Alessandro Carroli spent five years in the production of feature films and documentaries (“Terra Madre” by Ermanno Olmi, Berlinale 2009, “Fallen Heroes” by Paolo Franchi, Venice Film Festival 2007) and joined Vezfilm in 2010. He currently produces You Have To Be There. He is a member of EDN, Doc/It and alumni of Eurodoc. Contact:


Federico Ferrone has co-directed the films Banliyö – BanielieueMerica , The Enemy Within and The Train to Moscow- A Journey to Utopia and co-produced Anita by Luca Magi


Michele Manzolini studied Semiotics at the University of Bologna and at the Universidade do Rio de Janeiro. He is co-director of the documentary Merica and The Enemy Within produced for the Al-Jazeera Documentary Channel.



Francesco Ragazzi co-directed Banliyö – Banielieue and Merica, and has produced the cross-platform academic project Liberty & Security. He co-produced The Train to Moscow, Coming For a Visit and My House Without Me. Currently is producing Reporter. In his free time, he lectures at Leiden University, in the Netherlands. Contact:


Magdalena Szymkow
 filmmaker with journalistic background, graduated from the Wajda School in Warsaw Director of My House Without Me and Reporter. She is alumni of Berlinale Talents Doc Station 2015/2016 and recently she received a year grant from Amsterdam Art Fund 2015/16. She explore the visual art forms with an emphasis on the past time issues. She tries to revisit the documentary film tradition and the use of archive footage and home movies. Her previous film My House Without Me, a story guided by memories, the cinematic essay about displacement was awarded and screened across the international festivals (Krakow IFF, New Horizons IFF, DokuFest, Pravo Ljudski IFF, Bradford IFF, Cinema Verite Teheran IFF, Mumbai IWFF ). Contact: