THE TEAM

TURI FINOCCHIARO 
President and Commander-in-Chief
Italian filmmaker and producer living in Belgium, he offers our event a ten-year experience in the creation of multidisciplinary events with an ability to network at the International. He is also the founder and director of an International Documentary Festival that takes place on the heights of Sorrento (Naples), the Faito DOC festival (12th edition)


CLEMENCE MACALUSO 
General Delegate
With a Master’s degree in Cultural Project Management, she is here to coordinate the members of this crazy family, the Best Of Festival. For the first time! But working in the cinema is not new. She was in charge of the production of film events at the Mucem in 2018 and participated as Vice-president in the organisation of the Eden(s), festival of LGBTQI+ documentaries in the Mediterranean.


BRICE GIANNICO
Coordination & communication
A faithful friend to the Best of Festival since 2003, he offers  his gifts in infographics and communication. He’s been a programer for the festival for several years. Since then, his passion for short films informs the advice and inputs he gives on the artistic direction and organization of the festival.


NATHALIE ROSSETTI
Documentary programming and artistic advisor

Locust loquacious and inseparable from the commander-in-chief it takes care – under the good auspices of Dinnie Martin (she also selects from the Faito DOC festival) – To propose a relevant selection of works from creative documentaries: a new opening for the Best Of International Short Films Festival since 2017

AMANDINE BERGER
Programming/Production Assistant

One day heard some deaf people squealing out of the home of a member of the team whose real name is being withheld by the Witness Protection Program and decided to come and see what was going on there. The Best of has not let her leave since, so she participates in its third edition and provides her programming and production assistance while waiting for someone to decipher her encrypted calls for help in the catalog.

MARIE-CHRISTINE VERCELLI
Volunteers coordinator and logistics
In love with words as well as the image and cinema. Short films compel her with their diversity, the originality of their topics, as well as the relevance of their impact. “The faces
they present are fresh and create proximity with the viewer.” She’s been a long-time festival attendant, and in the past few years, a dedicated volunteer, as are her three
children. “The Best of International Short Film Festival is a beautiful event, long live the Best of !”

CLAUDE MENZWELDT
Communication/Press Secretary

Technical trainer for adults for 17 years.He made a 180-degree turn in the field of communication, after training in webdesign and infographic, he created the agency webestar, partner of the BOF. He pampers the media, and makes sure they don’t miss out on any information about the festival.

MICHELE PHILBERT
Event advisor
After ten years devoted to the socio-educational and leisure sports sector, Michèle Philibert becomes production director in Marseille. It organizes concerts, musical creations, and projects linking contemporary music and cinema. She then launched a number of projects, including her co-host “Sound Kafoutch” on Radio Grenouille. She created with a friend in 2002 the «Reflets Festival, des films d’hui pour penser demain», the first professional film event in the Paca Region on gender and identity issues.

ABDELILAH EL BOUANANI
Visual comunication and Multimedia
He’s been a valuable help in the last editions of the Best of Festival. He puts his cheerful
competence in operating the numeric tools of the Festival: he is the heart of this website. He allows you to access the program and to book your tickets, and informs you on where to sleep, eat and visit La Ciotat.


ARCHIVES TEAM 2018

TURI FINOCCHIARO 
President – Head of operations
An Italian director and producer, he brings to the festival his decade-long experience in pluridisciplinary event creation as well as international connections. He is also the president of the FAITO DOC International Documentary Film Festival in Monte Faïto, in the Neapolitan region.


ERIN CLEMENTS
Programmer
Erin is the program coordinator of the Best of International Short Film Festival since 2016. She has a French Language diploma from the San Diego University in California. She is passionate about Arts history, the marine breeze and her little girl.



BRICE GIANNICO
Coordination & communication
A faithful friend to the Best of Festival since 2003, he offers  his gifts in infographics and communication. He’s been a programer for the festival for several years. Since then, his passion for short films informs the advice and inputs he gives on the artistic direction and organization of the festival.


CAROLINE HOURQUET
Press
Caroline Sehi Hourquet has a passion for the image and encountering the other. In 2007 she funds Nikau Magazine, a french and english bilingual art and design magazine, which has been distributed in France, Europe, and internationally. She is currently the head of a digital communication agency which helps in organizing events and collaborates with a number of artists in France and abroad. The agency launched its first event “Attractivité Cinéma” in January of 2018 at the MuCEM.

MARIE-CHRISTINE VERCELLI
Volunteers coordinator and logistics
In love with words as well as the image and cinema. Short films compel her with their diversity, the originality of their topics, as well as the relevance of their impact. “The faces
they present are fresh and create proximity with the viewer.” She’s been a long-time festival attendant, and in the past few years, a dedicated volunteer, as are her three
children. “The Best of International Short Film Festival is a beautiful event, long live the Best of !”

MICHELE PHILBERT
Event advisor
After spending ten years in the social-educative field, Michèle Philibert becomes a production manager in Marseilles. She organizes concerts, musical creations and events around music and cinema. She then launched a number of projects such as the show “Sound Kafoutch” on Radio Grenouille, which she co-hosted. In 2002, she creates with a friend the “Festival Reflets”, a film festival around questions of gender and identity.

ABDELILAH EL BOUANANI
Visual comunication and Multimedia
He’s been a valuable help in the last editions of the Best of Festival. He puts his cheerful
competence in operating the numeric tools of the Festival: he is the heart of this website. He allows you to access the program and to book your tickets, and informs you on where to sleep, eat and visit La Ciotat.

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Valérie Dol
Schools coordinator

Nathalie Rossetti
Documentary programer, artistic adviser

Nicole DelLatana
Visual merchandising designer

Diletta Pispero
Interpret

Dinnie Martin
Documentary program adviser

Christophe Ceytte-Richard Elias PRESZOW
MCs

Laurence Castermans 
Housing logistics
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Rudy Sanna
Nicolas Pluet
Aline Faucon
Jean Pluet
Marie Therese Couraye du Parc
Magda Hamma
Volunteers

Yvan Le Moine
Honorary President

Amandine Berger
Turi Finnochiaro’s Assistant

Fanny Rigal
Subvention files delegate

Jennifer Gastine
Administrative adviser

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Mireille Testanier
Willy Debras
Sophie Froment-Raabe
Jean-Christian Martinez
Olesia Kozakova
Frédéric Premel
Consultants and friends of the Festival