My VR360 short film “Gang Dance” ready for viewing in Lisbon as part of the Festa do Cinema Italiano from April 1 to 3 in staging at Cinema São Jorge! I am excited about this screening (details are here), and moved by the words of presentation written by the festival organizers: “A colossal project, premiered in Milan at the Filmmaker Festival. A dance performance that engages and oppresses, denying any form of escape. A symbolic journey into the universe of social networks, reflecting on the abuse of bodies and images, between exposure and sharing.”
My VR360 short film “Gang Dance” keeps on rolling, this time for its Portuguese premiere! In fact, it has been selected for the prestigious Lusitanian festival wholly dedicated to Italian cinema that after seven days of performances in Lisbon then moves to all the most important Portuguese cities. The Festa do Cinema Italiano – now in its sixteenth edition – will start on March 29 in Lisbon and continue until April 6.
I am really happy with this selection, for me and for my whole team, especially my right-hand man Mikael Moiner, who magnificently took care of all the technical and visual part of the short film!
This piece of news that makes me crazy with joy! My VR360 short film “Gang Dance” will have its world premiere in Milan tomorrow Friday, Nov. 25, in the Aula Crociera Alta at the University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, and will be shown starting at 3 p.m.
I have not really pushed my short about cat-calling, “Just Looking”, very much to festivals, as I consider it an installation mainly. But I have accepted some invitations, like the one from the Mister Vorky Festival! Luckily, it has been selected for the competition program of one-minute films at 8th edition of this interesting event taking place from 9th till 13th of June 2021 in Ruma, Serbia. Beside live screenings, that are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, 11th and 12th of June, at 8PM CET, there will be also two competition programs of one-minute films online, on the festival’s Vimeo channel from Friday 11th of June, till Monday 14th of June.
I am SO proud!!!!
The Sveriges Film- och Videoförbund (SFV) in collaboration with the Sveriges Kortfilmfestival have bestowed a grant to me in order to support me in the development of my next project connected to the animation documentary film that I have been working on since 3 years now.
My next story is called “The Tunnel” and it is probably the toughest to tell, but I will manage with the help of the glorious embroidery artist Cristina Hagander, my partner in life and editing Mikael Moiner and last but not least the fantastic animator Flemming Borgen-Nielsen, who is going to make sense of this all 🙂
The project is developing really well under the wings of Lovisa Charlier from Tangram Film!
I AM JUMPING WITH JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I JUST WON THE 49TH EDITION OF THE FICC!!!!!
I can’t believe it!!! The Wedding Cake was chosen as best shortfilm for this edition of the FICC Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena! Starting at 31:34 you can watch the presenter introducing the mayor of the City of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón Hernández, announcing my victory, and following that myself thanking for the win, super emotional! I did that in Spanish, with the help of my super friend Giulia Colavolpe Severi!
Here is the English translation of my short speech:
“I am delighted to win this award. I would never have imagined winning at such a big and prestigious festival, among so many fantastic competitors. I am humbled and moved by your appreciation and I enjoy it even more because this short film means so much to me. It is a pilot for a larger art project on prostitution and pornography that I hope to complete one day. Winning this award today gives me hope and makes me feel supported in my desire that one day that larger project will see the light of day. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!”