Monday, March 27

Interview With Francesco Vitali

Franko Vitali
Franko Vitali
La Libertad:  Where were you born?

Franko:  I born in Athens, Greece, [to] two wonderful parents - very loving family and very close to each other...

La Libertad:  Where do you currently live?

Franko:  I Live in Los Angeles.

La Libertad:  What would you like to tell our readers about the 48 Film Project?

Franko: 48FILM Festival is the original
international short film competition, for every budding film-maker who has access to the Internet.

Participate anytime, anywhere, and get Planet Earth's attention.  We're multi-cultural.  We welcome film-makers from all backgrounds to contribute to the rich diversity of entries we receive each year.
48 Film is filmmaker’s chance to break it into Hollywood.  You can participate from any place, anytime you want during the year, and shoot your film in any genre you feel.

So, basically, after you register your team here:

you will need to be ready with your team, and, after you organize, and [have] everything in place, you click the button:

“start my competition”

Anytime morning or night, weekday or weekend, from any place [on] Earth you are...  You choose your genre, and our system randomly gives you three required elements:  A character, a line, and a

Immediately your forty-eight hour countdown will start, and
you got two days to complete your four-to-seven-minute... short

Winners every year [screen] their short at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.

La Libertad:  [NOTE:  There is a $150 registration fee.]

What do you love most about working with short filmmakers?

Franko:  I like the young aspiring people with new fresh ideas and passion for Films.  Love to work with young filmmakers, and give them the chance to get to the next level...

La Libertad:  What is your favorite film?

Franko:  Oh, gosh, I got many and different...  I love The Big Blue by Luc Besson, Milk by Gus Van Sant, Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino, The Talented Mr. Ripley by Anthony Minghella...

La Libertad:  What inspires you?

Franko:  Many things in life!  First of all... anything pure authentic and original!  I like anything that is true, and not fake.

La Libertad:  What is the hardest part about movie-making?

Franko:  To be determined and dedicated, and keep the faith in your belief.  Everyone can have a great idea or a great talent. But, unfortunately, talents or ideas is only one per cent; the other ninety-nine percent is the hard work.

La Libertad:  What foreign languages, if any, do you read, write, and/or speak?

Franko:  Oh, besides English, I speak Greek and French.

La Libertad:  Where have you traveled?

Franko:  Most places in Europe - also in the most major cities of [the] U.S. ...

La Libertad:  What are your career goals?

Franko:  To help the young talented people to make their dreams come true.  This is what truly motivates me, and gets me to keep going, overcoming obstacles.

So, truly this is my goal:  to help as many talented
people as possible to achieve their goal and make
their dreams come true.

La Libertad:  What projects are you working on?

Franko:  Well, I’m shooting a new supernatural thriller, next June, in Greece:  the Gates of Hades.

And [I'm] working on pre-production for a new documentary,
Respect Greece, hosted by Nana Palaitsaki.

A wonderful individual with more than thirty-three years on T.V. as the top anchorwoman in Greece, with more than 130,000 hours on air.

La Libertad:  What upcoming events, if any, do you intend to participate in?

Franko:  To be frank I don’t really going to events, except if there is a particular reason.

La Libertad:  What links would you like to share?


La Libertad:  What else, if anything, would you like to tell our readers?

Franko:  We are going through some very pessimistic times.  I would suggest keeping up the creativity, and the best is yet to come!

Interview by Francesco Vitali and William Mortensen Vaughan

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