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Giovanni Pompili

Giovanni Pompili




Decision Maker 2019
TFL Alumni Meeting Attendee 2018
Decision Maker 2018
FeatureLab 360 Participant 2017
Decision Maker 2016
Decision Maker 2015


Born in 1979, Giovanni has worked since 2002 in development and production of over 20 documentaries and shorts in Italy and UK. He also directed (2011 Ilaria Alpi Award) and this expertise help him to understand and relate productive and artistic needs.
At the end of 2011 he took the head of Kino produzioni and changed the core business of the company from TV service production to development and production of cinematic stories with emerging directors.
He is part of EAVE, Eurodoc, Berlinale Talents and Producer’s Network.
Five years ago he also founded in Rome with other 50 professionals a small theater/bistrot, Il Kino. From then he is also experiencing being a distributor and a vendor.

He has worked for Fair Trade organization and NGO and thanks to that he always promote green set policy and CSR. He has played rugby for 15 years and he is still a sport addicted. He has two kids Pietro, 5 and Brando, 4.

company profile

Kino produzioni's main goals are to research and develop a new cinema point of view strongly linked with reality. Kino is working to develop a new generation of emerging talents often coproducing with international production companies.

Kino's latest works were presented at A-List international film festivals.

In 2016 Kino presented IL PIÚ GRANDE SOGNO (I WAS A DREAMER) debut feature film by Michele Vannucci in Orizzonti Competition at Venice Film Festival, VALPARAISO by Carlo Sironi Pardi di Domani Prize Video und Surtitlung at Locarno Film Festival, THE SILENCE by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari in official short film competition at 69. Cannes Film Festival and ALMOST HEROES by Giovanni Piperno, created following up a the social inclusion project “TOR SAPIENZA FILM LAB” won the NASTRO D'ARGENTO award this year.

Kino produzioni has produced the feature documentary films ON ART OF WAR by Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino, TERRA DE FRATERNIDADE by Lorenzo De Almeida Carvalho and FAVELA FUTEBOL CLUBE by Marcello Brecciaroli, now in post-production. While we are shooting KENTANNOS by Victor Cruz, an Argentiniana-Italian coproduction supported by INCAA and Sardinia Film Commission, WEMW award as best pitch.

Our slate of project includes italian french coproductions SOLE, the debut film by Carlo Sironi supported by MiBact, CNC and IDM Film Fund and WOMEN – PHOTOGRAPIE by Ester Sparatore supported by MiBact and CNC, the belgian-dutch-italian coproduction COURER by Kenneth Merken, the italia-brazilian-portuguese O HOMEM DA CASA by Lourenco De Carvalho and SERGIO’s ROOM by Pasquale Marino.

Kino produzioni is an italian independent production company managed from 2011 by Giovanni Pompili.