In business, he successfully founded and run several film production companies in Italy, in Canada and in the United States.
In film, Bruno Pischiutta is an internationally celebrated and awarded writer, director and producer whose career spans more than five decades. He is especially noted for his socially and existentially oriented feature films. He is also known for his lifelong commitment to fostering the art of filmmaking.
Throughout his long career in the professional movie industry, Mr. Pischiutta wrote, directed, produced, executive produced and edited feature films, TV shows and documentaries that have been widely screened in cinemas and broadcast throughout Italy, Canada, USA and other countries. Bruno Pischiutta is also a published writer and he received several international awards.
His latest feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND THE YOUNG GIRLS’ SLAVERY IN TODAY’S WEST AFRICA, was screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three months during the 2009 Oscars season and was subsequently qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards®. The film was also an Official Selection at the One World Film Festival in Montreal. Bruno Pischiutta was nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) alongside James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino for his direction of the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE in two categories: ‘Best Film Expose’ and ‘Best Film on Human Rights’.
In 2003, at the Bahamas One World Film Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the ‘The Visionary in Film Award’ for his outstanding direction of the feature film MAYBE.
In 1987, Bruno Pischiutta wrote, directed, cast, produced and executive produced the feature film LIFE’S CHARADE. The film addresses the phenomenon of teenage suicide. That year, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the ‘Finalist Award’. The film qualified between the first five that were selected among 5,600 entries.
In 1980 Pischiutta made his first international production, the feature film entitled THE COMOEDIA. The English version of the picture was later released by Tribeca Film Institute’s Reframe Collection and it is now available on Amazon.
In 1981, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the ‘Bronze Medal’ for directing THE COMOEDIA – selected between 3,800 entries.
In 1975 he was awarded the Premio Simpatia. As of 1976, Bruno Pischiutta, Franco Zeffirelli and Federico Fellini were the only directors to achieve this distinction.
In 1972, at the age of 19, he received the Critics Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the Venice Film Festival for his acting performance in MANY WARS AGO directed by Francesco Rosi.