Screenwriter and Director, Antonio Monda teaches in the Film and Television Department of New York University. He has directed documentaries, commericals, and a feature film entitled "Dicembre" which was presented at the Venice Film Festival and won several awards, including: Carro d'Oro, Premio Cinema Giovane, Icaro d'Oro, Premio Navicella. He has worked as film critic for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS/LA RIVISTA DEI LIBRI and has curated shows for the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Moving Image, and the Academy. He is the US representative of "FilmItalia". His book on American Cinema entitled LA MAGNIFICA ILLUSIONE/THE MAGNIFICENT ILLUSION won the Efebo d'Oro as the best cinema book of 2003. He also wrote DO YOU BELIEVE? And his latest book is entitled ASSOLUZIONE.