelia".

Tholos Special Award

Tholos srl

Tholos srl

Tholos is an Energy Service Company (ESCo) UNI CEI 11352 certified that operates within the Italian system of the Energy Efficiency Credits (EEC). Tholos' activity consists in supporting companies that opt for efficient technological systems in their plants. Moreover, Tholos promotes and supports energy efficiency interventions using its own financial resources, with the guarantee of the results in terms of saving. It has been on the market since the activation of the Energy Efficiency Credits system and it places itself among the main operators of this sector.

Associazione Sustainable Happiness

Sustainable Happiness

Sustainable Happiness is a happy window on sustainability or a sustainable window on happiness…

SUSTAINABLE HAPPINESS is a cultural association whose members share values connected to the pursuit of happiness and to the social, economic and environmental sustainability. It is committed to the promotion and diffusion of culture, naturalism, heritage, and every form of knowledge and language, and to the creation of social relationships' networks as the base of the development of free and conscious citizens. Since 2010, the association organizes in Cagliari the ALIG'ART Festival that, through an innovative approach, puts forward an alternative view, necessary and urgent, of the idea of development, for which strive to face the present and future challenges: an afterthought on our lifestyle, with the promotion of an individual and global change that starts from bringing our current development model into question. For more infos:

Mediterranean Special Award

Bruno Iovenitti
Bruno IovenittiBorn in Rome in 1956, he has worked in RAI television since 1983 (Domenica In, Mixer, Cordialmente, Orecchiocchio). Since 1986 he was part of the TG2 team and he looked after, as assistant director and then as director, the whole cycle of the newscast's productions; amongst other things, he sketched out and realised the first series of Costume e Società, TG2 Salute, Gulliver. For Raisport he followed the most important sport events organised by RAI tv. In 1997 he was involved in the project group of the first Italian all news satellite TV, Rainews 24. Since the preparation and launch phases, he took part in the design and realisation of this TV's technical and organisational system. He is currently in charge of the Show Schedule - Production Unit. He followed and developed the technical-production organisation of Raimed TV and of the Terramed project. Since 2011 he heads up Terramed Plus project (leader of a consortium composed of RAI, ARTE, France Television, RTVE, SNRT and EPTE and co-financed by the European Commission for the realisation of a weekly television program focused on the promotion of Euro-Mediterranean fiction and for the realisation of a website with a catalogue of films, documentaries and Tv series, subtitled in Arabic, French and English). Since 2011 he is the President of the Satellite TV Group inside COPEAM.

Tiziana Alterio
Tiziana Alterio

Born in Naples, she is a journalist and the managing director of “", the first information about the 26 Mediterranean countries, that she founded in 2008. For several years she have dealt with the Arab world and the women's issues and she has traveled as a reporter in Africa, South-America, Asia, Arab Countries. She has worked at Rai 3 as a corresponder and author in the first program about the New Media “MediaMente” and at Mediaset as the author and anchor-woman of a program on air on Canale5. In 2002,  she founded the Global Vision Productions, communication and TV production company, with which she realized, together with directors, scriptwriters and authors, several project among which there are a fiction film and several documentaries and communication campaigns. In 2008 Global Vision won in Paris, among 76 countries, the first world road safety communication award, with a national information campaign made for the Italian Ministry of Transport. She teaches Journalistic Language in several Master's Degrees.

Best Animated Short Award

Angela Cotza
Angela CotzaIED diploma in graphics, expert of visual communication, she lives and works in Cagliari. From 1984 to 1988 she worked as an organizer and a teacher at the School of Comics directed by Bepi Vigna. After several collaborations in Cagliari and Milan, she founded in 1990 the graphics and advertising company Villa delle Rose Design. Since '95 she has been Graphic Design Director at Professional Associates (later Soleja). Since 1997 she has been Production Director of Soleja and partner of Tecnonos Ltd. She oversaw the production for the realization of advertising campaigns for Luxottica, Whirlpool, Rinascente Group, and the institutional advertising for Olympics Turin 2006 Winter. In Soleja she has coordinated the paper and audiovisual production of communication projects for various clients including Whirlpool, Beretta boilers, Bartolini transport. In 1994 she coordinated the creation of the first multimedia home pages on the Internet for the first Italian ISP Video On Line. From 2009 to now she has been in charge of the Area Media Design committee at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Cagliari.

