Francesca Bertin (Italy, 1985) is a film director and author. In her artistic practice, she focuses on the themes of identity, memory, and space. Through the documentary approach, she creates observations and audiovisual interpretations of architecture and landscape with which her protagonists connect.

Francesca holds a M.A. in Film at the Academy of Fine Art in Hamburg (2021) and a M.A. in Law at the University of Trento (2011). She participated in the Professional Media Master Class in Halle (Saale) in 2014. Her films were shown and awarded in various international festivals.

Francesca is part of the selection committee of the film festival Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg. She lives and works in Hamburg and is a resident in the Künstlerhaus Vorwerk-Stift.



Festivals/Screening/Exhibition

2021
L'ARTIFICIO
Go short international short film festival Nijmegen (Holland)

2020
VERSCHWINDEN/1
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Museum in Villa Oppenheim (Berlin)
L'ARTIFICIO
14. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival (Turkey)
37. Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (Golden Key award for the best documentary short)
33. Exground filmfest Wiesbaden
36. Short film festival Hamburg
67. International short film festival Oberhausen

2019
WE REFUGEE/On line archive
On-line launch
IL GIARDINO
14. Lago film fest, Revine di Lago (TV)
4. Working title film festival, Vicenza

2018
IL GIARDINO
34. Short film festival Hamburg
33. DOK.fest München - Student Award
CADONO PIETRE
Screening “Documentari km0”, Valsamoggia (BO, Italien).
Screening “Ignoti alla città”, Bitonto (BA, Italy)
HINTER DEM WALD
Screening in Cinéma Oblò, Lausanne (Switzerland)

2017
ZINGONIA, LA CITTA’ DEL FUTURO
Annual exhibition Academy of Visual Arts Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg

2016
HINTER DEM WALD
60. BFI London Film Festival
26. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage
Go Short International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen (Holland)
13. Mitteldeutsches Kurzfilmfestival KURZSUECHTIG, Leipzig
28. Filmfest Dresden
11. Lago film fest, Revine di Lago (Italy)

2015
HINTER DEM WALD
Nominated for the German short film Award (Category Documentary film)
31th Short film festival Hamburg
Bundesfestival video, Halle
Neue Heimat Filmfestival, Kempelnow
DokumentART, Neubrandeburg
Interfilm International short film festival, Berlin
DER AUFTRITT
Dok Leipzig
Screening in Cinémathèque Leipzig e.V.

2014
CADONO PIETRE
30. Short film festival Hamburg
Silhouette Festival, Paris
Grande Filiale, Speyer
Antarctis Film Festival (Antarctica)
I AM HERE
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
Go Short International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen (Holland)

2013
I AM HERE
29. Short film festival Hamburg
21. Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal)