Projects. Events.

venerdì 16 ottobre 2015

Stella Maris is among the 12 shortfilms pre-selected for the CESAR, the national film award of France!

Stella Maris est parmi les 12 court-métrages pre-selectionnés pour les CESAR!
Les cinq finalistes seront annoncés lors de l’annonce officielle des nominations le mercredi 27 janvier 2016. La 41ème cérémonie des César aura lieu le 26 février 2016. Comme tous les ans, le cinéma le Balzac à Paris programmera cette sélection sur deux semaines, les samedis 28 novembre et 5 décembre à partir de 10h, des séances accessibles aux votants et au public.

lunedì 28 settembre 2015


STELLA MARIS is back in the East! In SOFIA it will open the Rencontres du jeune cinema européen.

Screening: the 1st of October at 8pm - salle Slaveïkov, Institut français de Bulgarie

venerdì 18 settembre 2015

domenica 13 settembre 2015

PLACE REPUBLIQUE: quatre ciné-tract à la Maison des Ensembles à Paris

Le 25 septembre à la Maison des Ensembles à Paris sera présenté PLACE REPUBLIQUE, projet de quatre petits ciné-tract que j'ai filmé dans la foulé des jours après l'attentat à Charlie Hebdo.
Ici tout le programme de l'expo organisé par I AM XYZ:
Vernissage à 18h le 25 septembre, mais expo ouverte du 25/9 au 25/10. Horaires du lundi au vendredi de 10 à 23h, le samedi de 10h à 21h.

giovedì 10 settembre 2015

STELLA MARIS in LONDON for Raindance Film Festival!

Stella Maris is selected for the International Competition of Raindance Film Festival in London!

Screening on the 26th of September at 13h30 at Vue Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street, SW1Y 4LR.

mercoledì 19 agosto 2015


Venerdì prossimo THIS IS THE WAY a Massafra per Vicoli Corti. Ore 22h45, ci sarà anche il regista. 

Qui il programma completo del festival:

domenica 28 giugno 2015

domenica 21 giugno 2015

STELLA MARIS selected for Vila do Conde in Portugal!

So happy that Stella Maris is part of the beautiful international selection of Curtas Vila Do Conde among Kleber Mendonca Filho, Helena Klotz, Daniel Schmidt, Sergei Loznitsa, Antonin Peretjatko films. See you soon Portugal!

lunedì 1 giugno 2015


Back in Serbia! Tomorrow in BELGRADE three of my shortfilms will presented at MIKSER FESTIVAL. I will be there too! 

> screening: 5th of June. 21h, Kino Mikser. Spanska Kuca, Brace Krsmanovic 2.

STELLA MARIS back in Paris! For the Festival Cote Court in Pantin

STELLA MARIS back in Paris! For the Festival Cote Court in Pantin.

Ciné 104 | Samedi 13 juin à 22h00
Le Cin’Hoche | Mercredi 17 juin à 20h30
Ciné 104 | Vendredi 19 juin à 18h00 (I will be there!)

mercoledì 20 maggio 2015


THIS IS THE WAY finalmente arriva in Puglia, a TARANTO. Doppia proiezione al Cinema Bellarmino: venerdì prossimo 22maggio in notturna alle 23h30 e domenica 24 maggio alle 17h15. In proiezione con ARCHIPEL, altro cortometraggio di Giacomo Abbruzzese, girato tra Israele e Palestina e vincitore del Torino Film Festival nel 2010. Sarà presente il regista.

lunedì 27 aprile 2015

A review and an interview about Stella Maris on French magazine Format Court

"Stella Maris by Giacomo Abbruzzese is a stimulating fiction either for its highly original subject, the glutes of his male characters and the strength of his script." (Katia Bayer)

Une (longue!) interview et une critique de Stella Maris sur le magazine FORMAT COURT.



set photo by Manuele Geromini e Laura Villa Baroncelli

venerdì 24 aprile 2015

A nice article about Stella Maris on a Romanian magazine

"It's a known fact that Italian cinema is going through a severe crisis, which is still sinking deepens economic prospects of young people; to give just one example, I for one can not disappointment me out of my mind that I had with one of the recent movies that try to reflect honestly impasse identity of that company, but ends up adopting the type of content and mechanisms tabloid storytelling patented Berlusconi's Mediaset giant - Reality (r. Matteo Garrone, 2012) - and becomes a gravy as long as reality shows, they attack. Well, Stella Maris sets a very welcome contrast with this type of failure, placing seemingly unambitious in a rural community in the Mediterranean Sea, where the only important event, when not throwing firecrackers, is launching annual water a statue of Mary, under the careful watchfulness dignitaries. The surprise is that the film's Abbruzzese, corrupt politician, adamant Catholicism Italians, malignant lack of perspective, literally and figuratively imprisonment of young people (rebels) and absurd hope in religious miracles - some tropes no new Italian speech - shake hands in a surreal accents and allegorical story that, despite my initial disbelief, lucid and articulate a coherent vision first on the above mentioned impasse; At the same time, it is incredible that the Virgin Mary LED can say so much about a society in a short time".

