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Chiara Galloni

Chiara Galloni




She was born in 1982 and in 2005 she graduated in Communication Science at Bologna University. In 2008 she
completed a specialization cum laude at Economics School - Graduate degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and Arts, and the same year she founded an independent production company, Articolture, of which she is the legal representative alongside Ivan Olgiati.
Together, they strengthened the film branch of the company from the self-production of short films to international co-productions of features and documentaries, distributed locally and abroad. Among many cultural projects she designed and produced, she love maximizing the social impact of filmmaking and ‘hybridizing’ Articolture’s products, halfway between fiction and documentary. Articolture's latest production, "The Lamb" by Mario Piredda – an emerging director winner of the best short-movie award at the David di Donatello in 2017 for "At home" – has just finished its release in theaters. The film is an Italian-French co-production, it premiered at the Rome Film Fest
- Alice nella Città official selection 2019 and won Annecy Festival 2020 (other official selections at Istanbul, Moscow, Denver). In 2018 she produced "Zen in the ice rift" by Margherita Ferri, the Italian project supported by the Biennale College Cinema 2017/18, premiered at the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia 2018 and shortlisted as the best emerging director at Nastri d’Argento. This micro-budget film, produced in less than
one year in the exciting framework of the Biennale College, has been distributed worldwide by Medialuna, received an honorable mention at FRAMELINE (San Francisco), a conspicuous prize at BUFF Film Festival
(Malmö), the final five Nastri d’Argento as best emerging director, and its protagonist, Eleonora Conti, has
been bestowed the Best emerging Italian talent award for NuovoIMAIE.
The same week she delivered the picture-lock of Zen to Biennale College, she also delivered her first baby, Matilde Futura.
In 2018 she produced two short-films by Vito Palmieri: the short-doc "Da Teletorre19 è tutto!" and "The worldcup in a square" a short movie that won MigrArti, an important call by the Italian Ministry for supporting the social integration of migrants. The short has been premiered at the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia 2018 and selected in more than fifty festivals worldwide, it got the Final five at Nastri d’Argento and Globi d’Oro 2019 and it has been awarded as the best Italian short-film 2019 by FEDIC, the Italian federation of Italian
Arthouse Cinemas. Articolture’s first feature film, "The Asteroids" by Germano Maccioni, premiered in Locarno 2017 – official selection. At that time, she was in charge of its development and communication strategies and she attended
the MAIA Workshop with the project.
In parallel with the film-industry business, she carries on in-depth studies about cultural economics and cultural innovation politics, collaborating with many public and private institutions, as speaker and author. In 2017 she was adjunct professor (Project management for arts organizations) at Bologna University. Since January 2015, she has been a member of the Board of Directors at Fondazione Teatro Comunale – Opera House in Bologna, her hometown.

company profile

Articolture is an independent production company based in Italy, dedicated to the development and creation of films and audiovisual projects. Strengthened by its experience in a variety of interdisciplinary projects, since 2009 Articolture scouts and supports emerging talents, deals with provocative topics of
cultural relevance without ever losing sight of the aesthetic dimension, and widens art-house films audiences by implementing production and communication strategies that engage real communities right from the early stages of a project. The aim is twofold: to use cinema to raise and share critical content and to create positive externalities for the communities involved.
After producing short films and documentaries, in 2016 Articolture took the big leap by starting feature films production: "The Asteroids", a debut film by Germano Maccioni, has been produced with Ocean Productions and RAI Cinema, distributed by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, and premiered at Locarno Festival 2017 - Official Selection. In 2018 Articolture premiered at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia both the debut film "Zen in the ice rift" by Margherita Ferri – the Italian project supported by Biennale College Cinema program 2017/2018 – and "The world championship in a square", a short film by Vito Palmieri. They both have had a significant distribution: Zen, theatrically distributed by Istituto Luce Cinecittà and internationally represented by MediaLuna, participated in more than 30 festivals worldwide – from Mardì Gras - Sidney, to BUFF Festival Malmö, from Outshine FF - Toronto, to FrameLine - San Francisco – where it has been awarded an honorable mention as best debut film –, it was included in the final five at Nastri d’Argento in the emerging director category, and its protagonist, Eleonora Conti, has been nominated as the Best emerging Italian talent for NuovoIMAIE. Likewise, The championship has been selected in more than fifty short-film international festivals and received the Final Five and Nastri d’Argento and Globi d’Oro, and it has been awarded as the best Italian short-film 2019 by FEDIC, the Italian federation of Italian Arthouse Cinemas.
Articolture has just finished self-distributing its third feature film, "The Lamb" by Mario Piredda, co-produced with RAI Cinema, in collaboration with the French company MAT Productions. Premiered at Rome Film Fest - Alice nella Città official selection 2019, it won Annecy Cinéma Italien Festival (best film, young jury award, audience award) and has been selected at Istanbul, Moscow, CPH Buster, Denver IFF 2020.
Articolture is post-producing "The work shift," a short-film by Loris Giuseppe Nese and Chiara Marotta, two very young directors who presented their previous works at the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia Film Critics’ Week 2018 and 2019, and two creative docs: "Decadenza" by Céline Gailleurd and Olivier Bohler, a co-production with Nocturnes Production (FR) on the origins of Italian silent cinema, with Isabella Rossellini, and "M.B. Lo Sguardo è Rivolta" by Augusto Contento a (minority) co-production with Cineparallax (FR) about Italian modern history starting from Marco Bellocchio’s films experimental editing.
Articolture is also developing two other feature films: "The Shape of Snow" by Antonio Padovan, in co-production with Staragara (SLO) and "Her second chance", the third feature-film by Vito Palmieri.
Among its previous films, Articolture produced the debut works by Germano Maccioni: "My Main Man. Notes on a film about Jazz" (2009), a doc produced between Italy and the U.S. in collaboration with RAI Teche and distributed by CGHV, about one of the most important European Jazz Festivals in the
’70-‘80; "Natural Things" (2011), a short film with the David di Donatello awarded talent Roberto Herlitzka; "Faithful to the line" (2013), a doc about the popular and unconventional punk-singer Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, co-distributed with Cineteca di Bologna, home-video and VOD with Cecchi Gori Home Video. Articolture also produced "At home" by Mario Piredda (2016), selected by more than 70 international short film festivals and awarded with a David di Donatello as the best Italian short film 2017; "Freer than before" (2017), a doc by Adriano Sforzi about the terrible experience of imprisonment of an innocent Italian man in India, broadcast on RAI – DOC3 and "The Suitcase" (2014) a stop-motion puppet animation short film by Pier Paolo
Paganell (final five at Nastri d’Argento and David di Donatello).