Lorenzo Fonda is a filmmaker and artist working in multiple disciplines such as film, animation, illustration, comics, installations, murals, photography, writing and others.
He spent the first quarter of his life in Italy, where he taught himself the craft of film, illustration and skateboarding. At 25 he was awarded the prestigious scholarship at FABRICA, where he consolidated his directing skills and got to collaborate with other artists from all over the world on many personal and commercial projects.
Soon after ending his scholarship he got represented as a director and started helming commercials, in collaboration with international advertising agencies. He also embarked on his first feature film project, the documentary Megunica, which went on to win multiple awards at festivals all over the world.
The film’s buzz brought Lorenzo to the United States, where he spent eleven years in both Los Angeles and NYC creating commercials, music videos and countless other projects. During that time he started his new feature film project, the documentary Archaeology of the Future, which is currently in post production. His latest feature-length project is the Sundance-selected A Glitch in The Matrix documentary, for which he served as Director of Animation.

He currently lives in Italy, but he uses his US passport to come and go as much as he can.


Amsterdam International Film Festival – Best Creative Documentary
Taiwan International Documentary Festival – Special Merit Prize
Officinema Festival – Best Documentary
Sheffield DOC/Fest Sheffield – Youth Jury Prize Nominee
Vimeo Staff Pick
Visioni Italiane Film Festival – Axelotil Award
Mtv Idents contest – Best ident

Scholarships / Art residencies

San Diego Zoo
National Geographic
The New York Times
Boys and Girls Clubs
Police Eyeglasses
Alfa Romeo
Humane Society of United States
Boards Mag
Boston Film Festival
Paramount Comedy
Deejay TV
Merge Records
Universal Records
Warp Records
Because Music
Proper Music
Morr Music

MC Saatchi LA
Nat Geo Creative
McCann Ericcson SF
United 1861
Joannes Leonardo
J. Walter Thompson
Saatchi & Saatchi
Dilly Gent and Son

Group Shows / Exhibitions
Art in the Streets – MOCA – Los Angeles, CA
The world in your mind – Strzelski Gallery – Stuttgart, DE
No one would paint for less – D406 Gallery – Modena, IT
Oceanopacificostocazzo – Bequietplease gallery – Milan, IT
Artefact Festival – STUK Artspace – Leuven, BE
Pssst Pass it On – various venues worldwide
New Visual Trends – Salara Gallery – Bologna, IT
Motives Festival – Genk, BE
Patchworks – Galleria42 – Modena, IT
Cinema Tuesdays – Montalban Theatre – Hollywood, CA
Easy Riders – Openspace Gallery – Milan, IT
Keep a breast – various venues worldwide
Something Human – The Terminal – London, UK
Avia Pervia – Pop up gallery spaces – Modena, IT
Malta Arts Summer Festival – St. James Cavalier Gallery – Valletta, MALTA
Dorkbot – Ghent, BE
Joyride – Denver Contemporary Museum of Art – Denver, CO
Joyride – Patricia Armocida Gallery – Milan, IT
Artefact Festival – Leuven, BE
Blu + Ericalilcane – Razmataz Gallery – Prato, IT
Area d’Azione – Imola, IT
Il Mucchio Selvaggio – D406 Gallery – Modena, IT
Disegni e installazioni parte 1 – D406 Gallery – Modena, IT

Publications / Press
Flips 8 Moview
Pictoplasma Characters in Motion
LA I’m Yours
USA Today
Vanity Fair
It’s nice that
Boards Magazine
The Atlantic
LA Times
Submarine Channel
Christian Science Monitor
Creative Review
Culture and Travel
Garage Magazine
6:00 AM
FAB Magazine
Animac Mag

Lectures / Talks / Workshops
Calarts – Los Angeles, CA
CutOut Animation Festival – Queretaro, MX
DorkBot – Ghent, BE
Flux Screening – Los Angeles, CA
Illustrative Festival – Berlin, DE
Good Talks – Istanbul, TR
IBTS Conference – Milan, IT
Palmanova Summer Film School – Palmanova, IT
Animac Festival – Lleida, ES
Living Walls Conference – Atlanta, GE
Trieste Film Festival – Trieste, IT
University of the Arts & Rutgers University – Philadelphia, PE
Accademia di Belle Arti – Bologna, IT
Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY
RESFest – Rome, IT
Wieden + Kennedy Office – Shanghai, CHINA
Architecture University of Ferrara – Ferrara, IT
Università del Progetto – Reggio Emilia, IT

Festivals / Screenings
Milano Film Festival
Cinema Tuesdays
Pictoplasma Festival
International Amsterdam Film Festival
Taiwan International Documentary Festival
Sheffield Doc Fest
Alternativa 2008 – 15th Barcelona Independent Film Festival
Istanbul Animation Festival
Docpoint Helsinki Film Festival Film Festival
Visioni Italiane
Flatpack Festival
Human Rights Nights
56th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival
Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
San Joaquin International Film Festival
Young Mediterranean Artists Biennal
AFI Latin America Film Festival
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Architecture Film Festival
CutOut Fest
Smart Project Space Screenings
Brave Film Festival
Unfiction Festival
Schermo dell’Arte Festival
The Little Theater
Space 12
Living Walls
Independent Arts Festival
The Terminal Festival
Floating Pictures Festival