“The Wedding Cake” finalist at the Social ArTelesia!

I am very glad and proud that The Wedding Cake is finalist at the Social Film Festival ArTelesia on November 25th , which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women!

My short will be screened at the Cinema Teatro San Marco in Benevento, in front of the Youth Jury! I feel so excited and honored! Continue reading

“The Wedding Cake” at Generazione Mai Più – Messina!

Those of you that follow me are aware by now that my feature docudrama project “The Ultimate Prostitution & Porn Anthology” (for which The Wedding Cake is a pilot) is basically targeting secondary school kids. My goal is for teenagers to watch it and get some off-the-record perspective about what’s going on with selling one’s body for sex, be it in front of a camera or not.

Therefore, you will surely understand my total bliss when I heard that the High School Liceo Artistico “E. Basile” in Messina, Sicily, was going to work on The Wedding Cake for their story board assignment! Their work – and mine! – will be shown tonight at the “Generazione Mai Più” event in my beautiful Messina!

“The Wedding Cake” at LiberAzioni Film Festival!

Pride and joy for this precious festival selection! Tonight, at the Cinema Massimo in Turin The Wedding Cake  will be competing at one of the most socially important festivals I have ever been to… The LiberAzioni is not just about films, but about a possibility of hope, future, belonging. I could not be happier today, and it surely shows on my face here, struggling with my strong emotions!

“The Wedding Cake” at the 39th edition of the ValdarnoCinema Film Festival!

WOW! I am sooo thrilled The Wedding Cake  is competing at one of Tuscany’s oldest and most prestigious festivals, the Valdarnocinema, reaching its 39th edition this year! The festival will take place between 6 and 10 October 2021.

“The Wedding Cake” at Corti in Cortile Film Festival!

I am really thrilled to remain in my beloved Sicily for this very last summer with The Wedding Cake! This time for one of the biggest short film festivals of this region, the Catania Corti in Cortile Short Film Festival!

The festival has a very intense program that stretches from 15 to 19 September 2021.

The Wedding Cake winner of Best Editing Award at NIFF!

What a blast! The editor of The Wedding Cake, Mikael Moiner, won the prize for “Best Editing Award” at the lovely Noto International Film Festival, Sicily. The statuette is on its way, both Mikael and I will show it with pride as soon as received!

The ceremony can be watched on Facebook at this link, the part that involves us starts at around 8:24, and both Mikael and I are proud about the motivation of the jury (which included stellar film experts, among them Steve Della Casa): “An extraordinary visual and audio montage made of frequent cuts and flash images that gives body and expressive quality to the voiceover story, offering a luminous film version of a desperate life.” The president of the jury, Liotta, also mentioned the high quality and the technical maturity of this work. Nice!

Finalist for Best Director Award at Noto Int. Film Fest – Mario Monicelli Prize!

It’s been a fruitful and exciting summer again for The Wedding Cake! Now I am finalist for the “Best Director Award” in one of the most beautiful towns in the world: Noto, Sicily. I am competing at the Noto International Film Festival, reaching its fifth edition this year, for the award entitled to the famous Italian comedy director Mario Monicelli. The festival will end on 31 August 2021.

“The Wedding Cake” at Corto e a Capo – Mario Puzo Prize

Lovely with a new summer festival for The Wedding Cake! In this case, even more as we are talking about the Corto e a Capo – Premio Mario Puzo  festival, that is featured in many towns and villages in Apennines of southern Italy from 18 to 24 August 2021.

My short is finalist in the category Social Commitment prize and it would be great to get an award!

“The Wedding Cake” at the International Tour FF!

Glad that such a prestigious festival such as the International Tour Film Festival of Civitavecchia selected The Wedding Cake!

The 10th edition of the event will take place 29 September to 3rd October 2021.

“The Wedding Cake” winning the Settimo Short Film Festival!

So delighted The Wedding Cake won the fourth edition of the lovely Settimo Short Film Festival in Settimo Milanese (Milan) Italy! Here’s the video I made to celebrate the occasion!

Thank you Associak Distribuzione for the incredible dedicated work done on distributing my short, it led to wonderful results