Louis Antonelli (b.July 28, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a filmmaker and poet.
Louis Antonelli’s professional career began in 1980, with the theatrical release of his short film, “The Game”. His feature film debut was in 1994 with, “Last Day in Chicago”. His films have been official selections at film festivals including, The Chicago International Film Festival (1992, 1993(2), 1994(2), 2008) WorldFEST Houston (1993) The San Francisco Film Festival (1992) The Berlin Film Festival (1992) The Venice Film Festival (1991) and the Cannes Film Festival (1995)
Louis Antonelli has won industry honors, including The Chicago International Film Festival (1992, 1993, 1994 x 2, 1995, 2008) MarCom Creative Award (2005) The Videography Awards (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and two Silver TELLY Awards (1992, 2005) Louis Antonelli is a two time EMMY nominee (1993, 1997.) His most recent studio release was with Universal Pictures/UMe and Paul Stanley. Their feature, One Live KISS, debuted in 2008 and was awarded a Gold Classic TELLY award in 2009. Louis Antonelli’s poetry has been published exclusively by VIA, Voices in Italian America beginning in 1990. His written works have been awarded POET/1990 by World Poetry, San Francisco, Ca. (1990) and Outstanding Writer of America; National Library, LOC. (1994)