FaustoFausto Colombo was born in 1964 in Ronco Briantino, Italy. He is a qualified electronics specialist (1983) and has a diploma as a camera assistant (1988). Fausto has worked in various occupational fields, including as a draftsman, AutoCAD operator and system administrator.

Since 1998 he is a freelance journalist and publicist and has worked for various magazines. He has written numerous articles in the field of film, including reports on film festivals (Cannes, Venice, Berlin), and interviews with directors and actors. Since 2012 he lives in Zurich, where he works as a clerk in the order processing team (Italian) at Webcraft AG / Supermagnete. He also teaches Italian, works as a bearded model, works as a street photographer and is the author of the blog ZÜRI-swissness, An Italian View of Zurich.

Fausto is responsible for the Instagram appearance of the film festival.