Jury 2020

Paolo Orlando

Medusa Film


He graduated from DAMS (Discipline of Arts, Music and Entertainment), with a Master in Business Management of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia (MAGIC / ANICA). From the first years of study develops a particular interest in film criticism and the organization of exhibitions and projections, thanks to some experiences of cultural associations. Thus began his collaboration with CNI, Italy Cult Network, a satellite television channel Tele + platform, where the main editorial line was just the Cinema. Later, he passed to Rai Sat, deals with the schedules of programming for the Gambero Rosso Channel. Then he began his career in Medusa as a programming assistant in Medusa Cinema. In 2007 starts the distribution deal, first with the title of Sales Manager and, later, Commercial Director. Today Paolo Orlando is the Distribution Manager at Medusa Film (Rome).


Manuela Rima

Rai Cinema Channel


He works with Rai Cinema, in the field of Strategic Marketing and Digital, is involved in research and production of tailor-made content for the web area dedicated entirely to the cinema. She graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Bologna, after a Masters in Marketing and Communication at the IULM University of Milan, he began working for Mediaset as assistant director of television programs, in 2006 he moved to Rome to pursue his passion for cinema and worked here for several movie sets, and then joined in 2011 in the body of Rai Cinema. She works at Rai Cinema, in the Marketing field as a research and production manager for specialized content to the web site dedicated to cinema. She graduated in Modern Letters at the University of Bologna, she Followed then a Master in Marketing and Communication at the IULM University of Milan.

Francesco Montanari - attore

Francesco Montanari


Alessandro Amato



co-founder and managing director of the sidelines. He started his professional and artistic career in the theater held a variety of roles and founding his own company. At the same time it organizes cultural events, putting in connection the different artistic realities. In 2012 he graduated in law in 2015 and graduated in Production On the School Film Festival Gian Maria Volonte, where he met his partner Luigi Chimienti with which constitutes the sidelines. It has produced feature films and short films selected and awarded in many festivals around the world. He has participated in workshops and international events, such as the Workshop Producer and Producer Network of Cannes, the Producer Network of Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires), Match Me! Locarno and PUENTES Workshop EAVE, participating first as alumni and later as expert.


Luigi Chimenti



Luigi Chimienti is co-founder of the sidelines. He graduated in “Cinema” at the University of Pisa and in “Publishing and Writing” at the University La Sapienza of Rome, he graduated, then, in the “Production” at the Art School Film Gian Maria Volonte, where he met Alessandro Amato, with whom he founded the sidelines in 2015. He works as a production manager and organizer of several films, short films, music videos and advertising. As a producer he participated in workshops and international events, such as the Cannes Film Producer Workshop, Match Me! Locarno, and Maia workshop program.

Mirella Cheeseman - Wildside

Mirella Cheeseman


Laura Delli Colli - Giornalista

Laura Delli Colli