Gioacchino Balistreri, is an italian director, screenwriter, soundtracks and theatre music composer living in Switzerland. He carries out workshops on the world of the orchestra and soundtracks in the LAC multicultural center of Lugano. He obtained a master degree in Music and Arts from the A. Scarlatti conservatory in Palermo, graduating with full marks as a pianist. He studied Music Composition for Film at the Chigiana Academy in Siena, under the guidance of the Academy Award-winning Maestro Luis Bacalov. In 2010 he completed a Master of Arts from the Department of Education and Learning in Locarno. Among his works, he composed the music for a play directed by Mauro Avogadro “Eichmann – Where the night begins” by Stefano Massini, with Ottavia Piccolo and Paolo Pierobon. He has composed the theme song for Tramp Limited, the production house of the Italian actors Ficarra & Picone. He also composed the original soundtrack for the Nico Bonomolo animated short movie "Confined" (Lucky Red), candidate for David di Donatello, it was inserted in the long list for the 2018 Academy Awards. His first short film as director, screenwriter and composer, “De Angelis” (Premiere Film), it obtained the honorable mention as first time director at New York Movie Awards 2021, it won twice the award for best original soundtrack at Barcelona PFF 2020 and Mirabilia IFF 2021. He conducts a soundtracks workshop at the Locarno International Film Festival.