Born in Italy, Samantha Casella studied at Alessandro Baricco's Holden School and at the the Immagina School of Cinema in Florence.
She began to take her first steps into the world of cinema directing the short film "Juliette", which received a total of 19 awards, including two awards at the "Massimo Troisi European Award".
In the following years she showed her versatile style alternating at the creation of short films, documentaries and video clips.
The cinematographic path of those years, has seen her as author of short films presented in various international festivals such as "Interrupted Silences" with Raffaella Ponzo,”Iris” with Elisabetta Rocchetti and Ágape with Marina Rocco and Paolo Stella.
In 2006 she has also wrote and directed "Giro di Giostra", presented during the Mostra internazionale d'arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2006, in the Venice Film Meeting section.
About documentaries, her most important works can be considered "Mediterraneo", presented at the Venice Biennale and centered on the figure of the famous sculptor Giuseppe Spagnulo, "Il West Secondo Civitelli" on the well-known cartoonist of Tex Willer, "Via Crucis al Pantheon" which documents the work processes of the Via Crucis created by the sculptor Federico Severino and located on 11 September 2010 in the Pantheon in Rome, and "Autoritratto con Papa", testimony to a gift consisting of a work by Gianni Bubani and a poem by Davide Rondoni dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI.
 
In 2019 she returned to directing another short: "I Am Banksy" with Marco Iannitello, Caterina Silva and Diego Verdegiglio.
In addition to being distributed in theaters in Los Angeles through Fourwalled; "I Am Banksy" won Best International Short at the Golden State Film Festival, Best Mystery Short at the Olympus Film Festival, Best Foreign Short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award, Best International Short at the Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Award and Best International Short at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival; all organized in Los Angeles County.
Samantha Casella has also won Best Female Director Awards at the Cinemagic Film Festival and the Accolade Global Film Competition.
Overall, the short film has so far totaled 13 awards.
Influenced by the pictorial world, Samantha Casella's directing style leads her to prefer stories crossed by a deep surreal atmosphere, in which the unconscious dimension has a predominant value.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    To A God Unknown2020
    Experimental, Short
    I AM BANKSY2019
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    To A God Unknown2020
    Experimental, Short
    I AM BANKSY2019
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    To A God Unknown2020
    Experimental, Short
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS
New York
2021
Best Experimental Short Film / Best Director
To A God Unknown
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ROSS
Port Blair
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
To A God Unknown
GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
New York
2021
Best Women’s Short Film
To A God Unknown
VETRIYUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Vetriyur
2021
Best Experimental Short Film / Best Female Director
To A God Unknown
CHAPLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
To A God Unknown
CHOZHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVA
Tamil Nadu
2021
Special Jury Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
TEMPLE TOWER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Kayaodai
2021
Best Picture
To A God Unknown
PSYCHO FILM FESTIVAL
Barcellona
2021
Best Picture
To A God Unknown
EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Barcellona
2021
Best Experimental Short Film - Best Female Director International Short
To A God Unknown
AIYAN FILM AWARDS
Chennai
2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Film On Women - Best Female Director
To A God Unknown
SENTINAL INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS
Portblair
2021
Best Experimental Short Film
To A God Unknown
WONDERLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Sydney
2021
Best Women’s Short Film
To A God Unknown
GOLDEN EAGLE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Erukkur
2021
Best Short Film
To A God Unknown
UNIVERSAL FILM AWARDS
Mumbai
2021
Best Experimental - Documentary - Director - Writer - Editing - Cinematography - Special Effect
To A God Unknown
LIGHT AND SHADOW FILM FESTIVAL
Kolkata
2021
Best Experimental Film of the Season 2020 / 2021
To A God Unknown
BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BIMIFF
Rio De Janeiro
2021
Best Women's Short Film - Best Film On Women Short Film - Best Female Director
To A God Unknown
MALAIKANDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (56)
Malaikandan
2021
Best Experimental Short - Special Jury Award Best Women’s Film
To A God Unknown
GOLDEN PEACOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (60)
Portblair
2021
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
ATHENS INTERNATIONAL ART FILM FESTIVAL
Atene
2021
Best Women's Short Film - Best Film On Women Short Film
To A God Unknown
VALPARAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Gandhipuram
2021
Best Experimental Film
To A God Unknown
ROYAL SOCIETY OF TELEVISION & MOTION PICTURE AWARD
West Bengal
2021
Outstanding Achievement Award - Outstanding Achievement Award Women's Film
To A God Unknown
VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST
