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Stefano Savona

Stefano Savona

Director, Executive Producer, Sound Recordist, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Producer

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    Stefano Savona was born in Palermo in 1969. He studied archaeology and anthropology in Rome. He started to work as an independent photographer in 1995. Since 1999, he has been mainly working as director and producer of documentaries. His works include numerous video installations (such as D-Day, 2005, in Paris at the Centre Pompidou). His documentary feature film Notes from a Kurdish Rebel (2006) was awarded with the S.C.A.M. International Prize at the Cinéma du Réel in Paris. Cast Lead obtained the Special Jury Price at the Locarno Film Festival in 2009. Since 2009 he has been collecting the hundreds of testimonies of Il Pane di San Giuseppe, a visual history archive dedicated to the living memory of 100 years of rural civilization in Sicily. He started with Penelope Bortoluzzi in 2010 the production company Picofilms. He produced and directed with A.Porto and E.Sparatore Palazzo delle Aquile awarded in 2011 with the Grand Prix du Cinéma du Réel, Paris, and selected for Acid Cannes 2011.