Valentina Caniglia, AIC-IMAGO
Director Of Photography
Valentina Caniglia, Director Of Photography, has transcended to the highest levels of modern cinema as one of the foremost recognized cinematographers in the world with a defining and talented voice.
" I always adept at filming each project with versatile visual style that best translates each story's unique concept into breathtaking moving images that unravel the characters' state of mind throughout the progression of the storytelling. Cinematography represents a concept of beauty that stands beyond the aesthetic aspects, something more intense that supports, follows and enhances the story where the camera can capture and show through the eyes and heart of the human's sensitivity behind it, the transparency and the awareness of visuals drawn by the emotions. As a Director of Photography, I always search and find that story to observe and create how I can manifest feelings." Valentina Caniglia
Admired for her distinctive original work, which is considered remarkable and extraordinary, Valentina serves the vision as she shapes and discovers light, composition and movement.
Valentina was the cinematographer for "Without Grace" with Ann Dowd (Two Emmy Awards nomination for The Handmaid's Tale and The Leftover), TV Pilot "The Wohs" with Joseph Sikora (Power), "The Amytal Therapy" a short film based on a feature film in development.
Valentina had the pleasure to be the Director Of Photography for the 2unit of the original Netflix series "Gypsy" with Naomi Watts.
She is known for her work on the film "The Stand", her astonishing lighting and camera work caught the attention of American Cinematographer magazine which featured an exclusive article in March 2017 issue, a period film "Madeline's Oil" where she won the Best Cinematography award at the Louisiana International film festival, and "Pomegranates and Myrrh", winner of the Golden Dagger for Best Cinematography, premiered in USA at Sundance film Festival, the film received the Audience Award at Doha Tribeca Film Festival handed out by Robert De Niro. "Fred Won't Move Out" nominated for best cinematography by the AIC IMAGO award starring Elliott Gould, and the critically acclaimed film "Assolo" described by the world critics to be a movie with an astonishing and elegant Cinematography.
In Addition, Valentina Caniglia filmed as a Director Of Photography for HBO, Canal Plus, Showtime TV, RAI, and Voyage TV, Netflix for whom she filmed underwater cinematography in the Caribbean, Italy and Egypt.
Valentina Caniglia lensed numerous nationally aired commercials for British Airways, Ford, Nike, Novomatic, Konami, GBX Shoes, which received the Telly Award.
Valentina's other work include the film "Return to Sender" starring Bill Cobbs, directed by Oscar-winning producer Ravi Malhotra, "Lostland" starring Burt Young. "Nightmare" winner of the New York Film Festival. The film's cinematography was the subject of an article featured in American Cinematographer .
Valentina also made her mark in the music video world where she lensed music videos for The Roots, Aesop Rock, Elen Levon, Amana Melome', which achieved the first position at the MTV Music Videos Awards.
Valentina contributed her talents as camera operators for the film "Kelly&Cal" starring Juliette Lewis.
In 2012, Valentina Caniglia was bestowed the honor of being invited to join the European Federation of Cinematographers IMAGO and the Association of Cinematographers (AIC).
Valentina has been featured in the following publications: American Cinematographers, IndieWire, Hollywood Reporters, Variety, The New York Times, The Village Voice, InCamera, La Repubblica, Il Levante, Il Mattino, D-Donna and Elle.
Valentina speaks English, Italian, Spanish. She holds the US and EU Citizenship.