EMANUELE GEROSA | DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR

Emanuele Gerosa was born in 1975 in Rovereto in Italy; he graduates in Contemporary History at the university of Bologna in 2001 and in the same year he begins to work as filmmaker. Actually he is living in Rovereto in Italy.

 

In 2008 he starts collaborating with an Italian NGO to direct his first and second medium-length documentary. The first called Kamenge Northern Quarters completed in 2010 and the second called Lion Souls completed in 2012. The films have been selected by several film festivals, receiving few awards: "Silver Audience Award" at the 15° Amnesty International Film Festival (2010 - Canada), “Best Documentary Production" award at the 26° Black International Cinema Berlin (2011 - Germany), “Best Medium-Length Documentary" award at the 7° Montreal International Black Film Festival (2011 - Canada), "Jury Prize in the Documentaries Competition" at 16° Ismailia International Film Festival (2013 - Egypt).

 

In 2015 he completes his first feature documentary called Between Sisters. The film has been selected by several film festivals, receiving numerous awards: “Cinema AMoRe” at 64° Trento Film Festival (2016 - Italy), "Best Film" at 18° Ismailia International Film Festival (2016 - Egypt), "Best Film" given by EFCA - Egyptian Film Critics Association (2016 - Egypt), “Special Mention” at 61° Seminci - Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (2016 - Spain) and “Special Mention Audio Visual Discovery” at the Prix Scam 2017 given by French Author Society (2017 – France).

 

In 2019 Emanuele finishes his new film called One More Jump. The film has been selected by several film festivals, receiving numerous awards: Cinema AMoRe at 68° Trento Film Festival (2020 - Italy), “Prize of the Russian Guild of Film Critics” at 16° Kazan International Film Festival (2020 -  Russia), “Special Mention” at 14° SalinDocFest (2020 – Italy), “PRIX EUROPA Best European TV Documentary of the Year 2020” at 34° Prix Europa (2020 – Germany), ”Prix des Jeunes de la Méditerranée”, ”Prix Première Oeuvre” and ”Prix à la diffusion 2M (Maroc)” at 24º PriMed - International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary & Reportage (2020 - France), “Honorable Mention” at 10º International Film Maker Festival of New York (2021 - US), ), “Étoiles de la Scam” at 40º Prix Scam 2021 (2021 - France), “Special Mention” at 22° Ismailia International Film Festival (2016 - Egypt).

 

During the last few years Emanuele has been part as member of the jury in several documentary and film festivals: Festival Cinema Zero (Italy - 2016), Ismailia International Film Festival (Egypt - 2017), Aswan International Women Film Festival (Egypt - 2018), Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema (Russia - 2018), Seminci – Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (Spain – 2018) and AWFF - Almeria Western Film Festival (Spain - 2019).

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