Lorenzo Gattorna is a filmmaker and programmer originally from New York. He received a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts in 2007. His short films have screened at festivals and galleries worldwide including ARKIPEL, Balagan, CCNY, CUFF, Colour Out of Space, Echo Park Film Center, EMP Collective, Galerie Myrtis, HEFF, Howard County Center for the Arts, Images Contre Nature, Les Rencontres Internationales, LMAKprojects, LOOP Festival, Maryland Film Festival, MICA, Microlights, Microscope Gallery, Moviate, Onion City, PLUG Projects, Regional Support Network, Sonic Circuits, The Nightingale, Transient Visions, TULCA, VIDEOMEDEJA and Views from the Avant-Garde. He has presented visiting artist lectures at NYU's Experimental Film Workshop, JHU's Short Filmmaking Laboratory and UIC's Topics in Video. He has programmed screenings for Anthology Film Archives, Antimatter, Maysles Cinema, Spectacle Theater and UnionDocs. He received the 2012 Creative Alliance Media Makers' Fellowship and was selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 Sondheim Prize as well as the 2014 Trawick Prize. Recently, he was awarded an honorable mention in Art Maryland 2014 and was also longlisted for the 2015 Aesthetica Art Prize. From 2012 to 2014, Lorenzo was the co-founder and director of a nomadic entity in Baltimore known as Sight Unseen. Lorenzo will be working towards an MFA in Moving Image at UIC from 2015 to 2017.