Claudio Giovannesi (Rome, Italy, 1978) is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. After getting a Bachelor of Arts, he received a diploma from the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome. He worked for Rai3’s program Blob from 2001 to 2004. In 2009 he directed the feature film LA CASA SULLE NUVOLE (Jury Special Award at the Brussels Film Festival) and the documentary FRATELLI D'ITALIA, special mention of the jury at the Rome Film Festival). In 2012 he directed his second feature film ALI HAS BLUE EYES, winning the special jury prize and the best debut and second film award in Rome, FICE Award and Mario Verdone Award. The film was also nominated at the Nasti d’argento and partecipated in competition at Tribeca Film Festival. His following film, WOLF (2013), was awarded Special Jury Award at Torino FF. In 2014, Giovannesi participated in the collaborative film 9 X 10 NOVANTA, selected at Venice IFF that same year. His latest work, FIORE, was selected at the Directors' Fortnight in 2016.