Jonas Carpignano is a filmmaker based in southern Italy. His short films have been shown in prestigious film festivals around the world including Cannes, Venice, SXSW, NYFF and New Directors/New Films. His short film, A Chjana, won the Controcampo Award for Best Short Film at the 68th Venice Film Festival and was awarded a Nastro D’ Argento Special Mention from the Association of Italian Film Critics (SNGCI). His latest short film A Ciambra won the Discovery Prize at the 53rd Semaine De La Critique at Cannes. Carpignano is an alum of the 2012 Sundance Screenwriters & Directors Lab and he was named one of the Top 25 New Faces in Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine.