Pizza Boy / Pizza Boy

country, year
Italy, 2019

short fiction

running time

directed by
Gianluca Zonta

Italian, Georgian


about the film
Saba, a boy from Georgia, works as a Pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During his evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba goes through the city frenetically, hoping to be on time at the hospital.

about the author
Gianluca Zonta was born in 1980. He studied cinema at DAMS – Univesity of Bologna and got Carlo Mazzacurati’s Master in Screenwriting at University of Padova. He has directed and written various series, feature and short films.

festivals and awards
Sedicicorto Film Festival 2019, Italy (Audience Award)
IL Film Festival 2019, United Kingdom (Best Director, Best Perfomance Giga Imedadze)
CineMigrare 2019, Italy (Best Short)
Movievalley Bazzacinema 2019, Italy (Best Cinematography)
As Film Festival 2019, Italy (Student Jury Award)
Aquerò, lo spirito del cinema 2019, Italy (Special Mention, Audience Award)
Short On Work 2019, Italy (Best Short)
Via dei Corti Film Festival 2019, Italy (Best Film, Best Editing)
Souq Film Festival 2019, Italy (Special Mention)
Festival cortometraggi Dosolo 2019, Italy (Best Short)
Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2019, Italy (Official Selection)
Alice nella città 2019, Italy (Official Selection)
Amarcort Film Festival 2019, Italy (Official Selection)
Accordi@DISACCORDI – International Short Film Festival 2019, Italy (Official Selection)
Faludi Film Festival 2019, Hungary (Official Selection)
Fest Roma FilmCorto 2019, Italy (Official Selection)
Landshut Short Film Festival 2020, Germany (Official Selection)

È solo un nastro che gira (2017)
Green Dream (2017)
Un Quarto Alle Otto (2015)
Il Confine (2012)
COPS (2009-2010)
Vite Riflesse (2006)
La Valigia dei Sogni (2005)