Kolkata
2021
Best Production Design
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SOUTH AMERICA AWARDS
San Paolo
2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Director - Best Concept
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FESTIVAL DE INDIE
Chennai
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
ROTTERDAM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Rotterdam
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
GOLDEN SWAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
POOMPUHAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tamil Nadu
2021
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
HIGH TATRAS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVALDolný Smokovec
Dolný Smokovec
2021
Best Experimental Film - Best Women’s Film - Best Director for Short Film - Special Jury Award
To A God Unknown
HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Port Blair
2021
Best Experimental Film
To A God Unknown
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF WORLD CINEMA
Chennai
2021
Best Narrative Short Film of the Year - Best Female Director of the Year - Best Experimental Film - Best Editing - Special Jury Award
To A God Unknown
24 HOURS FILM FESTIVAL
New York
2021
Best Experimental Short Film - Best Women’s Short Film
To A God Unknown
HODU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pochiderry
2021
Best Script
To A God Unknown
CINESTESYA FILM FESTIVAL
Lisbona
2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Female Director International Short
To A God Unknown
GOLDEN LEAF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Adaman Nicobar
2021
Best Experimental Film - Best Director of Experimental Film
To A God Unknown
MERCURIO SHORT FILM AWARDS
New York
2021
Best Short Film Director
To A God Unknown
COOPER AWARD
Moscow
2021
Outstanding Achievement Award
To A God Unknown
GANGTOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pondicherry
2021
Best Narrative Short
To A God Unknown
WEEKLY ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Hyderabad
2021
Best Short
To A God Unknown
MEDUSA FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles
2021
Best Experimental Film
To A God Unknown
BLACK SWAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Perak
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
PERAK CAVE INTERNATIONAL CINE CARNIVAL
Perak
2021
Best Women’s Short Film
To A God Unknown
SASEE FILM AWARDS
Kottaiyur
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
MIAMI INDIE FILM AWARDS
Miami
2021
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
SILVER MASK LIVE FESTIVAL
Los Angeles
2021
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
SCREEN POWER FILM FESTIVAL
London
2021
Best Experimental - Best Inspirational - Special Mention Concept Film
To A God Unknown
MOKKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Aveva Nagar
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL
Austin
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
KRIMSON HORYZON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Kolkata
2021
Best Surreal Film
To A God Unknown
EUROPA FILM FESTIVAL
Barcellona
2021
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
ADIFF - ACTOR & DIRECTOR AWARDS
Sain Petersburg
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
CINEPHILIPA MOTION PICTURE FESTIVAL
Conil de la Frontera
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
CRITICS REVIEW ONLINE FESTIVAL
Tamil Nadu
2021
Best Experimental Short - Best Women’s Short
To A God Unknown
GOLD STAR MOVIE AWARD
2021
Best Poetry Film
To A God Unknown
MAKE ART NOT FEAR FILM FESTIVAL
Porto
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD
New York
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
HONG KONG INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Hong Kong
2021
Best Editing
To A God Unknown
VIP FESTIVAL
Madrid
2021
Best Poster
To A God Unknown
RIMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Rio De Janeiro
2021
Best Film Sward
To A God Unknown
AFLEMHA ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
Giza
2021
Best Short Experimental
To A God Unknown
CULT MOVIE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Teheran
2021
Best Script
To A God Unknown
SUPERSHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Barcelona
2021
Best Experimental Film
To A God Unknown
GAROA AWARD
San Paolo
2021
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
GHUM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
West Bengal
2021
Best Experimental Film
To A God Unknown
CULT CRITIC MOVIE AWARD
West Bengal
2021
Best Experimental Film - Best Women's Film
To A God Unknown
ROSEBUD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Salt Lake
2021
Best Director Short Film
To A God Unknown
VINDHHYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Sidhi
2021
Best Filmarte Short
To A God Unknown
FILMARTE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Porto
2020
Best Female Directing
To A God Unknown
NIAGARA FALLS INDIE FESTIVAL
Niagara Falls
2020
Best director of Experimental Film - Best Poster
To A God Unknown
GIMFA INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS
Curitba
2020
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
ROMA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Rome
2020
Best Women's Short Film - Best Female Director International Short Film - Special Jury Best International Short Film
To A God Unknown
INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pondicherry
2020
Best Women’s Short Film - Special Jury Award
To A God Unknown
