In 1994 Manlio Gomarasca founded the magazine Nocturno Cinema, of which he is publisher and editor-in-chief. His books include 99 Donne and Io Emanuelle (Mediaword), and La piccola cineteca degli orrori and Monnezza amore mio (Rizzoli). He curated the retrospectives Italian King of the B’s and Spaghetti Western at the Venice Film Festival, and as member or advisor has served on selection committees for the Rome Film Festival, NIFFF - Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, the Locarno Film Festival and the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. He also works with leading international fantasy film events such as Sitges Film Festival (Spain), Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (France), Brussels Offscreen Film Festival (Belgium) and SciencePlusFiction in Trieste (Italy). Since 2015 he has worked in Film Distribution with Koch Media, starting the label Midnight Factory and becoming its artistic director. In home video he has edited series for some of the biggest distributors in Italy (CG, Medusa, RaroVideo and 01) and abroad (Blue Underground, Anchor Bay, Exposure Cinema, Koch Media), creating the Cinekult label devoted to rediscovered titles from Italian genre cinema. He produced and directed the documentaries Totally Uncut, Fernando di Leo: la morale del cinema (2004) and Inferno rosso: Joe D’Amato e la via dell’eccesso (2020), and in 2013 produced the film Il notturno di Chopin, directed by Aldo Lado.