Fran Casanova, filmmaker born in 1977 (Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN)
Fran Casanova was born in Tenerife (Canary Islands) in 1977. In 2001 he began his audiovisual studies in Madrid where he studied in different cinema schools widening his knowledge on the fields of directing, screenwriting and cinematography, amongst other disciplines.
He has ability to coordinate the work in team members, to be calm under pressure, to solve problems and find quick solutions, patient, creative and communication skills. He get 100% involved in all aspects of the project and make the most of the available budget and feel real passion about what I do.
In his wide experience, he has worked in television, cinema, advertising, music videos and has tackled the field of teaching. Since 1999 until the present he has carried out more than 10 short films, proving to be a versatile director in different film genres. Amongst his work we can point out his short film Oportunidad (2003), which made it to Sitges International Film Festival, inside Brigadoon section. Merry Christmas. This short film was in Medina Film Festival in 2007. In 2011 he filmed Campo de batalla and participated on the 14th edition of Málaga Film Festival. In 2012 his short film Ayúdame a recordar selected in Zaragoza Film Festival.
His short film, Hay algo en la oscuridad (Something in the Darkness), is being distributed at film festivals around the worldand it has received a great international recognition. It has won 20 awards and has 120 official selections up to date. Highlighting its official selection at the Bermuda International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival (2018), these festivals qualify for The Oscar Awards. Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival (2018), the Melies D’Argent qualifying festival, Sitges International Film Festival, inside Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award (2018), Aesthetica Film Festival (2018), Bafta recognized festival, Octubre Corto (2018) this last festival qualifies for the Goya Awards and Best Film Award Shadows Shorts Competition in Transilvania International Film Festival (2018).
His lastest horror short film titled Mask of Sanity (2018) starring by Paola Bontempi and Rubén Tobías starts his distribution.
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS2017
    Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS2017
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS2017
    Short
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Bermuda International Film Festival
Hamilton
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Cleveland International Film Festival
Ohio
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
Phoenix,
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston)
Somerville
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
STEPS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LATTAKIA
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
Dhaka
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
North Hollywood CineFest
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Russian International Horror Film Awards
Moscow
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
20Minmax International Short Film Festival
Ingolstadt
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Indy Film Fest
Indianapolis
2018
Audiencie Award
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
NOX FILM FEST Festival Internacional de Cine de Miedo y Fantasía
Salto
2018
Best Short Film Award
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
NOX FILM FEST Festival Internacional de Cine de Miedo y Fantasía
Salto
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Festival Internacional de cine de Horror, AURORA
Guanajuato
2018
Honorable Mention Narrative Short
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Queens World Film Festival
New York
2018
Official Selection and Luna Fulgencio nominated to Best Actress
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival
Cincinnati
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival
Bellevue
2018
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Illinois
2018
Best Short Film Award
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Festival de Cine Fantástico de Canarias, ISLA CALAVERA
La Laguna
2017
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Smallmovie Festival
Calcinaia
2017
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Montevideo Fantástico
Montevideo
2017
Finalist Best Actress Award
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
The Optical Theatre Horror Film Festival
Rome
2017
Best Cinematography Award
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
IX Edición del Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes PILAS EN CORTO
Pilas
2017
Best Foreign Language Short
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Hollywood Horrorfest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis
Official Selection
SOMETHING IN THE DARKNESS
Twister Alley film festival
Woodward
Birth Date
November 11, 1977
Nickname
Fran
Gender
Male
Fran Casanova, filmmaker born in 1977 (Tenerife, Canary Islands, SPAIN)
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