2021 JURIES

Three jurors of the 2021 edition of the 13th edition of SiciliAmbiente: the producer and director Simone Catania, the actress Stella Egitto and the journalist Nello Scavo.

Simone Catania is one of the founding members of Indyca, an independent production company based in Turin that has produced documentaries and films, presented in numerous national and international festivals, including: “Cuban Dancer” by Roberto Salinas, “We are the Thousand” by Anita Rivaroli, “Butterfly” by Alessandro Cassigoli and Casey Kauffman, “Happy Winter” by Giovanni Totaro. In 2018 he also directed his first feature film, “Drive Me Home” with Marco D’Amore and Vinicio Marchioni. He was a member of the Doc / it board from 2013 to 2017.

Next to Simone Catania on the jury we find Stella Egitto, a Sicilian born in 1987. She discovers her passion for acting very young and after graduating from the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, she begins her career in the theater and then moves to the cinema and on television covering numerous roles. At the cinema she was chosen by Pif for “In guerra per amore” while on TV she took part in “Romanzo Siciliano”, in “Commissario Montalbano ‘alongside Luca Zingaretti, and in” Buongiorno mamma” on Mediaset, for which she will also appear in the second season.

The journalist from Avvenire Nello Scavo is also on the jury. After his debut in Catania for the newspaper La Sicilia he was an international reporter and war correspondent for various foreign newspapers. His inquiries have been relaunched by the main newspapers in the world, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent, The Guardian, Le Monde, Huffington Post, La Croix, Bbc, Cnn, Clarin, La Nacion, El Pais, El Mundo and others. He is the author of books including: “Bergoglio and Esther’s books. The friendship between the future pope and the disappeared revolutionary” (Città Nuova, 2017). “Fake Pope. False news about Pope Francis” written jointly with Roberto Beretta (San Paolo, 2018). The last book is “Fishers of men”, written with Don Mattia Ferrari (Garzanti, 2020) being translated abroad.

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