Alessandro Cassigoli (born in Florence, Italy 1976)
I grew up in Florence, Italy. When I was 20 years old, I moved to Rome where I attended film school and then started to work as an assistant director for many Italian films and popular TV series.
After seven years of working on other people’s sets, I felt ready to embark on my own projects, as a director. Together with the Italian-Israeli director Dalia Castel, we made our first two documentaries: “ In the Bubble” and “Good Times”, both shot in Israel and Palestine.
“Good Times” won awards in 15 different international film festivals, including the Grand Jury Award at Full Frame Festival (USA 2005) and the Ver.di Prize at the Leipzig Dok Festival (Germany 2004).
In 2005 I moved to Berlin after winning the Nipkow Programm fellowship, a prestigious scholarship for audiovisual and media professionals.
In 2006, continuing my partnership with Dalia, we made a short documentary called “Relatively Free” which won the International Documentary Challenge, a timed filmmaking competition.
Since 2007 I have directed four documentaries for the program 360º GEO who airs on the French/German television “arte”.
Today I commute between Italy and Berlin, still working full time on commissioned projects for television and creative documentaries.