Director BIO: Elisa Possenti (AXioMA)

Director Biography – Elisa Possenti

Elisa possenti axioma

Elisa Possenti was born in 1998 in a small town near Milan. She spent her childhood traveling around Italy because of her parents’ job (they are managers of tourist accommodation establishments). Her itinerant childhood helped her develop an artistic identity, which led to the need of sharing her wealth of experience through art. She studied direction, screenwriting, and acting at Liceo Artistico Piero della Francesca, at Talent Center (a non-profit association based in Arezzo), and at New York Film Academy. She made her debut as screenwriter for several independent short films, among which “Stripling” was shortlisted for the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles. In 2017, at the age of only 19 years old, She wrote, directed and produced her first work “Axioma”. The short earned and incredible number of selections and awards into film festival’s circuit. She’s currently working on her second short, Zagara.


Director Statement


During a complex brainstorming about disability, i found out that everybody, in their own way, have an handicap or is touched by disability in an indirect way. I lately decided to identify as Axioms the difficulties that every single person has to fight against daily. When I started writing the script, I created a simple evolution of the events based on the complex psychology of the main character, a young disable man. During series of events, fragility becomes a slow rebirth.
An Axiom does not need to be explained, but is considered true, as in math. So, the past of the main character is an Axiom in the screenplay and the short film starts from the presupposition that everyone in this world is, in his\her own way, a disable person

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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