Francesca Mazzoleni

Francesca Mazzoleni

Italy

Essentially, I don't like to feel trapped in a single style. I like to wander through genres, asking myself what we, today, can do to make a story fresher and more personal. In my mind, the more that documentaries and story-based films can interact with one another, the better it is. Stories and characters I love come before everything else.

Francesca Mazzoleni (Catania, 1989), director and screenwriter, graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. She has directed short films, such as IL PREMIO (2014), which won a Silver Ribbon nomination from the Italian Journalists Association, along with 1989 (2015), and documentaries, such as NOWHERE (2015) and BARS (2014) which were awarded in numerous international film festivals. THAT’S LIFE (2018) was her first feature. Her second feature film, PUNTA SACRA (2020), won the Sesterce d' Or La Mobilière for Best Film at Visions du Réel 2020.