Francesco has a Masters Degree in Communication Studies and Marketing. He started his early career as a Journalist in Athens, Greece. A little later, he decided to turn his focus to show business, and he moved to the USA. He studied acting and directing in New York, USA with scholarships to some of the most prestigious institutions, including: Lee Strasburg Institute, Herbert Berghof Studio, Gene Frankel Actor's Studio, The Second City and Stella Adler conservatory. He also worked and study extensively with the Emmy-awarded winner Victoria Gipson and with Stan Tucker - conductor of the Phantom of the Opera.
Mr Vitali’s most remarkable acting credentials on an international level include leading roles in A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller), The Triumph of Love (Marivaux), You Can't Take it With You (Hart and Kouffman), Ring Around the Moon (Anouilh), Antigone (Sophocles), The Valliant (Hall & Middleson), Sweet Charity (Neil Simon music by Coleman & Fields), as well as the role of Delvin in the theatrical performance Ashes To Ashes by Harold Pinter, directed by Di Trevis (Royal National Theatre of England, Covent Garden, Royal Shakespeare Company).
His interpretation of Hamlet, in the performance “Hamlet the Prince of Denmark”, was the reason for George Clooney, after audition, to recommend Francesco Vitali as a guest star on the HBO sitcom “Unscripted”, directed by George Clooney and produced by Steven Soderbergh. In the episodes where he made an appearance, other guest stars included Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Frank Langella, and Hank Azaria, among others.
Mr Vitali has also been Artistic Director of the Historic Theatre of Los Angeles THE TAMARIND THEATRE, where he has also directed a series of theatrical performances.Christos Siametis
Christos is the co-founder of the festival and the Producer of 48 Go Green, 48 Music Project, 48 Fashion Project. He has previously served as the Project Manager of the 48 Hour Film Project for Greece and Cyprus.
Christos studied Business Administration. For many years in Athens, Greece, he was the manager and Head of Promotion for various brands and individual artists as well as singers, actors, directors and models.
As a Project Manager, he worked for Just Productions Inc, and VS Productions Ltd. Since 2007 he has dedicated himself into the Film Production industry as a Production Manager and Production consultant for major production houses, fests and other similar activities in Greece.