Lorenzo Bringheli (Milano 1981)
•  Contributor for some of the most established international magazines, among which Vogue, GQ, Exit Magazine, photographing many major celebrities, such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Renée Zellweger, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Campbell, Christian Bale.
•  Author of Italian Portraits, commissioned by Tod’s for Skira Editore.
•  Director of many advertising campaigns and communication projects for major companies, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Dolce&Gabbana, Trussardi, Fay.
•  Exhibited in various art shows in New York, London and Milan.
Giulia Ichino (Milano, 1978)

• Senior editor della narrativa italiana per le Edizioni Mondadori.

Marco Missiroli (Rimini, 1981)

• Author of four novels (Senza coda, Il buio addosso, Bianco and The Sense of an Elephant).
• Translated in various countries, including Germany, France, USA.
• Awarded many important prizes, among which the Premio Campiello Opera Prima, the Premio Tondelli and the Premio Bergamo.
• Contributor for the cultural pages of the Corriere della Sera.

Adriano Valerio (Busto Arsizio, 1977)
• Alumnus of  Berlinale Talent Campus and the Locarno Film Academy.
• Film directing and Film Analysis Professor at The International Film School of Paris, Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (Beirut), Istituto Marangoni and the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris.
• Awarded, with his most recent short film, “37°4S”, with the David di Donatello for the Best Italian Short Film (2014), the Nastro d’Argento Special Award and the Special Mention by the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival (2013).
• Actually in preproduction with his first feature film, Banat.
Alessandro Piperno (Rome, March 1972)

•  Professor and researcher of French literature at the University of Tor Vergata in Rome.
•  Writer and contributor to some of the most important Italian newspapers including Corriere della Sera and L’Espresso.
•  Author of numerous publications, both academic and narrative, including Proust antiebreo, Con le peggiori intenzioni (The Worst Intensions, Europa Editions), and Persecuzione (Persecution, Europa Editions).
•  Winner of the award Campiello opera prima, of the Premio Strega and of the Prix du méillieur livre étranger.

Stefano de Luigi (Colonia, February 1964)

•  Member of the photo agency VII.
•  Collaborator for many of the most important international newspapers including Le Monde, The New York Times and The New Yorker.
•  Winner of some of the most important international photography prizes, including four times the World Press Photo in various categories and the Moving Wall of the Soros Foundation.
•  Winner of the W.E. Smith Fellowship Grant and of the Getty Grant for editorial photography.
•  Author of the books Pornoland e Blanco, with texts by Martin Amis and Josè Saramago.

Pietro Grossi (Florence, April 1978)
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•  Author of five books including novels and short stories, amongst them Fists, The Break, and Enchantment, all published in England by Pushkin Press.
•  Finalist for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
•  Winner of several prizes including Premio Chiara, Premio Campiello Europa and Premio Letterario Nazionale Pisa.
•  Collaborator for Vanity Fair and for Scuola Holden, the most important storytelling school in Italy.

Filippo Bologna (San Casciano dei Bagni, 1978)
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• Author of three novels published by Fandango and Mondadori, published in England by Pushkin Press.
• Awarded, among others, Premio Bagutta Opera Prima and Premio Fiesole.
• The Parrots, his second novel, was listed by the Financial Times in the 2013 Best books of the year.
• Screenplayer for several feature and short films, he was awarded the Nastro d’Argento, the Globo d’Oro and shortlisted for the Cannes Film Festival.

Bruno Fornara (Pettenasco, Novara, 1945)

•  Committee member of Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (The Venice Film Festival).
•  Author of the academic books Charles Laughton, The Night of the Hunter and Cinema’s Geography.
•  Author and former director of the critique magazine Cineforum.
•  Professor of Cinema techniques at Scuola Holden, the most important storytelling school in Italy.