I'm a costume designer working in major theaters and a set designer for film and art installations. And NOW I'm also a VR creator!

“Der Biberpelz” Staatstheater Cottbus
“Rausch” Schauspiel Essen TUP

“C'est beau et c'est pas grave” AmStramGram Genève
“Tosca” Oper Cottbus

Happy New Year!!

To share with the world my new passion for the Virtual Reality I have made this little holiday video using Tiltbrush.


Happy new Year to all of you!!!

And thank you so much to VRbase Berlin for giving me the opportunity to experiment with the program and to the World VR Forum in Geneva for letting me use their equipment.

If you want to experience the full scene in VR, or even remix it, you can find it in Poly.

Silent River

“Silent River” the short by Anca Lazarescu where I did the production design, premiered at Berlin Film Festival 2011 and has been invited by over 200 film festivals winning 60 awards.

See the trailer or download the Film here.

recent awards:
Trieste Film Festival Italy | Best Short Film Award
International Student Film Festival Belgrade Serbia | Grand Prix
European Film Festival of Lille France | Grand Jury Prize
cellu l’art-Festival Jena Germany | Best Camera & Best Male Actors
Mediawave International Film and Music Festival Hungary | Grand Prix
Romanian Film Award “GOPO” | Best Short Film + Best Upcoming Director
Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival  Venice / Italy | Premio Volumina – Cinema come arte
REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival Québec / Canada | International Grand Prize
Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan Morocco | Prix du Jury
Festival Premiers Plans D’Angers France | Audience Award
Warsaw Film Festival | Best Live Action Short
SediciCorto Film Festival Forlî Italy | Best Int. Fiction
La Noche de loa Cortos Lima Peru | Best Short Film, Best Cinematography & Best Script
Sintetiza – Pyrenees International Short Film Festival | Best Short Film & Best Cinematography
Tatort Eifel |  2nd prize
BuSho BUSHO Budapest | Main Award Silver
Vukovar Film Fest | Best Short Film
Festival Internacional de cortometrajes de Bueu | FIRST AWARD, best director, best actor, best film editing & best sound
Thai Short and Video Festival Bangkok |  Best International Short Film Award
Open Cinema Film Festival in St. Petersburg | Best Short Film in the “Other lands” competition
Fünf Seen Film Festival Germany | Audience Award
K3 international Short Film Festival Villach | Audience Award
17th Regensburger Short Film Week | FFF award


cinzia fossati | set design | film | teardrop

“Teardrop” the short by Damian John Harper where I did the production design has been invited to over 30 Festivals around the world. See the trailer.

Completely shot in the subjective point of view of the main character, Teardrop depicts the violence and psychological pressure of being part of a gang. We shoot in New York city on locations in Queens and Chinatown

Prizes till now:

AUDIENCE AWARD – BEST SHORT FILM | 14th Brooklyn Film Festival
JOHN MUIR AWARD | Yosemite International Film Awards
SHORT FILM GOLD AWARD | Oregon Film Awards
PREMIO CECILIO PANIAGUA A LA MEJOR FOTOGRAFIÍA | 10th Int. Short Film Festival “Almería en Corto”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | International Student Film Festival “Sehsüchte”


14th Brooklyn Film Festival, USA
35th Montreal One World Festival, Canada
Harlem International Film Festival, USA
10th Open St. Petersburg “BEGINNING”, Russia
Yosemite Film Awards, USA
21st Message 2 Man St. Petersburg, Russia
4th Annual American Artist Film Festival, USA
Festival International de Cine, Puebla Mexico
19th Raindance Independent Film Festival, London UK
16th Festival de Cine International, Ourense Spain
45th Int. Hofer Filmtage, Germany
24th Int. Exground Film Festival, Germany
Filmets Badalona, Spain
Oregon Film Awards 2011, USA
22nd Stockholm Int. Film Festival, Sweden
Around The World in 14 Films, Berlin Germany
19th Plus Camerimage, Bydgoszcz Poland
34th Rencontres Henri Langlois, Poitiers France
10th Int. Short Film Festival “Almería en Corto”, Spain
Tirana Int. Film Festival, Tirana Albania
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken Germany
22nd Annual Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose USA
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France
Landshuter Int. Short Film Festival, Germany
6th NexT International Short and Medium Length Film Festival, Bucharest Romania
European Film Festival of Lille, France
Tiburon International Film Festival, USA
41st International Student Film Festival “Sehsüchte”, Babelsberg-Potsdam, Germany
29th Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea
21st International Film Festival Emden Norderny, Germany
Los Angeles Cine Gear Expo, USA