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Giona A. Nazzaro, born in Zurich, Switzerland, 1965.
He previously served as the General Delegate of the International Film Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival, a member of the artistic committee of IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam (2020), and a programmer and curator on the selection committee of the Visions du Réel Festival in Nyon (2010-2020). He also worked as a programmer and curator for Torino Cinema Giovani, Festival dei Popoli and the Rome Film Fest and in 2015 he co-created and curated the exhibition “Il di/segno del cinema” at the Cagliari Civic Museum. He has authored and edited books on Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee and Abel Ferrara. He pioneered the study of Hong Kong cinema in Italy, as the editor of the volumes Il cinema di Hong Kong - Spade, kung fu, pistole, fantasmi (Le mani, 1997), John Woo - La nuova leggenda del cinema d'azione (Castelvecchi, 2000) and Il dizionario dei film di Hong Kong (Universitaria Editrice, 2005). His book Action - Forme di un transgenere cinematografico (Le mani, 2000) won the Barbaro/Filmcritica Prize. His fiction debut was A Mon Dragone c'è il Diavolo (Perdisa Pop, 2010). A member of the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI), he works as a film journalist and regularly contributes to il manifesto, Film Tv, Micromega and other online and print outlets. He was one of the founders of the film monthly Sentieri selvaggi. He is also a member of the Federal Commission of Cinema.