Giulia Franchi is a UK based director who specialises in documentary filmmaking. She discovered a love for cinematography during the final year of her undergraduate design degree, while directing her first documentary, Lost Boyz (2016). The short film focused on the experience of owning and running a surf hostel on the remote and beautiful coast of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. In 2018 Giulia graduated with a Masters in Film & Television from Falmouth University. Whilst studying, she directed Babies & Bellyboards (2017), a short film about a world champion bellyboarder and midwife, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson Awards, premiered at the Isle of Man Film Festival and saw her Long Listed for Best New Director at Winchester Film Festival. Also in 2017, Giulia worked as Director of Photography on feature film A Bad Penny (2019), and on short improvised comedy What does it mean when you dream about car parks? (2018), which was a Finalist in the Swindon Independent Film Festival and was selected to screen in the Best Comedy Category at the Isle of Man Film Festival. Giulia’s current project is a documentary in Lebanon about displaced Syrian refugees, for which she was awarded funding by Falmouth University.