Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist, director of photography, editor and writer. She holds a BA in Multimedia Languages and Digital Computing for Humanities: History of Art, Theatre, and Cinema from the University of Naples L'Orientale and is currently an MFA candidate at York University.
She is interested in issues of migration, displacement, women of the diaspora, accented cinema, post-humanism, digital kinning and finding a visual language to represent these experiences.
Her films have screened and won awards in several festivals including Anthology Film Archives, Camerimage, Toronto International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Engauge, Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, Vancouver International Film Festival, Reykjavík International Film Festival, Antimatter, Coop Microcinema, Visions in the Nunnery - Whitechapel UK, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante MACA, BIDEODROMO, BilbaoArte Foundation, Groupe Intervention Vidéo Montreal, SCAD Savannah International Film Festival, Equinoxio Film Festival, Muestra de Video Arte Faenza.
She has recently been awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships and the RBC Arts Access Fund Award for newcomer artists.
In addition to filmmaking her poems have been published by Giulio Perrone Editore.
  • Director (9 Credits)
    Colonna Continua
    Green and Red, but Terracotta Red2020
    Experimental, Short, Other
    Originate / Recompile2020
    Experimental, Student, Short
    Self-Portrait2020
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
    The Arrière-Pays (s)2020
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock.2020
    Experimental, Short
    Mix Wildflower Seeds2017
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Student, Short, Web / New Media, Other
    Fantassút 2016
    Documentary, Short
    EXIT/ENTRANCE or Transumanar2015
    Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    EXIT/ENTRANCE or Transumanar2015
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    EXIT/ENTRANCE or Transumanar2015
    Short
Winner of Best Cinematography
Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock.
Liverpool Underground Film Festival
Liverpool
2020
Special Mention - Documentary Jury
Fantassút
Gulf of Naples Film Festival
Napoli
2017
Premio Mediterraneo
Fantassút
Tracce Cinematografiche
Nettuno
2017
Best Film
Fantassút
Mobgraphia Film Festival
Sau Paolo
2016
College
University of Naples - L’Orientale
History of Art, Theatre and Cinema
20092012
College
York University
Master Fine Arts - Film
2019Present
Birth City
Napoli
Current City
Toronto
“Little plots and stories, acted out and screened, can't possibly be called cinema. They have nothing whatever to do with cinema. A cinematographic work is above all a work which would not be possible in any other art form. In other words. it can be created by means of cinema, and cinema alone”
― Andrei Tarkovsky, Journal 1970-1986