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Martina Amati

Director

Born in Milan, Italy where she trained in Theatre Set Design at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Martina was picked by MTV Europe to work in their creative team based out of London. She then directed documentaries for TV specialising in underwater filming. During this period she started training as a freediver and set her best personal records (Martina can swim to 30m underwater without fins with one breath of air). She moved into drama in 2008 with ‘A’ Mare’, a 14 minutes film set in Sicily, which premiered in competition at Sundance Film Festival and won a number of awards among the international film festival circuit. Her second drama, ‘I-Do-Air’, a short story entirely set in a swimming pool, won a BAFTA for Best Short Film. Martina is currently directing ‘Chalk’, a 20 minutes drama set in the world of competitive gymnastic, developed with Cinema Extreme and commissioned by UK Film Council and Film4.

 

 

Credits

SHORT FILM
Date: 2010
Production (role):
CHALK
Company:
UKFC / Film London / Cowboy UK
Project details:
18' drama commissioned

Official Selection Berlinale 61, Generation Kplus 2010

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2011

Winner Best Live Action New York ICFF
Date: 2009
Production (role):
I-DO-AIR
Company:
UKFC / Film London / Cowboy UK
Project details:
7’ drama commissioned

Winner Best Short Film BAFTA 2010

UK Premiere BFI 53 London Film Festival 2009

Official Selection Encounters Short Film Festival 2009

Official Selection Berlinale 60, Generation Kplus 2010 (European and International Premiere)

Official Selection Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2010 (North American Premiere)

Special screening Bird Eye View 2010

Official Selection Tampere 2010

Official Slecetion Nashville 2010

Official Selection Dresden 2010

Official Slection 26th Hamburg Juvenile Programme 2010

Official selection Athens Film Festival, Ohio 2010
Date: 2008
Production (role):
A’MARE
Company:
Cowboy Films, UK
Project details:
15’ drama

Winner Unicef Award, Bilbao Short Film Festival 2008 (World and European Premiere)

Winner Bafta/LA Certificate of Excellence, Aspen 2009

Winner Grand Prize, Marin County, California 2009

Winner Best Direction, Salento Finibus Terrae 2009

Official Selection, Sundance 2009 (North American premiere)

Official Selection SXSW 2009

UK Film Council compilation Cannes 2009

Official Selection 25th Hamburg Short film festival, Juvenile Programme 2009

Official Selection In The Palace Short Film Festival, Bulgaria 2009

Official Selection A Corto di Donne Film Festival, Naples 2009

Official Selection San Francisco International Festival of Short Films 2009

Official Selection Manhattan Short 2009

Official Selection Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival 2009

Official Selection Pampelona 2009

Official Selection Encounter Film Festival 2009

Official Selection Montpellier 2009

Official Selection Italian Film Festival 2010

Official Selection Festival Cinema Italian, Paris 2010
DOCUMENTARY
Date: 2007
Production (role):
TAPEMAN
Company:
Cowboy Films, UK
Project details:
3’

Winner Jury Award Salento Finibus Terrae Film Festival 2008

Winner Silver Award Promax World 2007
Date: 2007
Production (role):
LIQUIDMAN
Company:
Condomimium Production, Italy
Project details:
5’

Official selection Edinburgh Film Festival 2007

Official selection HotDoc, Toronto 2007
Date: 2005
Production (role):
ALTITUDE
Company:
Sosho Production, UK
Project details:
72’

Hay-on-Wye Film Festival 2005

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): CHALK
    Company: UKFC / Film London / Cowboy UK
    Project details: 18' drama commissioned

    Official Selection Berlinale 61, Generation Kplus 2010

    Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2011

    Winner Best Live Action New York ICFF
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): I-DO-AIR
    Company: UKFC / Film London / Cowboy UK
    Project details: 7’ drama commissioned

    Winner Best Short Film BAFTA 2010

    UK Premiere BFI 53 London Film Festival 2009

    Official Selection Encounters Short Film Festival 2009

    Official Selection Berlinale 60, Generation Kplus 2010 (European and International Premiere)

    Official Selection Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2010 (North American Premiere)

    Special screening Bird Eye View 2010

    Official Selection Tampere 2010

    Official Slecetion Nashville 2010

    Official Selection Dresden 2010

    Official Slection 26th Hamburg Juvenile Programme 2010

    Official selection Athens Film Festival, Ohio 2010
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): A’MARE
    Company: Cowboy Films, UK
    Project details: 15’ drama

    Winner Unicef Award, Bilbao Short Film Festival 2008 (World and European Premiere)

    Winner Bafta/LA Certificate of Excellence, Aspen 2009

    Winner Grand Prize, Marin County, California 2009

    Winner Best Direction, Salento Finibus Terrae 2009

    Official Selection, Sundance 2009 (North American premiere)

    Official Selection SXSW 2009

    UK Film Council compilation Cannes 2009

    Official Selection 25th Hamburg Short film festival, Juvenile Programme 2009

    Official Selection In The Palace Short Film Festival, Bulgaria 2009

    Official Selection A Corto di Donne Film Festival, Naples 2009

    Official Selection San Francisco International Festival of Short Films 2009

    Official Selection Manhattan Short 2009

    Official Selection Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival 2009

    Official Selection Pampelona 2009

    Official Selection Encounter Film Festival 2009

    Official Selection Montpellier 2009

    Official Selection Italian Film Festival 2010

    Official Selection Festival Cinema Italian, Paris 2010
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): TAPEMAN
    Company: Cowboy Films, UK
    Project details: 3’

    Winner Jury Award Salento Finibus Terrae Film Festival 2008

    Winner Silver Award Promax World 2007
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): LIQUIDMAN
    Company: Condomimium Production, Italy
    Project details: 5’

    Official selection Edinburgh Film Festival 2007

    Official selection HotDoc, Toronto 2007
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): ALTITUDE
    Company: Sosho Production, UK
    Project details: 72’

    Hay-on-Wye Film Festival 2005

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Independent Talent Group Ltd
40 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 2RH

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