SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Valentina Caniglia, AIC


I was born and raised in Italy. At the age of 17, I left to go to London, where I started to pursue my dream of becoming a cinematographer. I moved to New York City and began my career working for feature films, commercials, music videos and documentaries.

Padre Pio, Naples Italy, NYU FIlm Production.

Feature films : Fred Won’t Move Out with Elliott Gould; The Festival Of Lights with Aidan Quinn;  Pomegranates and Myrrh with Hiam Abbass and Ali Suliman; Benjamin with Robert Miano and James La Russo; Return to Sender with  Bill Cobbs.

Commercials include Nike, British Airways, Ford, GBX and Novomatic.

Music videos include The Roots, Aesop Rock, DJ JED.

Documentaries include Rage Doesn’t Sleep and Sailors.

Noted in Variety, The New York Times, American Cinematographers, On Camera, Hollywood Reporters, Village Voices.

Best Cinematography at Muscat International Film Festival for Pomegranates and Myrrh, Best cinematography at Hoboken International Film Festival for Shades of Love.

Nominations: AIC- Imago European Federation of Cinematographers for Best Cinematography for Fred Won’t Move Out. Boston International Flm Festival for Shades of Love.