Francesco Clerici (Italy, 1983) earned a Master’s Degree in Art History and Criticism from the University of Milan. Since 2003 he has taught Film Language, presented a film club and led filmmaking workshops for children, and worked for Barz and Hippo society as an Education and Film Forum Coordinator. Francesco is the artistic assistant, writer, filmmaker and project manager for the Italian artist Velasco Vitali. For Vitali's last exhibition catalogue Foresta Rossa: 416 città fantasma nel mondo (Skirà, 2013) he published a series of short novels Città Fantasma (Ghost Cities). Since 2009 Francesco has collaborated with CICAE (International Federation of Arthouse Cinemas), documenting and developing training for exhibitors in Venice each year. His 2011 short film CEMENT STORIES won the of the FAI -Italian Artistic Foundation- prize at the Milano FF and was selected for various documentary film festivals. He's published multiple articles and essays on cinema and art in various Italian magazines and journals. In 2012 he published his first book, 24 Fotogrammi: storia aneddotica del cinema (24 Frames: the Anecdotal History of Cinema) (Secondavista Editions, 2012). 24 short stories on cinema stories based on true stories. HAND GESTURES is first feature documentary.