GOLDEN SPARROW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Sirkali
2020
Special Jury Award - Best Women's Short Film
To A God Unknown
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR
Andaman
2020
Best Women's Film - Best Female Director - People Choice
To A God Unknown
URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tamil Nadu
2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Women's Short
To A God Unknown
PORT BLAIR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Port Blair
2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director
To A God Unknown
BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Rio De Janeiro
2020
Best Female Director (Banksy Deadline)
To A God Unknown
BERLIN UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin
2020
Best Jury Award
To A God Unknown
GOLDEN WHEAT AWARDS
Istanbul
2020
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Praga
2020
Best Female Director
To A God Unknown
CYRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Toronto
2020
Honorable Mention Best Short
To A God Unknown
PHOENIX MONTHLY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Phoenix
2020
Best Short
To A God Unknown
BRIDGE FEST
Vancouver
2020
Best Surreal Film
To A God Unknown
THE BEST FILM FESTIVAL
Barcellona
2020
Judge’s Special Mention
To A God Unknown
REDWOOD SHORT & SCRIPT
Sunnyvale
2020
Best Music
To A God Unknown
VIDEOCORTO NETTUNO
Nettuno
2020
Best Experimental Film - Best Women’s Film
To A God Unknown
MONT BLANC INTERNATIONAL FILM FETIVAL
Paris
2020
Best Inspirational Film
To A God Unknown
NEW CINEMA LISBON FILM FESTIVAL
Lisbon
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
TORONTO FILM MAGAZINE FEST
Toronto
2020
Best Experimental Short - Outstanding Director
To A God Unknown
INDUS RIVER INTERNATIONAL CINEFEST
Gahan
2020
Best Cinematography - Best Sound Design
To A God Unknown
SCREEN POWER FILM FESTIVAL
London
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
LA SUN FILM FEST
Los Angeles
2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director Music Short
To A God Unknown
ACCORD CINE FEST
On Line Event
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
LA INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL FESTIVAL
Los Angeles
2020
Best Short Film - Best Women’s Film
To A God Unknown
TWILIGHT TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL
Tokyo
2020
Best Cinematography
To A God Unknown
ONYKO FILMS AWARDS
Onyko
2020
Best Short Film
To A God Unknown
YOUR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
On Line Event
2020
Award of Merit: Best Short
To A God Unknown
ONE-REELER SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Los Angeles
2020
Best Experimental Short - Outstanding Director
To A God Unknown
HOLY GRAIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Jerusalem
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
METROPOLITAN FILM FESTIVAL NYC - LA
New York
2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Music Short - Best Women Director
To A God Unknown
GLOBAL MOUNTHLY ONLINE FILM COMPETITION
On Line Event
2020
Best Short Documentary Film
To A God Unknown
MONTHLY ONLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tirpur
2020
Best Women’s Short
To A God Unknown
BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
Chennai
2020
Best International Short
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TORONTO SHORT FILM CHANNEL FESTIVAL
Toronto
2020
Jury Award
To A God Unknown
AFTER HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Mumbai
2020
Award of Merit: Best Film Short & Best Women Filmmakers
To A God Unknown
ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION
La Jolla
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARDS
Montreal
2020
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short Film - Best Sound Design
To A God Unknown
KOSICE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL
Kosice
2020
Honorable Mention Best Short
To A God Unknown
GLOBAL SHORTS
Los Angeles
2020
Best Narrative Short
To A God Unknown
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Los Angeles
2020
Silver Awards: Best Experimental Short & Best Female Director - Honorable Mentions: Best Cinematography
To A God Unknown
INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARD
Los Angeles
2020
Best Action / Adventure Short
To A God Unknown
HOLLYWOOD BLOOD HORROR FESTIVAL
Los Angeles
2020
Award of Ecellence Best Woman Director
I AM BANKSY
Cinemagic Film Festival
Greenville
2020
Award of excellence Best Woman Director
I AM BANKSY
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2019
Best Woman Director
I AM BANKSY

Berlin Underground Film Festivaò
2019
Menzione Speciale
I AM BANKSY
Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno
Salerno
2019
Best International Short
I AM BANKSY
Marina Del Rey Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best International Short
I AM BANKSY
Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Award
Los Angeles
2019
Best Foreign Short
I AM BANKSY
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Best Mystery Short
I AM BANKSY
Olympus Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best Sound
I AM BANKSY
Silicon Beach Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best Directing Short
I AM BANKSY
Gulf of Naples Film Festival
Naples
2019
Best International Short
I AM BANKSY
Golden State Film Festival
Losa Angeles
2019
Honorable Mention
To A God Unknown
FULL SHOT CINE MAG FESTIVAL
New York
Birth Date
October 1, 1981
Birth City
Faenza
Current City
Los Angeles
Height
1,75
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Libra