Università degli Studi di Bari “A. Moro”
Angela Bianca Saponari teaches “Cinema and Cultural Industry” at the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (Italy). Her research has primarily focused on the cultural history of Italian cinema and on the processes of the audiovisual industry: in particular, her interests include Italian cinema of the Thirties, the relationship between cinema and its paratexts and festival studies. She published many essays in journals and miscellaneous books. She is the author of Il cinema di Leonardo Sciascia. Luci e immagini di una vita (2010), Il corpo esiliato. Cinema italiano della migrazione (2012), Il desiderio del cinema. Ferdinando Maria Poggioli (2017). In 2020, she published Without red carpet: an Italian film festival and its public cultural sphere. Ten years of BIF&ST – Bari International Film Festival for JICMS (Intellect).
She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Cinergie: Il cinema e le altre arti and is a member of the editorial staff of Meltemi’s “Cinema, media and cultural studies” series.
Furthermore, she collaborates on projects of the Apulia Film Commission as coordinator of the “Study and Research Center” and general coordinator of the “Bari International Film Festival”.