Filmmaker, has lived between Paris (where he was born in 1962), Brussels, Lisbon, Naples and Tuscany, where he currently lives.

"Giovanni Cioni is a filmmaker who has lost his bearings. Far from the usual, his camera becomes an explorer, transforming the environment that passes within its reach into unknown territory. His vision overturns the codes of documentary. He blurs the lines between reality and fiction. He creates new spaces, new temporalities, from which emerge humans who seem to emerge from an impalpable elsewhere. In his approach, the eye constructs a reality, apprehending the environment without certainties. His unique imprint is the mark of a man in search, and the gaze of a great filmmaker" (Carlo Charian, April 2011).