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.