Christian Canderan is an Italian author, director and producer. He graduated in 2002 in Disciplines of Art, Music and Entertainment at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy in Bologna. In 2005 he founded SUNFILMS, through which develpoed many institutional and commercial audiovisuals for established Italian companies and institutions, historical documentaries, and fiction films, which have received both national and international festival recognitions and awards. Since 2008 his works, as well as some television, have been distributed on DVD in more than 30,000 copies, through editorial combinations with the newspapers of the Espresso Group in various regions. His films have been screened in various events related to Made in Italy, from Rome to Milan, from Paris to New York, from Brazil to Australia, receiving international recognitions and awards.

 

PRODUCTIONS AS AUTHOR, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

FEATURE FILM AND SHORTS

2021 – Screenplay and direction. “Scent of Myrtle” (Biopic, 90 min.) (*****)

2017 – Screenplay, direction and production. “An italian midsummer adventure” (Comedy, 99 min.) (****)

2009 – Direction and production. “The sun sets at midnight” (Historical, 83 min.) (***)

2005 – Screenplay, direction and production. “In Your Eyes” (Fantasy, 117 min.)

2005 – Screenplay and co- direction. “The usual words” (Sociale, 25 min.)

2004 – Screenplay, direction and production. “Edelweiss” (Drama, 7 min.)

2004 – Screenplay, direction and production.  “Boca Ratòn” (Comedy, 80 min.)

2003 – Screenplay, direction and production. “The last crow of the glade” (Drama, 15 min.) (*)

 

DOCUMENTARIES

2022 – Direction and production. “Calabria e Magia” (Doc TV, 45 min.)

2022 – Direction and production. “Barbagia misteriosa” (Doc TV, 45 min.)

2020 – Direction. “Folkest suona a…” (TV series, 20 episodes x 10 min.)

2020 – Direction. “Barbatelle VCR Una certezza nelle mani dei viticoltori” (Corporate, 18 min.)

2019 – Screenplay and direction. “Cipolla Rossa di Cavasso Nuovo” (Corporate, 30 min.)

2017 – Screenplay and direction. “Le Valli della Pitina” (Corporate, 15 min.)

2015 – Direction and production. “Un viaggio nelle Osterie del Friuli” (Tv Reportage, 90 min.)

2014 – Direction and production. “Alpini a Pordenone – 87^ Adunata” (Tv Reportage, 75 min.)

2013 – Direction. “In cammino da 80 anni” (Historical, 35 min.)

2013 – Direction. “Il villaggio” (Social, 55 min.)

2013 – Screenplay and production. “Castelli Medievali del Friuli Venezia Giulia” (TV Reportage, 55 min.)

2013 – Production. “La Piave – racconto di un fiume” (Naturalistic, 66 min.)

2013 – Direction and production. “A Pesca in Friuli Venezia Giulia” (Sport, 120 min.)

2013 – Direction and production. “San Sabba, un viaggio nella memoria” (Historical, 18 min.)

2012 – Direction and production “Un Popolo in Viaggio” (Etnographic, 39 min.) (**)

2011 – Direction and production “La valle del Vajont” (Historical, 35 min.)

2011 – Direction and production. “Udinese – una storia bianconera” (Sport, 83 min.)

2010 – Direction and production. “Sotsere” (Historical, 27 min.)

2008 – Direction. “L’Eco del Lavoro” (Historical, 35 min.)

2008 – Direction. “Una Famiglia di nome Cjasaluna” (Social, 35 min.)

2007 – Direction. “Con i pugni e con il cuore, Primo Carnera” (Biopic, 25 min.)

2006 – Direction. “Ricordo di una sera di Maggio” (Storico, 35 min.)

2006 – Direction. “Un fiore dopo la tempesta” (Storico, 45 min.)

2005 – Direction. “Il mio Congo – un sogno africano” (Biografico, 25 min.)

2004 – Direction. “Sulle Orme di Gian Domenico Facchina” (Biografico, 30 min.)

 

AWARDS

(*****)

Finalist at III Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival 2021.

Finalist XI Fluvione Film Festival 2021.

Finalist VII Babel Film Festival 2021.

Finalist Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 2021.

(****)

1st Best Foreign language Cardiff International Film Festival 2017.

Finalist XXXXIII Mediterranean Countries Film Festival – Panorami. (Alessandria d’Egitto) 2017.

Finalist Asian Film Centre Global Fest (Calcutta, India) 2017.

Finalist III MedFF – Mediterranean Film Festival di Siracusa 2017.

Semifinalist VII Social World Film Festival di Vico Equense 2017.

Finalist XVIII We Care Film Festival (Nuova Dehli, India) 2020.

 (***)

Second Prize VII Festival “Un Film per la Pace” di Medea 2012.

(**) 1st Prize VII Imperia Internatiola Film Festival 2012.

(*) 1st Prize “Premio Internazionale Video Cinema e Scuola” Pordenone 2004.

 

DISTRIBUTIONS

THEATRICAL

2021 – “Il profumo del mirto”

2017 – “Un ferragosto all’italiana”

2009 – “Il sole tramonta a mezzanotte”

2005 – “Nei Tuoi Occhi”

 

TELEVISION

Movies
2010 – “Il sole tramonta a mezzanotte”
RAI 3
2007 – “Nei Tuoi Occhi”
RAI 3
Documentaries
2019 – “Cipolla Rossa di Cavasso Nuovo”
Telepordenone
2017 – “Le Valli della Pitina”
Telepordenone
2006 – “Un fiore dopo la tempesta”
Telefriuli
Series
2020 – “Folkest suona a…”
Telefriuli
DVD
Edition of copies
2017 – “Un ferragosto all’italiana”
1.500 Sunfilms
2009 – “Il sole tramonta a mezzanotte”
3.000 Messaggero Veneto-Gr.Espresso
2005 – “Nei Tuoi Occhi”
3.000 Il Friuli
2015 – “Un viaggio nelle Osterie del Friuli”
3.000 Messaggero Veneto-Gr.Espresso
2014 – “Alpini a Pordenone – 87^ Adunata”
3.000 Messaggero Veneto-Gr.Espresso
2013 – “Castelli Medievali del Friuli Venezia Giulia”
1.000 Sunfilms
2013 – “La Piave – racconto di un fiume”
2.000 Gruppo Espresso GELOCAL
2013 – “A Pesca in Friuli Venezia Giulia”
3.000 Messaggero Veneto-Gr.Espresso
2013 – “San Sabba, un viaggio nella memoria”
1.000 Lavieri Edizioni
2011 – “La valle del Vajont”
1.000 Lavieri Edizioni
2011 – “Ararat – La montagna del mistero”
1.000 Lavieri Edizioni
2011 – “Udinese – una storia bianconera”
10.000 Messaggero Veneto-Gr.Espresso
2010 – “Sotsere”
7.000 Messaggero Veneto-Gr.Espresso