Florence October 10th – 17th, 2017

International documentary film festival

Festival dei Popoli

International documentary film festival

Festival Director

  • Alberto Lastrucci

Deputy Artistic Director

  • Claudia Maci


  • Sandra Binazzi

Selection Committee

  • Claudia Maci, Coordinator (+)

    Claudia Maci

    Claudia Maci Claudia Maci graduated in Film History and Criticism at the Faculty of Communication Sciences in Perugia and she specialized in "Communication des Organisations" at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. She collaborates with the Festival dei Popoli since 2005 as head of the Programming Office. In 2006 and 2007 she was the curator of the Italian Competition of the Festival. She is a member of the Selection Committee since 2006 and has collaborated with the New York Documentary Film Festival from 2008 to 2010. Since 2012 she has coordinated the program, the Selection Committee of the Festival and the relationships with partners.

    For the Festival dei Popoli she has curated the following sections and retrospectives: 2013 - Etudes sur une ville: Paris; 2014 - Journeys to Italy with Vincent Dieutre, The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Dominique Auvray; 2015 - The Trades of Cinema: Homage to Wojciech Staroń (in collaboration with Sandra Binazzi), Ali in the Cit. Contemporary Migrations Patterns: Drifts and Destinations (in collaboration with Vittorio Iervese).

  • Sandra Binazzi (+)

    Sandra Binazzi

    Sandra Binazzi graduated in Contemporary History in Florence and has a master's degree in literary translation and editing in Siena. She had professional experiences abroad in the field of cultural events (New York, Madrid). From 2008 to 2010 she worked at the Festival dei Popoli as Head of Hospitality and in the programming office of NYDFF - New York Documentary Film Festival. Since 2011 she curates the Festival catalogue and brochure, coordinates the program, the relationships with partners, and is part of the Selection Committee. From 2009 to 2016 she also worked for the Venice Film Festival as Orizzonti Jury’s Secretary. For the Festival dei Popoli she has recently curated the “Born to Be a Writer” series and (together with Claudia Maci) and The Trades of Cinema: homage to Wojciech Staron (2015).

  • Daniele Dottorini (+)

    Daniele Dottorini

    Daniele Dottorini is researcher at the University of Calabria and member of the editorial board of "Fata Morgana", "Filmcritica", "Sentieri Selvaggi". He worked for several International Film Festivals and since 2008 he has been a member of the Festival dei Popoli selection committee. For Festival dei Popoli he curated the retrospectives: 2009 – The feeling of being there. 1958-1965: 7 years of Documentary Cinema, 2011 - Swimming in a Sea of Images: The Cinema of Isaki Lacuesta, 2012 – El Documental y yo: The Cinema of Andres Di Tella, 2015 - Images of the Verb To Love: the documentaries of Mary Jiménez (in collaboration with Carmen Zinno). He is the author of several monographies and researches on Lynch (Genoa, 2004), Renoir (Rome, 2007), Cameron (Pisa, 2013). His fields of study are Film Theory and Documentary Cinema. He recently curated the volume: Per un cinema del reale. Forme e pratiche del documentario italiano contemporaneo (Udine, 2013). He wrote the definition of the word “Nemico” for Lessico del cinema italiano (2015).

  • Silvio Grasselli (+)

    Silvio Grasselli

    Silvio Grasselli Silvio Grasselli has a PhD in Film Studies from the Fil.Co.Spe. of Roma Tre University with which he still collaborates. He is programmer for various festivals, vice-director of DocSS (International Urban Film Festival) and vice-president of the CSC - Film Studies Center in Rome. He teaches at the school for Higher Education in Contemporary Visual Arts at the Fondazione Fotografia in Modena. His essays have been published in Italy by Marsilio, Lindau, Kaplan, Fondazione Ente Spettacolo and others; His texts have also been published in the Netherlands, Portugal and Chile.

    He is a member of the Selection Committee of Festival dei Popoli since 2012 for which he curated the experimental section Sui Generis (2014-2015), and the retrospectives Father and Son: a Journey into Cinema (2013) dedicated to Marcel Łozinski e Paweł Łozinski (together with Vittorio Iervese) and In the Battlefield: the Cinema of Danielle Arbid (2016).

