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Nov 6th, 2019 – A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL on XERB.TV


Oct 31st, 2019 – A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL is online!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! After a wonderful year in the film festival circuit, A Tale Of A Sassy Little Girl goes online to wish you Happy Halloween and to remind all little girls, young women and women of all ages that you can all face and defeat your own “monsters” thanks to your courage and creativity.
Find out more here >>

Oct 31st, 2019 – “Tasty Grit” on Cucinodite.it

A unique interview about my life, my work and my taste in food. It was fun and an honor to answer Giorgio Giorgetti’s questions and for few minutes I could dream of, and almost taste, the flavors I miss so much.
Here is the interview, both in Italian and English >>

Sept 8th-9th, 2019 | Art Direction for the Music Video “Supernova” by Emily Palen

An adrenaline-filled 2-days gig on set as art director, set decorator, and prop master for the Music Video “Supernova” by Emily Palen.

JUL 23rd, 2019 | Release of the music video “Play My Game” by Tony Glaser

Director: Jay Laks
Art Director: Francesca Nobili

I had a blast working as Art Director on the music video “Play My Game” by Tony Glaser! Great people, amazing atmosphere and my favorite director, Jay Laks! Stay tuned for some more 😉


MAY 10-11, 2019 | Best Animated Film Award at the Die Laughing Film Festival

A Tale Of A Sassy Little Girl received the Best Animated Film Award at the Die Laughing Film Festival 2019

APR 19-20, 2019 | Art Direction for the Music Video “Play My Game” by Tony Glaser

Director: Jay Laks
Shot in Bel Air, CA

MAR 22-28, 2019 | A Tale of A Sassy Little Girl won the Grand Prize Best Animated Short at the Golden State Film Festival 2019

Red Carpet at the Golden State Film Festival 2019
TCL Chinese Theaters – Hollywood, CA
Award Ceremony at the Golden State Film Festival 2019
TCL Chinese Theaters – Hollywood, CA

MAR 28, 2019 | Voice Over Direction for Bedtime Stories

Directing Taylor Storm (Hannah), Jonas Grosserhode (Daniel), and Vivian Huang (Alice) to record the dialogues of my next stop motion animation short film “Bedtime Stories”

MAR 20-28, 2019 | A Tale of A Sassy Little Girl Nominated for Best Animation Short at the North Hollywood Cinefest 2019

Red Carpet and Q&A at the NoHo Cinefest 2019
Laemmle NoHo 7 – North Hollywood, CA

MAR 11th, 2019 | Art Direction for the Documentary “CQ – Crucifixion Quake”

Shot in Eagle Rock, CA


FEB 21st, 2019 | Wonder Woman Award at the LA Under the Stars Film Festival 2019

It was such a honor to receive the Wonder Woman Award at the LA Under the Stars Film Festival 2019! A great selection of short films, a warming atmosphere despite the polar temperatures, a very peculiar location and a cheerful award ceremony. Everything was simply perfect! Thank you soooo much for this recognition!

FEB 21st, 2019 | Nominees for Best Animation Short + Wonder Woman Award at the LA Under the Stars Film Festival 2019

A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl is nominated for the Best Animation Short Award at the LA Under the Stars Film Festival 2019… while I am up for the Wonder Woman Award!

LA Under the Stars Film Festival 2019
Feb 21st, 2019 h. 6 pm
El Cid Theater, Silver Lake

FEB 2019 | I am officially part of P.O.W.E.R. – Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

I want to thank P.O.W.E.R. for this recognition, it means a lot to me and to all the women out there who are working hard without compromising to achieve their goals and inspire.

FEB 2019 | 3 Official Selections and 1 Semi-Final – A Tale of A Sassy Little Girl keeps rocking

2019 has started in the best way possible! A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl has been selected by
LA Under the Star Film Festival – Feb 21st @El Cid Theater – Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
Z Shorts International Film Festival + Short Film Binge Watch – Feb 23rd @Marjorie Luke Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
Golden State Film Festival – March 22-28 @TCL Chinese Theaters – Hollywood, CA
Olympus Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA

DEC 2018 | Official Selection @ Directors Circle Festival of Shorts + Indie Short Fest

A Tale Of A Sassy Little Girl was selected at Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts and Indie Short Fest.

NOV 10th, 2018 | AWARD for BEST WOMEN OVER 40 at the Rising Above Fest 2018

It was such an honor and a pleasure to attend and be part of the Rising Above Fest 2018! Great atmosphere, inspiring panel, excellent film selection and the Award for Best Women Over 40.

NOV 9th-15th, 2018 | A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl screened at the Studio City Film Festival


NOV 6th, 2018 | AWARD OF RECOGNITION at the IndieFEST Film Awards

A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl received the Award of Recognition for the Children/Family Programming category at the IndieFEST Film Awards, November 2018. Yay!