Google translated from:  

photo by Manuele Geromini & Laura Villa Baroncelli

sabato 11 aprile 2015

Stella Maris goes on! Selected for NexT International Film festival in Bucharest

STELLA MARIS selected for NexT International Film festival! See you next week in crazy Bucharest, 8pm, thursday at Cinema Studio. 

"Un sat italienesc îndepărtat, la malul Mării Mediterane. Târgul anual. Toți localnicii se adună pe plajă în așteptarea sosirii pe mare a unei statui tradiționale iluminate, Stella Maris. Povestea unui meșteșugar al luminii și a fiicei sale, un primar cu un singur ochi, artificii bubuind ca focul de puşcă și arta stradală ca revoluție".

domenica 29 marzo 2015

giovedì 19 marzo 2015


At Mecal, Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges.
Screening: Sunday, 22th of March at 20h30. Cinemes Girona (Carrer Girona, 175). 

venerdì 13 marzo 2015

STELLA MARIS on France TV!! Five days of screenings on CANAL PLUS

STELLA MARIS on France TV!! CANAL PLUS will screen it next sunday at 11pm and then three more screenings in the next days.

here the full schedule:

- Sunday 15th of march at 11pm
- Tuesday 17th at 7.45am
- Thursday 19th at 8.18 pm
- Friday 20th at 7.25am 
- Saturday 21th at 2h42am


venerdì 6 marzo 2015

A special diner in Bergamo...

The blank kitchen & Bergamo Fim Meeting organise a special diner with Giacomo Abbruzzese.

lunedì 23 febbraio 2015

STELLA MARIS in Italy at Cineteca di Bologna for Visioni Italiane

26th of february, Stella Maris is back in Italy for the festival Visioni Italiane at Cineteca di Bologna. Screening at 17h.

>> Stella Maris won BEST SCENOGRAPHY at Visioni Italiane 2015. Congrats to the scenographer Egle Calò!

giovedì 19 febbraio 2015

All shortfilms of Giacomo Abbruzzese in Paris at Cinema Le Champo

Thursday 19th of February at 8pm a retrospective of all the shortfilm of Giacomo Abbruzzese in Paris.

Here the program:

Archipel, 23min, fiction, 2010
Oberhausen – International Competition
Nouveau cinéma de Montréal – International Competition
Dubai Film Festival – Arabian Nights
Torino Film Festival – Best Shortfilm Award, AVANTI Award

Fireworks, 21min, fiction, 2011
Premiers Plans d’Angers – Student Award
Nastri d’Argento – Italian Film Critic Prize, Jury Special Mention
Indielisboa – International Competition
Tampere – International Competition
Clermont-Ferrand – National Competition

This is the way, 27min, documentary, 2014
Pančevo Film Festival – Best Documentary Award
Coté Court Pantin – Experimental Competition
Regard sur le Court Metrage au Saguenay - International Competition
Torino Film Festival – Waves
Queer Lisboa- International Competition
Mecal Barcelona - International Competition

Stella Maris, 27min, fiction, 2014

Cinemed Montpellier – CANAL PLUS Award
Kustendorf - Best shortfilm Award
Ciutad de Soria – Special Jury Award
Villeurbanne – Industry Award
Premiers Plans Angers - Best Musical Creation Award
Clermont-Ferrand - National Competition
Festival Européen du film court de Brest - International Competition
Leeds - International Competition
Curtas Vila do Conde - International Competition

lunedì 9 febbraio 2015

martedì 27 gennaio 2015

STELLA MARIS won the GOLDEN EGG!! First Prize at Kustendorf Film & Music Festival

STELLA MARIS won the GOLDEN EGG! The First Prize at Kustendorf Film & Music Festival, organised by Emir Kusturica!!! 
The jury were world-wide know producers Claudie Ossard, Amande Nevill, Alex Garcia.

giovedì 25 dicembre 2014


Anteprima a TARANTO al Cinema Bellarmino il 26 Dicembre alle ore 15.30. Presente tutto il cast e tutta l'equipe del film! Introduce Massimo Causo. Si replica il 27 dicembre e il 28 dicembre, sempre alle 15h30. 

Stella Maris, 27min, finzione, 2014 
Cinemed Montpellier Premio CANAL PLUS 
Ciutad de Soria – Premio speciale della giuria 
Villeurbanne – Premio dell'Industria 
Clermont-Ferrand - Competizione 
Festival Européen du film court de Brest - Competizione Internazionale 
Leeds - Competizione Internazionale 
Kustendorf - Competizione Internazionale 
Premier Plans Angers - Competizione 

SINOSSI Un piccolo paese dimenticato del sud Italia. La storia di un artigiano delle luci e di sua figlia, di un sindaco orbo, di fuochi d'artificio come bombe e della street-art come rivoluzione. 

