Francesca Scalisi is an Italian film director and producer. She is best known for her feature films, documentaries, and short films.
Born in Rome in 1988, Scalisi developed a keen interest in the creative arts at a young age. She was constantly exploring new mediums and forms of expression through painting, theater and film. By the age of eighteen, she had already developed a taste for filmmaking, and began directing and producing her own short films.
In 2011, Scalisi graduated with a degree in Cultural Heritage from the University of Rome. She also earned a diploma in Film Direction from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the oldest film school in Italy.
Scalisi's first feature film, "L'Inizio," was released in 2014. The film follows a young woman's journey of self-discovery as she navigates her way through the chaos of life. The film earned critical acclaim and won several awards, including Best Film at the Rome International Film Festival.
Scalisi's other films include "The Invisible Hand," "The Room" and "The Secret of the Rose." She also directed and produced the documentary "The Italian Job," which follows the lives of three Italian immigrants as they struggle to make their way in America.
In addition to her work in film, Scalisi is an active member of the Italian film community. She is a member of the jury for the Venice Film Festival and the Director's Guild of Italy. She also serves on the board of the National Film School of Rome.
Scalisi's films have been featured at festivals around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival.
Scalisi's work is bold, heartfelt, and deeply personal. She has a unique vision, and she is not afraid to explore complex themes in her films. She is a powerful and inspiring female filmmaker, and she continues to make an impact on the global film industry.