  • Vittorio Iervese (+)

    Vittorio Iervese

    Vittorio Iervese Vittorio Iervese is currently researcher of Sociology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and member of the Department of Studies on Language and Culture. His research activity has essentially focused on the following areas: Visual Culture, Visual Sociology, Conflict Management, Intercultural Communication, Social Participation, Sociology of Children, Cultural Projects. He is currently involved in an international research project about the use of images to build narrative memories (SHARMED. Shared memory and dialogue).

    He curated several publications about Visual arts and documentary cinema and he is a member of the Selection Committee of Festival dei Popoli since 2007. For Festival dei Popoli he curated the following retrospectives: 2009 – Thomas Heise: Materials of Time (in collaboration with Giona A. Nazzaro), 2013 - Father and Son: a Journey into Cinema (with Silvio Grasselli), 2014 - Like Every Grain of Sand: The Cinema of Jos De Putter; 2015 - Alì in the City. Contemporary Migrations Patterns: Drifts and Destinations (in collaboration with Claudia Maci).

  • Alberto Lastrucci (+)

    Alberto Lastrucci

    Alberto Lastrucci was born in Florence (Italy) in 1968.

    During his studies at the University of Florence, he started working with the Festival dei Popoli - International Documentary Film Festival - being the curator of the catalogue and of some retrospectives. In the following years he joined the Selection Committee and was festival coordinator from 2006 until 2010. In 2011 he was appointed co-director, along with Maria Bonsanti.

    In 2012 he was appointed director of the Festival dei Popoli. Since then the festival has organized several retrospectives and tributes to filmmakers of international fame such as: Raymond Depardon, Andres Di Tella, Marcel Łozinski, Paweł Łozinski, Jos de Putter, Vincent Dieutre, Mary Jimenez, Wojciech Staroń, Danielle Arbid, Sergio Oksman.

    He was member of the Jury in the following film festival: BIFF - Busan International Film Festival (2016 edition), Jihlava IDFF (2015 edition), Etnofilm Festival (2014 edition), Siciliambiente (2014 edition).

  • Pinangelo Marino (+)

    Pinangelo Marino

    Pinangelo Marino, studied philosophy. He writes documentaries and published tales. He is a freelance editor. He curated TV broadcasts dedicated to documentaries.

    He directs "Quaderno del Cinemareale", a six-monthly magazine dedicated to film projects and reflections on cinema.

    He is a member of the Selection Committee of Festival dei Popoli since 2013.

  • Elisa Scarpa
  • Carmen Zinno (+)

    Carmen Zinno

    Carmen Zinno graduated in Mass Communication and in Cultural Anthropology. Since 2005 she collaborates with some associations in the organization an exhibition of Italian documentary film. since 2012, she is a member of the Selection Committee of the Festival dei Popoli. She curated (together with Daniele Dottorini) the retrospective Images of the Verb to Love: The Documentary of Mary Jimenez at the 56th Festival dei Popoli. She studies Dramaturgy and Screenplay at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica "Silvio d'Amico".

The Method of Contemplation: the Cinema of Kazuhiro Soda

  • Silvio Grasselli, Curator

With the collaboration of

  • Life Beyond Tourism
  • Centro Congressi Duomo

Domino Effect: Dreams and Nightmares of Contemporary Power

  • Daniele Dottorini, curator
  • Vittorio Iervese, Curator

Doc at Work – Campus

  • Gaia Zipoli, Coordinator

With the collaboration of

  • Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti, Milano
  • Filmap – Centro di formazione e produzione Ponticelli, Napoli
  • Scuola Holden, Torino

Meridiano Zero: Documentary Cinema Encounters the Places and Peoples of Italian Cooperation

  • curated by AICS – Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo

Programming Office

  • Daniela Colamartini
  • Giada Divulsi
  • Martina Santoro

Hospitality Office

Martina Santoro

Accreditation Office

  • Lapo Lenardon, Manager
  • Margherita Novelli

Volunteers Coordinators

  • Daniela Colamartini

Debates Moderators

  • Daniele Dottorini
  • Silvio Grasselli
  • Vittorio Iervese
  • Alberto Lastrucci
  • Claudia Maci
  • Pinangelo Marino
  • Elisa Scarpa
  • Carmen Zinno

