Director, Screenwriter & Writer
IES Abroad Rome Faculty - Film Studies
Elisabetta Lodoli, an accomplished director, screenwriter, and writer, graduated in History and Philosophy at Bologna University (Italy) and received her Master’s degree in Film and Television at Calarts, Los Angeles, California. Now in Rome, she has been directing in cinema, television, and documentaries, including for RAI CinemaFiction, the most important Italian Public Broadcast. These include Più leggero non basta (A lighter burden to bear) and Lui e Lei 2 (He&She season 2) in 1999, Stiamo bene insieme (Happy together) in 2002, and Il futuro ha 50 anni (The future is 50 years old), a 2011 documentary on the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification. For IES Abroad, she recently directed Stolica/Chair, a documentary that records the stories of women and men who lived the 1992-95 war in Yugoslavia. The film was accepted and screened in the Human Rights Documentary section of the 6th Naples Human Rights Film Festival. Elisabetta also recently published her first novel, Questo mare non è il mio mare (This is not my ocean) about a 17 years old girl from Sri Lanka just arrived in Roma, Italy, to join her family. "But in some way Love is involved..." is the working title of the documentary Elisabetta is currently developing about violence against women. "This time it's the men’s turn to speak out” is the logline of the film which yields the floor to ex-abusers. It won't be an inquiry, but rather a creative documentary aimed at dismantling gender stereotypes, male and female alike, and promoting a different culture regarding relationships between men and women. Professor Lodoli has been teaching film at IES Abroad Rome since 2008.