Tony Palmer
Tony Palmer’s vast filmography of over one hundred films ranges from early works with The Beatles, Cream, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa, to the famous portraits with and about Walton, Britten, Stravinsky, Maria Callas and Leonard Cohen, as well as feature films such as Testimony, starring Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich. Among over 45 international prizes for his work are 14 Gold Medals at the New York Film & Television Festival (the most recent in 2016), as well as numerous BAFTAs (British Academy of Film & Television Award) and EMMYs. He is the only person to have won the Prix Italia three times, and in 2014 was nominated for the Glenn Gould International Prize.

Irene Dionisio
Irene Dionisio is a director and a visual artist from Turin who graduated in Aesthetical and Social Philosophy. She obtained a master’s degree in Cinema and Philosophy at the UPJV of Amiens, France, and participated in the a.titolo collective of curators. Irene is now the director of the famous Da Sodoma a Hollywood gay film festival of Turin. She has produced video installations and documentaries, such as Sponde. Nel sicuro sole del nord (2015). This year, she will be the only Italian artist to take part in the Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva. Le ultime cose, produced by Tempesta, is her first fiction feature film and premiered during the 2016 Venice International Film Critics Week.

Chiara Eleonora Coppola
Chiara Eleonora Coppola graduated in Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication and worked as a junior assistant and researcher at ASK – Art, Science and Knowledge Centre at Bocconi University in Milan. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Communication and International Relations at IULM University in Milan, she collaborated with the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid. Since 2006, she has worked in project management and fund raising for both public and private cultural and creative organizations. She is member of the Administrative Board of the Apulia Film Commission Foundation and of the regional Council for the cinema activities of MIBACT. Chiara was director of the Otranto Film Fund Festival for six years.


Kerem Ayan
Kerem Ayan was born in Istanbul. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Yıldız and in 1992 moved to Paris, where he studied film at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle and at the Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7. He worked at Radio France Internationale for four years. In 2001 he began working for the Cannes Film Festival and meanwhile organized the International Literary Adaptation Market in Monaco. In 2005 he launched the Political Films Festival in Barcelona and directed it for three years. From 2006 he was the assistant director of the Istanbul Film Festival, and became director in 2015.

In 1979 Pivio founded the band New Wave Scortilla and, together with Aldo De Scalzi, he began a high-level collaboration in creating music for movies.  After his successful international debut with Steam: The Turkish Bath, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek, Pivio composed more than a hundred soundtracks for television and motion pictures. In 2014 Pivio won the David di Donatello, the Nastro d’argento, the Globo d’oro and the Bif&st Award for the best score for Song ‘e Napule, directed by Manetti Bros. Again for Manetti Bros, with Aldo De Scalzi Pivio composed the music for the musical Ammore e malavita. The film was in competition at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Soundtrack Stars Award.

Donata Pesenti
Donata Pesenti Campagnoni is temporary Director and chief preservationist of the National Museum of Cinema in Turin. She has written many pieces about the history of cine-archaeology and cine-museology. She is also a curator of temporary and permanent exhibitions related to cinema


Davide Ferrario
Born in 1956. Graduated in American literature at the University of Milan, he began working in the field of cinema in the seventies as a critic and essayist, starting at the same time a small distribution company, which he still manages today. He made his debut behind camera in 1989 with La fine della notte, considered the best independent film of the season. He then directs works of fiction and documentaries, which give him great consideration in Italy and abroad, at international festivals from Berlin to Sundance, in Venice, Toronto, Locarno. Among the others: Tutti giù per terra, Figli di Annibale, Guardami, Tutta colpa di Giuda and the works done with Marco Paolini. He is also the author of novels and a contributor to journalistic and radio publications.

Manuela Rima
Manuela Rima works for Rai Cinema in marketing: she is the director of research and production of content created for the cinema section of the Rai website. She graduated in Arts from the University of Bologna – Alma Mater Studiorum. After spending a year in the United States, she completed a Master’s program in Marketing and Communication at the IULM University of Milano while working for Mediaset as a director’s assistant for TV programs. In 2006 her passion for cinema led her to move to Rome, where she has worked on different film sets. She joined the staff of Rai Cinema in 2011.

