ANTONIO PIAZZA

JULY 14th

BIOGRAPHY

Antonio Piazza is a Sicilian screenwriter and director. His first feature "Salvo", was co-written and co-directed with Fabio Grassadonia and presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, winning both awards of the Semaine de la Critique: Grand Prix and Prix Révélation. The film was distributed in about 20 Countries across the world including the USA and was screened in many prestigious Film Festivals. In Italy he won the Nastro d’Argento for Best Cinematography, the Globo d’Oro for Best Actress and 4 David di Donatello and Nastri d'Argento nominations.

In 2010 Antonio Piazza co-wrote and directed with Fabio Grassadonia the short "Rita" which marked their debut as directors and as of "Today" represents one of the most successful Italian shorts in recent years. The film was presented in over a hundred international Festivals achieving over forty awards. In 2004 Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza wrote a musical comedy for Fandango "Ogni volta che te ne vai", set in Dance Halls in Romagna.

In the 90's he worked as a reporter in Sicily. After a master in narrative skills he started working as a screen writer and scrip consultant for some Italian production companies such as Fandango and Filmauro. He is still collaborating as a script consultant for European labs such as Locarno Open Doors, Torino FilmLab, Semaine de la Critique Next Step, Nisi Masa ESP. He teaches Filmmaking and Scriptwriting at the Film Studies department in Malta.

  • Filmography:

    DIRECTOR
    Rita (2009) - short film
    Salvo (2013)
    Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

    SCREENPLAY
    Ogni volta che te ne vai (2004)
    Gli occhi dell'amore (2005) - TV film
    Rita (2009) - short film
    Salvo (2013)
    Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)


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