Born and raised in the north of Italy, originally from Sicilian father and Polish mother, Federica in 2009 graduates in Multimedia Art and Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan (Italy).

One year late, together with her long time friend, Brazilian photographer Fernanda Mattos, she co-found a visual art project called False Manners  which quickly develops into an independent production house.

False Manners in the past 7 years has contributed on the image development of quite a few internationally recognised music labels and artists from all over the globe including Serialism Records, Crosstown Rebels, Transmat Records, Stock5, Vakant, Souvenir Music etc. 

In 2013, the music video "The 508", published on Crosstown Rebels, was runner-up as "Best Editor" at the Berlin Music Video Awards. 

In 2015 Federica's craving for new challenges and life experiences moved her to Beijing (China), where she is currently working as director and director of photography within the Chinese and the international film industry, after having graduated in Cinematography studies at Beijing Film Academy.

Between 2017 and 2018, Federica worked as director of photography for two feature films for web and the first season of "The Kidnappers", a web series directed by acclaimed Chinese director Xing Jian Jun.

 

In September 2017 the short film "The Wildling", she did the cinematography for a 48 hours film competition organised by CCTV, won the Grand Jury Prize, Best Director and Most Excellent Film. 

Her first short-film "Ennoi", a dark fairy-tale she directed in 2016, was premiered on big screen at Cinerent Film Festival 2016 in Beijing, nominated in London at Muybridge Film Festival, in Johannesburg South Africa at Jozi Film Festival, screened at Beijing Indie Film Festival, ARTx Showcase, and Ring Your Quiet in Hokkaido, Japan.