Red Diaries Fellini Forward

EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF CINEMA, AS CAMPARI CREATES THE FIRST SHORT FILM MADE WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INSPIRED BY THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF FELLINI

francesca fabbri fellini

federico fellini's niece

maximilian niemann

short film director & a.i. creative director

zackary canepari

fellini forward documentary director

anita todesco

galleria campari curator

drea cooper

fellini forward documentary director

marc d’souza

project director and innovation expert

dante ferretti

production designer and collaborator of federico fellini

professor marcus du sautoy

a.i. & creativity expert

dr. emily l. spratt

A.I. Expert, Art Historian, Data Scientist Fellow

giulia bonomelli

Campari Apprentice, Production Design, CSC

andrea munafò

Campari Apprentice, Photography, CSC

hava aldouby

art & cinema critic

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francesca fabbri fellini

federico fellini's niece

Francesca Fabbri Fellini was born in Bologna in 1965. Her uncle 'Chicco', as she called him, taught her from an early age that we live two lives; one with our eyes open and one with our eyes closed. At 23, after graduating in Foreign Languages and Literatures, she moved to live in Rome before returning to Rimini in 2006 where she now lives and works. Francesca Fellini has embarked on a number of creative endeavours in her lifetime, including becoming a professional journalist in 1997, numerous television partnerships with Rai and working with talents such as Michele Guardì, Enza Sampò,Giovanni Minoli, Daniel Toaff and Licia Colò. As well as being immersed in the film world Francesca has a journalistic eye which was key to her career. In 2003, alongside her mother Maria Maddalena, Francesca launches a book titled 'At table with Fellini' encompassing beautiful stories about her uncle and shining a light on his passion for food. Since 2009, Francesca has been curating photographic exhibitions, from concept to delivery for photographer Graziano Villa (also her life and work partner). To celebrate her uncle’s 100th birthday, Francesca wrote a short film using creative prisms of animation and live action, bringing to life a pastel drawing her uncle had made of her as a child titled 'La Fellinette'. Francesca is the last descendant of the Fellini Family and a unique champion of her uncle’s legacy across the globe. Since January 2021, Francesca Fellini is host to a website titled Fellini Magazine, a springboard for young visionaries looking to meet great names in culture.

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maximilian niemann

short film director & a.i. creative director

Maximilian Niemann is a Hamburg-based film director from Germany, who graduated from the acclaimed Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His work is visual and sensory, with a unique language that takes his background in technology and blends it with character-driven storytelling. He has created multiple award-winning experiences that showcase new ways of filmmaking to a broad audience. His awards include NBC Universal Shocking Shorts, FWA Site of the Year, and two Clio Silver awards.

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zackary canepari

fellini forward documentary director

Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper (aka ZCDC) have over a decade of experience working in a variety of mediums. In 2010, they launched the short doc series California Is A Place which premiered at Sundance and racked up over 10 million views online. The success of the California series landed Zack and Drea on Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Filmmakers to Watch List” and led them to Flint, Michigan where they made their first feature doc, T-Rex about teenage boxing phenom and Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields. The film premiered at SXSW and went on to win audience and jury awards around the country before premiering on Independent Lens in 2015.Their Netflix Original Documentary series, Flint Town opened to critical acclaim and earned nominations from Critics Choice Awards and IDA. Forbes magazine called it “One of Netflix’s best documentary offerings to date.” They’ve also crafted work for Apple, Facebook and Intel and directed Superbowl spots for Goodby and Chevrolet. Zack and Drea’s latest Netflix film, Fire In Paradise was awarded both an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow award and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

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anita todesco

galleria campari curator

Born in Como in 1986, Anita Todesco moved to Venice in 2005; here she graduated from Ca' Foscari University in Foreign Languages and History of Art in 2009. Between 2009 and 2016 she worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice in the Education, Internship and Public Programs Department.
In 2016 she joined Campari Group in Milan as Curator of Galleria Campari, a lively venue in the Group's HQs dedicated to the Campari brand and its profound links with creativity and inspiration since 1860. In this context, she is in charge of communication, contents-related projects, events and temporary exhibitions.

