Tizza Covi

Tizza Covi

Italy

Our cinematic work is based on a long relationship with our protagonists and an honest interest in their life. The documentary approach interests us the most in terms of filmmaking. What reality gives you just can’t be reenacted.

Born in Bolzano, Italy in 1971, she studied photography in Vienna and then worked as a freelance photographer in Rome. She has been collaborating with Rainer Frimmel on photography, theatre and film projects since 1996. Together they directed the documentaries THAT'S ALL (2001) and BABOOSKA (2005), their debut feature LHE LITTLE ONE (2009) premiered at Cannes IFF and screened at the Berlinale Generation. Their second feature, THE SHINE OF DAY (2012), won the Silver Leopard at Locarno FF for Best Actor. MISTER UNIVERSO (2016) was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at Locarno FF. Her latest work is the documentary NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD (2020), co-directed with Rainer Frimmel, which screened at Berlinale Panorama 2020.