(Milan, 1949). Daniele Maggioni is a producer, director, screenwriter and vocational trainer who has been working in the field of cinema, mainly independent films and film studies for forty years.
He has produced feature films, documentaries and short films which have been selected for national and international festivals, including L’aria serena dell’ovest (The Peaceful Air of the West, Locarno Festival, 1989, New Director New Film N.Y. 1990), Un’anima divisa in due (A Soul Split in Two, Volpi Cup, Venice International Film Festival, 1993) and Le acrobate, Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips, 2000 David di Donatello Award, Directors’ Fortnight/Cannes) directed by S. Soldini. He also produced Forza Cani and Come l’ombra (Venice Days Film Festival, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, 2006) directed by M.Spada, Il mnemonista directed by Paolo Rosa/Studio Azzurro, and La piccola A directed by Salvo D’Alia and Giuliano Ricci (2nd prize at the 2010 Bergamo Film Meeting). He recently produced the documentary Surbiles by Giovanni Columbu (Locarno, 2017).
He wrote the screenplay for M.Spada’s films Come l’ombra (Venice Days Film Festival, 2006) and Il mio domani (Rome Film Fest, 2011).
He also wrote and directed the film based on the life and works of Antonio Gramsci, Nel mondo grande e terribile (with M.G. Perria and L. Perini), which was in competition for the 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival and Piove Deserto (with M.G. Perria), which was selected for the 2019 Israel Festival.
He has published several articles about cinema in various festival magazines and catalogues, a monograph about Joris Ivens (with S. Cavatorta) for Il Castoro Cinema and the textbooks Professione Filmmaker (1997), which was published by Mondadori, and Il filmmaker digitale (2008), which was published by Hoepli.
He currently lives in Cagliari, after spending many years in Milan, where he directed the School of Cinema for ten years. He has extensive experience as a vocational trainer in schools and universities in Italy and abroad.