Jonas Carpignano

Born January 16, 1984 in New York. from an Italian father and an African-American mother born in Barbados, he grew up in New York and Rome. With his first Mediterranean film he won the Gotham Independent Film Awards 2015 as "revelation director" and the National Board of Review Awards 2015 as "best debut director", and he also received two nominations for the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards in categories "best debut film" and "best debut script". His second film A Ciambra (2017), was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 where he won the Europa Cinema Label Prize in the Quinzaine des RĂ©alisateurs section, and was officially announced on 26 September 2017 as an Italian film proposed for the Oscar at the best foreign film for 2018.