Francesco Coppola is a Chinese-Italian experimental filmmaker and researcher based in London. He produces site-specific films and installations that reflect upon the ways we romanticise spaces and places. In particular, the spaces where there is a form of decay, conflict, or ongoing change in spatial narratives. For example, his recent work examined nationalism in Italy, challenged gentrification in Canary Wharf and interrogated perceived whiteness in China.
Francesco has made commissioned films for the BBC, screened at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and worked as a freelance animator for multiple historical institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution. His films have screened at multiple festivals, winning shortlist awards for the Zealous Amplify: Mental Health and Wellbeing competition and the 2022 OPPO Renovators Emerging Artist competition