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AWARDS

Massimiliano Mauceri won 139 awards (44 first places) around the world.

He realized, as director and screenwriter, eight short films and one commercial video and he won 84 awards (28 first places). He wrote three feature-length scripts, which won 55 awards (16 first places).

 

THE MIRROR

WINNER - Seattle’s Open Screening

BEST MICROFILM - Festigious International Film Festival (Los Angeles)

BEST MICROFILM - Olympus Film Festival (Los Angeles)

BEST THRILLER MICROFILM - The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (Cleveland, USA)

BEST SUPER SHORT FILM - Five Continents International Film Festival (Caracas, Venezuela)

BEST SUPER SHORT FILM UK Monthly Film Festival

BEST MICROFILM - Los Angeles Film Awards

BEST DIRECTING BRONZE WINNER - Latitude Film Awards 

BEST DIRECTOR - Independent Horror Movie Awards

BEST THRILLER - Top Shorts

BEST SUPER SHORT HORROR/THRILLER - Berlin Flash Film Festival

HONORABLE MENTION VFX - Five Continents International Film Festival (Caracas, Venezuela)

HONORABLE MENTION - Berlin Flash Film Festival

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS - Gold Movie Awards (London)

BEST EDITOR - Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

BEST ACTRESS IN A THRILLER - Actors Awards (Los Angeles)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS - 300 Seconds Short Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

WRITING THE END (screenplay)

    WINNER Best Screenplay Feature - Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

    WINNER Best Script - Paris Play Film Festival (Paris, France)

    WINNER Best Screenplay - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (Los Angeles, USA)

    WINNER - Indie Film Festival (Switzerland)

    WINNER Best Feature Screenplay - iHolly Indie Film Festival (Hollywood, USA)

    WINNER - Near Nazareth Festival (Nazareth, Israel)

    Winner 2nd place (Thriller Category) - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Las Vegas, USA)

    Winner 3rd place (Thriller Category) - Depth of Field International Film Festival (Nassau, Delaware, USA)

    Golden Palm Award - Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)

    Gold Award Winner - International Independent Film Awards (Los Angeles, USA)

    Gold Award Winner - L.A. Neo Noir Novel Film and Script Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

    Gold Award Winner - Filmmakers World Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia)

    Silver Award - California Film Awards (San Diego, USA)

    Honorable Mention - The American Film Award (New York, USA)

    Honorable Mention - International Horror Hotel Film Festival (Cleveland, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Los Angeles Reel Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

    Honorable Mention - The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (Hudson, Ohio, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

    Bronze Remi Award (Thriller Category) - WorldFest Houston (Houston, Texas, USA)

 

LUTHER'S GANG / NASTY GAMES (screenplay)

    WINNER Best Cross/Genre Screenplay - Chicago Genre Screenplay Festival (Chicago, USA)

    WINNER (Action Category) - The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (Hudson, Ohio, USA)

    WINNER (Action Category) - Film Crash Screenplay Competition (Los Angeles, USA)

    WINNER Best Award - Wild Rose Independent Film Festival (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

    Winner 2nd place - Digitalmation Awards (USA)

    Winner 2nd place (Thriller Category) - Depth of Field International Film Festival (Nassau, Delaware, USA)

    Diamond Award - California Film Awards (San Diego, USA)

    Gold Winner - International Independent Film Awards (Los Angeles, USA)

    Platinum Award - European Independent Film Award (Europe)

    Silver Award Action Category - Trinidad Independent Film Festival (Trinidad, Colorado, USA)

    Silver Remi Award (Action Category)- WorldFest Houston (Houston, Texas, USA)

    Bronze Palm Award - Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)

    Award of Merit - Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Los Angeles, USA)

    Merit Award - International New York Film Festival (New York, USA)

    Kodiak Award - Alaska International Film Festival (Anchorage, Alaska, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Williamsburg Film Festival (New York, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Barcelona Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain)

    Award Of Excellence - NYLA International Film Festival (New York - Los Angeles, USA)

 

    Top Seven Finalists Cannes Screenplay Contest (Cannes, France)

    Best Screenplay Nomination - California Independent Film Festival (Moraga, California, USA) 

    Top Three Finalists - Big Star Screenwriting Competition (Dallas, USA)

    Top Ten Finalists - Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida, USA)

    Top Ten Finalists - IFQ Film Festival (Beverly Hills/Hollywood, USA)

