- Residency period: Autumn-Winter 2023
- Neringa Municipality Scholarship
Francesco Rufini is a documentary filmmaker and educator based in Vilnius, Lithuania. He started filmmaking with a BA in Anthropology at the University of Bologna and an MFA in Film Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art. His short documentary Dogma (2018) about the quirky world of dog shows in the UK illustrates his interest in film ethics, representation, and identity. Rufini’s later research on Inuit cinema, Robert J. Flaherty and Nanook of the North (1922) was published for the film’s centenary. In Lithuania, Rufini has been pursuing his own documentary projects, working as camera operator, and teaching film and photography in refugee camps with ARTSCAPE. After the Storm, a documentary about time and amber searching, will be his first film made in Lithuania.