Federico Ferrone (1981) studied History at the University of Bologna and Political Science in Paris. As an assistant director he was involved in the TV documentary series HISTOIRES EN MEDITERRANEE (2005) produced in Tunisia. He co-directed the awardwinning documentaries BANLIYÖ- BANLIEUE (2004), MERICA (2007) and THE ENEMY WITHIN (2009). His film THE TRAIN TO MOSCOW (2013) was selected, among others, in the main competition at the Torino Film Festival and the documentary competition of Karlovy Vary IFF. He also co-produced the film ANITA by Luca Magi (2012), selected at the Torino Film Festival and Doclisboa. In 2011 he has been awarded by UNESCO the title of “Young Artist for Intercultural Dialogue between Arab and Western Worlds” for his films on immigration, suburbs and the contribution of immigrant communities to a country’s culture. He is currently working on the pre-production of his first feature length film THE BEST REWARD, produced by Apapaja, and on the post-production of IL VARCO, a film produced by Kiné and Cinecittà-Luce.
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