Franthiesco Ballerini is a Brazilian writer, journalist and filmmaker. He was a finalist for the 60th Jabuti Award – the most important literary recognition in Latin America – for his fourth book, ‘Poder Suave – Soft Power’, the first publication in the world exclusively dedicated to investigate the most important cultural soft powers. Such soft powers include major ones Hollywood, the British Invasion, tango, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Japanese MAG culture etc.
Franthiesco is a PhD student in Media Communication, Process and Sociocultural Practices, recipient of a full scholarship to continue the research about the power of mass culture around the world. His previous books ‘Cinema Brasileiro no Século 21’ (Brazilian Cinema in the 21st Century) and ‘Jornalismo Cultural no Século 21’ (Arts Journalism in the 21st Century) are references in major universities in Latin America and Portugal. His first book, ‘Diário de Bollywood’ (Bollywood Diary) is the first book in Portuguese about one of the biggest movie industries of the world. The book is a result of a one-month special report in India for O Estado de S.Paulo, one of the biggest media groups of Brazil, for which Franthiesco worked for eight years as reporter and film critic.
He’s been a film critic and arts analyst for the biggest media groups in Brazil, like TV Gazeta and Eldorado Radio, also for arts publication such as Cult Magazine and Bravo!. In 2020, he published his fifth book, ‘História do Cinema Mundial’ (History of World Cinema) a three year long research project to investigate the most important films that portrait different cultures, languages, aesthetics, techniques and industries of the world, highly recommended by the most important Brazilian cinematographer, Walter Carvalho, from the Academy Award Best Foreign Film and Best Actress nominee ‘Central Station’ (1999).
Juror in film and literary international festivals in Brazil, Franthiesco Ballerini has lectured about Brazilian cinema and arts in universities like University of Chicago, Loyola University and University of Illinois, as well as about Brazilian and Indian cinema in Freie Universitat in Berlim and dozens of other national institutions. As journalist, besides the Bollywood special report, he’s the author of special coverages like the launching of the Performance Capture technique in Skywalker Ranch, in San Francisco (2004) and the backstage of CNN news production during the 2004 US election year.
Director and Screenwriter
Fiction / 15 minutes
Directors Circle Festival of Shorts - EUA 2016
VII Brazilian Film Series - EUA 2016
2ª Futuro do Cinema Brasileiro - Brasil 2016
Great Lakes Int. Film Festival - EUA 2016
Erie International Film Festival - EUA 2016
9° Festival Int. Cinemúsica de Conservatória - Brasil 2015
Produced for Giorgio Armani (Italy)
59° BFI London Film Festival - 2015
Fiction /5 minutes
Producer and Screenwriter
Documentary / 25 minutes
Brazil / India / EUA
The backstage of the biggest movie industry of the world.
NICHOLAS SPARKS EXCLUSIVE
FROM LOS ANGELES
NEW CINEMA DIVAS ON DVD
ADAM SANDLER 'ZOHAN'
COVERAGE IN LOS ANGELES
NEW HECTOR BABENCO MOVIE
FULL OF POLEMICS
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LISA
KUDROW, OF TV SHOW 'FRIENDS'
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF
THE AUTHORAL LOOK
BOOK ABOUT PASOLINI
THE REVIVAL OF
TV GLOBO AND HIS CONCEPT
OF ARTS JOURNALISM
ARTS JOURNALISM WINS OR LOOSES WITH THE DIGITAL ERA?
THE AGENDA DICTATORSHIP
THE OLYMPUS OF
THE CLASSICAL FIGHT WITHIN
A FILM CRITIC TO
BETWEEN GOD AND THE DEVIL
SOUTH KOREAN NEW CINEMA
MOSFILM: SOVIET CINEMA
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ROBERTO BOLAÑOS
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH
'THE BOY IN STRIPED PAJAMAS COVERAGE IN LOS ANGELES
RICHARD GERE AND DIANE LANE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
BOLLYWOOD SPECIAL REPORT
TEN TIPS FOR A FUTURE
ANTONIO CANDIDO AND
HIS ART JOURNALISM
ARTS JOURNALISM OR
THE DUOPOLY GOOGLE-FACEBOOK AND THE EFFECT ON ARTS JOURNALISM
VICTORY WILL NOT BE FOR
DARKNESS IN BRAZIL
THE POWER OF REGIONAL
60 THOUSAND FACES OF
MADONNA IN ARTS JOURNALISM
ARTS JOURNALISM IN
HISTÓRIA DO CINEMA MUNDIAL
(HISTORY OF WORLD CINEMA)
PART 1 - INDUSTRY
(Hollywood; Chinawood and Nollywood).
