Lucio Lionello

Lucio Lionello

Biography

In 1991 he graduated at Turin Department of Humanities in Film Studies: History and Criticism. In between 1988 and 1996 he collaborates as film co-director with Alessandro Tannoia with whom he realizes several short films presented at the most important Italian and European film festivals. During this period of time he exhibits ten different short films at the Turin Film Festival. In 1991 he won with the short film, Where Everything Is the 2nd prize Italian shorts at the Turin Film Festival. In 1993 the short film Out Of Here wins the "Italian shorts" at the 50th Exhibition of the Venice Film Festival. Between 1997 and 2000 he works with Videogruppo TV to produce three series of 15 "Experimental Pauses" co-directed with A. Tannoia and D. DiLernia. In 2000 he realizes Turin, une ville a decouvrir, an architectural and promotional documentary presented in Paris during the nomination of Turin as the hosting city for the 2006 Olympics Games. Between 2001 and 2002 he collaborate with the web TV "TheSet.tv" producing Cinematographic Pills. He collaborates with different roles and skills in thematic films, audiovisual installation, screenings, dubbing and miscellaneous for TV shows with AIACE, with the International Sport Cinema Festival of Torino and with the Goethe Institute in Turin. He dedicated for some years to his love for theater, founding with F.Melotti and GF.Lovera the theatrical company JeanMarieVolonté creating the shows "Bio_Logico" and "Retrospective" presented at the Festival delle Colline Torinesi. In 1997 he participates as a jury member at GLBT Festival in Torino. in international short films section. From 2003 to 2008, he is the jury member for the 50 Hours Film Festival in Turin. He teaches Film Studies at the European Institute of Design in Turin since 2002, with specifics on History of Cinema, Narration Techniques, Shooting and Direction. Since 2010 he collaborates with the Film Production Company H12 realizing dreamlike short movies as well as historical documentaries. In 2014 he wins the "Best Editing" award for the documentary Valetti. The Forgotten Hero at the 35th Palermo Sport Film Festival. Recently he directs the movie “China Playtime”, released in 2016 for H12 FILM.

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