“The Wedding Cake” finally in Malmö for IFEMA!

I was hoping I would get to participate to this lovely festival one day, ever since I moved to Sweden!!!

I am SO delighted and proud of being part of this important event, the IFEMA – International Female Film Festival Malmö is the oldest Swedish festival with focus on directresses! The Wedding Cake is one of the seven cherry-picked shorts featuring in the Saturday 17 April program at the Cinema Pandora (my favorite!), starting at 6 pm. Tickets are sold here.

“Best Director” award from Lecce Film Fest!


JUBILATION!!!

The jury of the Lecce Film Festival decided to award me with “The Director of the Year 2021” prize for The Wedding Cake!

I would have been really happy for this prize regardless, of course, but hearing the boys and girl from the jury reading their motivations moved me to tears… It is for them I made this short, and all the other chapters of my coming feature “Silent Flesh”.

I wish to thank Nicola Neto and Ornella Striani for their unreserved efforts to organize meaningful cinema experiences despite to health restrictions: thank you!

“The Wedding Cake” at the Fantaspoa Film Festival

Back to Brazil for a very exciting festival that this year reaches its 17th edition, the Fantaspoa Film Festival of Porto Alegre!

The festival will take place 9-18 April 2021, this year as an online version.

“The Wedding Cake” awarded at the Afrodite Shorts!

I feel really speechless for getting an award at the 2021 edition of the Afrodite Shorts Film Festival for The Wedding Cake!

My thanking video (in Italian!) for receiving a Special Mention award at the closing ceremony of this 18th edition! I am overwhelmed for getting this recognition from such an important institution, and such a stylish statuette! It is a perfect replica of an ancient Etruscan artwork, I am extremely proud!!

“The Wedding Cake” at the LA Femme Short Film Festival

Another small festival for The Wedding Cake, the LA Femme Film Festival. Cool!

Online Facebook presentation of my novel “To Die Free”!

Supernice presentation of my novel!! Any of you that understands Italian is most welcome to watch 😉 ❤

“The Wedding Cake” at the Greenwich Village FF with Q&As!

This is sweet! The Wedding Cake is finalist in the animation category of the Greenwich Village Film Festival, that has reached its 6th edition this year! The event will be online, which gives me the splendid opportunity of participating despite the distance!

A live Q&A will be held on March 12, on Friday, at 11 am local time, that is 5 pm CET (my time!). I have the honor of having the festival co-founder and president Alessia Gatti as moderator: I am so grateful and thrilled!

My project selected by Visual Arena Lab!

NOW I can finally disclose this sparkling piece of news!!

My VR film project Gang Dance (which is part of my larger project Silent Flesh) has been selected by Visual Arena at Lindholmen Science Park for financing and technical support! Now I have five weeks ahead of me to create the world’s coolest VR dance short film ever made so far!

I humbly thank Gorki Glaser-Müller, Ylva Olsson, Martin Hammar and Anna Eriksson who believed my project was worthwhile!
I feel challenged – to say the least! – but I know I will get help from Mikael Moiner for all the technicalities, guidance by Lovisa Charlier and hopefully more support and help from those who will want to undertake this short and intense journey with me!

I am also proud that a still from my installation Just Looking was selected as an illustration image for Visual Arena’s post, even more so because it portrays my friend Valeria Palmacci, choreographer, dancer and actress who participated in that project, who’s having her birthday just today! ❤

“The Wedding Cake” at the Doc.London!

The good news continues! The Wedding Cake is selected for the Doc.London Documentary Film Festival 2021, which is part of the Tarkovski Project! It is my first participation with TWC in the UK!

The organizers have decided to postpone the screenings to next year and host a double edition then, due to the current COVID-19 situation in the UK.
But winners will be announced at the end of March by the international jury.

“The Wedding Cake” at the Impacte!

It feels great The Wedding Cake was selected for this very ambitious and strong new Catalan festival, the IMPACTE! Festival de Cinema i Drets Humans de Catalunya!

The festival is scheduled to have both a live screening program in four Catalan cities (Barcelona-Girona-Lleida-St. Feliu de Llobregat) from 8 to 11 April, and then an online version 12 to 25 April!