Director
Jonas Carpignano

Filmography
(selected) 
2011 A Chjana (short)
2014 A Ciambra
2015 Mediterranea

Biography
He spent his childhood between Rome and new York and went on to study at Wesleyan University. His films have screened at many film festivals, including Cannes, Venice and New York. His two short films, A Chjàna and A Ciambra received the Contracampo prize at the 68th Venice IFF and the Disocvery prize at Critics' Week at Cannes, a Nastro D'Argento Special Mention and the Jury Grand prize at the Miami IFF. Jonas was a resident at the Sundance Screenwriters & Directors Lab in 2012, and received the Global Sundance/Mahindra Prize. in 2012, Jonas was included in Filmmaker magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema. Mediterranea had its premiere at the 2015 Cannes IFF.

The European Parliament’s LUX Prize

Mediterranea / Jonas Carpignano

Ayiva flees Burkina Faso, traverses the Mediterranean Sea, and reaches the South of Italy. His new life proves difficult, as he’s soon confronted with the hostility of the local community. However, Ayiva is determined: his life will be better over here, whatever the cost may be.


Director:Jonas Carpignano
Script:Jonas Carpignano
Cinematography:Wyatt Garfield
Editing:Nico Leunen, Affonso Gonbalves, Sanabel Chiraqoui
Sound:Damien Tronchot
Music:Benh Zeitlin, Dan Romer
With:Koudous Seihon (Ayiva), Alassane Sy (Abas), Annalisa Pagano (Cristina Riso)
World Sales:Haut et Court, France T. +33 1 5531 2727 distribution@hautetcourt.com www.hautetcourt.com
Distribution in Greece:Weird Wave Τ. +30 210 9410 225 F. +30 210 9410 858 info@weirdwave.gr www.weirdwave.gr
Production Design:Marco Ascanio Viarigi
Producer:Jason Michael Berman, Chris Colombus, Jon Coplon, Christoph Daniel, Andrew Kortschak, John Lesher, Ryan Lough, Justin Nappi, Alain Peyrollaz, Gwyn Sannia, Marc Schimdheiny, Victor Shapiro, Raphael Swa
Production:Audax Films, Blu Grotto, Court 13 Pictures, DCM Productions, Good Films, Good Lap Production, Grazka Taylor Productions, Hyperion Media Group (funding), Le Grisbi, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Nomadic Independence Pictures, Sunset Junction Entertainment, Treehouse Pictures
Production Country:Italy-France-USA-Germany-Qatar
Co-production:lexander Akoka, Philippe Akoka, Juliet Berman, Dan Janvey, Isabel Siskin
Format:DCP Color
Duration:106'
Production Year:2015
Awards :
One Future Prize (Honorable Mention) – Munich IFF 2015, Germany

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Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 20:00 | ID:556
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 17:30 | ID:955
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