Director, screenwriter and director of photography, Mario Brenta is active both as a film and documentary maker. His works have been presented at major international film festivals – including Cannes, Venice, and Berlin – where they have won recognition and numerous prizes.

He founded, with Ermanno Olmi, the school Ipotesi Cinema which he directed for two decades. He also worked as a lecturer in the Theory and Techniques of Language in Film at the University of Padova and held courses in film direction at the ACT of Cinecittà, and the G.M.Volonté School of Rome, and at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the FEMIS in Paris, the INSAS in Brussels, the ISMAC in Rabat, and as a visiting professor at the most important Italian, French and Spanish universities.