VALERIO NICOLOSI VIDEOMAKER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Valerio Nicolosi, filmmaker and photojournalist born in Rome in 1984, has always had a passion for photography and video.

 

 In 2008 he graduated with highest honours from the ‘Experimental Television Center’ in Rome and went on to win awards from the ‘Feel the Reel International Film Festival’ and the ‘Roma Videoclip 2016’ respectively with the short film ‘Bar(n) Out duepuntoniente’ and the music video for the song "A un passo da qui".

 

He won two honorable mentions from 'Asia South East - Short Film Festival' and 'Canada Shorts - Canadian  International Short Film Festival' with the short film "Bia".

 

He had a nomination as 'Best Director' and 'Best Editor' from  ‘Feel the Reel International Film Festival’.

 

He was a finalist in the ‘StoneFair International Film Festival’, ‘Bucharest ShortCut CineFest’ and the ‘SHORT to the Point’, MedFF, Rome Cinema Doc, with "Bar(n) Out duepuntoniente", in 2014 at the ‘Lampadusa Festival’ with the documentary "Cañeros" and he has made numerous music videos with Italian and Palestinian singer/songwriters and has published two books of short stories and photography, "Bar n) Out" published by New Culture and "Be Filmmaker in Gaza" published by "Ass. Nat. Filmmaker " for which he won the ‘Montesacro Award’ for ‘Best Book of the Year’. He also works as an occasional instructor/lecturer with the ‘Audio-visual Journalism Tribune’ of the faculty of Communication Sciences at the La Sapienza University and the Palestinian Al-Aqsa and Deir El-Balah, both located in the Gaza Strip.

 

He is based in Brussels where he collaborates with leading Italian and european network and investigative journalism programs for which he has made many reportages on the issue of immigrants and in particular in the "Jungle of Calais”.  Covering the terrorist attacks both in Paris and Brussels he also made a special reportage on terrorism for “Presa diretta”, an analytical news program on Italian national TV. During the months of October and November 2016 he followed the US elections making a series of reportages together with the journalist Giovanna Pancheri, broadcast by SkyTg24 and published by the website of the newspaper La Stampa. Making the documentary "Death Before Lampedusa”, ‘’Tod Vor Lampedusa’’ in german, for the German national TV, ARD, he followed the operation "Mare Nostrum" on board the Italian military vessels deployed in the recovery of boats coming from Africa.

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