Secretary of International Jury

  • Margot Mecca

Technical Advisor

  • Alessandro Maffei

Driver and Runner

  • Simone Bartalesi


  • I.M.M. Italian Insurance Managers di Fabrizio Volpe & C. Snc

Promotion Office

  • Sandra Binazzi
  • Claudia Maci
  • Martina Santoro
  • Ilaria Parenti

Press Office

  • Arianna Monteverdi (+)

    Arianna Moteverdi

    Arianna Moteverdi started her work as professional press and communication office for cinema and show business in 1999 at Studio Sottocorno in Milan. Since 2012 she has been working as free-lance. Among her collaborations with film festivals: Schermi D’Amore in Verona (from 1999 to 2002); Festival dei Popoli in Firenze (from 2002 until today), Giornate degli Autori di Venezia/Venice days during the Mostra d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia (from 2003 to 2011), Trento Film Festival (from 2012 until today), Mondovisioni for Internazionale magazine (2015). She has been press consultant for: Future Film Festival in Bologna, Noir Film Festival in Courmayeur, Locarno Film Festival, Bergamo Film Meeting, Torino Film Festival, Europa Cinema.

    She has been in charge of communication strategies for Gabriele Salvatore’s films between 2000 and 2010 and other films among which: Musikanten (2006) by F. Battiato, Sicko (2007) by M. Moore, Vogliamo anche le rose (2008) di A. Marazzi, Ex di Fausto Brizzi (2009), La Custode di mia sorella (2009) by Nick Cassavetes, Brothers by Jim Sheridan (2009), Bar Sport by Massimo Martelli (2011), Tra cinque minuti in scena by L. Chiossone (2013). Among the documentaries she worked for: Materia oscura by D’Anolfi and Parenti, Iron Picker by Tanovic, Rosarno by Greta De Lazzaris, Teorema Venezia by A. Pichler (2014), L’Infinita fabbrica del Duomo by D’Anolfi and Parenti (2015). She has been the press office also for short films, TV shows and no-profit events.

    In 2013 she co-founded “laViolaciocca, network of communication professionals (www.laviolaciocca.com).

  • Antonio Pirozzi (+)

    Antonio Pirozzi

    Antonio Pirozzi Antonio Pirozzi has been working for over ten years in the field of cultural communication and journalism. From 2007 he is part of the National Journalists Rank and has worked since 2008 with ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata) in Florence.

    He has been working as press office for cultural and professional conferences, film festivals and several films. Since 2005 he is in the Festival dei Popoli’s press office. He works also as press office for Trento Film Festival, Korea Film Fest, Lucca Film Festival and Presente Italiano Film Festival. He also provided the press office to films productions including Fino a qui tutto bene by Roan Johnson; Short Skin by Duccio Chiarini and L’Universale by Federico Micali.

    He organized the press office for the Stensen Foundation in Florence from 2003 to 2015. Since 2012 he works for the Internet Festival in Pisa. He has been a free-lance collaborator since 2012 for the European Institute of Design in Florence.

  • Francesca Corpaci

Festival cover

  • Cover Design by we-rad.com

Social Media Manager

  • Lapo Lenardon


  • Ilaria Costanzo


  • Assointerpreti Toscana


  • Sudtitles


  • Sandra Binazzi


  • Design by we-rad.com

Graphic Design

  • Paolo Rubei

Editorial Board

  • Sandra Binazzi (s.b.)
  • Lorenzo Dell’Agnello (l.d.a.)
  • Daniele Dottorini (d.d.)
  • Silvio Grasselli (s.g.)
  • Vittorio Iervese (v.i.)
  • Alberto Lastrucci (a.l.)
  • Claudia Maci (c.m.)
  • Pinangelo Marino (p.m.)
  • Elisa Scarpa (e.s.)
  • Carmen Zinno (c.z.)

Text Translators

  • Carla Scura


  • Virgola Graphica, Siena

Plant and Release

  • Tipografia Baroni & Gori s.r.l.