Francesca Scalisi & Mark Olexa

Francesca Scalisi is an Italian director, editor and producer. Mark Olexa is a Swiss director and producer. They are based in Fribourg, Switzerland, where they run the film production company DOK MOBILE.

In 2015 they directed and produced the short film Moriom, which received the award for best short doc at Slamdance, Chicago Int. Film festival, Brooklyn Film Festival and FRONTDOC, and got the special mention at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Minimalen and FIDBA. It was also screened at IDFA, Tampere, BFI London Int. Film Festival, Palm Springs short fest, Uppsala, among others.

Their first feature length documentary Half-life in Fukushima, shot in Japan in S16mm, received the award for best documentary in 2017 at Silk Road Festival, Broadway International Film Festival and at dokumentART in Neubrandenburg. It was screened, among other festivals, at Visions du Réel, Hot Docs international documentary festival, Millenium Film Festival Brussels and San Francisco International Film Festival.

Their latest short documentary Ligne noire (Black Line) won the Grand Prize of the international competition at Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, the Young Jury award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and the Grand Prize at Regard Saguenay International Short Film Festival. It was screened at Rotterdam Film Festival, Tampere, Docudays UA, Go Short, Hot Docs, DocumentaMadrid, Nashville Film Festival, VIS Vienna Shorts, Palm Springs International Shortfest, etc.