The Ballad of the Homeless (2015), my first short animated film as director, selectioned in competition for important international film festivals (about 50), broadcast on NBC-Studio Universal ( autumn 2017). It is a poetic and surreal journey into the lands devastated by the earthquake in Emilia Romagna (2012), through the eyes of a child and his friends, a snail.

genre: animated short, 8′ 50” . Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Massimo Moretti

-WINNER BEST ANIMATION at LOS ANGELES SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL for qualifying Academy Award 2016.

-WINNER BEST FILM WORLD CULTURES and BEST FILM EUROPE at Anim!Arte – Festival Internacional de Animação 2016.

-WINNER BEST MUSIC and AUDIENCE AWARD , ATHENS ANIMFEST 2016.

-WINNER SPECIAL SILVER RIBBON for Animation category (nastro d’ argento speciale all’ animazione 2016), italian critics award.

-CANDIDATED for ITALIAN OSCAR/ DAVID DI DONATELLO 2016 : category: Best short film.

-WINNER BEST ANIMATED ECO FILM – Golden Kuker Animation Film festival 2016.

-WINNER BEST ANIMATION, Voghera Film Festival, Italy (2016).

-SPECIAL MENTION: AMARCORT Film Festival, Rimini, Italy (2016).

-WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD, Festival Palagiano in Corto, Italy (2016).

-WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD, Festival “Registi a Confronto” , Bo- Italy (2016).

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTION :

Future Film Festival, 5-10 may (2015) – official selection
Festival di Cannes, 13-24 2015 may – short film corner
ICFF Festival Toronto, 11-19 2015,june – official selection
IndiEarth Animation Film Festival – Chennai, 26-28 june 2015, official selection competion.
BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, 2-6 july 2015, official selection competition
FESTIVAL ANIMATOR Poznan, International Animated Film 14-17 july 2015- official final competion
INSOMNIA FESTIVAL – open-air international animation festival- Kaluga, Russia 16-19 2015 july
Festival du Film d’Animation de Paris – 9-13 september 2015
LA SHORTS FEST – Los Angeles International Shorts Film Fest, animation category official selection Academy award qualifying 3-10 september 2015
IN.S.A.N.E. Animation film festival in Malmö Sweden, 11 12 13 september 2015,
Animasyros International Animation Festival, Syros island, Cyclades, 24-27 september 2015
FIA International Animation festival, Montevideo 10-12 september 2015
Libelula Animation Festival, Barcelona, 20-25 september 2015
Festival International du Film d’Animation les Nuits Magique, Bourdeaux, 2-13 december 2015
Festival del cinema italiano di Madrid, 26 nov-3 decemb. 2015
Corto Imola festival del Cortometraggio, 13 december 2015
Animae Caribe, Animation and Digital Media Festival Trinidad-Tobago, 27-31 october 2015
Zubroffka Short Film Festival, Bialystok , 2-6 december 2015
Animax Skopje Fest , 5-9 november 2015
International Digital Animation Festival NAGOYA, Japan, 12-13 december 2015
Invideo. Future Pasts, Milan 29 october-3 november 2015
Anim!Arte – International Student Animation Festival of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil , december 2015
19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokio, november 2015
Irvine International Film festival, Irvine CA, january 2016
Goldensun Short Film Festival in Malta, feb. 2016
11TH ATHENS ANIMFEST, April 7-13, 2016
INTERNATIONAL CHILREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Lucknow – India) , april 2016
Golden Kuker-Sofia” Internation Animation Film Festival, 9-15 may 2016
Festival del cortometraggio-registi a Confronto, Italy, may 2015
Castellaneta Film festival, Italy june 2016
British Animation Film festival, july 2016
Figari Film Fest 27 june- 3 july 2016
Corto di Donne, Italy 14-17 july 2016
Cortos ‘Por Caracoles – Festival de cortometrajes – Siviglia, august 2016
Palagiano in Corto , Italy august 2016
SediciCorto, Forlì, Italy october 201
Voghera Film fest, october 2016
Kuandu International Film fest, october 2016
Amarcort, International film festival, Italy 2016,
Sciacca Film Fest, Italy 2016
Cortos par Caracoles, Spain, 2016
Parma Film Festival, Italy 2016
TF ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL , Tehran , Iran (2016)
Passaggi d’autore, International Film Festival, Sardegna Italy,  (2016)
MONSTRA International Animated Film Festival, Lisbon (2017)
Pesaro Film Festival (2017)- Corti in Mostra section/Studio Universal Screening (2017)