My name is Salvatore Sclafani, and I’m a Film Director, Producer, and Cinematographer from Palermo, Italy. I completed more than 15 projects as a Director or Cinematographer and contributed in some ways to many others.
In 2017 I won the “Student’s Jury’s Award” for my short film “Self Control” at Moviemmece Naples Film festival, and in 2018 I won an award as Best Editor for the short film “We wanted to make pictures”, in which I was also the DP. The same short film won “Best Italian Short Film” at “Minneapolis–Saint Paul Italian Film Festival 2018”.
I started my own Italian production company in 2017, “First Child“, which in January 2018 won the “Nuovo IMAIE Short Film Grant” to produce the short film “IDDA”.
For the first part of my life, I’ve worked as an actor, only to discovered my true and only passion: filmmaking. I have also worked as a Web Video Content Creator and as a Web Master/Designer during my past work experiences, I have a deep knowledge of social media and information technology. I’m passionate about storytelling and digital content, I gravitate around everything concerning movies, like editing, color grading, screenwriting or any other form of creation for the screen.
I have a BA in Art, Music and Show Bussines from Italian University Dams Roma Tre. I completed various workshops with many of the best professionals in Italy: Marco Bellocchio, Daniele Cipri, Giuseppe Lanci.
I’m currently living in Los Angeles as an International Student at UCLA Extension – Entertainment studies. I love comedy, indie movies, and every content made with boldness and passion.
2018 – Social World Film Festival – Napoli, Italy
Rai Cinema Channel Award for “A day at a time” – Carmelo Segreto
2018 – Giulio Questi Awards – Bergamo, Italy
Best Picture for “A day at a time” – Carmelo Segreto
2018 – Rome Prisma Awards – Rome, Italy
Nomination as Best Editor for “We wanted to make pictures” – Niccolò Gentili
2018 – Italian Minneapolis-Saint Paul Film Festival – Minneapolis, USA
Best Italian Short Film for “We wanted to make pictures” – Niccolò Gentili
2018 – SPELLOISFFestival – Spello, Italy
Best Editor for “We wanted to make pictures” – Niccolò Gentili
2017 – Moviemmece Film Festival – Naples, Italy
School’s Jury Prize for “Self Control” – Salvatore Sclafani
2017 – Cortinametraggio – Cortina, Italy
Official Selection for “We wanted to make pictures” – Niccolò Gentili
1st AC - Focus Puller
2nd AC - Clapper / Loader