Jonas Carpignano Biography
Jonas Carpignano is a filmmaker based in Gioia Tauro. His short films have been shown in film festivals around the world including Venice, Cannes, SXSW and New Directors/New Films. In 2011 his short film A CHJANA, won the Best Short Film at the 68th Venice Film Festival and was awarded a Nastro D’Argento - Special Mention from the Association of Italian Film Critics (SNGCI).
His latest short film, YOUNG LIONS OF GYPSY, was part of the Official Selection of the 53rd Critics' Week at Cannes, where it won the Discovery Award. Carpignano was an alum of the 2012 Sundance Screenwriters & Directors Lab, and the recipient Sundance/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. In 2012, he was named one of the top 25 new faces in independent film by Filmmaker Magazine.
His debut feature film is MEDITERRANEA, selected at La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes IFF.