Andrea Canova

Andrea Canova

Biography

Film director and video-maker originally from Vicenza, he has been living and working in Naples since 2006. He has created and self-produced several short documentary films about urban areas and life on the streets (San Paolo in Galleria, Gridas: stelle, formaggi, bolle d'aria..., Aret'à palm, Julì). In 2007 he authored Il popolo delle pentole (The pot people), a medium-length film about the peaceful struggle and the community spirit of the Vicenza movement “No Dal Molin”. In 2010 he was one of the 24 directors involved in Napoli 24, an anthology film produced by IndigoFilm and Rai Cinema, and presented at the 29th edition of the Torino Film Festival. From 2008 to 2010 he collaborated with ArciMovie and Parallelo 41, holding numerous workshops about cinema in the schools of the Naples suburbs, and he was awarded important prizes in Italy and abroad. Since 2010 he has been a member of the cultural association InbilicoTeatro&Film, with which he has created and produced a few short-films characterised by a grotesque tone (Il provino, Rimbò, Il vicino were selected and awarded a few prizes in various Italian film festivals) and has been curating audio-visual materials for performances and theatre shows. In 2016 he started shooting his first feature film (Je so' pazzo), a crowdfunded piece of documentation about the memory and regeneration of Naples’s former Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario, O.P.G.). Currently the film is being distributed in Italy and abroad.

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