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Professor Vincenzo Mistretta

Associate Professor


Vincenzo Mistretta is an artist and filmmaker from Palermo, Italy. As a graduate from Pratt Institute in NYC, he gained a BFA in painting in 1989. At Pratt he studied Fine Arts and made his first film on Super-8. He continued working in both painting and film and received an MFA in 2006 in Media Study from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In his films Mistretta works in experimental, narrative, and documentary, often utilizing a hybrid of all three. In 2006, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to document the Women in Black anti-war movement in Rome, Italy.

He has screened his films internationally at Netwerk /Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels; Madrid International Film Festival; International Independent Film Festival in NYC; Jaipur International Film Festival in India; Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival; Philadelphia International Filmmakers Award; The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., among others.

  • Media Study (MFA) - SUNY Buffalo State (2005)
  • MA - SUNY Buffalo State (1998)
  • BFA - Pratt Institute-Main (1989)

FLM 471 Advanced Filmmaking I
FLM 485 Advanced Filmmaking II
FLM 373 Film Animation
FLM 351 Basic Filmmaking I
FLM 371 Basic Filmmaking II
FLM 460 Social Justice Documentary Production
FLM 472 TV and Film Writing
FLM 477 Film Production Workshop

  • University Film and Video Association
  • Italian (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Film Production - Cinematography and Lighting, Film Editing and Post-Production - Documentary, Fiction, and Experimental Film