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Filmmaker and screenwriter, twice winner of the Premio Solinas, Lombardi was born in Naples in 1975 and graduated in Sociology in his native city at the Università “Federico II”. He attended several master programmes in screenwriting and served internships in the audio-visual field, working as a cameraman for film and television, and collaborating, among others, with Abel Ferrara and Paolo Sorrentino. He came to the Venice Film Festival in 2010 with his directorial debut short film, Vomero Travel, presented at the 7th edition of the Giornate degli Autori. His is also one of the directors of the anthology film Napoli 24, screened at the Torino Film Festival. He returned to Venice in 2011 with his first feature-length film, Là-bas – Educazione Criminale (Là-bas: A Criminal Education), an urban story, both fiction and truth, of a young immigrant in Naples: the film, selected for International Critics’ Week, won the Lion of the Future – Luigi de Laurentiis Debut Film Award. Lombardi just recently finished shooting his second feature-length film Take Five, also set in the city of Naples.
2010 – Vomero Travel – Giornate degli Autori section (screenplay, director)
2011 – Là-bas-Educazione criminale (Là-bas: A Criminal Education) – Settimana Internazionale della Critica section (screenplay, director)

2011 – Là-bas-Educazione criminale (Là-bas: A Criminal Education) – Lion of the Future - Luigi De Laurentiis Debut Film Award


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