Biography of the directors

Alessandro Cassigoli (Director)

When he was 20, he moved to Rome where he attended film school "Professione Cinema" and started to work as assistant director for many Italian films and popular TV series. After seven years of working on other people's sets, he felt ready to embark on his own projects. Together with the Italian-Israeli director Dalia Castel, he made his first two documentaries: "In the Bubble" and "Good Times" that won awards in 15 different International Film Festivals. In 2005 he attended the Berlinale Talent Campus and than moved to Berlin (Germany) after winning the Nipkow Programm Fellowship, a scholarship for media professionals. Since 2007 he have directed five documentaries for the program 360 GEO that airs on "ARTE" and its produced by Medienkontor GmbH. Today he works on commissioned projects for television an creative documentaries as "La Deustche Vita" and "Following Casey".

Tania Masi (Director)

Studies Urban Sociology at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Film Production and Screenplay at the International School of Film at New York University. Since 2006 Tania has been a freelance journalist based in Berlin for RAI TV, Globo News, newspapers and online magazines. At the same time she cultivates her passion for cinema, working as International Sales Assistant at festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin for the sales company Studio City Pictures. "La Deutsche Vita" is her first feature documentary.

FILMOGRAPHY ALESSANDRO CASSIGOLI

2013 "La Deutsche Vita" - documentary 65' produced by Medienkontor Movie Gmbh
2012 "Marmor" - arte GEO360 documentary 52' produced by arte and Medienkontor
2011 "Florence football" - arte GEO360 documentary 52' produced by arte and Medienkontor
2009 "A treehouse in Costa Rica" - arte GEO360 documentary 52' produced by arte and Medienkontor
2008 "Almost Paradise" - documentary 45' produced by gotandafilm with the support of Nipkow Berlin
2008 "New York, the Amato Opera" - arte GEO360 documentary 52' produced by arte and Medienkontor
2007 "The faces of Rome" - arte GEO360 documentary 52' produced by arte and Medienkontor
2006 "Relatively Free" - short documentary 8' produced by International Documentary Challenge and gotandafilm
2004 "Good Times" - documentary 32' produced by gotandafilm
2002 "In the Bubble" - documentary 45' produced by gotandafilm


AWARDS

"Relatively Free" Grand Prize, International Documentary Challenge (2006)
Best Film, Crossroads Film Festival (USA 2007)
"Good Times" Grand Jury Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (USA 2005)
"Ver.di" award, Dok Leipzig (Germany 2004)
Best Short Documentary, Punto de Vista (Spain 2005)
1st prize, Cinema del Reale (Italy 2005)
1st prize, Danifilma (Bosnia & Hercegovina 2006)
1st prize, Artimage Graz (Austria 2006)
Audience Award, DocumentaMadrid (Spain 2005)
Human Rights Award, DocumentaMadrid (Spain 2005)
Human Rights Award, Carmona Film Festival (Spain 2005)
1st prize, Urban TV (Spain 2007)
"In the Bubble"
Grand Jury Award, MaremmaDocFest. (Italy 2002)
Grand Jury Award, RomaDocFest. (Italy 2003)