Sara Grimaldi has been living and working in Paris for 12 years as a film director. She started working in 2005 as assistant director in advertisement and as filmmaker for the Condé Nast group. After graduating in History of Cinema from the University of Milan and attending the film and television directing class at the School of Cinema in Milan, in 2008 she moved to Paris to continue improving her skills as director and filmmaker.

In Paris, she embarked on a career in independent cinema, focusing on social topics. She worked on documentaries, promotional films and some short films. Her latest short film “Le retour du train”, produced by Outer Space Productions, got 17 film festival selections and 11 awards, including “best film” and “best director”.

In addition, over the years, she has also developed a career as executive producer, for international companies planning to shoot in Paris.

She is currently represented in France by the Catherine Davray agency and she is developing several feature film projects with other screenwriters.


“Whether it’s a commercial, a movie or a documentary, I’m focused on telling people’s feelings and emotions.”

Filmography

Immunity (2020)

Documentary on primary immunodeficiency produced in collaboration with Association IRIS and Takeda.
Distributed by Premiere film.
Selected for Sport Movies & Tv.

Le retour du train (2017)

Short movie produced by Outer Space Productions and The Blue Dog.Selected for the West Nordic International Film Festival, Pentedattilo Film Festival (Out of Competition – section SMILE), Västerås Filmfestival, Festival Pontino del Corto Internazionale, TMFF-The Monthly Film Festival, Feel The Reel International Film Festival, Cinema World Fest Awards, Los Angeles Cinefest, AFC Global Fest, Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, My love Michelle short film festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, 12 Months Film Festival, Cardiff International Film Festival.Prizes: Best Film (TMFF – September), Best Screenwriter (TMFF – September), Nominee at the Best Film of the Year (TMFF), Best screenplay (Feel The Reel International Film Festival), Best Film (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest), Best Director (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest), Best Screenplay (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest), Best Actress (Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest), Award of merit, Colour treatment (Cinema World Fest Awards), Award of excellence, Cinematography (Cinema World Fest Awards), Award of excellence, Sound Design (Cinema World Fest Awards).

Horses (2017)

Music video of the song Horses by the irish singer Liv Monaghan.
Endométriose : parlons-en / Real Disease True Hope (2015)
An awareness-raising film on the endometriosis.Broadcasted on French and international medias.

Lost Souls (2014)

Fashion film for Jeanne Teston. Collection Une minute avant le déluge.Selected for the Bokeh Fashion Film Festival.

Saint-Valentin (2014)

Short movie produced The Blue Dog.Screened at the festival “Quasi Niente, i dettagli che contano”.

Tout ce qu’il faut (2013)

Commercial for the Association Philotechnique de Boulogne-Billancourt.

Il bosco incantato (2013)

Documentary for the promotion of the social activity and sustainable development of Leroy Merlin in Italy.Screened at the Festival Cinemambiente (Special Event).Selected for the festivals SremFilmFest, Human District, Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival, Scrittura e Immagine Corto Film Festival.

La chose qui manque (2013)

Short movie Produced The Blue Dog.

Proteggi chi ami (2012)

Commercial produced by The Blue Dog.Finalist at Movi&co 2012.

Âme (2012)

Short movie produced by The Blue Dog.Finalist at the festival Filmer les mots.

Tout le monde le veut (2011)

Commercial for the French-Italian magazine Focus In.

Tu vuo’ fa le parisien (2011)

Documentary commissioned by Ile de France and Emilia-Romagna, about Italian immigration in Paris.

Focus In (2011)

Commercial for the French Italian magazine Focus In.

Automne (2011)

Short movie produced by The Blue Dog.Selected for the festival FiatiCorti and the Short Film Corner 2012 (Festival de Cannes 2012).Finalist at the festival Les courts-métrage…le retour ! organized by MK2.

Merendine e brodo di pollo (2008)

Short movie produced by Laboratorio Cinema.Selected for the festivals Contromano, Valsusa Filmfest and premio Cinema Accademia Barilla.Broadcasted on the Italian tv Coming soon TV.

Viaggio in provincia – Itinerari intorno alla via Francigena (2008)

Documentary commissioned by University of Pavia.

Tempo permettendo (2007)

Short movie – Scuola di cinema, televisione e nuovi media.Selected for the festivals CortoViterbo, Fiaticorti.Third prize at the festival Un ciak a Roggiano 2007 (2007).Broadcasted on Minimuvie.

Anime metropolitane (2007)

Documentary.Screened at the festival Altri sguardi, altre voci (2007).

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