Film director Luca Magi was born in Urbino, Italy in 1976 and began his career as a illustrator for publishers including Rainbow, Clementoni, Giunti. He directed his first film, Anita, in 2012, followed by another documentary, Stories of the Half-Light, in 2018. He has taught at the Urbino Academy of Arts since 2015 and is currently working on his first narrative feature. His films have received several national and international awards.

Production Kiné (
Inspired by Federico Fellini’s screenplay A Journey with Anita.
Anita was distributed on DVD in 2015 ( and broadcast in 2020 on the Italian independent cinema channel Indiecinema.
Festivals & Awards:
Finalist for 2014 Solinas and Corso documentary writing awards.
EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam; Filmmaker Fest, Milan; Sguardo Sul Reale, Bari Film Festival; Sergio Amidei Award, Gorizia; Mantova Film Festival; Doc Lisboa International Film Festival; Critic’s Award, Via Emilia Doc Fest; “Il cinema come opera d' arte,” Bologna; 30 Torino Film Festival; BIF & ST, Bari International Film & Tv Festival; Sguardi Sul Reale; Mantova Film Fest; Archivio Aperto; Visionaria Siena.Doc.

Stories of the Half-Sleep
Production Kiné, 2018 (http: //
Stories of the Half-Sleep was distributed in Italian theaters in 2018 and is due to be will be included in the CG Entertaiment program schedule. It was the subject of a degree thesis, Sound in the Documentary Film, by Simonluca Laitempergher (supervisor Prof. Leilo Camilleri) at GB Martini Conservatory of Music, Bologna.
Festivals & Awards
Mention Spècial Interreligieux at 30th Visions du Réel International Film Festival; Best Film Award, Biografilm Italia, 2018; FIPRESCI Award, Zagreb Dox, 2019; Vetrina Documentari, Ortigia Film Festival; Mantova Film Festival; Festival International du Film de Nancy, Lorraine; Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt; Tirana International Film Festival; Festival Internacional de Cinema de Brasilia.