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drea cooper

fellini forward documentary director

Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper (aka ZCDC) have over a decade of experience working in a variety of mediums. In 2010, they launched the short doc series California Is A Place which premiered at Sundance and racked up over 10 million views online. The success of the California series landed Zack and Drea on Filmmaker Magazine’s “Top 25 New Filmmakers to Watch List” and led them to Flint, Michigan where they made their first feature doc, T-Rex about teenage boxing phenom and Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa "T-Rex" Shields. The film premiered at SXSW and went on to win audience and jury awards around the country before premiering on Independent Lens in 2015.Their Netflix Original Documentary series, Flint Town opened to critical acclaim and earned nominations from Critics Choice Awards and IDA. Forbes magazine called it “One of Netflix’s best documentary offerings to date.” They’ve also crafted work for Apple, Facebook and Intel and directed Superbowl spots for Goodby and Chevrolet. Zack and Drea’s latest Netflix film, Fire In Paradise was awarded both an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow award and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

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marc d’souza

project director and innovation expert

With a Masters degree in Engineering and a background in video game development, the last 20+ years has seen Marc forge his skills in experience design, production and innovation across several countries, in organisations of all sizes and delivering for a variety of mediums and platforms. For the past 10 years, he has been working at the intersection of world-class creativity, cutting-edge technology and impeccable craftsmanship at UNIT9 - an award-winning global production and innovation studio that was appointed as Campaign Magazine’s ‘Tech Company of the Year’ two years running in 2020 and 2021.
As an end-to-end production expert, Marc is specialised in the development of entertainment across multiple media and delivery platforms. From games to film VFX, interactive installations to AI-driven creativity, the one constant has been relentless boundary-pushing; striving for innovation whilst ensuring the highest quality of delivery to clients and consumers. As Project Director for Fellini Forward, Marc and his team led the exploration and implementation of Artificial Intelligence tools to extract the creative genius of Federico Fellini, giving him expert insight into the project’s collaborative process between human and machine.

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dante ferretti

production designer and collaborator of federico fellini

Dante Ferretti, born February 26th 1943 in Macerata, is an Italian Production Designer, Art Director and Costume Designer. Throughout his career, Ferretti has worked with many great directors, both American and Italian, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Franco Zeffirelli, Anthony Minghella, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton and Brian De Palma. He frequently collaborates with his wife, Set Decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo. Ferretti was a protégé of Federico Fellini, and worked under him for five movies. He also had a five-movie collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini and, later in time, developed a close professional relationship with Martin Scorsese, designing seven out of eight late movies. Ferretti has won three “Academy” Awards for Best Art Direction; for The Aviator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Hugo. He had ten nominations. In addition, he was nominated for Best Costume Design for Kundun. He has also won four “BAFTA” Awards, five “David di Donatello” Awards, thirteen “Nastro d’Argento” Awards and three “Premio Cinearti La Chioma di Berenice” Awards. Ferretti has also often worked for the Theater, designing sets for many Operas and, sometimes, costumes and even direction. In 2008, he designed the set for Howard Shore's opera The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
In the near future he will present his vision of Giacomo Puccini’s "La Boheme" at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan.In the past years Ferretti was chosen as Production Designer for the Egyptian Museum of Turin, the Thematic Park “Cinecittà World” near Rome.

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professor marcus du sautoy

Artificial Intelligence & Creativity Expert
Simonyi Professor For The Public Understanding Of Science, Oxford University

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is author of six books including his most recent book The Creativity Code exploring the role of Artificial Intelligence as a tool for creativity in the arts. He has also published a play I is a Strange Loop which was performed at the Barbican in London in which he was also lead actor. He has presented numerous radio and TV series including a four part landmark TV series for the BBC called The Story of Maths. He works extensively with a range of arts organisations bringing science alive for the public from The Royal Opera House to the Glastonbury Festival. He received an OBE for services to science in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.

