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Leandro Badalotti

Cinematographer, Editor, Storyteller 
Leandro was born in Southern Brazil where he produced and edited two feature documentary films chosen by the Brazilian Culture Fund and premiered on public television. 


He moved to New York in 2010 where he produced a series of web videos at the legendary photo agency Magnum. At MediaStorm, Badalotti contributed as associate producer on several award winning projects, including Emmy nominee A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan. For The International Committee of the Red Cross, he shot and produced in Yemen the award winning short documentary, I Know Where I’m Going.


Leandro also edited and co-produced the award winning feature documentary Thao's Library. 

The film had several screenings in a dozen of film festivals and premiered in AMC Theaters nationwide and is now available on Netflix.


Some of the clients he has worked with include Nestlé, Dannon, Airbnb, Food Network, Gagosian Gallery and Walmart.


Tall Tales with True Queens

Tribeca Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival / Official Selection

Newport Beach Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

AFI Fest 2020 / Official Selection

TIGLFF 2020 / Best Short Documentary

aGLIFF Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

Queer Film Festival Mezipatra / Official Selection

No Limits: Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan

The Webby Awards 2020 / Winner - Video: Sports

The Webby Awards 2020 / Winner People’s Voice - Video: Sports

WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2020 / Gold Remi Award

Phoenix Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

The African Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

Refugees Welcome Film Fest 2020 / Official Selection

In These Times

Coney Island Film Festival 2020 / Official Selection

Thao’s Library

Bentonville Film Festival 2015 / Audience Award

St. Louis International Film Festival 2016 / Best Documentary

Tallgrass International Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

Teaneck International Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

High Falls Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival 2015 / Official Selection

Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection

Pop Up Film Festival 2016 / Official Selection

I Know Where I’m Going

Anthropographia Award 2013 / Shortlisted / Multimedia

A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan

Emmy 2012 / Nominee / New Approaches To News & Documentary Programming: Documentaries

Media for Liberty Award 2012 / Winner / Winning Submission

Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of Excellence / Long Form Documentary

Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Finalist / Documentary Project of the Year

Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 1st / Multimedia

Anthropographia Award 2012 / Shortlist / Multimedia

A Thousand More

NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2012 / 1st / Feature Multimedia Story

NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2012 / Honorable Mention / Best Use of the Web

Pictures of the Year International 2012 / Award of Excellence / Feature Multimedia Story

Webby 2012 / Nominee / Documentary: Individual Episode

Fotoweek DC International 2011 / 1st / Multimedia – Documentary Storytelling and Experimental

Broken Lines

Fotoweek DC International 2012 / 2nd / Multimedia

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