58th edition
14-17 June 2021

2020 BRAW Cinema Jury

A jury of experts identifies the best publishing projects considering their technical elements, artistic merit and the achieved delicate balance between text and images



Gian Luca Farinelli

Director of Cineteca di Bologna since 2000, Gian Luca Farinelli, together with Nicola Mazzanti, developed "Il Cinema Ritrovato" in 1986, today one of the most renowned festivals celebrating the history of cinema and the work of film libraries. Gian Luca has conceived and developed numerous exhibitions and events within the framework of Bologna’s film library, including all the editions of "Sotto le stelle del cinema", Bologna’s open-air summer film screenings in the city’s central square. He oversaw the creation of Italy’s first school of film restoration "L’Immagine Ritrovata", financed by the European Union, which led to the founding of the film library’s restoration laboratory in 1992. Today the laboratory works with the world’s major film archives and has recently opened units in Hong Kong and Paris. Internationally acknowledged as one of the world’s major film restoration experts, Gian Luca played a key role in the creation of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes, and has sat on numerous international juries. In 1997, he was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French state, and in 2008, its Ordre National du Mérite. In 2014, he received the Telluride Film Festival’s Silver Medallion. He is a board member of the World Cinema Foundation. 

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Claudio Gubitosi

Claudio Gubitosi, Director of the Giffoni Film Festival

Born in Giffoni Valle Piana in 1951, Claudio Gubitosi founded the “Giffoni Film Festival” when only 18 years old. Thanks to his determination, the film festival is today an international go-to event for films for children and young adults. In 2009, Claudio decided to transform the event into a cultural factory: the "Giffoni Experience". One of his greatest achievements, Multimedia Valley was conceived and developed in southern Italy to stimulate and offer space to talented young people where they can receive training, be innovative and pass to production. This year - the 50th year of Giffoni’s activities - sees the start of the “Giffoni Opportunity”, an initiative geared to the future with Giffoni 20-30: an opportunity to implement ideas, develop new identities and drive social and cultural projects within the framework of film and new audio-visual production, creating an innovative hub giving free rein to expressivity at all levels. 

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Eva Sangiorgi

Eva Sangiorgi is a writer and programmer based in Vienna.

She collaborated with different festivals in Latin America and worked and founded FICUNAM in Mexico City, festival she headed until 2018.

In Mexico she worked in film distribution, production and hosting a TV program on cinema.

She is currently the artistic director of the Viennale, the Vienna International Film Festival. 

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David Tolin

A children’s bookstore specialist, David Tolin founded the bookstore Pel di carota in Padua with two other partners in 2010.
After graduating in Education from Padua University, David obtained a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies from Rouen University, subsequently training at Bologna’s Drosselmeier Academy, a centre specializing in children’s literature and bookstore management. Today, David works as a trainer and consultant.
He has curated several anthologies around the figure of Gianni Rodari for Einaudi Ragazzi and translated texts from French. He is a member of the IBBY Italia board as a representative of ALIR, the Italian Association of Independent Children’s Bookstores.
As part of Pel di carota’s activities, David has worked with CUC CinemaUno, the Detour Festival of Cinema di Viaggio, and with the Euganea Film Festival. 

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