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VITTORIA COLONNA

VITTORIA COLONNA

Director

Vittoria is a Filmmaker, Performance Artist, and overall Seeker.  Growing up between Ireland and Italy, Vittoria studied fine art painting in Rome’s L’Accademia di Belle Arti, trained as an Opera singer in Tuscany and then continued in the performing arts, completing her studies at the Gaiety school of Acting in Dublin 2004.  Later she turned to directing and visual storytelling where she found her niche.

Vittoria has directed numerous music videos, which have received international acclaim, such as an Irish Music Television Award (IMTV) in 2009, Best Music Video at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival 2012, The Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival 2012 and The Golden Palm Award at The Mexico International Film Festival 2012.  However most impressive has been the touring success of her debut feature documentary, IDENTITIES and short feature MY IDENTITY which she wrote, directed and produced, winning awards such as The Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Award among other nominations such as The Celtic Media Award for best Factual Documentary 2010, European Short Debut Award at The Era New Horizons International Film Festival 2010 and The Current Award at the Rome Independent Film Festival in 2010.  The performance art pieces from the film were selected by the Italian Cultural Minster as part of the Worldwide Italian Pavilion & 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2011.  Her passion for directing lead her into narrative fiction 4 BHANRÍON (4 Queens) 2013 picking up Best Short Narrative at the Moondance Film Festival 2013 and Babel FF 2013 and her latest intimate film SANDBOY 2015 qualified for the Oscar 2016 short film nomination as well as winning Best Short Narrative, Best Film Score and Best Leading actress at the Moondance Film Festival 2015 and Best Lead Actress at the NYCIFF 2015.

To date, Vittoria has built a reputation for investigating complex ethical questions, using film, documentary, video and art to reveal the harsher aspects of existence and rebellion yet exploring entertaining, sensitive and dramatic themes with honesty and dark humor.  Vittoria is based between Los Angeles, Dublin and Rome. She is also a member of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) and is currently developing a number of projects worldwide.

See:  www.colonnavittoria.com