Oristano, 1992. Francesca Floris (Oristano, 1992) is a photographer and the co-founder of the Flora's Room animation studio.
In 2010 Francesca was part of the Venice International Film Festival Youth Jury during the 67th edition of the event. The jury is composed of 20/24 people selected from over 6000 students. During high school, Francesca received writing and drawing education from Italian comic books writer Stefano Enna (The Walt Disney Company, Mattel Co., Play Press, Soleil). She moved to London in 2011 to attend Brunel University, where she met and started working with Kristijonas Dirse, with whom she made her first documentary film, "Islands" (2014). In 2012 in London, she started the "Flora's Room" project as a YouTube show for children.
In September 2014, Floris moved to the US to study Media Management at The New School in New York. She received the Dean's Merit Scholarship. In April 2015, she was accepted with a merit-based scholarship as an MFA candidate at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in LA, enrolled for three months, and stopped for personal reasons. In December 2018, she graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome while working on the sets of popular Italian productions. Two of the shorts she produced during her studies at CSC competed for the Venice International Film Critics' Week, two for Camerimage and one for Cortinametraggio.
From 2017 to 2020, Francesca studied and graduated in Visual Anthropology (master's degree) at the University of Siena while working in the field of 3D animation and VFX (in productions such as Paramount Pictures' "Mission: Impossible 7", Rainbow's "44 Cats" and HBO's series "My Brilliant Friend 2" and "The New Pope"). Always attracted by technical experimentation and the mix of reality and fantasy, Francesca trained as an experimental photographer at the CSC in Rome over the years. She gave life to projects such as "Olympus 50", "The White Stage," and "The World of Las," promoted by magazines such as "l'Espresso" and exhibited in Brera and other noteworthy Italian cultural centers.
Francesca's master's degree thesis at the University of Siena, based on the experiment "The World of Las," starts from a reflection on "Camera Lucida" by Roland Barthes and "Fotografia e Inconscio Tecnologico" by Franco Vaccari. An essay about the experiment, including the full story of "The World of Las" (2019), was published by Officina Libraria and presented at the Santa Teresa Media Library (Brera Academy) in Milan in February 2019. "We Are Not Alone" (Francesca's first animation project) is a short adaptation of a chapter of "The World of Las." In March 2021, Francesca started collaborating with 10D Film as executive producer for "The Athlete," directed by Nicola Sammarco.
In June 2021, Francesca Floris and Fabrizio Di Palma signed to establish Flora's Room as a limited liability company.
In September 2021, Francesca joined the team of Scanline VFX/Netflix. In May 2022, Floris joined as a VFX producer the experimentation of the Near-Real-Time pipeline on the movie "Comandante" (SIGGRAPH 2022).
Floris is an active volunteer for the Italian NGO EMERGENCY and the LGBT+ community in Italy.
Official Selection
We Are Not Alone
37th Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival
Ljubljana
2021
Official Selection
We Are Not Alone
11th CortoDino Film Festival
Torre Annunziata (NA)
2021
Official Selection
We Are Not Alone
20th Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival
Port Spain
2021
Official Selection
We Are Not Alone
28th Sguardi Altrove Film Festival
Milan
2021
Official Selection
We Are Not Alone
7th Premio Fausto Rossano
Naples
2021
College
NAS - New Animation in Sardegna
Working Knowledge of the Toon Boom Harmony Premium and Storyboard Pro (Associate Certification)
2021
College
University of Siena
Visual Anthropology (Master's Degree)
20172020
College
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Film Producing (Diploma)
20162018
College
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Film and Television Production (MFA, selected to receive a merit-based scholarship funded by The William Randolph Hearts Endowed Scholarship Fund - stopped for personal reasons)
2015
College
The New School
Media Management (Master's Degree, selected to receive the Dean's Merit Scholarship - dropped out in 2015 for personal reasons)
20142015
College
Brunel University London
Film and Television Studies (Bachelor of Arts Hons)
20112014
High School
Liceo Ginnasio Statale "D.A. Azuni"
Corso Sperimentale Brocca
20062011
High School
Conservatorio di Musica "L. Canepa"
Saxophone
20052009
High School
Conservatorio di Musica "L. Canepa"
Propedeutica Musicale
20012004
Birth Date
April 6, 1992
Nickname
Flora
Birth City
Oristano
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Aries
"If I abandon this project I would be a man without dreams and I don't want to live like that: I live my life or I end my life with this project." (Werner Herzog)
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