Artistic Director – Locarno Film Festival
& General Delegate – Venice Critics’ Week



Giona A. Nazzaro is Artistic Director of Locarno Film Festival and General Delegate of Venice International Film Critic’s Week.

He is also Programmer & Curator for Visions du Réel (Festival de cinema de Nyon) and a member of the SNCCI (Union of Italian film critics), journalist and writer.

He has programmed for the Torino Film Festival, Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy) and the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma.



Author of books and essays on Hong Kong Cinema and postmodern action films, contributes regularly for the daily newspaper il manifesto.

He writes also for the Italian weekly Film Tv and is part of Filmcritica’s editorial committee.

He published a collection of short stories.



Critic in chief for monthly music magazine Rumore, he contributes for websites such as Filmidee, and Film parlato.

He curated the art exhibition Il di/segno del cinema – The De/Sign of Cinema (Cagliari, Italy).