Jury 2021 - The Magnificent

Stefano Martufi

(Editor and screenwriter, Italy) In 1997 he publishes a collection of poems "Ancora notte" published by Libroitaliano. After graduating in Turin in 1999 at the Holden School, he collaborates with the newspaper Il Tempo and as a production assistant at Fandango of Domenico Procacci. He writes, together with P.P. Segneri, the drama "Tutto bene tranne il pubblico". He collaborates to the researches for the film Yiddish Soul about the Jewish song produced by Les Films de la Mémoire of Bruxelles. He is co-author with N. Rossetti for the screenplay "La rosa nel pozzo" and author for the docu-film "Oltre il ring" - awarded at "Sport Movies & Tv 2009 - 27th Milano International FICTS Festival". He writes for the theater with Laura Tullio "Un libro con la copertina e tutto il resto", directed by Luca Bargagna receiving an enthusiastic review from the magazine Filmcritica number 578. A mani nude, published by Arduino Sacco, is his first novel. Passionate about boxing founded in 2007, the Memorial Donato Di Mauro, after being appointed advisor and secretary of Apf, boxing academy of Dheni Paris. In 2016 he founded, together with psychotherapists Maria Anna Rosaria Palattella and Olimpia Armenante, the publishing house Marp Edizioni.

Simone Mestroni

(Director, Italy) Born in 1981 in Udine, Italy, he lives and works in India, carrying out projects in anthropological and visual fields. Between 2008 and 2012 he conducted an ethnographic research in the Indian Kashmir, focused on the identity dynamics related to the conflict. In the same years he started to work in the field of cinema with Fausto Podavini in India. After prayers, her first documentary, was supported by the Wenner Gren Foundation's grant for ethnographic films. Linee di controllo (Meltemi 2018) is her first book on the Kashmiri conflict.

Isabelle Rey

(Screenwriter and Director, Switzerland) Born in Geneva, she lives in Brussels since she studied at INSAS (section "Theatre Direction"). For twenty years she is a production assistant, then she makes her own documentaries, films and radio. Human relations, memory and transmission are recurrent themes in his documentaries. Among his films: "Histoire de Lire" (2007) "Passé composé" (2011) and "La Vie est là" (2017). On the radio: "Letters bloom in spring" (2012), "Return home"(2016), "Cocon Musical" (2018), "Bribes et éclats" (in progress). Cinema teacher at the Agnès Varda school, she is also a member of the Belgian committee of SCAM, ASAR and is on the Commission of the Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie- Brussels. She is also an author and theatre director.

Javid Sobhani

(Screenwriter and Director, Iran) born in 1991, Karaj, Iran. After graduating from university with a master's degree in industrial engineering, he pursued his dream of filmmaking, starting at the age of 24 as co-researcher and assistant director in the documentary film "Kilograms of Fly's Wings". He began his professional career as a screenwriter with the comedy film "Ajdar!" which was screened in all Iranian cinemas in January 2020. In 2019, he made the short film "Lullaby "and is currently working as a screenwriter in the comedy TV series "The Odd Apartment", which is currently being filmed. Javid Sobhani is the youngest member of the Iranian Professional Screenwriters Guild.

Wojciech Staroń

(DOP and Director, Poland) Polish cinematographer and director. Winner of a Silver Bear at the 61st Berlinale, for the artistic contribution to the cinematography of "El Premio" (The Prize), dir. P.Markovitch. His debut as director in "Siberian Lesson" (1998) where he was awarded at IDFA, Cinema du Réel, Krakow IFF. With "Argentine Lesson" he won Cinema Eye Honor, at DokLeipzig, at Camerimage. With Brothers (2015) he won at the Critics' Week in Locarno. Wojciech Staroń is also a Lecturer at the National Film School in Lodz.

Youth Jury

Elena BIGNARDI (IT)

Documentary film is one of the most beautiful ways of discovering and reading other realities. The Faito Doc offers an incredible landscape, that of the Gulf of Naples with its islands and its volcano, but it opens up many others by projecting stories and tales of life from around the world. I was born in Rome but grew up on this mountain and to be able to return this year for the jury is a great emotion for me.

Matteo MANCINI (IT/B)

I am curious by nature and cinema has accompanied me since I was a child. I participate both to enrich myself with knowledge and beauty and to meet new people and share different social, political and artistic subjects with other documentary lovers. Thanks to my classical studies I can develop my sense of observation, analysis and criticism. I speak several languages and with joy serve dialogue and communication. I share the values of Faito Doc such as openness, exchange and the desire for a universal universal understanding. I love travelling and confronting other realities. I have had the opportunity to follow an intercultural project in Africa (Benin) and to walk the Camino de Santiago. This new adventure excites me.

Nina MARISSIAUX (B)

I am a young Belgian filmmaker. In 2018, after my end-of-study film: Suspension d'audience was appreciated and awarded in festivals, I decided to dive completely into documentary filmmaking. In 2019, I underwent training in documentary distribution in England. Currently, I am working on writing my first feature film.

Maria ROSSETTI DI VALDALBERO (E/B)

I am 17 years old and have just completed my baccalaureate in Brussels. I am Italian-Spanish and I studied in French and Dutch. I particularly enjoyed the Latin and Art History courses. I have always been interested in culture and the Faito Doc Festival is a great opportunity to meet new artists and discover film processes. to meet new artists and discover film processes, to broaden my view of the world and open my horizons. and open my horizons. I am passionate about horse riding, basketball and drawing. In 2020-21, I was awarded for my mini-company Concordia. I will enter the Faculty of Leuven in architecture.

Milan IANNETTA (IT/D)

I was born in Belgium with an Italian father and a German mother. with cinema since I was a little boy. I live in Brussels and in 2021 I turned 18. I love music and football and have been coming to Faito for almost 10 years, and I am happy to be able to be part of the young jury of the festival, through such an interesting and timeless theme as metamorphosis. After all these years, it was important for me to take on this role in the event that has marked my summers for so long.

Enrico FERRONI (IT/BR)

My name is Enrico Ferroni, I'm 24 years old, I'm Italian-Brazilian and I grew up in Brussels. and I am a student at DAMS, specialising in cinema. I am passionate about everything related to cinema, both the artistic aspects and the practical and theoretical ones. The idea of discovering films and meeting directors excites me.

Jury Il Camino

A Neapolitan jury, made up of residents of the Il Camino psychotherapeutic center (https://www.comunitailcamino.org/) participates in the viewing of the films in Competition and awards one or two prizes that they themselves create in the Community and assign to the best film.
In the introspective journey that the residents undertake during their therapy, a wealth of thought and criticism is formed that offers us an original point of view on the films presented and, often, allows us viewers to uproot ourselves from social determinisms and preconceived ideas.

Jury CPS

The CPS of Castellamare (https://www.cps-ong.it/) is a non-governmental organization that promotes cooperation among peoples and the integral development of the human person. For the second year, some young people from CPS form a jury and vote for their best film in the Short Film competition and award a prize from their Baobab workshop.

Jury Faito Doc Camp

In order to create more and more correspondences and interactions between the Faito Doc Festival and the Faito Doc Camp (https://www.facebook.com/gliamicidellafilangieri/), this year we will also have a jury from the Camp that will vote for their best film of the Festival.