Lorenzo Gattorna


2017 MFA (candidate), Moving Image, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007 BFA, Film & Television Production, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

Lorenzo Gattorna is a filmmaker and programmer originally from New York. Recently, his cinematic work engages with extended temporality, eludes narrative causality and embodies the confluence of lived experiences and embellished counterparts. He also attempts to capture flawed, fleeting scenarios, and the bittersweet sentiments that accompany their passing. His short films have screened at festivals and galleries worldwide including ARKIPEL, Balagan, CCNY, Chicago Filmmakers, CUFF, Echo Park Film Center, EMP Collective, Galerie Myrtis, Howard County Center for the Arts, Image Forum, Les Rencontres Internationales, LMAKprojects, LOOP Festival, Maryland Film Festival, MICA, Microlights, Microscope Gallery, Moviate, MUFF, NYFF, Onion City, Open City Cinema, PLUG Projects, Regional Support Network, Sonic Circuits, The Nightingale, Transient Visions, TULCA and VIDEOMEDEJA. 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, The Nightingale and UnionDocs.​ From 2012 to 2014, he was the co-director of a nomadic screening/workshop series in Baltimore known as Sight Unseen. He is currently a Moving Image MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Courses Taught

ART 170: Introduction to Moving Image (Fall 2016)
ART 170: Introduction to Moving Image (Spring 2017)