Imperator Pictures is a bilingual production company based in New York City that creates narrative fictions for film, multimedia and the stage.

It was established in 2011 by filmmaker Francisco Lupini.


Lupini was named the best Latino Filmmaker on the East Coast by the Director’s Guild of America for his directing in the short film El Nido Vacío (The Empty Nest). Now a New York based filmmaker, Francisco was born in Caracas, Venezuela to Spanish and Italian parents. Over the past 5 years Francisco’s films have earned him over 60 Official Festival Selections around the world. He has received multiple Audience Awards at festivals including Chicago Latino Film Festival, Palm Springs International Short Fest and Costa Rica Film Festival. He was awarded the Golden Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival and a special mention for Best Drama at the Trieste Festival of Latin American Cinema. His work often features strong female protagonists and focuses on themes about family drama, human obsessions and the pursuit of truth through an Italian sensibility and Spanish flair inspired by the Latin American experience. Francisco received his BFA in Film and TV Production as well as Dramatic Literature from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

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