Carlotta Cerquetti is a director, filmmaker and photographer born in Rome, Italy.
After graduating in classical studies, she studied photography at Istituto Europeo di Design. She moved to New York City, where she became assistant to photographer Hiro, taking part in shootings for Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair. Once returned to Italy, she became freelance photographer and started working for the Italian magazine Epoca. In 1994 she attended a film class at New York University. Since then, she directed documentaries and short films awarded at festivals worldwide.
Linfa (2018). Production: Far Out Films.
Harry’s Bar (2015). Production: Wider Films.
Nomination David di Donatello 2016, Premio Open Venice Days 2015, Special Mention Nastri D’Argento 2016. Broadcasted on Canale 5 and Sky Arte. Now on Netflix Italy.
Ageroland (2012). Production: Dream Film.
Premio Rossellini 2013, Special Mention Ischia Film Fest, Lab 80 Prize Napoli Film Fest.
Il nostro Rwanda (2007). Production: Cattleya.
Rome Film Festival 2007, Alice nella città.
The Golden Bough by Giosetta Fioroni (2014). Production: Maison Valentino.
Fuochino (1998). Production: Talunafilm.
Nomination David di Donatello, Special Mention Capalbio Cinema, Best Screenplay Valdarno Cinema Fedic, Best Actress Trevignano FilmFest.
Binari (1996). Production: Film Trust.
New York Film Festival, Best European Short Bruxelles Film Festival, Best Italian Short Capalbio Cinema.
Interno 12 (1995). Production: Comida95.
Akman Award Antalya Film Festival, Best First Film Valdarno Cinema, Special Mention Capalbio Cinema.
SECOND UNIT DIRECTOR
Quando la notte (2011, feature film directed by Cristina Comencini. Prod. Cattleya)
Latin Lover (2014, feature film directed by Cristina Comencini. Prod. Lumière)
2017 – Director: CUORE IN TASCA. Music Video for Chiara Civello. Sony Music
2016 – Director: SÌ LO VOGLIO. Video. In support of a law for civil partnership.
2014 – Director: LE AVVENTURE DEL GIORNO DOPO. Mini series for the Web (5 episodes). Production: Boto
2014 – Director: promotional video for BANCA ETICA (Winner of ABI prize for financial communication).
2013 – Director: UN LUNEDI DA LEONESSE, for the International Day for the elimination of violence against women.
2013 – Filmmaker: booktrailer PIANGI PURE by Lidia Ravera (ed. Bompiani)
2013 – Filmmaker for Axelrod & Associates: videos for Scelta Civica campaign.
2012 – Director: MAI PIU COMPLICI with singer Gianna Nannini. SNOQ campaign against violence against women.
2011 – Filmmaker for Se non ora quando short films:
E SE DOMANI? with Iaia Forte, Marina Rocco, Iman Sabbah.
SE NON LE DONNE CHI? Video with Nada, Emma, Margherita Buy.
LE AVVENTURE DELLA SIGNORA LUVENIA, with Paola Minaccioni.
2011 – Director (theatre): LIBERE, play by Cristina Comencini, Teatro Sannazaro di Napoli. With Antonella Stefanucci, Chiara Baffi.
2005 – Director, with Marco Pontecorvo: LA NOTTE DI BIANCA, short film (Filmmaster).
2003 – Filmmaker: DRAG QUEEN COLLEGE, documentary.
Umbria Film Festival 2004 directed by Terry Gilliam.
2002 – Director: MESTIERI NELL’OMBRA, documentary (Faroutfilms). Broadcasted on Rai 2, Puntodoc.
2002 – Director: DALL’IDEA AL FILM / LA FINE E’ NOTA DI CRISTINA COMENCINI For Rai Sat Cinema television.
2001 – Director: DALL’IDEA AL FILM / IL PORTIERE DI NOTTE DI LILIANA CAVANI For Rai Sat Cinema television.
Carlotta Cerquetti & Sabato Cuomo attending Ischia Film Festival, where docufilm AGEROLAND won a Special Mention of the jury.