ABOUT US

About us

The Torino Underground is an international festival of independent cinema that attracts the interest of over 2500 filmmakers from around the world each year. Spanning 10 days, it showcases over 100 films, including competition entries, out-of-competition works, and special events, along with numerous meetings with authors and producers. The event captures the attention of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, and the curious from across northern Italy, benefiting from collaborations with various local media partners.

TUC Project

TUC Project

Welcome back to the 11th edition!
For its 11th edition, the festival event will last for ten days, to offer more time for insights with the authors.
TUC_11 will be held in a very important location for the Turin “Cinema” universe, which is located in the heart of the city, at the marvelous Cinema Baretti.
Cash prizes are awarded for the best feature film, best short film and best documentary. Also, special awards will be assigned to: best director, best actor, best actress, best cinematographer, best editor and best sound designer. There will be an audience award and mentions assigned by our media partners.
The festival counts on the help of media-partnerships and cultural partners in the area.

IMPORTANT: FOR SALES AND VARIOUS CATALOGUES: WE DO NOT EXPECT THE PAYMENT OF ANY SCREENING FEE!

There are no limits except the limits everyone will put to himself!

Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.
Andrei Tarkovsky

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

FOUNDER AND GENERAL MANAGER

Mauro Russo Rouge

Born on September 24, 1979 in Castel San Giorgio (Salerno). At the end of 2013 he founded the Torino Underground Cinefest. Initially the festival lasted 2 days. Today it lasts 10 days during which over 100 films from all over the world are shown. In 2014 he made his first feature film Censurado: Ode to Love, selected in several international festivals: Sanford (USA), San Antonio (USA), Veracruz (Mexico) and Rome (Italy). His second feature film Aberrant premiered in March 2017, taking part in many international festivals and winning the Best Film award at the Texas Independent Film Festival and the Sutter Creek International Film Festival.

The third feature film IRA, presented at the 42nd Denver Film Festival, was released in Italian theatres in November 2019, distributed by Mescalito Film. His fourth feature film, C.L.A.B. (2020), has the tones of the action movie and is completely devoid of dialogue. It was bought for the North American market by Osiris\Paragon.

Bloom Up (2021), his fifth film, represents the author’s debut in the documentary genre. It has been sold in Usa, Germany, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Spain and Taiwan and it was selected at Hot Docs Toronto 2021, Biografilm 2021 and Atlantida Mallorca FilmFest 2021.

Radiopornopanda (2022) is his second documentary on eroticism. It was acquired for the German market by Donau film. In Italy it was distributed by I Wonder Pictures. The television rights for the Italian market were acquired by the broadcaster Sky Cielo.

The Last Playboy (2023) concludes the erotic trilogy. The television rights for the Italian market were acquired by the broadcaster Sky Cielo. The author is currently planning a return to fiction movie. He is also working on a TV series for Sky Cielo called Radiopornopanda On the Road (2024).

TUC TEAM

TUC TEAM

FOUNDER AND GENERAL MANAGER

Mauro Russo Rouge

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Alessandro Amato

ORGANIZERS

Università popolare Artinmovimento APS
Associazione culturale SYSTEMOUT

GENERAL PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Annunziato Gentiluomo

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Alessio Brusco
Tommaso Paris
Lara Pacchiotti
Riccardo Cristiani

PRESS OFFICE

Annunziato Gentiluomo – ARTINMOVIMENTO MAGAZINE

JURY COORDINATOR

Annunziato Gentiluomo

TRANSLATIONS AND SUBTITLES

ArteSettima

Q&A MANAGER

Fabrizio Odetto

INTERPRETERS

Michaela Castelli
Jessica Adinolfi

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Luisa Galliano

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT AND DCP

Simone Rinolfi

RUNNER

Christian Dentico

GRAPHICS

Andrea Nocera

MARKETING

R0.MA

Jury

Jury LAST EDITION 2023

JURY COORDINATOR

Annunziato Gentiluomo

FEATURE FILM JURY

Alexander Bak Sagmo (PRESIDENTE) – Director
Cristiano Anania – Film director and producer
Fabrizio Accatino – Journalist
Antonio Romagnoli – Director

SHORT FILM JURY

Antonello Schioppa (PRESIDENTE) – Director
Bernardo Migliaccio Spina – Director
Pietro Cestari – Producer
Giacomo Tinti – Film critic

DOCUMENTARY JURY

Zelia Zbogar (PRESIDENTE) – Screenwriter, story editor and producer
Carlo Griseri – Journalist and film critic
Enrico Le Pera – Film lecturer, director, screenwriter and producer
Paolo Favaro – Fitter

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