OCT 22th, 2018 |

A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL receives the AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT ANIMATION at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival

Marina Del Rey Film Festival

OCT 19th, 2018 | SPECIAL MENTION for A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL at Global Shorts 2018

Global Shorts 2018

OCT 18th, 2018 | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL is Semi-Finalist at Taupo Halloween Film Festival 2018

First festival outside the USA for A Tale Of A Sassy Little Girl! Screening on Oct 28th, 2018 at Starlight Cinema, Taupo, New Zealand

SEPT 30th, 2018 | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL screened at LADY FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL 2018

LADY FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL 2018
Red carpet and Q&A at Lady Filmmakers Festival 2018 @ Wilshire Screening Room, Beverly Hills, CA

SEPT 30th, 2018 | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL screening at LADY FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL 2018

LADY FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL 2018

SEPT 22nd, 2018 | AWARD for BEST SOUND EFFECTS in the ANIMATION Category at the Peak City International Film Festival 2018


SEPT 15th, 2018 | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL – Finalist at The Violette Film Festival in Merced, CA


AUG 15th, 2018 | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL – Official Selection at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

See you at the 10th Annual Lady Filmmakers Festival September 27th-September 30th 2018, Beverly Hills!

AUG 11th, 2018 | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL awarded at Independent Shorts Awards


AUG 2nd, 2018 | HONORABLE MENTION by HOLLYWOOD NEW DIRECTORS 2018

“[…] for your vision and the film’s unique contribution to cinema. […]”

JULY 28th-29th | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL awarded at the MIDSUMMER SCREAM HALLOWEEN AND HORROR CONVENTION 2018

MIDSUMMER SCREAM HALLOWEEN AND HORROR CONVENTION 2018

JULY 13th-14th, 2018 | “PERFECTLY FLAWED” – Script Supervisor


JULY 13th-14th | A TALE OF A SASSY LITTLE GIRL screened at the CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (SUMMER) 2018

This is my second stop-motion short film screened at California Women’s Film Festival in the same year and I couldn’t be more proud of my sassy little girl and the rest of the cast! Loved the red carpet, and Luca is officially my favorite arm candy. Thanks to my friend Jeanne for the support and the pictures. CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (SUMMER) 2018 Stay tuned for the next screening in Long Beach, CA!

JUNE 2017-2018 | A GREAT YEAR IN L.A. WITH AMATRICIANA

Amatriciana is the stop-motion short film that brought me on more than one red carpet here in Los Angeles, CA where I had to fight the struggle of being in front of a camera but also met some amazing talented people from all over the world, not mentioning the welcoming and rewarding atmosphere and the high quality of the films screened. After one year of sending link with password, I can finally release it and move on with the next stop-motion short film. So, here it is, AMATRICIANA, a docu-claymation about the invention of Amatriciana sauce, an ancient story of taste, research and passion.
Based on the true story of Francesco Leonardi (Rome, 1730-1816), the inventor of the tomato sauce as we know it nowadays, who also created the iconic recipe of Amatriciana, adding tomato sauce to the Gricia recipe. The protagonist Francesco turns into the key ingredient while the other ingredients become protagonists themselves. In memory of all the victims of the earthquake that devastated Centre Italy on Aug 24th, 2016. Credits: Francesca Nobili – Concept creator, Producer, Writer, Director, Set decorator and dresser, Property master, Animator, Camera op, Editor, Sound designer, VO director James Craigmiles – CO-writer, Narrator – Award of MeritLos Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (summer) 2017 Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2017 – Official Selection – California Women’s Film Festival 2018 Los Angeles, CA – January 12, 2018 – Special MentionOne-Reeler short Film Competition 2017 Los Angeles, CA – June 2017 – Award of Recognition – Women Filmmaker – IndieFEST Film Award 2017 La Jolla, CA – July 2017 – Official Selection – North Hollywood CineFest 2018 Los Angeles, CA – March 24th, 2018 – Screened during the opening of CineFesta Italia 2018 Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA – Apr 24th, 2018

APR 24th | CINEFESTA ITALIA 2018 – LOS ANGELES

It was a honor and great fun to collaborate as LA festival coordinator to the success of the third edition of Cinefesta Italia, an annual event of films, food and culture to benefit local charities. My stop-motion short film Amatriciana was screened during the opening.
With me in the pics: Luca Ceccarelli, CineFesta Italia Creative Director; Igor Biddau, director of, and Stefano Manca, actor in  “Bianco di Babbudoiu” (Feature Winner); Sergio F. Distefano, producer of “FiSOlofia” (Short Winner).

APR 13th-15th, 2018 | “THE DETECTIVE AND ASHLEY” – Script Supervisor


MARCH 24th | AMATRICIANA SCREENED AT NORTH HOLLYWOOD CINEFEST 2018

NORTH HOLLYWOOD CINEFEST 2018

SHOWREEL – FRANCESCA NOBILI / CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC


JAN 13TH-15TH | AMATRICIANA SCREENED AT CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL WINTER SESSION 2018

CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

JULY 6th, 2017 | AMATRICIANA PREMIERE AT LOS ANGELES CINEMA FESTIVAL OF HOLLYWOOD + AWARD OF MERIT

LOS ANGELES CINEMA FESTIVAL OF HOLLYWOOD

OCT 23th, 2016 | 5th IE ZINE FEST


OCT 22th, 2016 | A.G. GEIGER – ART BOOK FAIR


OCT 1st, 2016 | SAN DIEGO ZINE FEST