Projects. Events.

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.

domenica 1 giugno 2014

THIS IS THE WAY in France, at Coté Court

This is the way will have his French Premiere at Festival Coté Court in Paris.

> Expé 5 > Ciné 104
wednesday 18th june at 20h00
> Expé 5 > Ciné 104
sunday 15th june at 22h00

mercoledì 12 marzo 2014


The poster of THIS IS THE WAY, my first documentary film.

Two lesbian mothers, two gay fathers, a boyfriend and a girlfriend: Joy is eighteen and she was born through artificial insemination. A documentary film about a girl coming from the future, shot with a mobile phone.

THIS IS THE WAY will have its Premiere in the International Competition of Regard sur le courtmétrage, in Quebec.

For updating, here the facebook page!

mercoledì 2 ottobre 2013



Giacomo Abbruzzese is selected by the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL for the next session of the CINEFONDATION among the six most promising international director developing their first feature film. 

giovedì 12 settembre 2013

NEW FILM /// STELLA MARIS /// shooting starts

This weekend, the shooting of my new film STELLA MARIS starts. With the best trouble-makers I know.

Guendalina Cardea Bruno Soriato Federico Pacifici Angelo Losasso Angelo Milano Angelo Liuzzi Frank Alphonse
WITH THE COMPLICITY OF La Luna Prod Produzioni Dugong Lucia Rabidfilm
and a beautiful bunch of friends from all around.

SET Grottaglie, Polignano. Apulia, South of Italy

giovedì 25 aprile 2013

BEST FICTION FILM AWARD for FIREWORKS at Rencontres Cinéma Nature

BEST FICTION FILM AWARD for FIREWORKS at Rencontres Cinéma Nature.

"The jury wanted to recognize an authentic filmmaker, the quality of the direction and the cinematographic language, the coherent way of filming and a mastery of the rhythm.
The film also reminds us that the deadly violence inflicted by an economical and financial system to human communities and their environment can cause an unexpected return of fire" 

sabato 2 marzo 2013

FIREWORKS at GO SHORT, Netherlands

Fireworks selected for the Competition of the Go Short in Nijmegen, Netherlands. 

Friday March 15th | 20h30 | LUX4
Saturday March 16th | 11h00 | LUX1

sabato 26 gennaio 2013


Fireworks (2011) on IMDb

Give a vote to Fireworks on IMDb! 

giovedì 13 dicembre 2012

FIREWORKS all around FRANCE on the 21st of December

FIREWORKS will be screened at the same time in 67 PLACES around France on the 21st of December for the event LE JOUR LE PLUS COURT, organised by the CNC and the Agence du Courtmetrage.

Here all the 67 locations of the screenings:

mercoledì 5 dicembre 2012

FIREWORKS in Paris at Villa Mallet-Stevens

Finally FIREWORKS in PARIS! On 12.12.12 at Villa Mallet-Stevens from 20h. An evening with 12 artists selected by the Pépinières Européennes Jeunes Artistes.

@ Fondation Hippocrène
Villa Mallet-Stevens
12 rue Mallet-Stevens
75016 Paris  

martedì 4 dicembre 2012

FIREWORKS at Festival on Wheels, Turkey

Fireworks selected for the International Shortfilm Competition of the Festival on Wheels in Turkey.

Sunday December 1st | 16h00 | Alman Kultur Merkez | Ankara
Monday December 4th | 18h30 | Alman Kultur Merkez | Ankara 

giovedì 22 novembre 2012

FIREWORKS at Leeds International Film Festival, UK

Fireworks selected for the International Shortfilm Competition of the Leeds International Film Festival, one of the main film festival in UK. 

domenica 28 ottobre 2012


FIREWORKS will be presented at the 50th edition of the VIENNALE, one of the oldest and best-known festival in the world.


Tuesday October 30th | 18h00 | Stadtkino | Vienna
(in the presence of Giacomo Abbruzzese)

venerdì 19 ottobre 2012

FIREWORKS at MOLODIST in Kiev, Ukraine

Fireworks selected for the International Student Shortfilm Competiton of the Molodist in Kiev.

Sunday October 21th | 17h00 | Kiev Cinema | Dark Blue Hall
Monday October 22th | 21h30 | Kinopanorama | Big Hall
(with the presence of the director Giacomo Abbruzzese)

mercoledì 17 ottobre 2012

FIREWORKS awarded BEST FICTION SHORTFILM at Mediterraneo Film Festival

The jury composed by the three directors Marina Spada, Fiorella Infascelli and Silvia Luzi gave to FIREWORKS the award for BEST FICTION SHORTFILM of the Mediterrano Film Festival  in Carbonia, Sardegna.