Alessandra Pescetta

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Born in Isola della Scala (Verona), Alessandra graduated in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. She directed music videos for renowned Italian  bands (Ligabue, Elisa, Elio e le Storie tese, Subsonica), International Artists (Planet Funk) and subsequently commercials for well known Italian brands like Campari, Bulgari, Valentino and Disaronno amongst others). Alessandra is a professor at Centro Sperimentale di Milano and since 2004, she coordinates the artistic company La casa dei santi with Giovanni Calcagno, producing and directing films, theatre plays and art videos. Her debut feature film “La Città Senza Notte” was selected globally for film festival's in 2015 and achieved numerous acknowledgments and awards, among which Best Narrative Feature Film at the Sydney World Film Festival, the Gilda Award for Best Actress (Maya Murofushi) and the Seal of Peace Award at the International Festival of Cinema and Women - Life & Cinema; as well as the 2017 Great Special Jury Award at the Gallio Film Festival in Italy. Alessandra’s latest film “Shadow of the Bride” a short that recounts the dying moments of drowning Italian soldiers at the end of the 2nd world war, premiered at the Orizzonti Section of the 74th Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia (2017). Alessandra has started the pre-production of her second feature film, “100 Preludi”, produced by Recalcati Multimedia.

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