Rosa Barotsi is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy) with a project on gender inequality in the Italian film industry. She trained at the University of Cambridge, where she received her Ph.D. in 2014. She has previously held a postdoctoral position at the ICI Berlin, where she developed a project on Slow cinema and debt. Along with Clio Nicastro and Saima Akhtar, she co-founded the In Front of the Factory: Cinematic Spaces of Labour research collective in 2016. She has published work that focuses on the intersections between film, gender and labour, with an emphasis on Greek and Italian cinema.
Mariagrazia Fanchi è professore ordinario di Cinema, Fotografia e Televisione presso l’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, dove è anche Direttore di Almed. Alta Scuola in Media Comunicazione e Spettacolo. Dal 2019 è direttore scientifico per il Ministero della Valutazione di Impatto della Legge Cinema. Il suo campo di studi sono le audience e la loro esperienza del cinema, ricostruita in una prospettiva storica e sincronica. All’interno di questo orizzonte si situa anche l’impegno nella promozione delle conoscenze e delle politiche a sostegno dell’inclusività e del bilanciamento di genere nell’ambito dell’industria cinematografica e mediale italiana. Fra le sue pubblicazioni: con Matteo Tarantino Has Digital Transformation Impacted Gender Imbalance in Italian Cinema (Routldge, 2020); con A. Bourlot, Nuovi cinema paradiso (Vita e Pensiero 2017); Audience (Laterza, 2014).
Matteo Tarantino Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, where he lectures on the sociology of digital technologies. His research interests focus on the intersection between data, society and culture. Among his recent publications: Navigating the Green Datascape: Some Challenges in Automating Environmental Data Procurement for Disclosure Efforts in China (2019), Uncertainty in the Air: Communicating Urban Air Pollution(2019) and Il Tecno Dragone: L’Immaginario Tecnologico Cinese Ieri, Oggi e Domani (2020, in Italian).
- Lucia Cardone insegna Storia e critica del cinema e Paesaggi audiovisivi al Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche e Sociali dell’Università degli Studi di Sassari. Si occupa di cinema italiano, delle sue intersezioni con le altre arti e con la cultura e l’immaginario popolare, soprattutto nella prospettiva dei Women’s Studies. Ha pubblicato numerosi saggi e volumi fra i quali «Noi donne» e il cinema. Dalle illusioni a Zavattini (2009) e Melodramma (2012). Ha curato con Cristina Jandelli e Chiara Tognolotti Storie in divenire: le donne nel cinema italiano, numero monografico di «I Quaderni del CSCI» (11, 2015), e con Anna Masecchia e Maria Rizzarelli Divagrafie, ovvero delle attrici che scrivono (2019). Dal 2014 ha ideato il Forum Annuale delle Studiose di Cinema e Audiovisivi ed ha fondato, con Mariagrazia Fanchi, la collana FAScinA, .presso le Edizioni ETS di Pisa, dedicata ai Women’s Studies di ambito cinematografico.
- Flavia Barca is an expert in cultural policies, cultural economics and media economics. She has been a consultant and trainer for many universities, and has conducted extensive research for both public and commercial broadcasters and telcos, as well as authoring various audiovisual production projects. She has served as Rome Deputy Mayor for Culture. She also worked as Director at IEM (the Fondazione Rosselli Institute of Media Economics) and taught Media and ICT Economics at the Media Studies Faculty of Rome University “La Sapienza” as well as at Teramo University. She graduated in Liberal Arts at Roma Tre University and received an MA in Communication Policy Studies from City University, London. She is currently President of Acume and advisor for public and private bodies.
- Domizia de Rosa is President and founding member of Women in Film, Television & Media Italia, formerly member of the Board of Directors, in which she had the role of Secretary. She has previously been the Executive Director for Television for Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia. During her many years with the company, she worked in various position linked to television distribution.
- Sguardi Altrove Film Festival – Artistic Director: Patrizia Rappazzo. Sguardi Altrove is a non-profit cultural association founded in 1993 with the aim of researching and promoting films and videos made by women. The festival’s aim is to encourage a reflection on topics relevant to women, articulated in their specific cultural, political and social context. Sguardi Altrove has always been exploring work from different countries and cultures, promoting in particular the circulation of films that are less likely to have access to commercial venues.
- Patrizia Rappazzo has been the artistic director of Sguardi Altrove Film Festival since 1996. She is also responsible for the parallel section ‘Beyond Cinema’ with annual exhibitions at the Triennale di Milano; since 2012, she has been in charge of the Training Sector of Milano Film Network. As a professional journalist, she has worked for years at Mediaset curating for Channel 5 the column ‘The Cinema on Television’ and for the Tg of the three networks, with services on cinema and entertainment. Since 1997, she has collaborated with the daily newspaper Il Giornale, for which she has been responsible for the weekly column of Cinema, and with other national newspapers and specialized magazines of cinema and theatre.