ISMAELE TORTELLA VISUAL STORYTELLER

ISMAELE TORTELLA VISUAL STORYTELLER

Director

Documentary director based in Tromsø

Underwater

Freediving underwater cameraman

Drone

Certified drone operator A1/A3

Wildlife

Wildlife cameraman and photographer

Documentary

“Through the darkness of our personal polar night”

  1. “FOREST SCIENCES BACHELOR”

    Bachelor’s degree in Forest Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Padova with a final grade of 107/110. Included one year on an international Erasmus exchange at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

  2. “PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST”

    Finalist in Foto Nikon Spain 2013 photography contest.

  3. "REPORTAGE PUBLICATION"

    Publication of the photo reportage, Shadow of Stones, in Nat’Images magazine, France.

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  4. "REPORTAGE PUBLICATION"

    Publication of the photo reportage, Ghosts of Lights, in Asferico magazine, Italy.

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  5. "FOREST SCIENCES MASTER"

    Master’s degree in Forest Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Padova with a final grade of 110 cum laude. Included one year on exchange at the Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina.

  6. "REPORTAGE PUBLICATION"

    Publication of the photo reportage, Ghost of lights, in NaturFoto magazine, Germany.

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  7. "DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE"

    Premiere of my first short documentary, Looking for Moby Dick, at TVIBIT in Tromsø, Northern Norway.

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  8. "LIVE TV APPEARANCE "

    Live speech on Italian national TV (GEO RAI3) about my short documentary, Looking for Moby Dick.

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  9. "DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE"

    Premiere of my short documentary, Mediterranean Lights, at TVIBIT in Tromsø, Northern Norway.

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  10. "PHOTOGRAPHY CONSTEST"

    Winner of the Mammals category in the International Photo Contest Nature Namur, Belgium.

  11. "LIVE TV APPEARANCE"

    Live speech on Italian national TV (GEO RAI3) about northern lights and filming in Northern Norway.

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  12. "FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION"

    Official selection of Mediterranean Lights for the Long Story Shorts International Film Festival 2019 (Romania).

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  13. "TRAVEL NARRATIVE BOOK"

    Release of my autobiographical book, Iguazù: Discovering the Atlantic Forest (only available in Italian).

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  14. "FILM FESTIVAL WINNER"

    Winner of the Melville International Film Festival (USA) with Mediterranean Lights.

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  15. "LITERARY CONTEST WINNER"

    Winner of the President’s Special Prize at the Maiella National Park’s literary awards (23rd edition) for my autobiographical book, Iguazù: Discovering the Atlantic Forest.

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  16. "ESODOC PROGRAMME"

    Selection for ESoDoc (European Social Documentary) training initiative for media professionals developing the potential of their documentary or new media projects.

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  17. "TALENTSTIPEND SCHOLARSHIP"

    Selected for the TalentStipend scholarship from Sparebank NN to improve my underwater filming skills with a highly-experienced underwater DOP.

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  18. "ARCTIC BLUE"

    Premiere of my first feature-length documentary, Arctic Blue.

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