Bepi Vigna
Bepi VignaComing soon.





Maria Paz Montecinos
Mariapaz MontecinosShe is an art Director with extensive experience in documentaries, editing, special effects and multimedia. She is currently Artistic Director of the Cad Productions of Barcelona, with whom she made several documetaries and awareness campaigns in Africa and Latin America for UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Shell Foundation, IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), ACCD (Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament) and produces audiovisual projects with the Barcelona International Peace Resource Center.

Moritz Mayerhofer
Moritz Mayerhofer

He was born in 1981 and studied Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and Gobelins, Paris. Moritz is working as a Director/Designer at 'studioNICE' in Berlin, Germany. With his team he prepares new concepts for animated Feature-films and TV-Series. His debut-feature will be based on the critically acclaimed childrens book 'At the Ark at eight o'clock' will be produced by Now Films and Filmautoren AG. Moritz' films include the award-winning shorts "Urs", "Father" and "AMEN!".


Stefania Demicheli
Stefania RubicondiComing soon.





Avant-garde and experimental Special Award

Alessandro Bavari

Alessandro BavariHe was born in Latina (Italy), on April 1963. He grew up in an Italian-French family and he has been attracted to art since he was very young, so he decided to study it in all its aspects: he began to deal with photography since he was only 15. Moreover, he studied scenography, photography, history of art at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, in Rome. So he developed a deep knowledge of several artistic techniques, from oil painting to watercolour, from chalcography to photography. Over the years, he portrayed human and animal subjects, landscapes and architectures, that are added to his imaginative world, heavily influenced by Indo-European culture and by 14th and 15th-century artists, too. Since 1993 he makes use of digital processing techniques, thereby developing a personal artistic language, "some sort of contamination between different arts, dissolving the frontiers that set them apart".

Videoclip Special Award

Fabio Carta
Fabio KuntraComing soon





Riccardo Sgualdini
Riccardo SgualdiniBorn in 1957, he graduated in Lettere Moderne at the university of Cagliari, his home town. He is a journalist since 1986, and he contributed to the Culture and Show pages of the newspapers L’Altro Giornale, Tutto Quotidiano, Il Manifesto, La Nuova Sardegna and L’Unione Sarda, with the magazines Musica Jazz and Telecomando, and with the Sardinia regional branch of RAI tv, as director and author of several radio and tv programs. Since 1983 he carries out press office activities, especially in the area of interest of music, culture and shows; he worked, among the others, for, several festivals: Jazz in Sardegna (Cagliari), Narcao Blues (Narcao), Ai confini tra Sardegna e Jazz (Sant'Anna Arresi), Musica sulle Bocche (Santa Teresa Gallura), La Notte dei Poeti (Nora), Signal (Cagliari), Festarch (Cagliari). He is currently in charge of the press office of the festivals Spaziomusica (Cagliari), Time in Jazz (Berchidda), Dromos (Oristano) and Creuza de Ma' (Carloforte), of the Seminari Jazz (Nuoro),  of the Accademia Internazionale di Musica (Cagliari), of Premio Dessì (Villacidro), of the cooperative Vox Day and of the cultural association Shannara (Cagliari).

Enrico Ciccu and Davide Sardo for "Welcome to my Mondo"
Enrico Ciccu e Davide Sardo per Welcome to my Mondo

Welcome to my Mondo is a creative agency dedicated to visual identity and lookalization. Thanks to partnership and the expertise developed with e-talentbank Tokyo they offer a wide range of services to Japanese companies: logo design and visual identity, web design, search engine optimization and social media marketing, promotional video and commercial, sound design and music production. Enrico Ciccu, WtmM art director, has been awarded the prize for Best Italian Web Design. He is the creative mind involved in every project. He has worked as Adobe beta tester, Benetton and Luxottica while completing his studies in Visual Marketing. Davide Sardo, WtmM sound and music producer, is a musician and sound designer. Besides being a classically trained double bassist and electric bassist, his activity is split in music scoring, audio production and sound design for theatre shows and short movies. He does post sound (edit, sound design) for multimedia products, video and cinema.

