Cristina Puccinelli

education: Cristina was born in Lucca, her mother is American and her father Italian. She starts ballet lessons and goes to the theatre since she was very little. Then she immediately moves to Rome to follow her big passion, cinema. She becomes a doctor in Communication Sciences discussing a thesis regarding cinema and fashion at “La Sapienza” University. Meanwhile she studies acting at Duse International with Francesca De Sapio, and participates at many seminars in Italy and abroad with acting coach like Susan Main, Micheal Margotta, Juan Carlos Corazza, Bob Mc Andrew, Matteo Belli, Mamadou Dioume. She starts working right away in cinema, tv and theatre for Italian and international projects. In 2007 she writes, directs and interpreters her first short movie. Encouraged by good reviews and awards, continues to dedicates herself to directing with enthusiasm, and produces other shorts that were sold in Italy and in other countries. She also collaborated as a journalist for “Alias” and held a column on cinema for From 2013 she organises the event “Effetto Cinema Notte”, she coordinates educational meetings regarding cinema and she is artistic director of the festival “Il Teatro dei Perché” inside the “Festival del Volontariato”. In 2018 she creates “Scrivere Cinema” – a free high formation course, supported by MiBAC and SIAE, within the initiative “Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura”, organised by Lucca Film Festival e Europa Film Festival. In 2019 she becomes Artistic Director of Firenze Film Corti.