ARCHIPEL will represent APULIA for the BJCEM - Biennale de la Mediterranée
ARCHIPEL wins the selection between shortfilm directed by filmmaker from Apulia (South of Italy) and will represent the region at the BJCEM - Biennale de la Mediterranée. It wins also the price for the distribution in the ARCI cineclub of Apulia.
Born in 1983 in Taranto, Southern Italy. A graduate of Le Fresnoy, his shortfilms were screened at many international festivals including Oberhausen, Viennale, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Indielisboa, Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, Leeds, Winterthur, Dubai. They were presented at the Cinémathèque française in Paris, in museums like the Macro in Rome or the Mucem in Marseille and broadcasted in several TV-channels (Canal Plus, France 3, Sky Art, SVT). He received many awards including Best Shortfilm at the Torino Film Festival and a mention for Best Shortfilm Director at Nastri d'Argento, the Italian critics' prize.
In 2008 and 2009 he was artistic director of the Palestinian public television and taught screenwriting in the film school of Bethlehem. In 2012 he was artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and invited for the Berlinale Talents. In 2013 he was selected by the Cannes Film Festival for the Cinefondation Residence to develop his first feature film.
Filmography: Stella Maris (27'/2014), This is the way (27'/2014), Fireworks (21'/2011), Archipel (23'/2010), Passing (17'/2007), Droga Party (19'/2006).