Vittorio Sclaverani
Vittorio Sclaverani was born in Turin in 1981 and still lives there. He graduated in History of Cinema with a degree thesis on the works of Armando Ceste. He has been promoting cultural events with local associations for 15 years. Since 2010 he has been president of the Association for the National Museum of Cinema. In 2010 Sclaverani took part in, a public art project for the event Torino 2010 European Youth Capital. He likes listening to music, particularly Gustav Mahler, Arvo Pärt, the Franti, Eugenio in Via Di Gioia and the PanPers


Jan Choloniewski
Jan Choloniewski is passionate about electronic and experimental music and since 2008 he has been the creator of Music Video Night (an integral part of the Krakow Film Festival). He has worked as a developer, animator and Flash programmer and he is currently a web specialist for the Malopolska Insitute of Culture. In 2011, Jan gave a lecture about web animation at the Animator international film festival in Poznań, and the following year he held animation workshops with Anna Pankiewicz for the same festival. He is a video editor and live-streaming specialist, working together with his partner Karolina.

Simone Arcagni
Simone Arcagni is an associate professor at the University of Palermo. He studied cinema, media, new media and new technologies and is now teaching at the IULM of Milan and at the Holden School of Turin. He collaborates with Nòva – Il Sole 24Ore, Film TV, Oxygen, Segnocinema, Agorà and other science journals and magazines and is editor of Emerging Series Journal. He is consultant for many festivals, institutions, conferences, book series and journals and collaborates with several national and international scientific committees. Visioni digitali. Video, web e nuove tecnologie (Einaudi 2016) is his latest book

Andrea Laszlo
In 2004 Andrea Laszlo began working as an editor, assistant cameraman and composer for many companies in Turin, Rome and Milan. He was the first drummer of the band Nadar Solo, who released an eponymous album in 2007. In 2009 he founded the duo Anthony Laszlo together with his friend Anthony Sasso. In 2015 he released the album Anthony Laszlo with INRI, a Turin record label. In 2017 he recorded his second solo album Uomo Donna with his band. Self-produced by Laszlo together with Giuseppe Lo Bue and masterised by Andrea Suriani, the album was released by 42 Records on 9 June 2017. In 2017 Laszlo also released four music videos


Giorgio Li Calzi
Composer, trumpet player, producer, Aries with Leo rising. Since his first recordings as a trumpet player (from 1994) he has worked on the aesthetics of jazz, turning songs, TV theme songs and movie soundtracks into jazz, with a focus on improvisation. He plays and records with international musicians like Brazilian rockstar Lenine, the original member of Kraftwek Wolfgang Flür, pioneers of the new electronic music scene, with singers, and with great musicians from Egypt, Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Brazil. Giorgio includes them in his groups and they collaborate in his albums, creating a multicultural atmosphere. From 2018 he will be the director of the Torino Jazz Festival.

Stefano Caprioli
He graduated in Principal Piano at the Venice’s Conservatory of Music “Benedetto Marcello” in 1983. He worked as a pianist and programmer for the production of films such as La voce della luna and Intervista by Federico Fellini, Palombella rossa and  La messa è finita by Nanni Moretti and many other feature films by Taviani, Lucchetti, Del Monte, Magni, Bigas Luna, working with big names of Italian music. For a long time collaborator of Nicola Piovani, as a composer he created soundtracks for some films by Giacomo Campiotti, Pupi Avati, Maurizio Zaccaro, Rossella Izzo, Luciano Odorisio, Paolo Costella, Eros Puglielli, Angelo Longoni, Salvatore Samperi, Fabrizio Costa and many others.


Riccardo Mazza
Riccardo Mazza is a composer, multimedia artist and teacher at the Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale – Conservatory of Saluzzo. In 1997 he collaborated with Franco Battiato, helping him with research into new technologies and software for his acoustic and experimental sounds. In 2015 he founded the A21 label of experimental electronic music dedicated to research and production of new forms of expression in the digital culture. In 2016, together with photographer and video maker Laura Pol, for A21, he produced the double album Project-TO The White Side and The Black Side. In 2017 he released his second album, Black Revised, and created the first annual Sound Cross Music and Cross Arts Festival.


The jury awards the Best Dams Music Video 2017

Direct A Music Short (D.A.M.S.) is a contest aimed for all Italian DAMS students, sponsored and organized by the DAMS of Turin and the Seeyousound Festival. The contest is open to all students and asks participants to send a video in which the relationship between sound, music and images is articulated in an innovative and experimental, beyond the “classical” formula of the music video. A jury made up of DAMS students in Turin and from members of the Seeyousound Festival staff will establish the three winners of the contest. * The slot dedicated to Direct A Music Short is free-admission for DAMS students.