Ella Pugliese

Ella Pugliese (Rome, 1974), a degree in Languages and a MA in Anthropology of Migration, lives and works in Berlin as a freelance Author and Filmmaker. In the past years she has collected field experiences in refugee and roma camps from Naples to Algeria, she has worked for international research institutes dealing with migration issues and she has collaborated with the Department of Performing Arts of the University Roma Tre, as well as with RAI-Sat tv. She has co-directed photographed and edited several documentary projects with an anthropological focus, like The Puppetmasters, her first feature length documentary, about local tradition, art and memory in Southern Italy.

  • I Fuochi e la montagna (21min, It. 2002) Pesaro Film Festival 2002 - Itaca 02 (Italy 2002) - Biennale of the young Artists of the Mediterranean (Athen 2003)       

  • Playing Cambodia (38min, It. 2002) Itaca 03 - 6° Environmental Film Festival Torino (Italy 2003)   

  • I bambini Saharawi si raccontano (10 epis., 52min, It.2003) RAI-SAT Ragazzi TV

  • Les jours à côté - Days Aside (46min, Germ.2005) Black International Cinema 2006, AWARD for the Best Film of a non-African Filmmaker - 9th ZIFF, Festival of the Dhow Countries, Zanzibar 2006, SILVER DHOW for Documentary Film - 23rd Kasseler Dok-Fest (Germany 2006), NOMINATION Golden Key - 4th Amakula International Film Festival (Uganda 2007) - RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2007

  • I Gigantari (82min, It 2008) Premio Libero Bizzarri 2008, SPECIAL MENTION - Roma International Film Fest 2008 (EXTRA: Il cinema del reale) - Strasbourg FilmFestival 2008, NOMINATION - Calabria Filmfestival 2008

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