PART 2 - MOVEMENTS
(Impressionism, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, German Expressionism, Italian Newrealism, French New Wave, Cinema Novo).
PART 3 - ESSENTIAL WORLD
(Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas, Oceania).
Preface: Walter Carvalho (Cinematographer)
(CULTURAL SOFT POWER)
Hollywood, Brazilian and Mexican Soap Operas, Chinese Ancient Art, Russian Ballet, Bollywood, Bossa Nova, Tango, French Fashion, African Art, Brazilian Carnival, Renaissance Art, Japanese MAG Culture.
Preface: Juca Ferreira,
Former Ministry of Culture of Brazil
JORNALISMO CULTURAL NO SÉCULO 21
ARTS JOURNALISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Literature, Visual Arts, Theater, Cinema, Music, TV, Games, Fashion, Gastronomy.
Preface: Daysi Bregantini
CEO of Cult magazine
CINEMA BRASILEIRO NO SÉCULO 21
BRAZILIAN CINEMA IN THE
Reflections of filmmakers, producers, distributors, exhibitors, artists, film critics, and legislators about the national production.
Preface: Jean-Claude Bernardet
Philosopher, actor, filmmaker and film critic
DIÁRIO DE BOLLYWOOD
Curiosities and secrets of the biggest movie industry of the world.
First book in Portuguese about Indian cinema in the world.
TV AND INTERNET
FRANTHIESCO BALLERINI NEW BOOK ABOUT THE POWER OF ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
BOOK INVESTIGATES THE POWER OF SEDUCTION OF ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
'PODER SUAVE' SHOWS THE EFFICIENCY OF CULTURAL WEAPONS IN PUBLIC OPINION
FRANTHIESCO BALLERINI TALKS ABOUT THE CINEMA NATIONAL BOX OFFICE IN BAND NEWS
A CONVERSATION WITH
BRAZILIAN FILM CRITIC
NEW BOOK OF FRANTHIESCO BALLERINI INVESTIGATES INDIAN MOVIE INDUSTRY
CULTURAL SOFT POWERS ARE WEAPONS OF COLONIZED NATIONS
TV ESTADÃO REVERBERATES
THE SPECIAL REPORT IN BOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
FRANTHIESCO BALLERINI AND THE REBIRTH OF VERA CRUZ STUDIOS IN SBT NEWS
'METRÓPOLIS', OF TV CULTURA, INTERVIEWS FRANTHIESCO BALLERINI ABOUT 'PODER SUAVE
BRAZILIAN CINEMA IN THE 21ST CENTURY IN TV GLOBO NEWS WEBSITE
FRANTHIESCO BALLERINI COMMENTS ABOUT THE ACADEMY AWARD
'BRAZILIAN CINEMA IN THE 21ST CENTURY' - BOOK RELEASE
WEEKLY COLUMN ABOUT THE NEW FILMS EVERY FRIDAY ON TV
'BOLLYWORLD' EXHIBITION IN
TV GLOBO NEWS WEBSITE
JOURNALISTIC VANITY: THEME OF SHORT FILM NOW IN CHICAGO
METRÓPOLIS - TV CULTURA
WRITES PREFACE IN NEW BOOK
NEW BOOK ANALYZES ARTS
JOURNALISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Teaching Audiovisual and Journalism
Filmmaking and Internet
Lectures and Master Classes
Specialized text writing
Development of courses
COURSES (AVAILABLE ONLINE)
HISTORY OF WORLD CINEMA
HISTORY OF ART CINEMA
FOR JOURNALISM AND
GREAT FILM DIRECTORS:
LANGUAGES, AESTHETICS AND TECHNIQUES
COMMUNICATION FOR MARKET
© 2018 Por Franthiesco Ballerini.