Vincenzo Marra (Naples, 1972), in the late 1990s, wrote and directed two shorts, Una rosa prego and La vestizione. His first feature film Sailing Home (2001) earned him many international awards, among which Best Film at the Venice International Film Critics' Week. He went on to make two documentaries - Estranei alla massa, which was selected for Locarno, and Paesaggio a Sud, presented in the New Territories section in Venice. In 2004, Marra wrote and directed his second feature Vento di Terra, which received numerous awards, including the FIPRESCI at Venice. In 2005, he returned to Locarno in the video category with a documentary entitled 58%. He followed this up in 2006 with The Session Is Open, a Venice Days selection; the sidebar would also showcase Marra's The Triplet in 2012. In 2007 Marra's film The Trial Begins premiered at Venice, while the following year he made a return to documentary filmmaking with Il grande progetto. Another documentary, L'amministratore, premiered at the Rome Film Festival in 2013. Last year, Marra contributed a short film, Il ponte, to the anthology film Bridges of Sarajevo.