Tiago Di Mauro
Tiago Di Mauro (Filmmaker and Curator)
Foregrounding the cinema apparatus through event curating
Based in London, Di Mauro is an experienced producer and filmmaker with extended training in curating audiovisual projects. He has worked in short films, documentaries, TV, adverts, web shows and music videos.
He has directed and produced music videos for Brazilian artists such as Nina Miranda and Tulipa Ruiz. He worked as as a camera operator for Editora Globo, a leading publisher in Brazil. In 2013 he produced the first part of the film ESC4ESCAPE (directed by Alexandre Guena), where four sociopaths make their ways out of chaotic Salvador (in Brazil) through discussion of poetic terrorism, chaos theory, conspiracy and anarchy.
In 2011, he created Cinema Battle, a concept debuted in London for FRINGE! Queer Films and Art Fest, and then exported to Brazil. Each Cinema Battle consists of one cinema stream (feature film, short film, video clip, any genres, etc) and three guests curators. Each curator picks an extract from a film of his choice with a length between 2-3 minutes for each of the eight topics, and the audiences then selects their favourite in a session lasting approximately 90 minutes.
He is mad about comics, and he is particularly fond of making independent short films and music videos. As a curator, he loves low-budget movies and backstage stories. He has profound admiration for his fellow film professionals, an he he gives preference to films that foreground the cinema apparatus for his events.
You can get in touch with Tiago Di Mauro through email@example.com.
Other posts by Tiago Di Mauro
Dance me to the end of war: lyrical and surreal anti-war movie deals with the relationship between a grieving father and his son serving in the Israeli Army - film won the Silver Lion in Venice last month and it's now in the BFI London Film Festival [Read More...]
Hunting Season (Temporada de Caza)
Like father like son, in South American way: female filmmaker penetrates the masculine world of two men related by blood and yet alien to their similarities, all against the backdrop of the cold and lovely Patagonia - live from Venice. [Read More...]
Angels Wear White (Jia Nian Hua)
"The weaker sex"? More like "the resilient sex"! Chinese film is a tribute to female strength in a country where being a woman means being at serious disadvantage - from the BFI London Film Festival [Read More...]
Issei Sagawa killed and ate his classmate in order to fulfill his darkest fantasies in 1981; new doc by two European filmmakers explores our relation with repulsiveness and voyeurism using the cannibalistic incident as a gauge - from Venice [Read More...]
Pablo Giorgelli's second film about the tough choices that a young, unwed and loveless mother-to-be in Argentina has to make - live from Venice [Read More...]
A very intense and spiritual Paul Schrader pushes Ethan Hawke into his most powerful role to date, a reverend facing profound existential issues - live from Venice [Read More...]
The Shape of Water
US meddling is an ugly monster waiting to be caged - read Tiago di Mauro's dirty thoughts on Guillermo del Toro's latest flick - out in cinemas on February 14th [Read More...]
The Nobodies (Los Nadie)
The crowning of the anarcho-punks: extremely low-budget Colombian movie about a group of five disenfrashised young rebels in Medellín wows Venice and takes home key critics' prize - now showing at Raindance [Read More...]
Deliver Us (Libera Nos)
Demon-infested or moonstruck? Empathetic and non-intrusive doc gets under the skin of Italians 'possessed' by demons without passing judgment and breaking the dysfunctional characters - in cinemas [Read More...]
The Untamed (La Región Salvaje)
Get ready for fleshly fun! A very salacious alien has crash-landed in Mexico, and right now it is giving earthlings explosive pleasures - in cinemas now! [Read More...]
White Sun (Seto Surya)
Is this the coming-of-age of Nepal? Colourful and yet taut fairy tale epitomises the woes of a nation, as people seek to reconcile their traditions with the country's first constitution - right now from Venice [Read More...]
The pinnacle of François Ozon's talent: the highly prolific French filmmaker travels back in time to the Weimar Republic in order to solve a death mystery, and excels in his elegant and elaborate style. [Read More...]
Broken parents, broken children: the challenge of bringing up your own children when you came from a dysfunctional background yourself - this dark Belgian film is showing at the 73rd Venice Film Festival [Read More...]
A recipe for disaster: book on how to make booby traps and homemade explosives written in the 1960s has served as inspiration for murderers in the US and beyond since - electrifying doc is right now at the Venice Film Festival [Read More...]
The Light between Oceans
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander face a very painful moral dilemma, in this unabashed tearjerker set in Western Australia after World War I - live right now from the Venice Film Festival [Read More...]
Incident Light (La Luz Incidente)
Is there light after tragedy strikes? This exquisite and poignant tale of loss and bereavement set in the 1960s is one of the highlights of the Argentine Film Festival taking place in London right now [Read More...]
The City of The Future
Brazilians can teach the world a thing or two about romance; this brand new drama about polyamorous love in the most unlikely of places will open your heart and your mind, in good and old-fashioned South American way [Read More...]
Lighting up the dull flame of hope: closely follow the steps of Czech heroin-addict Mallory as she lives through and finally overcomes 13 years of drug hell - in inspiring documentary offering hope to those who need it the most [Read More...]
Leaving Vogue Moran
My love for transsexual women: small town American Wayne Mahon comes out to his father, thereby recording his journey from recluse to proud lover - here's the register [Read More...]
Do the shortcomings of the old age care system in the US represent the collapse of neo-liberalism and the American dream? Our new writer Tiago Di Mauro reviews the featurette 'Care' [Read More...]