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For the given name, see Giuseppina (given name).
Directed by James Hill
Produced by James Hill
Massimo Saraceni
Written by James Hill
Starring Antonia Scalari
Giulio Marchetti
Cinematography Václav Vích
Edited by Vivienne Collins
Distributed by BP plc
Release dates
  • 1960 (1960)
Running time 28 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Giuseppina is a 1960 short British documentary film produced by James Hill. It won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.[1] Production of the film was sponsored by the British Petroleum company (BP), which also distributes the film.[2] The BP webpage summarizes the film as, "set at an Italian petrol station where various characters pass through on their onward journey, while entertaining and playing with the attendant's daughter, Giuseppina."

In the 1960s and early 1970s, Giuseppina was broadcast 185 times on British television as a trade test colour film.[3] Excerpts were also shown on Vision On, the BBC programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

It was released as an extra on the BFI Flipside DVD release of "Lunch Hour".


  • Antonia Scalari as Giuseppina
  • Giulio Marchetti as Rossi


  1. ^ "New York Times: Giuseppina". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Giuseppina (1959)". BP Video Library. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  3. ^ Keys, Andrew (2007). "The Statistician's Guide to Trade Test Colour Films", webpage of the "Test Card Circle" website archived at WebCite from this original URL 2008-06-18.

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