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dr. emily l. spratt

Artificial Intelligence Expert, Art Historian, Data Scientist Fellow, Data Science Institute, Columbia University

Dr. Emily L. Spratt is an art historian, data scientist, and arts and technology consultant based in New York. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a fellow in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. Known for her wide-ranging scholarship on the history and theory of art, Byzantium and the Renaissance, cultural heritage preservation and management, gastronomy, applied computer vision science, and the ethics of emerging technology, Dr. Spratt has been described as a multi-field pioneer and luminary in machine learning for the arts, the ethics of data science, and the creative-tech sector. In 2019, she was chosen to curate the President Emmanuel Macron-sponsored exhibition Au-delà du Terroir, Beyond Artificial Intelligence Art for the Global Forum on Artificial Intelligence for Humanity in Paris, and in 2017, curated Unhuman: Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, in Frankfurt and Los Angeles. Dr. Spratt is an advisor to the Frick Collection and Art Reference Library, Iconem, the Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute, Exponential Impact, Ethical Tech at Duke University, and the U.S. Defense Innovation Accelerator. She is also the former strategic advisor of Artory, an international art firm that she helped pivot into a blockchain-based company for the art market, the former curator of the AICAN art collection, and a leader in an ICOMOS/UNESCO initiative on computer vision technology and conservation. Dr. Spratt has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Onassis Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Cini Foundation, the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, the American Research Center in Sofia, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, and the Frick Collection. At the University of California, Los Angeles, she held the President’s Fellowship, and at Princeton, she was a Stanley J. Seeger fellow in Hellenic Studies and a fellow in the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. This January, Dr. Spratt’s research received the Community-Nominated Spotlight award from the Montreal Artificial Intelligence Ethics Institute.

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giulia bonomelli

Campari Apprentice, Production Design, CSC

Giulia Bonomelli was born in 1995 in Aosta Valley, a small region in the north of Italy, close to France and Switzerland. Currently in her last year at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome studying Production Design Giulia aspires to bring to life the creative vision of the best filmmakers in the world in her future career. Before Rome, Giulia studied theatre set design at the Academy of fine arts in Florence.

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andrea munafò

Campari Apprentice, Photography, CSC

Andrea was born in 1996 in a small village close to Milan. Ever since childhood, Andrea has been interested with photography and film. At the age of 13, his mother gave him a small compact film camera found at the local supermarket. From that moment on, Andrea took pictures of everything that surrounded him – his dog, his friends, his family, his school… Once he graduated high school in Milan, where he studied Cinema and Television, Andrea joined Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome to study motion and still photography.

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hava aldouby

art & cinema critic

Hava Aldouby, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the Open University of Israel, Department of Literature, Language and the Arts. She also acts as the artistic director of the Open University Gallery. Her research focuses on artists’ moving images, including video art, experimental cinema, and digital media art. She is the author of Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film (University of Toronto Press, 2013), and the editor of Shifting Interfaces: An Anthology of Presence, Empathy, and Agency in 21st Century Media Arts (Leuven University Press, 2020). She contributed chapters to Wiley Blackwell’s Companion to Federico Fellini (2020), to Borderlines: Essays on Mapping and the Logic of Place (2019), and to Ori Gersht: History Reflecting, by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2014). She has published papers on video art, American avant garde cinema, and the interface between gaming and art. Recently, she guest-edited a special issue of ARTS on Israeli Art. Aldouby is currently preparing a monograph dealing with reflections and refractions of the European art canon in 21st century video art. She has also reached out to experimental aesthetics, conducting research projects with the cognitive neuroscientist Vittorio Gallese, and with VR researcher Doron Friedman. These projects seek empirical ways for understanding our bodily and sensory experience in response to digital video and photography.

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