    Top Twelve Finalists - Silent River Film Festival (Irvine, California, USA)

    Nomination - London International Film Festival (London, UK)

 

OFFERTA DI LAVORO / THE JOB OFFER (screenplay) (optioned)

    WINNER Best Screenplay - The Ukrainian International Film Festival (Kiev, Ukraine)

    WINNER Best Screenplay - Polish International Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland)

    WINNER Best Screenplay - Temecula International Film Festival (Temecula, USA)

    WINNER Best Screenplay - Mac Underground Screenplay Contest (Manaus, Brazil)

    WINNER (Thriller Category) - Finow Film Festival and Script Contest (Eberswalde, Germany)

    WINNER (Thriller Category) - Depth of Field International Film Festival (Nassau, Delaware, USA)

    Northern Lights Emerging Talent Award - Alaska International Film Festival (Anchorage, Alaska, USA)

    Silver Award - California Film Awards (San Diego, USA)

    Silver Award Thriller Category - Trinidad Independent Film Festival (Trinidad, Colorado, USA)

    Silver Palm Award - Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)

    Platinum Award - Cinerockom International Film Festival in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, USA)

    Platinum Winner - International Independent Film Awards (Los Angeles, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Honolulu Film Awards (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Canada International Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada)

    Honorable Mention - The Los Angeles Movie Award (Los Angeles, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (Norcross, Georgia, USA)

    Honorable Mention - Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)

    4th Place Award Thriller Category - The Indie Gathering International Film Festival in Hudson

 

    Top Ten Finalists - Awareness Film Festival (Santa Monica, California, USA)

    Top Twelve Finalists - Silent River Film Festival (Irvine, California, USA)

    Top Nineteen Finalists - The Writers Place Screenplay Contest (USA)

    Nomination - London International Film Festival (London, UK)

 

TUTTO E' GIA' QUI

    WINNER festival Felino Video in Felino

    Special Award of the Jury Festival del Corto in Sabina

 

MI MANCHI

    WINNER Sulmona Cinema Film Festival (Silver Little Nose - Audience Award)

    WINNER Gran Gala' Corti In Cantina - Firenze (Audience Award)

    Special award of the Jury CortoPalo Film Festival in Portopalo

    Special award of the Jury Festival del Cortometraggio in Pergola

    Best Soundtrack Piccante Film Festival in Diamante

 

ADOZIONE A DISTANZA

    WINNER International Jonio Film Festival

 

C'ERA UNA VOLTA UN RE / ONCE UPON A TIME A KING

    WINNER (Golden Marzocco) Festival Valdarno Cinema Fedic

    WINNER Bassano Corto Festival

    WINNER Wilton Fall Foliage Film Festival (Wilton, New Hampshire, USA)

    WINNER Festival Cortofiction in Chianciano Terme

    WINNER festival Schermi Irregolari in Florence

    WINNER festival Felino Video in Felino

    WINNER Transdimensional Film Festival (Long Beach, California, USA)

    WINNER contest Corti a Firenze Premio CGS in Florence

    WINNER Festival del Corto Qui Brescia

    WINNER Artsfest Film Festival (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

    WINNER Global Art Film Festival Tour (Los Angeles, California, USA)

    WINNER Clorofilla Film Festival di Festa Ambiente

    WINNER Occhio al Corto Film Festival

    WINNER ex-aequo Rassegna Nazionale Cortometraggio Lino Micciche'

    BEST FOREIGN FILM Red Bank International Film Festival (Red Bank, New Jersey, USA)

    BEST FOREIGN FILM Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival (Nassau Bay, Texas, USA)

    BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM Atlanta Underground Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

    Grand Goldie Film Award Festival Goldie Film Awards (Palatka, Florida, USA)

    Silver Tag, as 2nd place, ForestTheaterFilmFestival (Forest Grove, Oregon, USA)

    Silver Scatto, as 2nd place, Confracorti Film Festival in Udine

    Award Solero, as 2nd place, Festival Quargnento

    Award Cinema del Corallo, as 2nd place, Festival Riviera in Gallura

    Silver Videocorto, as 2nd place,  Nettuno Film Festival

    3rd Place Award Festival Cortometraggi da Sogni di Ravenna

    3rd Place Award Video Festival di Canzo

    Best Direction Jalari in Corto

    Best Direction Festival Opere Nuove in Bolzano

    Best Photography Festival Tagliacorto in Florence

    Special award of the Jury Festival Pratometraggi in Prato

    Special award of the Jury Palermo Film Festival

    Special award of the Jury Festival Bassa In Corto

    Special award of the Jury at the contest of Cinema in Lioni

    Special award of the Jury Festival Idee In Corto in Aquino

    Award Fidelio Sphere Festival Cortopotere in Bergamo

    Gold Bear Festival Der Nationen (Ebensee, Austria)

