Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) shares the true story of a boy who struggles with having a sick mother Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) shares the true story of a boy who struggles with having a sick mother
Selected for nearly 50 film festivals and winner of the Oscar-qualifying Premi David Di Donatello Award for Best Short Film Director Giulio Mastromauro was... Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) shares the true story of a boy who struggles with having a sick mother

Selected for nearly 50 film festivals and winner of the Oscar-qualifying Premi David Di Donatello Award for Best Short Film

Director Giulio Mastromauro was inspired to write Timo’s Winter (Inverno) after losing his own mother at a young age. This topical film follows the temotional story of a young boy who is facing the prospect of losing his mother. This live-action short film has won numerous prestigious accolades at film festivals around the world and has already been selected for seven Oscar-qualifying film festivals.

Timo is the youngest member of a family of Greek Funfair workers. Together with his loved one’s, he could face his hardest winter yet.

Italian director Giulio Mastromauro graduated in law, but took a different path to follow his passion for cinema.  After graduating, he was selected to study at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. In the following years he wrote and directed several short films appreciated by audiences and critics including Carlo & Clara (2013), winner of a special prize at the David di Donatello Awards and selected for over 100 festivals worldwide; Nuvola (2015) with Mimmo Cuticchio, nominated for the Nastri d’Argento and winner of over 50 awards; Valzer (2016), in competition – among others – at Flickers’ Rhode Island Int. Film Festival. In 2016, he founded with Virginia Gherardini the distribution company of short films Zen Movie, winner of the David di Donatello Award, two Nastri d’Argento, a Globo d’Oro and a Palm d’Or at Cannes.

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) was produced by Zen Movie, Indaco Film, Wave Cinema and Diero Film. With the support of Rai Cinema Channel and Calabria Film Commission, the film is distributed worldwide by Zen Movie.

Just some of the festivals this beautiful film has been selected for include Hollyshorts in Los Angeles, Huesca International Film Festival, Flicker’s International Rhode Island Film Festival, Tirana International Film Festival, Izmir International Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) can soon be seen at Hollyshorts and the Goya Qualifying Festival 17th Festival de Cine Alicante.

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