Luis De Filippis
Luis de filippis

Luis De Filippis is a Canadian-Italian trans femme filmmaker whose work celebrates otherness and employs a fierce female gaze. Their work has played internationally at festivals such as TIFF, Rotterdam, and BFI Flare. Their most recent work, For Nonna Anna, won the Best Short Narrative Award at the Atlanta International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at Sundance. Their films have been funded by The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, MuchFACT, The Movie Network, Movie Central and HBO Canada. With generous assistance provided by the TIFF Canadian Women in Film Francis / Edwards Fellowship they attended the Tiff Filmmaker Lab in September 2018. Currently they are working on their debut feature, a doc/ hybrid fiction film, Mother’s Day, and are in development on a fiction feature Something You Said Last Night which is being executive produced by The Florida Project’s Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri with development funding provided by the Canadian Film Centre and Cinereach.