Master’s Degree in Art History and Criticism from the University of Milan. Since 2003 Francesco Clerici has been teaching film language. Francesco is a writer and the project manager for the artist Velasco Vitali. His 2011 short film Storie nel Cemento (Cement Stories) won the of the FAI -Italian Artistic Foundation- prize at the Milano Film Festival. In 2012 he published his first book, 24 Fotogrammi: storia aneddotica del cinema (24 Frames: the Anecdotal History of Cinema). Il Gesto delle Mani, his first feature documentary, won the FIPRESCI award at Berlinale Forum 2015 and has been selected in several festivals all over the world.
Masterclass: Artisanal Cinema
Making a film about art is a very special undertaking. Making it about an artisanal process is even more of a challenge. Francesco Clerici will talk about the very special process of making his successful documentary Il Gesto delle Mani with a very low budget but with time, passion and skills. And how he has managed to find distribution for festivals and cinema all over Europe.