Is the short film an independent form of cinema or just a sketch on the way to a feature film? #ISFFC14 International Jury Member Dan Muggia attempts to give answers in a MASTERCLASS, presented on Sunday, October 12th at 6p.m. at the Rialto! FREE ENTRANCE
Dan Angelo Muggia
Dan Muggia is one of the leading forces in the renaissance of the Israeli short film scene. In 2011, he co-founded and headed the Galilee Short Film Festival, the first ever international short film festival in Israel. With a group of other dedicated short film believers, he appeared before the Israel Film Council in an effort to change the Ministry of Culture policy regarding short film public support. The intervention brought to a policy change and the beginning of short films state funding. In 2013, he served as a jury member in the Israeli short film competition at the International Student film Festival of Tel Aviv. Dan is the Artistic Director of the Pitigliani Film Festival, Italy (Israel and Judaism in cinema). Dan has been an actor, critic, teacher and curator. Until 2004, he served as the head of the Israel Film Service. In 2003, he published his first book, entitled “100 Film Masterpieces”. In 2005 he produced Naomi’s Corset, Gerard Allon’s successful documentary (Jerusalem Film Festival, Fipa, Nyon), and in 2010, How Much Love directed by Kineret Hay Gillor (Krakow FF, Calgari FF). Dan is currently teaching Cinema in both Sapir and Beit Berl Film Schools. Dan Muggia is a Graduate of Bet-Zevi, the Israeli National Drama School, has a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from NYU, and holds the title of Commendatore bestowed by the President of Italy.