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Z.O. (Eastern Zone)

NY Premiere

Director: Loris G. Nese

Italy, 2023, 14 min

Festival Year:2024


WINNER: Best Editing

Cast:Francesco Di Leva

Crew:Writer: Loris G. Nese. Producer: Chiara Marotta.


Baby Girl spends his days with Cookie and Banana in a soccer fans' club. The discovery of a box full of firecrackers leads them to a stunt, behind which lies an order from upstairs: organized crime to which the three teenagers' families are linked. Yet this event creates the chance of a showdown between Baby Girl and Cookie, divided by a conflict that traces back to their parents' strife.


About the director

Loris G. Nese is director, screenwriter, animator and d.o.p. born in Salerno, South Italy. His short films have been selected and awarded at major film festivals such as Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti, SIC), Locarno FF, Sundance FF, Annecy Animation FF, Torino FF and others. He has been selected in several trainings and film markets including DOK Leipzig's Co-Pro Market, Biennale College Cinema, Torino Film Lab. He has worked on commercials, videoclips, documentary series, museum audiovisual projects and feature films, including the documentary "The Moment of Transition" presented at Idfa and awarded at the Festival dei Popoli.

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