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.
In New York City, she was assistant to photographer Hiro (Yasuhiro Wakabayashi), taking part in shootings for Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair.
In 1994 she attended a film class at New York University.
Since then, she directed documentaries and short films awarded at festivals worldwide.
She also worked as second unit director in feature films (Quando la notte, Latin Lover) and as first assistant director to Francesca Comencini for the film “Un giorno speciale”.
Linfa (2018). Production: Far Out Films.
Festa del Cinema di Roma, Lovers Film Festival, Kino Berlin, Vox Feminae Festival Zagreb, Accademia di Francia Villa Medici.
Harry’s Bar (2015). Production: Wider Films.
Nomination David di Donatello 2016, Premio Open Venice Days 2015, Special Mention Nastri D’Argento 2016. Broadcast: Canale 5, Sky Arte, 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). Co-directed with Cristina Comencini. Production: Cattleya.
Rome Film Festival 2007 Alice nella città.
The Golden Bough by Giosetta Fioroni (2014). Production: Maison Valentino.
Fuochino (1998). With Angela Baraldi. Production: Talunafilm.
Nomination David di Donatello, Special Mention Capalbio Cinema, Best Screenplay Valdarno Cinema Fedic, Best Actress Trevignano FilmFest.
Binari (1996). With Anna Bonaiuto, Toni Bertorelli. 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)
2019 – Director: VIENI A PRENDERMI. Music Video for Lilith Primavera. Talunafilm
2018 – LA COSTRUZIONE DI UN’ALLEANZA. Medical Mini Series. Boto.
2017 – Director: CUORE IN TASCA. Music Video for Chiara Civello. Sony Music
2017 – Filmmaker: booktrailer IL TERZO TEMPO by Lidia Ravera (ed. Bompiani)
2016 – Director: SÌ LO VOGLIO. Video. In support of a law for civil partnership.
2014 – Director: LE AVVENTURE DEL GIORNO DOPO. Medical mini series. 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? 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.
2005 – Director, with Marco Pontecorvo: LA NOTTE DI BIANCA, short film (Filmmaster). With Remo Remotti, Gisella Sofio.
2003 – Filmmaker: DRAG QUEEN COLLEGE, documentary.
Selected by Terry Gilliam for Umbria Film Festival 2004.
2002 – Director: MESTIERI NELL’OMBRA, documentary. Broadcasted on Rai 2, Puntodoc.
2002 – Director: DALL’IDEA AL FILM / LA FINE E’ NOTA DI CRISTINA COMENCINI For Rai Sat Cinema.
2001 – Director: DALL’IDEA AL FILM / IL PORTIERE DI NOTTE DI LILIANA CAVANI For Rai Sat Cinema.
1990/93 – Photographer for magazines such as Epoca, L’Espresso.
Carlotta Cerquetti & Sabato Cuomo attending Ischia Film Festival, where docufilm AGEROLAND won a Special Mention of the jury.