Born in Rome, Italy, in 1976, Massimiliano now lives in Bucharest, Romania. Since 2007 he works in the cinema industry as artistic director and programmer for festivals around Europe. Among them, a few to mention are Brest European Short Film Festival and Amerique Latine Biarritz (France),Arcipelago (Italy), Winterthur (Switzerland), Next, Timishort and Divan (Romania). Currently, Massimiliano is also a programmer for Torino Short Film Market (Italy) and head of selection and talent scouting for LESS IS MORE talent lab. He’s voting member for the French CESAR and romanian GOPO awards.
He has been script advisor for several short and feature films. Under the moniker PIPE’S NOT DEAD ! he creates soundtracks and audiovisual productions. He smokes pipe and loves whiskey.
Born in Ukraine in 1985. Studied German language and literature in Odessa, after graduating moved to Kyiv and worked in TV and commercial production as a producer. In 2011 joined the team of Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Kyiv) where she works to this day as a programmer and industry platform coordinator. Parallel to her work at the festival she works as line producer/production manager at film productions. My father is my mother’s brother directed by Vadym Ilkov (the most innovative film in the international competition at Visions du reel 2018) is the first film where she worked as associate producer and festival agent.
Marc Raymond Wilkins
As a Swiss-British citizen, Marc was born 1976 in Switzerland. During a student exchange in New Zealand, he shot his first short film on Super 8: BREAKING OUT. Finishing school early, he taught himself the craft of filmmaking “on location”, working in different departments in more than 10 feature film projects all over Europe. In 2003 he was chosen as one of Saatchi’s 25 top ‘Young Directors’. In the same year he won his first Golden Lion in Cannes for the commercial GAME OVER for ‘Doctors without borders’. His New York based short film, HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA, had its world premiere at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand festival in 2013, screened at many festivals around the world and was awarded with jury- and audience-prizes. Marc’s recent short film drama, BON VOYAGE, was shot in the Mediterranean Sea on a sailing yacht. It premiered in Palm Springs, where it won the jury award for best fictional short film. BON VOYAGE won 32 awards, was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards and is currently in competition in over 50 festivals internationally. Marc resides in Kyiv and Zurich, currently in pre-production for his feature film debut THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.