uwphotographers: UWP: MANFRED BORTOLI

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

UWP: MANFRED BORTOLI








































                                                

CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS - IL CARNEVALE DEGLI ANIMALI



Manfred Bortoli was born the 1st May 1965 in Bassano 
del Grappa a small city of the north Italy.
He is a cameraman & photographer since the 
1991 when he obtained the licence 
of video-sub instructor.

 The underwater-photographer loves portray 
the natural submarine life through his 
emotions and feelings looking for 
the chromatic play of lights and 
shades of the waters and its inhabitants.

 During his travels he usually collects 
a lot of documents and images 
of the wonderful submarine world.

 He made a big experience diving 
in seas, rivers, caves, lakes, high mountain waters, 
glaciers, in the nights and during the days.

 In the 1994 starts his tropical travels 
in Thailand, Red Sea, Cabo Verde.

 He did more than 4500 dives that helped 
him to realize a big archive of images 
and videos of lake and seas 
(Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea…).

 He has also taken photos for underwater-Guides as:
”Sharm el Sheikh Diving Guide”, “Hurganda and Safaga”, 
“Taba and Dahab”, ”Fishes of the Red Sea”, “Big Wrecks” 
and “the Coral Garden “ all Geodia editions.

All the underwater shots of the whole edition of the games 
were made in direct TV and in the Day Time.

 As sub-marine operator he realize the 
documentaries “Pianeta Sinai”, “Il Giardino di Allah” 
and images for TV italian channels as TMC and RETE4 
(La Macchina del Tempo),
Disney Channel and RAI SAT, RAI 2.

 Actually he is working for Mediaset Group for the 
TV program “Pianeta Mare” channel RETE 4,
he collaborate to realize more than 100  W

With a RAI 2 he works on 
a fiction production "ABISSI" for 12.


Some awards achieved
by the movies:

- FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE ANTIBES 
premio speciale documentario sugli animali (FRANCIA) 2006

- 2° Class. Festival Internazionale PELAGOS 2005 (Roma)

- GENOVA 2005 miglior documentario premio speciale

- FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE ANTIBES premio 
speciale della giuria (FRANCIA) 2005

- FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE ANTIBES premio 
della giuria giovane (FRANCIA) 2005

- 1° Class. Celebrate the Sea 2003 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

- 1° Class. SETMANA INTERNACIONAL IMAGE 
SUSMARINA 2002 (SPAGNA)

- 1° Class. GRAN PREMIO SISA DE ORO
2002 (IS. CANARIE)

- 1° Class. FESTIVAL DE L'IMAGE 
SUSMARINE ANTIBES (FRANCIA) 2001

- 2° Class. IMAGE 2001 (INGHILTERRA)

- 1° Class. PELAGOS 2001 (Roma)

- 1° Class. LUGANO (SVIZZERA) 2001

- 1° Class. 1999Premio Excelsior (Targa Parlamento 
Europeo Sez. Documentari Roma)

- 1° Class. GENOVA 1999

- FESTIVAL DE L'IMAGE SUSMARINE 1999 PRIZE 
BRIGITTE CRUICKSHANK ANTIBES (FR)

- 1° Class. FESTIVAL DE L'IMAGE SUSMARINE
ANTIBES (FR) 1999

- 2° Class. LUGANO (SVIZZERA)1998