Special Mention ‘Togetherness’ (in collaboration with Modena festivalFilosofia)

COWORKING IN PROGRESS by Luciano de Simone, Andrea Lazslo de Simone, Antonio Orria

Biographical note of the authors

Luciano de Simone: video-maker, director, expert in public and territorial communication. He has specialized in new media, visual communication, web, new technologies applied to public communication and cultural, social and territorial promotion;

Andrea Laszlo de Simone: film-maker, musician and composer. He has created sound tracks for films, documentaries and commercial spots. Between 2004 and 2009 he takes part in the production of various movies;

Antonio Orria: graduated in Italian Literature. As an actor, he has played in various works for theater and performances. He has co-directed and produced various musical video clips. He works as a freelance professional for Palmira Production, a Turin-based company which produces videos.


Coworking in progress is a reportage on coworking experiences. Although coworking represents an increasingly diffused form of work methodology, it is basically ignored by the media. Yet it represents a cultural and social revolutionary process, an alternative to traditional ways to the private initiative. The documentary shows how coworking has already become a consolidated form of work.


The best reason for the recognition of the prize to this film is attributable to its capacity of showing a way of working which is innovative under a multiplicity of organizational standpoints, making use of a variety of sources in the narration and of a highly appreciable style in the editing process. Coworking, as the name itself suggests, is a way of conceiving work in which the core of the activity is assigned to the relations between people. This film is able to present this upcoming way of working with a global look both to its theoretical as well as to its practical aspects.

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