Christian Filippella

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Christian Filippella
Christian-Filippella-on-set-2007.jpg
Filippella on the set of Narcissus Dreams, November 4, 2009, Malibu, California
Born December 20, 1975
Benevento, Campania, Italy
Occupation Filmmaker/Director
Years active 1998–present

Christian Filippella (born in Benevento, Campania, Italy) is an award winning filmmaker living and working in Los Angeles, California, Rome, Italy and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Filippella began working as an independent filmmaker in Spain and Ireland. He was accepted to the directing program of the prestigious Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and was awarded his diploma in 2005 with his thesis film Thermae starring Claire Falconer and Carolina Crescentini.[1] Subsequently, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship[2] and completed MFA studies at the American Film Institute (AFI)[3] in 2008.

Filippella's film Narcissus Dreams,[4] was acquired by Ouat Media for worldwide distribution.[5] In addition, Narcissus Dreams won the Accolade Award [6] and has been selected for inclusion in the 13th Annual Los Angeles Shorts Fest in July 2009.[7]

Filippella also has received twice the Philip Morris Cinema Award and the Sergio Corbucci Prize in 2006.[8]

His feature film Silver Case stars Academy Award Nominees Seymour Cassel and Eric Roberts in the lead role of the Senator, and features Shalim Ortiz, Chris Facey, Brian Keith Gamble, Vincent De Paul (actor), Fernanda Romero, Scarlett Chorvat, Claire Falconer,[9]

Silver Case premiered at Rome International Film Festival and won many awards worldwide, including 5 Indie Awards and Best of Show.

Filippella is a manager in Vallée d'Aoste football club.

Honors[edit]

  • Los Angeles Film & TV Festival - Best Feature (2013)
  • Los Angeles Film & TV Festival - Best Director (2013)
  • Vegas Cine Fest - Best Feature First Runner Up (2012)
  • Indie Award - Best of Show (2012)
  • Indie Award - Direction (2012)
  • Accolade Award - Directing (2012)
  • Merit Award - FLIFF (2011)
  • Spirit of Independent Award (2011)
  • Accolade Award - Film (2009)
  • Sergio Corbucci Prize (2006)
  • Fulbright Award (2006)
  • Philip Morris Cinema Award (2004)
  • Philip Morris Cinema Award (2003)
  • Deviate NIFC (2002)

Film Festivals Official Selection[edit]

  • Long Island Int. Film Festival (2013)
  • Los Angeles Film Festival (2012)
  • Hoboken Int. Film Festival (2012)
  • New Filmmaker Program (2012)
  • Salento Int. Film Festival (2012)
  • Fantafilmfestival (2012)
  • Hoboken International Film Festival (2012)
  • Big Island International Film Festival (2012)
  • San Diego Black Film Festival (2012)
  • Cine Vegas Fest (2012)
  • Rome International Film Festival (2011)
  • Cannes Film Festival (2011)
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (2011)
  • Bahamas International Film Festival (2011)
  • Daytona Beach Film Festival (2011)
  • Screamfest (2009 and 2010)
  • LA Shorts Film Festival (2009)
  • European Film Festival (2006)
  • RIFF (2005)
  • Instanbul International Film Festival (2004)
  • European Film Festival (2003)

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Filmography (Director)[edit]

  • Silver Case (2011)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • Swifty & Veg (2010)
  • White Widow (2009)
  • Narcissus Dreams (2009)
  • Thermae (2006)
  • Il rigore più lungo del mondo (2004)
  • Silver Nail (2003)
  • Distretto di polizia - 2nd unit director (4 episodes, 2003)

Filmography (Writer)[edit]

  • Silver Case (2011)
  • Swifty & Veg (2010)
  • White Widow (2009)
  • Narcissus Dreams (2009)
  • Thermae (2006)
  • Il rigore più lungo del mondo (2004)
  • Silver Nail (2003)

Filmography (Producer)[edit]

  • A Place Called Hollywood (2013)
  • Silver Case (2011)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • Swifty & Veg (2010)
  • White Widow (2009)
  • Narcissus Dreams (2009)

Filmography (Production Designer)[edit]

  • White Widow (2009)
  • Narcissus Dreams (2009)
  • Thermae (2006)

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