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Massimiliano De Serio

Massimiliano De Serio


Scriptwriter, Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2008


The twins have been working together since 1999. Massimiliano graduated in Art History & Criticism and is currently studying for a research doctorate in Paris, while Gianluca has a degree in Film History & Criticism.

Over the years they have directed a number of films that have been shown at important national and international festivals.

Among the many accolades, the most important are the Oscar shortlisting for Best Shortfilm (2005) and Nastro d’Argento Best Italian Shortfilm for "Maria Jesus", Best European Shortfilm in Stuttgart and Nastro d’Argento for the screenplay for "My Brother Yang ", a nomination for the European Film Academy and Nastro d’Argento for the production and the UIP prize for Best European Shortfilm in Edinburgh for Zakaria.

The shortfilms also received two David di Donatello nominations (2005/2006), and a Golden Globe nomination, participated in important film festivals such as Cannes and Rotterdam and were awarded in Huesca, Oberhausen, Turin and Siena. "Seven works of mercy" is their feature film debut.