Annalisa began her professional career as a theatre actress in 2003. After earning a Master’s degree in Film & TV Production, she entered the world of documentary filmmaking, directing and producing several films in different regions, such as Europe, South America, Antarctica, Iran, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories. Her work has been showcased at international film festivals throughout Europe, and in the United States. In 2009, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue an MFA degree in Writing/Directing Fiction in New York. In 2011, she received the Directors Guild of America “Best Woman Student Filmmaker” Jury Award for her narrative short film “Alex”.