Birthday: 1970-08-11 · Known For: Directing
After attending the Liceo Classico Umberto I in Palermo, Amenta started his career at Il Giornale di Sicilia as a photojournalist.In 1992 he moved to Paris where he obtained the Degree in Cinematography from the University Paris 8 and where worked for agencies and magazines, making many short films in film.During the war in ex-Yugoslavia he filmed the documentary Born in Bosnia for French TV, presented at the festival "Palermocinema" and another documentary in Cuba, Lettre de Cuba, winner of the French "Rouletabille" for young filmmakers.In 1995 he produced and directed the documentary film Diary of a Sicilian Rebel, official selection (out of competition) at the “54th Venice Film Festival." The film won 21 international awards, including 1st prize International Festival "50th Prix Italia" - 1st prize "Medianet Award" International Festival of Monaco di Baviera - 1st prize "Le Nombre d'Or" International Festival of Amsterdam—1st prize "Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Troia" (Lisbon) - 1st Prize "International Festival of Montevideo (Uruguay) - 1st Prize" International Festival of Carolina "(USA) - Certificate of Merit at the" Festival of Int San Francisco (USA) - Special Jury Prize at the "International Festival in Houston (USA) - 2nd PRIZE" International Festival of Monte Carlo”. Is also prime time broadcast by RAI TV and 30 other TV stations worldwide.In 2004 wrote and directed the documentary The Last Godfather, an Italo-French coproduction, with Mediterranean Films and ARTE France, sold to television in Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and many other countries.
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