“The Wedding Cake” at the Falvaterra FF!

The Wedding Cake selected by the Falvaterra Film Festival, a very nice new festival in a charming town south of Rome that will take place at the end of July! I am very glad for this selection and it would be great to reach to the final!

Festival Number 80 for “The Wedding Cake”!

I have not submitted The Wedding Cake to new festivals since a while – feeling very satisfied about my results so far! – but a friend really wanted me to go for a very special one that has a magical aura, the LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival holding its 9th edition in September this year. I am totally thrilled that they selected my film and I can’t wait to see how the Sardinian audience will receive it!

In fact, it will be my premiere on Sardinia, and I will do all possible to be there in person! It is a big celebration also because with LIFE AFTER OIL IFF The Wedding Cake reaches eighty festival selections! I feel incredibly proud and I want to celebrate in person in the small town of Villanovaforru on 20-24 September. Continue reading

“The Wedding Cake” screened one year after at the Doc.London!

As I announced last year, The Doc.London Documentary Film Festival selected The Wedding Cake for the 2021 festival, but due to the COVID-19 situation the screening was postponed to the 2022 edition.

So, it is now due for next Monday March 28th from 8-10 pm, a week from today, at the Close-Up Film Centre in 97 Sclater Street, London, but unfortunately/fortunately the event is sold out already! Reserving tickets for this screening is no longer possible, but some more tickets will free up at the front desk on the evening of the screening.

I feel very sad for not attending, but hopefully my super amazing set designer Adriana Rosati will be there to catch the festival vibes for me!

“The Wedding Cake” at Cortincarcere!

I feel so excited and honored that The Wedding Cake, in addition to being a finalist at the Social Film Festival ArTelesia last year, continues its path inside the festival through a screening today at the auditorium of the Benevento Prison, as an initiative of the “Cortincarcere” project!
I am really pleased that my short is shown in this context, which is one of the most important possible.

“The Wedding Cake” screened one year after at the Brussels Independent Film Festival!

As I announced one year ago, The Brussels Independent Film Festival selected The Wedding Cake for the 2021 festival, but due to the Belgian COVID-19 situation and government regulations, the screening was postponed to the 2022 edition.

The screening is tomorrow starting 9 pm and I feel very sad for not being there… It is probably the last time my short will be screened at a festival, and it feels melancholy to understand it’s the end of its journey! But it’s been two FANTASTIC years, with seventy-nine festival participation and countless prizes and nominations! Thankfulness, satisfaction, incredulity and pride predominate of course, but I can’t help feeling sadness, too!

“The Wedding Cake” Won the Cultura Caotica FF!

I am very glad to announce that The Wedding Cake won the 12th edition of the Cultura Caotica Film Festival!

This was the 79th festival competition for The Wedding Cake (and most probably the last!) and it feels strange and astonishing how far this little film managed to travel since the beginning of its journey, two years ago! With 15 wins and 10 nominations, I am honestly very satisfied.

I am truly thankful to everyone who gave their contribution to make it possible! My big gratitude to Mikael Moiner, Adriana Rosati, Astrid Hallén, Veli-Matti O Äijälä, Amer Kapetanović, Riccardo Cimino, Giulia Colavolpe Severi and last but not least of course Simon Häggström and Talita.

Interview with Radio Free FM Ulm!

During my German stay to attend the fabulous the Sisters Wild CinemaBiberacher Filmfestspiele, I had the great honor of being interviewed by a stunning guy, Henrik Frankenfeld, who has a Friday evening show at the Radio Free FM – Ulm. He was very kind to send me the final cut of our chat in English, during which I could talk about The Wedding Cake and The Ultimate Prostitution and Porn Anthology. Super nice!

I really want to thank again the Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, for making it possible for me to travel to the festival!


“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 the Hudson NY Shorts!

I have stopped submitting The Wedding Cake to festivals since a while because it has already participated to so many, but I can’t resist invitations from passionate curators such as Bonnie O’Neill, who runs the Hudson NY Shorts Film Festival! On Saturday November 13th at 8pm EST (1 o’clock CET) I will be attending some Q&As online, you are most welcome to join me there!

“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!