Board and Staff

AMNC was founded in July 1953, to date 7 people are part of the board of directors and more than 30 people complete the staff making concrete the mission of the association.

DIRECTIVE COUNCIL

Vittorio Sclaverani (president), Valentina Noya (vice-president), Edoardo Peretti (general secretary), Marco Mastino, Caterina Taricano, Milad Tangshir, Davide Mazzocco.

Vittorio Sclaverani

Valentina Noya

Edoardo Peretti

Marco Mastino

Caterina Taricano

Milad Tangshir

Davide Mazzocco

Vittorio Sclaverani

Born in Turin in 1981, is part of the AMNC since 2005, since 2010 holds the position of President. Graduated in History of Cinema at the University of Turin with a thesis on the cinema of Armando Ceste, for over fifteen years he has been involved in the promotion, planning and cultural communication collaborating with many social and cultural realities of the territory. In 2010 he took part in the public art project Situa.to in the context of Turin 2010 European Youth Capital and in 2012 he was selected to participate in the project Building Culture in Padua.

Valentina Noya

Born in Sassari in 1983. She obtained a two-year degree in narrative techniques and film screenwriting at the Holden School, a degree in International Relations and a master in Development, Environment and Cooperation; she carried out with a CRT grant the CRPC XX of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo. She is a cooperator, international trainer in participatory video, author and producer of the film VR Free by Milad Tangshir.  She is project manager and vice-president of AMNC and coordinator of LiberAzioni and AffiDarsi projects.

Edoardo Peretti

Born in 1985 on the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore and adopted by Turin during his university years, he graduated in Contemporary History with a thesis on the history of cinema and soon began to collaborate, as a film critic and journalist, with online and print periodicals as Mediacritica, Cineforum, L’Eco del nulla among the main collaborations. He has worked for festivals and organizations and curates reviews and events, in particular with Switch On association. Thanks to his formidable instinct in choosing the winning things in life, he proudly, and sometimes fatalistically, cheers Rome. Since 2018 he has been curating the Parole&Cinema project.

Marco Mastino

Born in Savona in 1985 is Vice President since 2014. After graduating in cinema at the University of Turin, he began to collaborate with the National Cinema Museum Association. Since 2009 he founds and organizes the festival cinemAutismo, the first film event, in Italy, dedicated to the world of autism and Asperger’s syndrome. At the same time, he deals with projects of social inclusion and the organization of screenings in collaboration with the National Film Archive of the Resistance.

Caterina Taricano

Born in Turin in 1978. She has been a councilor since 2008. Journalist, author and screenwriter. Since 2011 she is the director of the magazine Mondo Niovo 18-24 ft/s. She has collaborated with l’Unità and currently writes for Cinecittànews and 8½. With Matteo Pollone she wrote the monograph of Neil Jordan for Il Castoro. She has been a researcher for Istituto Luce and editor for Sconosciuti. She has worked on several editions of the Roma Fiction Fest. Her is the biography of Giuliano Montaldo Un marziano genovese a Roma, published in 2014 by Felici Editore; recently, together with Giorgio Arlorio, she wrote Viaggi non organizzati. Her documentaries are: A qualcuno piacerà – storia e storie di Elio Pandolfi (2015) and +o-x Nespolo (2009).

Milad Tangshir

Born in 1983 in Tehran. He is one of the founding members of the Iranian band Ahoora, which released three albums in the 2000s. In 2011 he moved to Italy and studied Cinema at the University of Turin. He made some short films that were screened and awarded in many festivals. Among them, Displaced about the exodus of refugees on the Balkan route, shot in Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. His virtual reality film VR Free – shot in the Turin prison and produced by Valentina Noya – has been screened at various festivals, including the Venice Film Festival in 2019 and the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. His documentary Star Stuff – shot in Chile, South Africa and the Canary Islands – premiered at the 2019 Torino Film Festival.

Davide Mazzocco

Free lance journalist, documentary director, cyclist, he has been working for years on culture, society, communication and environment for web and press. He has written about cinema on Frameonline and Cinecritica and presented the radio program Ricominciamo da tre. He has a dozen publications to his credit including Javier Bardem biutifulactor (2011), Digital Journalism (2012), Online Journalism (2014), Pop Propaganda (2016), Chronophagy (2019) and Geomancy (2021). With his documentaries Benvenuto Mister Zimmermann (2012), L’orma del dinosauro (2014) and Deserto verde (2018) and the short film Opera breve per mani e occhi (2014) he participated in festivals in Italy and abroad. Since 2015 he has been in charge of web communication for AMNC.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Stefano Della Casa (Presidente), Lorenzo Ventavoli, Baldo Vallero, Alessandro Casazza, Domenico Gargale, Alberto Mittone, Paolo Manera, Giovanni Zanetti, Clara Caroli e Gabriele Ferraris.

STAFF

Ginevra Tomei e Giulio Santise.

Ginevra Tomei

Giorgio Santise

Hala Muhammad Alaulaqi

Ginevra Tomei

Graduated in Industrial Design at ISIA in Rome, Ginevra Tomei moved to Turin in 2006. Always interested in social issues, after years of activism in the Italian section of Amnesty International, since 2010 she curates and organizes together with Marco Mastino the festival cinemAutismo.

Giorgio Santise

He is a film-maker born in Turin in 1988. He obtains the M1 in Intercultural Cooperation at the University of Lille3 and does his thesis in Bolivia. He attends the Social Documentation course at Daniele Segre’s I Cammelli. In 2014 he enters the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Abruzzo branch, with Reportage and Documentary address. In 2015 he works as a back-stager on the set of Fiore by Claudio Giovannesi. As a Diploma essay he makes a documentary, about a mother-child community, entitled La casa delle mamme. He wins the Veneto Film Network Award at the Euganea Film Festival. Some radio documentaries, made during the course at CSC, will be selected to be aired on Rai Radio3, in the program Tre Soldi. In 2017 he begins to collaborate with a cooperative that deals with reception for asylum seekers. In 2019 he begins an experience of participatory video together with Valentina Noya at the prison of Turin, with the inmates of the University Pole.

Personal Website: http://www.giorgiosantise.it/

Hala Muhammad Alaulaqi

She is an independent journalist and works in the defense of human rights. She has been living for two years in Turin, Italy. She has a degree in Media – Radio and Television from the University of Sana’a, Yemen. Currently, Hala works as a volunteer teacher of Arabic language for non-native speakers with Speak Initiative. Within AMNC, she is in charge of the Ceste and Iannelli archives and summer events, especially Lavori in Corto – Let’s Stay Human.

PRESS COMMUNICATION
Giulia Gaiato

PRESS REVIEW
Eleonora Samela

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
Chiara Garzena

GRAPHICS
Studio Patrucco e Simone Vona