Giulia Frati
Pupa Productions
Producer, Director, Writer, Researcher, Camera Person, Editor, Videographer


Giulia Frati was born in Italy, lived in Paris for several years and is currently based in Montreal. She started her directing career making experimental short films that were shown in several underground and avant garde festivals including SXSW, Fantasia, Antimatter, New York and Chicago Underground as well as a special screening at the Yerba Buena Center of Arts in San Francisco. Giulia then gravitated towards documentaries where she focused on stories that highlight diversity, human rights and independent spirits. Her experimental sensitivity surfaces in her documentary work as a poetic and playful counterpoint to the important social issues she portrays. Her first documentary, Pupa's Garden, was screened in several international festivals, won a Jury Award and was broadcast on French TV. She has recently finished her second documentary, Istanbul Echoes, which has been screened in many international documentaries and won 2 Jury Special Mention Awards. The film's TV version is available on Al Jazeera, TV5 and France TV. Her interest in building bridges between cultures has driven her to work on several co productions as documentary director or producer. Giulia is now developing a new documentary called Women in Power as well as other ideas in VR and fiction.