Who we are
Adriano Devita – Founder, director, curator
Negin Vaziri – curator
Laura Ostan – curator
Alessandra Manzini – Events and networking
Work with us
We are looking for writers and curators from all over the world.
If you are interested, please write us via Contact Form
Adriano Devita. Born and lived in Venice, Italy. Psychologist, consultant, and film-maker. I have been working for many years in the VET international system (vocational education and training). I’m a specialist in life long learning processes, web learning, guidance and counseling, recognition, validation, and certification of competences, active policies towards employment. I think cinema is an essentially visual knowledge medium. This specific characteristic must be exploited to the maximum degree. I don’t like explanations, or voice over It’s not about writing or saying something, it’s about showing it. I founded this festival to encourage talented young authors to develop this approach.
Negin Vaziri is a production designer and curator who is using film, photography, scenery designs, and contemporary performing arts to incite public dialogue and social change. She is the artistic director and founder of NVP Design. Born in Tehran, Iran, Negin Vaziri holds an MA in Scenery Design from the University of Cinema and Theatre of Tehran and a MA from Venice Art Academy. Her 2009 short film, Crushing Stones, screened at the Venice Film Festival; and subsequently at Woman Voices Now festival in Los Angeles. She was the creative producer of many exhibitions during Venice Art and Architecture Biennale since 2008. She is mostly known internationally for her performances focused on human rights.”
Laura Ostan is an italian curator and founder of Galleria Perela’ in Venice Italy, with a background of contemporary art and literature studies. She has curated and supported over 12 years, multimedia international exhibitions, film screening and performance at Perela’, Venice and abroad. Laura is a great traveler. He has traveled around the world and every year visits new and increasingly remote countries. This has allowed her to develop a great ability to appreciate and get in tune with the most diverse cultures.
Alessandra Manzini conceived and directed Fort-in Fest: an annual site-specific festival of music, theater, music, cinema and performing arts. The festival explores the theme of the “social deconstruction of the enemy and the foreigner”. It is organized with inclusive techniques to promote the inclusion of cultural and natural diversity in the heterogeneity of former military public spaces in the metropolitan area of Venice. Alesandara has a special talent for partnership building and fund raising, event management and organization, coordination and logistics, communication and international relations and community engagement.