Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1955, Stefano Tealdi studied architecture in Torino, Italy, and co-founded Stefilm in 1991. He directed “A World of Pasta” and “Doctor Ice” (Science Film Festival – Milano 2009) and is currently directing the series “Food Markets – In the Belly of the City” (20 x 52 min). He is the co-author and producer of “Food Makers Go Global” (5 x 26 min, MDR/ARTE).
His recent film productions are "Exemplary Behaviour" (Golden Dove DOK Leipzig, FIPRESCI and Inter-religious Award 2019); “My Home, in Libya” (Locarno Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Chicago Int. Film Festival 2018, Premio Corso Salani – Trieste FF, Best Doc – gLocal Torino 2019), “Wonderful Losers. A different world” (Best Doc Feature Warsaw FF 2017, Trieste FF 2018 and Lithuania’s candidate to the Academy Awards 2019) and “The Strange Sound of Happiness” (Special Mention Next Masters DOK Leipzig 2017, Terra di Siena – Premio della Critica, Special Mention In-Edit, Barcelona 2018). Other films include “The Queen of Silence” (IDFA 2014, Silver Horn, Best Feature-length Doc Krakow FF 2015, Golden Nanook – Flahertiana IDF Perm 2015), “Char, no man’s island” (Berlinale Forum 2013), “Vinylmania” (IFF Rotterdam 2012) and “Mostar United” (IDFA 2009).
He tutors for Biennale Cinema and VR College Venice, Fabrique Cinema – Marché du Film Cannes, Documentary Campus, DOK Leipzig, Eave, ESoDoc, Films de 3 Continents – Produire au Sud, Med Film Factory, New Chinese Film Talents, Palestine Film Lab, Ouga Film Lab, TFL-Torino Film Lab, Scuola Holden, ZagrebDox Pro and ZELIG Film School.