Best Docu-Short Special Award

Alberto Signetto
Born in 1954 in Cordoba, Argentina, he deals with cinema and communication since 1970. He is one of the founders of the Artkino cooperative (quality film distribution : Wenders, Laing, Wajda, Sanders, etc.) and in charge of cinema, theater and communication section at Comunardi bookshop. He works as a film director since 1982. In 1984 he founded, with others, the movie and television production company ROSEBUD. Since 1992 he collaborates with the INDEX cooperative and since 2003 with KINOETIKA Association and his RED RHINO PRODUCTIONS. He currently lives in Turin and Buenos Aires. Among his latest works: "THAÏS ovvero della Conversione in Opera" (2009/2010 - currently in production), "Cailloux" (2009), "Liberi dentro" and "Progetto Prisma" (2008).

Stefania Casini
Stefania CasiniStefania Casini, after her University Degree in Architecture and a brilliant acting career that allows her to work with Pietro Germi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peter Greenaway, Dario Argento, Paul Morissey, at the end of the Seventies moves to New York where she works with Andy Warhol in the film "Andy Warhol’s Bad", then decides to work behind the camera and she starts her career as journalist and director. She wrote and directed together with Francesca Marciano the film ”Lontano da dove”, presented at the festival of Venetia. Then she wrote and directed "Un paradiso di bugie", with Claudio Amendola and Antonella Ponziani. Between 2000 and 2002 she directed the “Terra di Siena” Film Festival. She also directed six TV movies for MEDIASET. Expert and intrepid traveller, she realised several documentaries and reports all over the world for MIXER and Format, like the succesful series “AMERICA LATINA: storie di donne”, “ISLAM: storie di donne”, “Avere 20 anni a...” and, for "LA STORIA SIAMO NOI": “Vergogna: viaggio al centro del pudore”, ”Preti di strada”, “Il futuro è già qui: viaggio nella comunicazione”, “Così lontani così vicini:ritratti di periferia”. She recently created and realised for RAISAT Premium the filler "BORSETTE". Besides, she realised some emotional clips for MARATONARTE. “Schiaffo alla mafia” is her last documentary ans she is currently preparing her latest: MADE IN ALBANIA. As a curious and eclectic journalist, she has been a columnist for the magazines AMICA,TVSorrisi e canzoni, and she contributed to Marie Claire, Grazia, Sette, Gioia. She directed the digital terrestrial TV IESTV.

Italian Schools Special Award

Teresa Porcella
Teresa PorcellaAfter the degree in philosophy, she specialized in multimedia publishing in Pistoia and she got the master in Multimedia at the Università di Firenze, where she specialized in multimedia design. She worked for several years in the electronic publishing field in Florence and Milan, then she came back to paper publishing, where she currently works as an editor for Motta Junior brand. She teached childrens' fiction at university for several years and she works in the publishing field also as designer and author.  She studied dancing, violin, singing and acting; she loves to read out for adults and kids.  She is the President of the Associazione Scioglilibro that, among other things, organizes reading and writing labs, music, art and theatre labs, reading promotion, theatrical shows, meetings and conferences, and deals with teachers', librarians' and cultural operators' training. For five years Teresa has been  in charge of kids' section at the literary Festival of Gavoi, in Sardinia. In March 2012 she opened in Florence the bookshop "Cuccumeo", oriented to kids but not prohibited for adults.

Marco Schirru
Marco SchirruProfessor of humanistic information science, now retired. He has always dealt with the significantly formative aspects of formal languages, with particular attention to multimedia and hypertext as elaboration and communication language codes. In this scenario, where the theoretical and formal aspects of linguistic communication have always implied the presence of several codes originated by contextual and generative grammars, he gave promincence to the reflection on the languages and on their ways of being and existing not only as a mean to express identity and individuality, but especially as the ability to improve the investigation and research on the world around us. His past and current course of studies has developed combining the paradigms of aesthetics and ethics with the logical necessity to know, not only introspectively. Since 2010 he has been president of Skepto cultural association.

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