Tatiana Lo Iacono
TATIANA LO IACONO has a degree in architecture and has a ten-year experience in the field of organization and cultural enhancement, having obtained a master’s degree from the Faculty of Architecture of Palermo in Communication of Cultural Heritage, Museum and Territory. He has worked in the world of contemporary art and since the first edition he has been part of the Sicilia Queer filmfest team as programmer, curator of the international Queer Short competition, organizational director (from the second edition) and president (from the third edition). He has worked internationally (Brussels – Argos / Center for Art & Media; Venice – Gallery A + A / Slovenian Public Center for Contemporary Art; Bordeaux – TNT Théâtre) and collaborated with the National Film Foundation for the organization of the fiftieth anniversary of the Leopard by Luchino Visconti. It has been managing the SudTitles association since the year of its birth as head of the same and of the cultural projects realized so far. He collaborated with Doc.it in the promotion of IDS held in Palermo in May 2014, in September 2015 and 2016. From February to July 2015 he collaborated with the Experimental Center of Cinematography, National Film School based in Palermo. He was chairman of the Coordination of Film Festivals of the Sicilian Region, from 2014 to 2016. He collaborated with the Goethe-Institut in the two-year period 2017-2018, in the development and management of the project – The Country of Festivals – which has aimed at involving some cultural festivals (cinema, literature, street art, electronic music, street theater) that take place in southern Italy, with the purpose of exchanging and building a network. From 2017 to 2018 he attended the Course for Cultural Project Managers – CRPC – at the Fitzcarraldo Foundation in Turin. Today he collaborates with two other film festivals: Efebo D’Oro and Salina Doc Fest
MARTINO LO CASCIO was born in 1966 in Palermo, where he lives. Author and director of documentaries and theatrical works – for which he was awarded several times. He practices the profession of psychologist, trainer and psychotherapist. He has made several documentaries including “The man who looked like a taxi” (2012) Documentary on the life of a rickshaw driver in Madagascar – winner of the first prize “mobile shorts” at the Siciliambiente Festival, in competition at the “SoleLuna festival. And “Effatà Road” (2018) which describes the migratory phenomenon in an unusual and alternative form. 4 migrants slowly cross the extraordinary Sicilian landscapes, places of the frontier where the dazzling beauty mixes with the difficulties of life. Selected at the “Zanzibar International Film Festival”, Foggia Film Festival “,” International Days of African Film “, Rome Independent Film Festival”. Published – the novel “The Garden of Remembrance – The 779 days of the seizure of Matteo” (Mesogea 2017). From the book a monologue has been extracted which was represented at the Teatro Biondo in Palermo and a puppet show. With the novel he won the Targa Prestigiacomo in the “Arenella Award – City of Palermo” and “The Leopard of Legality 2018”; He is a founding member and President of the cultural association “Nottedoro” which organized the first international lullabies festival and tries to harmonize social work and artistic languages.
Martino Lo Cascio
He was born in Brescia in 1986; he live and work between Turin, Milan, Bologna, Rome and Brescia. Andrea studied Cinema at the Bologna’s DAMS, where he learned the theories of Cinema and he followed workshops on the technics and languages of Audiovisual. At the same time he begun to work in shortmovies, documentaries, videoclip and commercials productions. In 2011 he moved to Piemonte and he graduated as “Technician for Audiovisual Production”, than he moved to Turin, where he keeps working for many Italian and international movies, documentaries and commercials. Meanwhile, he developed and produced many documentary of his own. In 2013 has founded Oṃ Video, with his associate Giorgio Affanni co-Director and co-producer. The aim of the Company is focused on the relationship between human and nature, cultural roots and the present of society. Main Oṃ Video production: “Solemn tridum” (Documentary, 2017, 14’); “ZEUS! – web-serie mutant” (web-serie, 1° Season: 3×7’); “Màs – the mountain sacrifice” (Documentary, 2015, 15’); “someone said: let them sleep” (Documentary, 2015, 26’); “the vortex outside” (Documentary, 2014, 60’); “Tell Afis – between heart and wind” (Documentary, 2013, 60’); “Border centers” (Documentary, 2013, 33’). Now in post-production: “the nostalgia for the unknown condition” (Documentary, 2018, 80’ ca.) and “the passage – the INCANT or the auction of statues” (Documentary, 2018, 14’ ca.). From 2015 he work with the Cultural Association “Antiloco – il Piccolo Cinema”