AMERICO MELCHIONDA - Pentedattilo Film Festival

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Actor and director. He graduated at Accademia D’Arte Drammatica della Calabria - Palmi, artistic director Luciano Lucignani. He attended some residency for actors at the Dramatic Art Academy in Warsaw (taught by Ryszardo Olesinski, Jan Englert, Stanislaw Gòrka, Wanda Szczuka) and some european internships with the students of the Dramatic Art School of Berlin. Between the workshops “Il giardino dei ciliegi” directed by the russian teacher Nicolaj Karpoff. In the last ten years, he worked as actor and director both in theatre and cinema.  Between the last theatrical work as director: “Lunga Notte di Medea” by Corrado Alvaro in which he performs the role of Giasone (premiere at Magna Graecia Teatro Festival), “Elektra” by H. V. Hofmannsthal, “The bear” by Cechov, “Cecè” by L. Pirandello, “1908 ore 05:20 Terremoto” by D. Loddo. About cinema, he co-founded Ram Film, a film production company. He was assistant director in the short movie  Articolo  23 by Vittorio De Seta, produced by the collective movie about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “All Human Rights For All”. His last short movie, The  Barefoot  Humanity, was in the official selection of numerous festivals, like the Cinequest Film Festival, the Festival De Cine De Bogotà, the Cyprus Film Festival, the Dhaka International Film Festival, the Asiana International Short Film Festival, etc. It won the Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011 and Sqhip Film festival 2012, awarded by three Academy Oscar winners. He won the best director award at the New York Filmmakers Festival in 2012. He co-founded the Pentedattilo Film Festival, International Short Movie Film Festival, of which is the president. With his last short movie "The Angry Men", where is both director and actor, he won Best Actor in the New Renaissance Film Festival London and Accolade Global Film Competition; Best Director in Largo Film Award; Best Fiction Short Film in Portoviejo International Film Festival.

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