Don

Inspired by the true story of my grandfather – A railway worker having already done his service, is forced back into the Italian Alpine Troops and sent on the icy Russian front, where he fights to make it home to his loved one.

  • Alberto Battistutti
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Don
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Drama, war
  • Number of Pages:
    127
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival
    Toronto, Canada
    April 14, 2020
    Semi-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • New York Cinematography Awards
    New York
    January 18, 2020
    Best screenplay
  • Changing Face International Film Festival
    Sydney, Australia
    December 8, 2019
    Best feature screenplay
  • Bucharest Film Awards
    Bucharest, Romania
    November 17, 2019
    Second place in “Best screenplay” category
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, USA
    October 25, 2019
    Finalist in "Best screenplay" category
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, USA
    October 24, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Satisfied Eye International Film Festival
    London, UK
    October 20, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Firenze FilmCorti International Festival
    Florence, Italy
    October 17, 2019
    Finalist in "Best screenplay" category
  • Austin Film Festival Script Competition
    Austin, USA
    September 15, 2019
    Second rounder in “Feature drama” category
  • West Europe International Film Festival
    Brussels, Belgium
    August 24, 2019
    Finalist in “Best unproduced script” category
  • Colorado International Film Festival
    Wheat Ridge, USA
    August 16, 2019
    Platinum jury award
  • Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
    Marina del Rey, USA
    August 15, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition
    Las Vegas, USA
    August 1, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Venus Italian International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, USA
    July 31, 2019
    Best Italian feature screenplay
  • Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    June 15, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Vienna Film Awards
    Vienna, Austria
    June 8, 2019
    Best screenplay
  • The Golden Script Competition
    Glasgow, UK
    June 5, 2019
    Best feature screenplay
  • New York International Screenplay Awards
    New York, USA
    May 10, 2019
    Honorable mention
  • European Cinematography Awards
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 9, 2019
    Best screenplay
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 5, 2019
    Finalist in “First time screenwriter” category
  • ME Film Festival
    Milledgeville, USA
    April 23, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • The Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
    Fairfax, USA
    April 13, 2019
    Finalist in “First time screenwriter” category
  • Beverly Hills Film Festival
    Los Angeles, USA
    April 7, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Utah Film Festival and Awards
    Provo, USA
    April 5, 2019
    Semi-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
    Las Vegas, USA
    April 4, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Circus Road Screenplay Contest
    Sherman Oaks, USA
    April 2, 2019
    Semi-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, USA
    March 28, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature historical drama” category
  • BlueCat Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, USA
    March 26, 2019
    Quarter-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
    Manchester, UK
    March 15, 2019
    Selected to join the Lift-Off Global Network
  • Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    March 7, 2019
    Quarter-finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
    Atlanta, USA
    February 18, 2019
    Semi-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, USA
    February 1, 2019
    Semi-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles, USA
    January 23, 2019
    Quarter-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Filmmatic Pitch Now Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, USA
    January 19, 2019
    Finalist in “Feature historical” category
  • California Film Awards
    San Diego, USA
    January 7, 2019
    Honorable mention in “Feature screenplay” category
  • HCF Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, USA
    January 4, 2019
    Semi-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Feel The Reel International Film Festival
    Glasgow, UK
    December 23, 2018
    Best screenplay
  • London Film Awards
    London, UK
    December 21, 2018
    Finalist in “First time screenwriter” category
  • American Filmatic Arts Awards
    New York, USA
    December 7, 2018
    Best feature drama screenplay
  • Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest
    Online
    December 5, 2018
    Quarter-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Screenplay Festival
    Sherman Oaks, USA
    October 23, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
    October 10, 2018
    Best crafted writing
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
    October 10, 2018
    Finalist in global script challenge
  • Page Turner Screenplay Competition
    Santa Monica, USA
    October 8, 2018
    Best War & Western feature script
  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest
    Online
    October 5, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature biographical/historical” category
  • New York Screenplay Contest
    Online
    September 25, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature biographical/historical” category
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, USA
    September 22, 2018
    Best screenplay pitch
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, USA
    September 22, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Bristol Independent Film Festival
    Bristol, UK
    September 16, 2018
    Finalist in “Best screenplay” category
  • Burbank International Film Festival
    Burbank, USA
    September 9, 2018
    Finalist in “Original screenplay” category
  • Twin Tiers International Film Festival
    Norwich, USA
    September 7, 2018
    Best unproduced feature screenplay
  • Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    August 31, 2018
    Quarter-finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Filmmatic Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    August 17, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature drama” category
  • Las Vegas International Screenplay Competition
    Las Vegas, USA
    August 17, 2018
    Finalist in “Military theme feature screenplay” category
  • Shepperton Screenwriting Festival
    Shepperton, UK
    August 17, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Lionshead Film Festival
    Dallas, USA
    August 11, 2018
    Finalist in “Feature screenplay” category
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, USA
    August 8, 2018
    Semi-finalist in “Feature script” category
  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    July 15, 2018
    Quarter-finalist in “Drama feature screenplay” category
  • Bucharest ShortCut CineFest
    Bucharest, Romania
    July 12, 2018
    Second place in “Feature screenplay” category
  • New York Film Awards
    New York, USA
    July 10, 2018
    Best feature screenplay
  • Festigious Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, USA
    July 6, 2018
    Best drama screenplay
  • FIFF - Filmstrip International Film Festival
    Iasi, Romania
    June 29, 2018
    Best screenplay
  • Cinema World Fest Awards
    Ottawa, Canada
    June 29, 2018
    Best feature screenplay
  • AAB International Film Festival
    Punjab, India
    June 25, 2018
    Best screenplay of the month
  • International Independent Film Awards
    Encino, USA
    June 22, 2018
    Best feature script
  • Barcelona International Film Festival
    Barcelona, Spain
    June 20, 2018
    Second place in "First time screenwriter" category
  • StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
    Woodland Hills, USA
    June 15, 2018
    Quarter-finalist in “Drama screenplay” category
  • Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival
    Los Angeles, USA
    June 13, 2018
    Best script
  • Page Turner Screenplay Competition
    Santa Monica, USA
    June 12, 2018
    Second place in "Adventure feature screenplay" category
  • Mediterranean Film Festival
    Syracuse, Italy
    June 2, 2018
    Best drama screenplay
  • Auckland International Film Festival
    Auckland, New Zealand
    June 2, 2018
    Finalist in "Best screenplay" category
  • The Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, USA
    May 21, 2018
    Best feature film "first scene hook"
  • Los Angeles Movie Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    May 9, 2018
    Honorable mention in "Script" category
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    May 2, 2018
    Best first time screenwriter (feature)
  • The European Independent Film Award
    Online
    May 1, 2018
    Best feature script
  • CKF International Film Festival
    Swindon, UK
    April 30, 2018
    Best screenwriter
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Rome, Italy
    April 30, 2018
    Finalist in "Feature screenplay" category
  • TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
    Glasgow, UK
    April 25, 2018
    Second place in "Feature screenplay" category
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, USA
    April 25, 2018
    Semi-finalist in "Feature screenplay" category
Writer Biography - Alberto Battistutti

I'm a writer born and raised in a small town in the northeast of Italy, where I live with my wife and two little girls.
In addition to a degree in mass communication, I have a background in journalism and screenwriting. While during the day I work in the field of Marketing, in my spare time I enjoy writing, inspired by my father in search for the truth about his father during World War Two.
With “Don”, a feature drama screenplay set on the icy Russian front and based on the true story of my family, I have won more than forty international awards.
My writing is focused on human values like friendship, hope and perseverance, and my favorite genres are drama, thriller and sci-fi.

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