A filmmaker and cinematographer, Giovanni Troilo divides his time between film, television, publishing and advertising. In 2011, he directed Fan Pio the Weight of Holiness, his first feature film, and published his first book, Apulien, in Germany, awarded best book of photography at the 2012 International Photography Awards. Troilo has made numerous documentaries, commercials and music videos. From 2012 to 2015, he directed Fotografi, On The Road – Joe Bastianich Music Tour, and Caravaggio criminale for Sky Arte. In 2015, with the project La Ville Noire – The Dark Heart of Europe, he was designated People Photographer of the year at the Sony World Photography Awards. Since 2016, he has been the artistic director of PhEST, the international showcase of art and photography in Monopoli. The same year, he directed the documentaries Casanova Undressed, for Sky Arte, and William Kentridge – Triumphs and Laments, the latter selected for the Rome Film Fest. Also in 2016, his Coeurope screened in competition at the IDFA. In 2018 and 2019, Troilo worked on Water Lilies of Monet – the Magic of Water and Light and Frida viva la vida.