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Roberto I. Ercolalo (born February 21, 1992) is an Italian-Argentine director, writer, and producer of short films.

Nominated for an Academy Award®, Canadian Screen Award®, and BAFTA® Qualifying Film Festival in the United States (Rhode Island International Film Festival). Winner of 15 official IMDb film festivals, his works have obtained 160 international laurels in 34 countries.

* Judge of the Durban International Film Festival 2023 (Official Academy Awards®, Qualifying Festival).
* Judge of Los Angeles CineFest 2018-2022 (California, USA). 
President of the Jury of the Madrid Film Awards 2020-2021 (MADFA - Madrid, Spain). 
Director of the Madrid Film Awards since 2022. Under his guidance, the Festival has been named an official IMDb (USA) qualifying competition.

* Co-founder and Director of the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF: Argentina- Spain

Invited to prestigious film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Moscow, Roma, Delhi, Amsterdam, Marbella, among others.

He has received over 20 personal awards as a director and several others as a writer at many film festivals around the world. His first short film (Job Life) surpassed 100 international distinctions.

The tour of "Nature" (his second short film, and the first with Italian nationality) began through various international competitions. In this work, he expresses his particular vision of art and resources. Made it in black and white, without a single dialogue, focusing on the communicative power of images.

"Pedidos", a Spanish short film from 2021. This is his first color short film, precisely in the times of
Covid-19 when the world turned gray. Nominated by an Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying festival, has won several awards in twelve different countries, and has been recognized on all film festivals that have been sent.

"El Proceso" is his most recent short film, it has been sent to various official qualifying festivals for BAFTA® and Academy Awards®, collecting awards from more than 10 countries.

Since 2022, together with MADFA (Madrid Film Awards) and the Colegio Mayor Argentino of Madrid, he created and financed its own award ("Ercolalo Award") to help young filmmakers from Argentina, whose real situations do not allow them to afford a normal admission fee. Registration will always be free, the nominees will be screened in Spain, and they will receive free lodging in Spain and diplomas. The winner is announced at the event and receives a statuette.

       Personal Awards:

  • Nomination by the Academy Award, Candian Screen Award, and BAFTA qualifying film festival Rhode Island International Film Festival (United States)

  • Special Recognition "Maestro of Cinema" for the Calcutta International Film Festival (India)

  • Winner of "Best First Time Director" at the European Cinematography Awards (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Winner of "Best First Time Director" at the Independent Shorts Awards (North Hollywood, USA)

  • Winner of "Best Short Script" at the Independent Talents International Film

  • Winner of "Best Director" at Great Message International Film Festival (Pune, India)

  • Winner of "Best Story" at the Film For Peace (Canada)

  • Winner of "Best Director" and "Best  Screenplay" at The Continental Film Festival (New York, USA)

  • Winner of "Best First Time Director of the Year" at The Continental Film Festival (New York, USA)

  • Certificate of Excellence at the Noida International Film Festival (Noida, India)

  • Certificate of Excellence at the Delhi Shorts International Film Festival (Delhi, India)

  • Certificate of Excellence at the Global India International Film Festival (Pune, India)

  • Certificate of Excellence at the Great Message International Film Festival (Pune, India)

  • Nominee of "Best Director of the Year" at Great Message International Film Festival (Pune, India)

  • Nominee of "Best Director" at the Independent Shorts Awards (North Hollywood, USA)

  • Nominee of "Best Original Story" at the Independent Shorts Awards (North Hollywood, USA)

  • Nominee of "Best Director" at the European Cinematography Awards (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

  • Nominee of "Best Director" at Prague International Film Festival (Czech Republic)

  • Nominee of "Best First Time Director" at the New York Cinematography Awards (New York, USA)

  • Nominee of "Best Editing" at the European Cinematography Awards (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

  • Nominee of "Best Short Script" at the Las Vegas Global Film Convention (Las Vegas, USA)

  • Nominee of "Best First Time Director" at the Golden Earth Film Award (USA)

  • Nominee of "Best First Time Director" at the Aphrodite Film Awards (New York, USA)

  • Nominee of "Best Director" at the Aphrodite Film Awards (New York, USA)

  • Nominee of "Best Director" at the European Cinematography Awards (Amsterdam, Netherlands 2020)

  • Official Selection "Best Debut Director" at the Noida International Film Festival (Noida, India)

  • Official Selection "Best Debut Director" at the Delhi Shorts International Film Festival (Delhi, India)

  • Official Selection "Best First Time Director" at the 6 On Nebraska (Belville, South Africa)

  • Official Selection "Best Short Script" at the Lebanese Film Festival (Lebanon)

  • Official Selection "Best Director at the Malabo International Music & Film Festival (Equatorial Guinea)

  • Official Selection "Best Director" at the White Deer International Film Festival (United Kingdom)

  • Official Selection "Best Director"  at the Focus International Film Festival (USA)

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