Artistic Director Daniele Luchetti
The course provides future directors with the skills — both critical and operational — which allow them to express and develop their talent and therefore get them prepared to a costantly evolving profession.
During classes students examine, discuss and test all researches and studying methodologies with the purpose to get a full knowledge about the cinematographic product, according to its destination (cinema, tv or the web). These first analytical stages are later supplemented by workshops, focusing both on genre and auteur movies, which are a crucial point in the application and testing of the acquired knowledge and skills.
Throughout the first and second year, lectures, practices and workshops prepare students to the direction profession, encouraging their creativity and helping them grow their talents. In addition to that, students develop film products in cooperation with all the other educational areas of the school.
During the third year, after examining their level of knowledge, they are ready to work together with the other courses students for graduation films release. The final period of the academic year is aimed at helping students’ transition into employment through their participation as interns in film productions.
During the last five years the following professors have held classes: Gianni Amelio, Francesco Bruni, Gianfranco Cabiddu, Claudio Cupellini, Stefano Gabrini, Claudio Giovannesi, Miguel Lombardi, Piero Messina, Francesco Munzi, Gianfranco Pannone, Eros Puglielli.
made his debut with ‘Domani Accadrà’, produced by Nanni Moretti and Angelo Barbagallo’s Sacher Film. Film director and occasionally theatre and ad-film director, he is known both in Italy and abroad for his ‘Il Portaborse’, ‘La Scuola’, ‘Mio fratello è figlio unico’, ‘La Nostra Vita’, ‘Anni felici’, ‘Dillo con parole mie’, and the TV mini-series ‘Chiamatemi Francesco’, distributed abroad on Netflix Original. His latest works are ‘Io sono tempesta’ and ‘Momenti di trascurabile felicità’, this last based on the homonymous novel by Francesco Piccolo. Luchetti has received several awards and has been invited to many international festivals, such as Cannes, Toronto, Locarno, Tokyo and Venice. Among the producers he worked with, in addition to the aforementioned Sacher Film, there are Filmmaster, Cecchi Gori and Cattleya. Among his working partners there are Stefano Rulli, Sandro Petraglia, Domenico Starnone and Francesco Piccolo. His movies have been recognized nationally and internationally. ‘La Nostra vita’ was awarded with the Palme d’or to Elio Germano as best actor. Both as director or screenwriter, Luchetti was awarded with five David di Donatello, two Globi d’Oro, two IOMA, a Nastro d’Argento and several other international awards.
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