Emiliano Dante

Emiliano Dante


My movies come from my personal needs: the need to understand, the need to express, the need to explore and, most of all, the need to struggle. Necessity is the mother of all my movies.    


Emiliano Dante (L'Aquila, Italy, 1974) teaches contemporary art history at the University of Cassino and in recent years has directed the Festival del documentario d’Abruzzo in Pescara. He initially studied photography and came to cinema after a multifarious artistic pathway which includes painting, writing, theatre and music. He debuted as a director in 2003 with the series of shorts THE HOME SEQUENCE SERIES, which focuses on the physical and symbolic places of his home. After other shorts, he made the documentary INTO THE BLUE (2009), presented at the Torino Film Festival, and the feature-length fiction movie LIMEN (2012). He is also a photographer and has held exhibits in Europe and Latin America.

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