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Enrico Parenti, is an Italian-American filmmaker, who has lived in U.K, Brazil, U.S.A and studied filmmaking in Barcelona. His feature-length documentary "Standing Army" was aired by fifteen televisions including Al Jazeera, Rt-tv, Fox, Zdf, History Channel. The film was also released in Japanese movie theaters and is distributed in the U.S through Amazon and Hulu. His short films won numerous film festivals and "Zewdu the street child" is listed on Vimeo’s “Staff-picks”. His documentary “Container 158” was presented at the Rome film festival, was funded by the Open Society foundation and has won two awards for best documentary. His latest documentary “Shakespeare on the rocks” was aired numerous times by SKY arte TV. He is now working on his project “Street child stories” and on a feature documentary on food globalization. Since 2004 he makes documentaries, short films, music videos and works regularly with Italian and foreign televisions.

Selected filmography and festival awards

  • 2013CONTAINER 158

    Festival del cinema di Roma. Alice nella città
    Terra di tutti film festival BEST DOCUMENTARY
    Freelance international press BEST DOCUMENTARY
    FIFDH Festival Paris
  • 2012WHILE THE TRAIN RUNS

    Palazzo delle esposizioni Roma WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
    ISFF Detmold 2013
    Nordic CC Film Festival
    London Eco Film Festival
    Cinerail 2013 PARIS
  • 2011ZEWDU THE STREET CHILD

    Palazzo delle esposizioni Roma WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
    International Vesak Buddhist Film Festival LIGHT OF ASIA AWARD
    Celtx Seeds GRANT WINNER
    Salento Finibus Terrae UNICEF AWARD BEST DIRECTOR
    Vimeo.com STAFF PICK
    Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival
    Marbella International Film Festival
    Screen Film Festival
    Lahore international film festival
    London Eco Film Festival
    Capalbio Cinema ISFF
    Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase
  • 2010STANDING ARMY

    SiciliAmbiente Film Festival (Italy) WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY
    Tekfestival (Italy) SPECIAL MENTION BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
    STEPS Intl Film Festival (Ukraine) SPECIAL SELECTION OF COMMETTEE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
    ZagrebDox Int Documentary Film Festival (Croatia)
    São Paulo Intl Film Festival (Brazil)
    Al Jazeera Intl Documentary Festival (Quatar)
    New York Peace Film Festival (U.S.A)
    We the Peoples Film Festival (UK)
    BAFICI (Buenos Aires Intl Film Festival)
    Espoo Ciné Intl Film Festival (Finland)
    DOK Leipzig (Germany)
    IDFA Docs for Sale (Netherlands)
    Dubai Filmmart (UAE)
    Int Film Festival on Human Rights DerHumALC (Argentina)
    Mexico City Intl Human Rights Film Festival (Mexico)
    Ronda Intl Film Festival (Spain)
    Romania Intl Film Festival (Romania)
    DOCSDF (Intl Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City)
    Istanbul Intl 1001 Documentary Film Festival (Turkey)
    Tama Cinema Forum (Japan)
    Festival des Libertés (Belgium)
    MEDIMED (Spain)
    Cine’Eco (Portugal)
    Iasi Intl Film Festival (Romania)
    TUR Ostrava Film Festival (Czech Republic)
    Euganea Film Festival (Italy)
    Est Film Festival (Italy)
    NoemArt Film Festival (Italy)