Matteo Valsecchi

HE WILL BE ON STAGE WITH US TO PRESENT HIS MOVIE “YEMA E NEKA”.
Born in Sondrio in 1989. He graduated in direction at Cisa Lugano and attended the screenwriting course of Civica di Milano. In 2010 he won an award at the Centovalli Film Festival with the short film “Nessuna voce, nessun rumore” (No voice, no noise.) In 2011 he made “Il Pagliaccio” (The clown) for a project which was co-financed by the Lombardy Region on the dangers of the web on minors. The short film won the audience award at Young Frames 2011. In 2012 his short film “Il circo del caso”, co-produced by the RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, was presented out of competition section of the 65° festival of Locarno. In 2013 he was one of the assistants of the director Pupi Avati for the movie “Un ragazzo d’oro” (A Golden Boy), produced by Duea Film and Rai Cinema. Between 2013 and 2014 he made “Il buio negli occhi” and “Nella Ferrara di Michelangelo” with the participation of Elisabetta Antonioni. In 2015 he took part of the international jury of the 29th edition of Sondrio Festival. In the same year his documentary “Yema and Neka” was selected at various festivals, including: 63° Trento Film Festival, Foggia Film Festival, Salzburg Berg Film Festival. It was also screened at the national seminar on post-adoption, organized by the Istituto degli Innocenti of Florence and by the Commissions for the International Adoptions.  In November 2016 “Yema and Neka” won an honorable mention at the 34th edition of Milano International Ficts Fest.