Francesca Bertin is an Italian-born director, writer and producer. She is best known for her work in independent films, documentaries and television series.
Born in Naples, Italy, Bertin moved to the United States at the age of twelve. She studied theatre at The University of Southern California, where she earned her degree in Theatre Arts. After graduation, she began her career as an assistant director on a variety of films and television shows.
Bertin then made her directorial debut in 2005 with the feature film “Cinema Paradiso”, a romantic comedy about a young girl who discovers the joys of filmmaking. The film won awards at numerous international film festivals, and it launched Bertin’s career as a director.
Bertin has since directed several other feature films, including “The Perfect Life” and “L’Amore e la vita”. She also directed the television movie “The Girl in the Yellow Dress”, which was nominated for an Emmy Award.
In addition to her film work, Bertin has written and produced several documentaries. She wrote and produced the feature-length documentary “The Story of a Film”, which won the Best Documentary award at the Rome International Film Festival.
Bertin is also a respected teacher, having taught directing classes at the University of Southern California and the American Film Institute. She has also held workshops and master classes at festivals and universities around the world.
Bertin is passionate about creating stories that explore the human condition and promote tolerance, understanding and acceptance. Her films often tackle challenging and sensitive issues, such as immigration, identity and family.
Today, Bertin continues to work in film and television, as well as writing and producing documentaries. She is also a dedicated mentor, helping to develop the next generation of filmmakers. Francesca Bertin is a true artist and a true storyteller.