    Best Actor Lead Confracorti Film Festival in Udine

    Best Actress Lead Nettuno Film Festival

    Best Actress Lead Festival Per Un Pugno di Corti

    Troisi Award Nettuno Film Festival

    Audience Award Festival Fiaticorti in Istrana

    Audience Award, 2nd place, Chlotrudis Film Festival (Brookline, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

 

LINE-UP OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

    Over 80 Italian Festivals

    Tribeca Underground Film Festival, among 10 finalist - New York (USA)

    Back Alley Festival - Tucson (Ariziona, USA)

    Filmstock - Luton (Inghilterra)

    Independents' Film Festival - Tampa (Florida, USA)

    Indiefest Film Festival and Market - Chicago (Illinois, USA)

    Film Fest New Haven - New Haven (Connecticut, USA)

    Woodstock Film Festival – Hunter, Rhinebeck, Woodstock (New York, USA)

    Motor City International Film Festival - Detroit (Michigan, USA)

    Freedom Film Festival - Indianapolis (Indiana, USA)

    Freedom Film Festival - Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)

    Big Mini-Dv Film Festival – Brooklyn (New York, USA)

    Kurz Film Festival – Nurnberg (Germany)

    Tour Ohne Kohle- Mainz (Germany)

    Euroshorts Film Festival – Varsavia (Poland)

    Miami Short Film Festival – Miami (Florida, USA)

    One Take Film Festival – Zagreb (Croatia)

    Spiritual Film Festival – Goa (India)

    The Saratoga Film Forum - Saratoga Springs (New York, USA)

    Chicago Short Film Fest – Chicago (Illinois, USA)

    Sopot Film Festival - Sopot (Polonia)

    Global Art Film Festival Tour - Los Angeles (California, USA)

    Con-Can Movie Festival - Tokyo (Japan)

    Nickel Independent Film Festival - St. John's (Newfoundland, Canada)

    Valley Arts Festival – Amherst (Massachusetts, USA)

    Zeitgeist International Film Festival – San Francisco (California, USA)

    Free Range Film Festival - Wrenshall (Minnesota, USA)

    Festival Du Cinema De Bruxelles – Bruxelles (Belgium)

    VideoLab Coimbra - Coimbra (Portugal)

    Eksperimento Film e Video Festival - Manila (Philippines)

    VideoLab Film Festival - Sackville - Saint John (Canada)

    Ellensburg Film Festival - Ellensburg (Washington, USA)

    Ovarvideo 05 Film Festival - Ovar (Portugal)

    SNOB Film Festival - Concord (New Hampshire, USA)

    Videolab Lagos Film Festival - Algarve (Portugal)

 

LA SCACCHIERA

    WINNER festival Tracce audiovisive in Bellizzi

    WINNER (Golden Dolphin) in Venice, festival el leon en moleca in Mestre

    Best principal actor (Pier Luigi Zollo) at the contest Tracce audiovisive in Bellizzi

    3rd Award Visiva Festival Of Rome in Campidoglio

    Best editing (Valerio Bonelli) at the contest Inventa un Film in Lenola 2001

 

UOMINI IN CODA

    Merit award at the first edition of the national contest Cinema in Umbria

    Best editing Festival opere nuove in Bolzano

    Best photography Festival opere nuove in Bolzano

    Best direction at the contest Visiva Roma Fiction

 

TWIST

    Selected from N.I.C.E. for International Festival in New York and in Los Angeles

    Best screenplay Festival opere nuove in Bolzano

    Silver tag Festival in Casteggio

    Special award of the Jury at the contest Fuoricentro in Florence

 

LA FANTASIA E' SOLO UNA BUGIA

    WINNER Festival opere nuove in Bolzano

    4th award Festival in Orzinuovi

    Special award of the Jury Festival in Casteggio

    Award of the Jury Festival in Fano

    Kodak tag for best photography Festival of Lastra a Signa

    Special award of the Jury for the best editing Festival of Lastra a Signa

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