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Giulia Grandinetti

Giulia Grandinetti


Director, Scriptwriter


Giulia Grandinetti was born in 1989 in a small village in the Marche region of Italy. She is a multifaceted artist, driven on her artistic journey by research and experimentation. She studied as a dancer until the age of eighteen, but even as a child she used to dream about being able to direct her own work.

In 2008 she moved to Rome and began studying acting in a Cinecittà academy. She chose acting in an effort to mediate between her background in dance and her desire of becoming a film director. In her training course, she studied with M. Margotta, A. Piccardi, M. Abraham, F. Pardeillhan, D. Antonelli, P. Buglioni, C.Taviani. In 2010 she made her debut as a leading actress in "Love's Labour's Lost" directed by Alvaro Piccardi at the Globe theater in Rome. In 2012 she also opened up to international courses: she studied at the Odin Teatret in Holstebro and carried out research in the dance world of Pina Bausch and the physical theater. She graduated in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Roma Tre, with a Master's Degree in Cinema following a Bachelor's in Theater.

In 2013 she approaches film directing. From 2014 to 2020 she worked on her debut feature, "Alice and the Land that Wonders", a completely independent project (the film won several international awards and is now available on Amazon Prime Video ITA, IK, and US).

In 2018 she won the award for best director and best actress in the third edition of Shortlab (with a theatrical short written, directed, and performed by her, staged with Michael Schermi and Mario Russo). This theatrical short was then translated into a film version entitled ''GuineaPig'', co-directed with Andrea Benjamin Manenti and produced by Matteo Vecchione and Francesco Conticello. She works on various sets as executive producer and line producer.

In 2020 she made the very-low-budget short film "Greenwater", produced by Nikada Film.

In 2022 she presented her new short film entitled ''Tria - del sentimento del tradire'', shot in 35mm in Italian-Greek language, produced by Riccardo Neri and Vincenzo Filippo, World Premiere at the 79th Venice Film Festival/ La Biennale di Venezia Orizzonti Short Films Competition.

She is working on the next projects: ''Majoneze'' (a short film set in Albania, in Albanian and Serbian languages) and ''Jaune et Blue" (a feature film set in France).

To support herself and be able to travel, she gives online lessons in diction and vocal identity research. In 2029, however, the photographic exhibition of the long-term project on the study of change entitled PhramesOfHer will be ready.

She is creatively obsessed with understanding the human being and fascinated by the formula of dystopia. In the future, she would also like to deepen the relationship between cinema and theater-dance.

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