Giovanni Troilo

Giovanni Troilo



Director and photographer, Troilo moves between the worlds of cinema, television, publishing and advertising. Troilo’s work has been published in Newsweek Japan, Der Spiegel, D La Repubblica, GQ Italy, CNN, Wired UK, Wired Corea, Ventiquattro, Wallpaper, GQ Spain, Io Donna, Flair, Sport&Street, Velvet and Urban.

In 2011 he directed FAN PIO, his first feature length film, and published in Germany his first book, Apulien, awarded as best photographic book at the International Photography Awards in 2012. Between 2012 and 2015 Troilo directed for Sky Arte HD Fotografi, three series of documentaries about famous Italian photographers, and several documentaries among which ON THE ROAD – JOE BASTIANICH MUSIC TOUR AND CARAVAGGIO CRIMINALE. In 2015 with the project La Ville Noire, The Dark Heart of Europe he was awarded People Photographer of the Year at Sony World Photography Awards. In 2016 William Kentridge, Triumphs and Laments, his documentary film about the South African artist William Kentridge, was in competition at Rome International Film Festival and Coeurope, his work set in Belgium on contemporary Europe, was in competition at IDFA and broadcasted on Rai and Arte in Germany and France.

He directed THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST PAINTINGS (2017, series of 7 documentaries for Sky Arts International Hub (UK, ITA, GER), broadcasted from April 2018. His last film, Le Ninfee Di Monet Un Incantesimo Di Acqua E Luce (B/Arts – Nexo Digital), will be distributed in cinemas in 2018. 


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