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Fabrizio Bozzetti

Fabrizio Bozzetti




Screenwriter. His recent feature films include: "La mia seconda volta", directed by Alberto Gelpi, starring and produced by Simone Riccioni, released in March 2019 and one of the highest-grossing Italian films of that period; "Te lo dico pianissimo" by Pasquale Marrazzo, released in Italy in September 2018.
His forthcoming feature films include: "The Guard" (for which he wrote the original screenplay, winner of the Solinas Prize, MIBACT-FFA Italy-Germany fund, the IDM Südtirol fund and the MIBACT development fund 2017), a German-Italian coproduction directed by Giulio Ricciarelli, 2016 Oscar finalist for best foreign film; "The Angel in the Wall", Lorenzo Bianchini's sixth feature, produced by Tucker Film, winner of the MiBACT 2016, of the Fondo Audiovisivo FVG (for production in 2015 and for distribution in 2019), selected for RE-ACT, WEMW and Ties That Bind, shot in April 2019 with Peter Zeitlinger as DOP, starring Pierre Richard, now in postproduction; "The Skull in the White Sheet", produced by Bela Film (Lubiana) and directed by Martin Turk, project winner of the Slovenian Film Centre development prize and of the Fondo Audiovisivo FVG 2019; "Murder Inc" by Francesco Bovinò, produced by Massimo Ferrero/Eleven Finance; "L’uomo che ha fermato il tempo", directed by Paolo Casalis and Stefano Scarafia, a French (Shellac Sud) and Italian (La Sarraz) co-production which won the 2018 Italia-Francia development fund; "Estate senza fine", which has obtained the support of the MIBAC classifying itself first to the authors competiton 2019 (II session), now in development for Noura; and "We Will Not Starve", produced by La Sarraz Pictures and directed by Umberto Spinazzola, the project for which he won the MEDIA Creative Europe 2016 prize.
He has also written: "Sirena" by Giorgio Borgazzi, with Helena Janeczek (Strega prize 2018 winner), project finalist at the San Marino festival, selected for Polish_Regiofund 2017 and scheduled for shooting in September 2019 with the funding of the Regione Sardegna, which presented it at the 75° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia; "Asian Ex", selected for China Day 2014, winner of a MEDIA funding (a script whose early development was financed by Nanni Moretti); "Effetto Tiffany", developed by Rai Cinema, Ombla Production and Buddy Film; Andrea Bettinetti’s "Il revisore", winner of the Florence Lions prize.
He also writes music videos (like "Va così", starring Valeria Golino, or "Vieni a vivere come me") and short films, some with large budgets (like the stereoscopic short "A Dreamer", directed by Francesco Fei and co-produced by Casta Diva Pictures, Invisibile Film and Accademia di Brera), which have received international acclaim (like "The Room", directed by Silvia Cremaschi; "Agata", directed by Giacomo Boeri; or "We Love Our Clients", directed by Beppe Tufarulo, winner of numerous prizes including the Solinas Talenti in Corto, Cortinametraggio, RIFF, Aspen Shortfest, Regensburg Short Film and Pistoia Film Fest, and selected for seventy festivals worldwide including Cannes, Tokyo and Toronto and sold to France, Russia and Africa).
Fabrizio also writes for television (with the series "609 Bis", produced by Milan's Invisibile Film, teen drama projects for MTV and Playmaker 360° and several years' work for RAI in Milan) and theatre with plays including "Twilight Rooms", directed by Antonio Syxty, director of the Teatro Litta in Milan, as well as his work with dramatists like Roberto Traverso.
Other directors and screenwriters he has worked with include Adriano Celentano, Piergiorgio Gay, Adriano Giannini, Stefan Jäger, Tommaso Cardile, Alberto Rondalli, Marco Bonfanti, Giovanni Consonni and Marco Bellone, Francesco Cinquemani, Luigi Cecinelli, Roberto Sanpietro, Giulio Ciarambino, Davide Gatti, Arnalda Canali, Letizia Cella, Roberto Valentini, Mauro Monti, Massimo De Angelis and Marco Tiberi.
In addition to winning the most important Italian screenwriting prize, the Premio Solinas, in two different categories, he has also won the Sacher, European Torino Days, Figari Film Festival Olbia Network Opere Prime, Roma Indipendent Film Festival, I Girasoli, Calabria Film Festival Premio Leopoldo Trieste, Wallrider, Sonar Script and Cervignano Film Festival prizes, and has been a finalist at the Globi d’Oro and the Medusa, Bando SIAE-CSC, Autumn Film Festival, Città di Bra, Cartoon on the Bay, Italian Vision, Location Piacenza and Nike Homeless World Cup awards, as well as receiving a special mention at the Sonar Subject awards and at the Bellaria Festival.
In March 2019, he published for De Agostini the novel "L’imprevedibile movimento dei sogni".
He works as a story editor for Film Kairòs and other production houses and in recent years has united the practical side of his profession with the theoretical side by teaching screenwriting classes at the Brera Academy, the IED - European Institute of Design (as head of course), the Cattolica University in Milan and the Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche in Udine.