Flying High, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction
Shortlist - Short Film - Non Fiction


Franck Trozzo Kazagui


LUCIA pays tribute to pole dancing and ballroom culture from the perspective of multidisciplinary artist Lucia Cabrera Pedroso, as she explores the ways her craft helps her transcend societal expectations and her own journey as an artist. Franck was first introduced to Lucia in 2019. From that moment, she gave him access to her story and the trust to write a film about breaking the stigmas of being a pole dancer in modern times. Their partnership resulted in a raw celebration of self-expression through dance. ‘LUCIA’ was shot in the Brezovica mountains in Kosovo and in Berlin.

Franck Trozzo Kazagui is a self-taught French director based between London, Paris and Berlin. Having spent most of his childhood in the Central African Republic, Franck returned to France as a teenager where he established himself in the buzzing 90’s skate scene. Drawing from these experiences, Franck discovered his true passion lay in moving image, and so picked up a film camera and developed his uniquely authentic filmmaking approach. Franck specialises in interesting framing, unexpected camera transitions and intimate visual storytelling.