“Nei riti collettivi, l’attesa dell’evento e la cerimonia dell’evento stesso creano una situazione di sospensione delle regole, delle leggi. Una frattura nel reale, che lascia spazio a credenza, violenza, mistero”. Giacomo Abbruzzese 

LA LUNA PRODUCTIONS e DUGONG presentano con il contributo del CNC - Contribution financière e dell'APULIA FILM COMMISSION 
scritto e diretto da GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE 

mercoledì 17 dicembre 2014

THIS IS THE WAY for LE JOUR LE PLUS COURT in 21 different places and cities around France

THIS IS THE WAY will be screened in 21 different places and cities around France for the event LE JOUR LE PLUS COURT organised by the CNC and l'AGENCE DU COURTMETRAGE on 19th-20th-21th of December.
There will be screenings in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble and many other places, you can find the one closer to you here:

lunedì 8 dicembre 2014

STELLA MARIS is selected for Clermont-Ferrand!

STELLA MARIS is selected for Clermont-Ferrand! Probably the worldest important short film festival. France falls in love with Stella Maris... 

giovedì 27 novembre 2014

STELLA MARIS in SPAIN at Certamen Cortos Soria

STELLA MARIS in SPAIN! Selected for the International competition of Certamen Cortos Soria. Seven International selections for Stella Maris in its first month of release! 

set photo by Angelo Liuzzi.

martedì 18 novembre 2014

STELLA MARIS and THIS IS THE WAY in Estonia at Sleepwalkers International Film Festival

STELLA MARIS and THIS IS THE WAY in Estonia! Double selection for the Sleepwalkers International Film Festival. 
If you around TALLINN from 18th to 22th of November, go there! 

lunedì 10 novembre 2014


THIS IS THE WAY will have the Italian Premiere at the TORINO FILM FESTIVAL! It will be presented in the International Selection Waves (ONDE).

Monday 24th of November 19h15 - Reposi Sala 5, Torino Film Festival. 

giovedì 6 novembre 2014


STELLA MARIS in UK! Selected for the Louis Le Prince International Competition of LEEDS FILM FESTIVAL, an Oscar-qualifying festival.

"The story of a light craftsman and his daughter, a one-eyed mayor, fireworks fusing like weapons and street-art as revolution. An engrossing movie about revenge and redemption".

Here the screening dates for the friends in UK:
Wed 12th Nov, 2014, 13:00 @ Hyde Park Picture House 

lunedì 3 novembre 2014


STELLA MARIS wins the CANAL PLUS AWARD at Cinemed!!! 
It will be bought by Canal Plus and screened 5 times in a special program with an interview. Suddenly millions of people will watch it! 

martedì 28 ottobre 2014


STELLA MARIS in FRANCE again, selected for the European Competition of the festival du film court de Villeurbanne! FRANCE 3 - ITALY 0. 

Cinéma Le Zola - Villeurbanne
Samedi 15 novembre à 14h30
Mercredi 19 novembre à 20h30 (en présence du jury et du réalisateur) 

set photo by Manuele Geromini & Laura Villa Baroncelli

giovedì 16 ottobre 2014

STELLA MARIS at Festival Europeen du Film Court in BREST

STELLA MARIS is selected for the International Competition of Festival Europeen du Film Court de BREST, in France. After Montpellier, again a sea spot for the Madonna!

Here the screening days:
Thursday 13th November - 14H - LE QUARTZ, GRAND THÉÂTRE - Brest
Saturday 15th November - 13H30 - LE QUARTZ, PETIT THÉÂTRE - Brest 

mercoledì 8 ottobre 2014

STELLA MARIS at Cinemed in Montpellier

STELLA MARIS will have the FRENCH PREMIERE at Festival International du Cinéma Mediterranéen. It's selected for the International Shortfilm Competition. Montpellier, the perfect spot for the arrival of the Madonna! 

sabato 4 ottobre 2014

THIS IS THE WAY in the Queer Lisboa highlights for the UK magazine Little White Lies

"This Is The Way stood out for its youthful exuberance, tenderness and sultry soundtrack" (Sophie Monks Kaufman)
THIS IS THE WAY in the Queer Lisboa highlights for the UK magazine Little White Lies. 

lunedì 1 settembre 2014

The first retrospective of Giacomo Abbruzzese shortfilms

Droga Party (2006), Passing (2007), Archipel (2010), Fireworks (2011) will be presented in Serbia at Pančevo Film Festival for BRIGHT FUTURE, a first retrospective on the work of Giacomo Abbruzzese. Beside, his last film, This is the way will have his East European Premiere on the International Shortfilm Competition.