Frankie Cilia is an aspiring cinematographer working as a camera assistant and colourist based in London and Bristol.
During her time at UWE she has shot and graded a wide range of short films, commercials and documentaries on both digital and 16mm formats. She co-founded We Are F Stop with Katya Mann. The platform aims to tackle the representation and imbalance within the industry by giving female, non-binary and trans filmmakers an online space to promote and discuss their work.
Frankie is currently in pre-production working as director of photography for her graduation film ‘Luminance’ directed by Chris Pugh.
Achievements & Experience
Official Selection - Heartthrob (2020) - Encounters Film Festival (2020)
Finalist - Heartthrob (2020) - European Cinematography Awards
Best Student Short Film - Heartthrob (2020) - Accolade Film Competition
Best Student Female Filmmakers - Heartthrob (2020) - Accolade Film Competition
Best of South West - Heartthrob (2020) - Dirigo Film Festival
Official Selection - Support Our Services (2019) - Cecil County Independent Film Festival
Deans Award For Academic Excellence 2017/18 and 2018/19 - UWE
Director of Photography – Turn and Flow – How We Deal With Blood (2020)
1st Assistant Camera – BBC New Creatives – BLAST (2019)
2nd Assistant Camera – Reform – ‘D.Y.E’ by Mercy’s Cartel Music Video (2019)
Camera Operator – Royal Television Society – Watershed Graduate Event (2018)
Camera Operator – Luke Jerrams – Moon Installation (2018)
Camera Trainee – Lemon Press – ‘More’ by Strike Music Video (2018)
Post Apocalyptic Poets (2019)