Andrés Rafael Zabala

With a degree in Cinema and TV and training as a camera operator, Andrés Rafael Zabala has directed documentaries and reality shows for Canale 5, Rai 2, Studio Universal, Tele+ and Sky. As an advertising director, he has made videos and commercials for major national and international brands and institutions. Andrés Rafael Zabala also has 9 short films to his credit that have won awards at national and international festivals. In 2014 he made the independent feature film “A DARK ROME” (93 minutes – ling orig. English): besides being selected in festivals in various countries, it won the “Best Thriller of 2015” award at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York.
In 2023, Andrés Rafael Zabala completed his second feature film “MALLEUS” (92 minutes – prod. ROSSO18 – Italy). “MALLEUS” was screened at 8 international festivals in as many countries and won ‘Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature’ and ‘Best Picture of the Festival’ at the Edinburgh Fest Film International. “MALLEUS” also won “Best Feature Film” and “Best Actrees Award” (Rosanna Fedele) at the NYCA New York Cinematography Awards. In 2020, his book ‘Disobedient Filmmakers – Yesterday’s and Today’s Filmmaking Beyond the Rules’ was released. (Efesto Editions – 2020). He has been working as a lecturer in Directing and Cinematography for several years in parallel.

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