Film-club host, journalist and film critic for specialist magazines (“Filmcritica”, “Cineforum”, “Duellanti”) and newspapers (“La Stampa”, “Il Manifesto”), he founded the magazine “Panoramiques”, which he directs.
In 2002, he founded the Alba Infinity Festival, for which he has acted as artistic director until 2007. Since 2008 he is artistic director at Festival dei Popoli in Florence. In April 2010 he has been nominated director of Visions du Réel in Nyon. He has acted as member of the jury at Cannes (Caméra d’or 1997), Marseille (Fid, 2000), Valladolid (Seminci, 2003), Buenos Aires (Bafici, 2004), Lisbon (DocLisboa2004), Pamplona (Punto de Vista, 2008), Tel Aviv (DocAviv, 2008), Paris (Cinéma du Réel, 2009), Yerevan (Golden Apricot International Film Festival, 2010), Toronto (Hot Docs).
Luciano will host a masterclass on documentaries and unclassifiable films.