Stefano Francia di
Celle is the new
director of the Torino Film Festival.
Selected out of 8 candidates, it was chosen unanimously by the heads of the
National Film Museum, the President Enzo Ghigo and the Management Committee
members Annapaola Venezia, Gaetano Renda, Giorgia Valle and Paolo Del Brocco.
He will remain in office for two years, with the possibility of renewal.
Enzo Ghigo, President of the National Film
Museum states: “I am very happy with this choice, that was made in complete
autonomy by the Management Committee. We will work very well together and with
the Director of the Film Museum, Domenico De Gaetano, we will immediately start
working on the next edition of the Torino Film Festival, taking place from
November 20th to 28th, 2020.”
Francia Di Celle (Turin, 1966) is a cultural
manager, film historian and curator. Graduated in Film History and Criticism,
he starts at a young age to collaborate with important film institutions in
Turin and in Italy: From Sodoma to Hollywood Film Festival, National Film
Archive of the Resistance, Young Cinema International Film Festival, Taormina
Film Festival, Bellaria Film Festival, Rai. From 2003 to 2010 he curated
retrospectives and monographic volumes for the Turin Film Festival. Since 1996
he works for Rai in charge of film programming and cultural programs for Rai3
channel. From 2004 to 2010 is President and producer of “Il vento del cinema”
in Procida, an international event dedicated to cinema and philosophy. In 2008
he starts collaborating with Fondazione Prada, also programming their theatre
in Milan. He collaborates with the Venice Film Festival since 2012, where he
curates the Venice Classics section.