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Roberto Zazzara is an Italian director, cinematographer and photographer. He’s based in Italy, he also works in India and USA.

His first fictional feature film, The Bunker Game, was released by AMC Networks’ Shudder in March 2022. 

In 2023 the documentary Carne et Ossa was released, receiving many awards.

He directed interactive and short movies, tv series, documentaries, advertising, music videos, theater plays.

He won prizes, and has been selected by hundreds of festivals.

As a cinematographer he contributes to projects around the globe. His last works are the Indian feature films, Boomika (Netflix Original) and IVSK. And The war in between, a feature documentary shot in the mountains of California.

As a photographer, he works with agencies, brands and sports federations.



  • Mendi Film Festival Bilbao 2023, Best Culture & Nature film and Best Script to Carne et Ossa.

  • Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2023, Best Newcomer Prize to Carne et Ossa.

  • Alpin Film Festival 2023, Jury Award to Carne et Ossa.

  • Cervino CineMountain 2023, Best Italian Film to Carne et Ossa.

  • Extra Doc Festival 2018, Special Mention to The War In Between.

  • Flaiano Film Festival 2016, Codice Citra Prize to Transumanza - Transhumance.

  • Detour On the Road Film Festival 2015, Best Sustainable Documentary prize, to Transumanza - Transhumance.

  • Social World Film Festival 2015, Best Documentary Script, to Transumanza - Transhumance.

  • Italian National Award Roberto Gavioli 2013, second prize, to Leonesse, as best documentary about work.

  • Selected as 1 of 10 under 35 years Italian talented movie makers 2011 by Fondazione Azzurra, an organization who promotes Italian culture in the United States, for a workshop in Los Angeles.

  • Portobello Film Festival (London) 2011, shortlist of top 5 drama short movies, to Empty shot.

  • Corti sul Lettino Festival 2011, Best movie, Best director, Best Cinematography, to Empty shot.

  • Monza Motor Festival 2011, special mention, to Empty shot.

  • Filmmakers al Chiostro 2011, special mention for best youth themed short movie, to Empty shot.

  • Laura Film Festival 2011, special mention, to Empty shot.

  • Figari Film Fest 2011, best actor prize to Lorenzo Richelmy, for his leading role in Empty shot.

  • Cinemavvenire Festival 2011, best actor prize to Alessandro Vasta, for his leading role in A simple story.

  • Nastri d’Argento 2011, Empty shot, selection of the best italian short movies of the year.

  • NCN Lab 2010, winner of competion, organised by Festival del Cinema di Roma, to Empty shot - Tiro a vuoto, shortmovie.

  • Premio d'Arte Cinematografica Roberto Gavioli 2010, as best ex-student.

  • Moda Movie 2010, third prize, short movie competition, to Ice-cream Dream.

  • Previsioni 2009, theater prize, to La Signorina Else (Fräulein Else).

  • Festival del Documentario d'Abruzzo 2009, documentary prize, first prize in its category, to Walking on the thread - A piedi sul filo.

  • Festival di Bellaria 2008, documetary prize, first prize in its category, to Walking on the thread - A piedi sul filo.

  • Movi&co. 2008, commercials prize, third prize for commercials category, to Patched man - Uomo bendato.

  • Script competition by Buitoni 2007 about the relationship between mankind and food, for Ice-cream Dream.

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