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Giovanni Pompili

Giovanni Pompili

Italy

Production

TFL

Alpi Film Lab Tutor 2022
Decision Maker 2021
Alpi Film Lab Tutor 2021
Decision Maker 2019
Decision Maker 2018
FeatureLab 360 Participant 2017

biography

Giovanni has a background in filmmaking and media studies. After his degree in visual communication, he started working on developing and producing documentaries in Italy and UK.
He took over as head of Kino Produzioni in 2012, since then Kino is working to develop a new generation of emerging talents and is often coproducing with international companies. His latest productions by were presented at A-List film festivals. Among those Carla Simòn’s ALCARRÀS, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2022, and SOLE by Carlo Sironi, awarded as Best First Feature at the European Film Awards 2020.

He is regularly teaching film production and holding lectures on international co-production and project development for different Film Commissions, Funds and Festivals. He has also been consulting projects at Alpi Film Lab, First Cut Lab, Full Circle Lab and other regional development initiatives. He is Head of Studies of the Green Film Lab and teaches production at the Anica Academy.

Giovanni is member of Ace, Eave, Berlinale Talents, Eurodoc and TFL Alumni.

He has been involved in Fair Trade and NGO’s and thanks to that he always promote green set policy and CSR. After playing rugby for 15 years he is convinced of the importance of teamwork.

company profile

KINO PRODUZIONI

From its Rome headquarter, Kino reaches out towards international partners and filmmakers. The stories supported by Kino are those that expand the meaning of being human. Kino is working to develop a new generation of emerging talents and is often coproducing with international production companies. The company’s latest works were presented at A-List International film festivals.

Among the company's works latest work there is Carla Simón’s ALCARRÀS, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival 2022. The film is a Spanish-Italian coproduction between Avalon, Vilaut, Elastica Films and Kino Produzioni.

Kino recently also coproduced Aga Woszczynska’s debut film SILENT LAND that has been premiered in September 2021 in Toronto, competing in the “Platform” section. The film is a PL-IT-CZ coproduction, which represents the second collaboration with the Polish production company Lava Films after SOLE.

In 2019, Kino Produzioni premiered SOLE, Carlo Sironi’s debut feature film, selected in Venice, Toronto and at Berlinale, and winner of the EFA's European Discovery Prize. The film is a coproduction between Italy and Poland supported by Eurimages and developed through Berlinale Script Station, Residence de la Cinefondation and awarded at Torino Film Lab.

Other films produced by Kino that premiered between 2020 and 2019 are: IL MIO CORPO by Michele Pennetta, selected by Cannes’ ACID, Visions du Réel, and Alice nella città; feature documentaries KENTANNOS by Victor Cruz, premiered at Visions du Réel, and CELLES QUI RESTENT by Ester Sparatore (FR/IT/BE), premiered at Visions du Réel and winner of the Award for Best Italian film at the Biografilm Festival, supported by Eurimages and Cinema du Monde.

In 2018 several works produced by Kino had their premieres: COUREUR by Kenneth Mercken (BE/IT), SUGARLOVE by Laura Luchetti, THE IMMINENT IMMANENT by Carlo Francisco Manatad, premiered in Toronto (PH/SIN/IT) and DELAY by Ali Asgari (IR/IT).

I WAS A DREAMER, Michele Vannucci’s film feature, premiered in Venice at Orizzonti in 2016.

Kino is now working on several projects. Currently in post-production is DELTA, Michele Vannucci's second feature starring Alessandro Borghi, produced with Groenlandia. Other projects in the pipeline are LA BELLA ESTATE by Laura Luchetti, TRULY MADLY DEEPLY, the second feature by Carlo Sironi, A BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECTION by Michiel Van Erp, a NL/IT co-production, and PUÁN by María Alché and Benjamin Naishtat, an AR/IT/BOL/BRA co-production.


Film in post-production:

DELTA
by Michele Vannucci
Italy


Films in development:

LA BELLA ESTATE
by Laura Luchetti
Italy

TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY (working title)
by Carlo Sironi
Italy

A BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECTION
by Michiel Van Erp
Netherland, Italy

PUÁN
by María Alché and Benjamin Naishtat
Argentina, Italy, Bolivia, Brazil


Selected films produced:

ALCARRÀS, 2022
by Carla Simón
Spain, Italy

SILENT LAND, 2021
by Aga Woszczynska
Poland, Italy

IL MIO CORPO, 2020
by Michele Pennetta
Switzerland, Italy

SOLE, 2019
By Carlo Sironi
Italy, Poland

KENTANNOS, 2019
By Victor Cruz
Argentina, Italy

CELLES QUI RESTENT, 2019
By Ester Sparatore
France, Italy, Belgium

COUREUR, 2018
By Kenneth Mercken
Belgium, Italy

IL PIÚ GRANDE SOGNO, 2016
By Michele Vannucci
Italy