Carlotta Cerquetti is a director, filmmaker and photographer.
After studying photography at Rome’s Istituto Europeo di Design, she was assistant to photographer Hiro Wakabayashi (Hiro) in New York. She started her career as freelance photographer working with magazines such as Epoca and L’Espresso. After a cinema class at New York University, she started working for cinema and tv. She wrote and directed short films, videos and documentaries that won many international awards.
She also worked as second unit director in 2 feature films by Cristina Comencini: Quando la notte and Lain Lover.
2017 – Director: LINFA. Documentary. Work in progress.
2017 – Director: CUORE IN TASCA. Music Video for Chiara Civello/Sony Music + Eclipse Backstage – the making of Eclipse record.
2016 – Director: SÌ LO VOGLIO. Video. In support of a law for civil partnership. LeOnde production
2015 – Director: HARRY’S BAR, Documentary. Production: Wider Films. Nominated for David di Donatello Awards 2016, Winner of Open Prize at Venice Days (Venice International Film Festival 2015), special mention at Nastri D’Argento Awards. Broadcasted on italian tv channel Canale 5 and Sky Arte. Now on Netflix
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).
2014 – Director: THE GOLDEN BOUGH by Giosetta Fioroni, short film for Maison Valentino.
2014 – Second Unit Director on the film Latin Lover by Cristina Comencini.
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 – Contributing filmmaker for Axelrod & Associates: videos for Italy’s 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: E SE DOMANI? Three short films with with Iaia Forte, Marina Rocco. SE NON LE DONNE CHI? Video with Nada, Emma, Margherita Buy. LE AVVENTURE DELLA SIGNORA LUVENIA fake ad with Paola Minaccioni.
2011 – Director (theatre): LIBERE, play by Cristina Comencini, Teatro Sannazaro di Napoli. With Antonella Stefanucci, Chiara Baffi.
2010 – Second Unit Director:Quando la notte (When the night) film by Cristina Comencini (Cattleya prod.)
2011 – Director, writer, editor: AGEROLAND, docufilm. Dream Film. Roberto Rossellini Prize 2012, Special Mention Ischia Film festival, Best Documentary Napoli Film Festival.
2007 – Director, with Cristina Comencini: IL NOSTRO RWANDA. Documentary (Cattleya prod.). Participation at Rome Film Festival.
2005 – Director, with Marco Pontecorvo: LA NOTTE DI BIANCA, short film (Filmmaster).
2003 – Filmmaker: DRAG QUEEN COLLEGE, documentary.
Montone 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 (From the idea to the film: La Fine è Nota by Cristina Comencini). For Rai Sat Cinema.
2001 – Director: DALL’IDEA AL FILM / IL PORTIERE DI NOTTE DI LILIANA CAVANI (From the idea to the film: The Night Porter by Liliana Cavani). For Rai Sat Cinema.
1998 – Director: FUOCHINO, short film (Talunafilm prod.). With Angela Baraldi. David di Donatello Nomination, Best Italian Short Film Capalbio Cinema, Best Screenplay Valdarno Cinema.
1996 – Director: BINARI, short film. With Anna Bonaiuto, Toni Bertorelli. (Filmtrust prod., Theatre Distribution: IIF).
New York Film Festival, Best European Short Brussels International Film Festival.
1994 – Director: INTERNO 12, Short Film
Best First Film Valdarno Cinema Fedic, Akman Award Antalya Film Festival, Special Mention Capalbio Cinema.
Carlotta Cerquetti & Sabato Cuomo attending Ischia Film Festival, where docufilm AGEROLAND won a Special Mention of the jury.