2018 - IdyllWild Film Festival - Best Actor Featurette Award - Walk with the Devil

2017 - New York Film Awards - Miglior Ensamble Award - Walk with the Devil 


2017 -  Washington Roman Pictures Network TV Global Film Festival Competition - Award of Excellence:

              Supporting Actor Award - Walk with the Devil


2016 - Roma - 9° Festival Internazionale del Film Corto Tulipani di seta nera - Premio Sorriso Diverso - Fiori di carta


2015 - Firenze 2° FilmCorti Festival - Migliore Attore  - Fiori di carta


2014 - Corsica, France - Figari Film Fest 1 ° premio del pubblico - Corsica - Carrozzella negra












Walk with the Devil : Best Actor Featurette  Idylwild Festival 2018

Walk with the Devil - USA - 2017

 directed by Alison Hall


In a world where the Devil plans your fall, an abused young sex slave must choose between kidnapping an innocent girl for her pimp or suffer the deadly consequences of her disobedience.


Frame  of ''Fiori di Carta''



PAPER FLOWERS - ITA 2015 - Drama - II° Firenze FilmCorti Festival - best  actor award - directed by Federica Salvatori



November 2015. Motivation jury award second edition Florence FilmCorti Festival: Best Actor: Gabriele Arena for the film "Paper Flowers" by Federica Salvatori.

The Jury of the Second Edition of the Firenze FilmCorti Festival believes that it has to attribute to Gabriele Arena the recognition as the best actor for the intensity and at the same time the measure of its performance made not only through the dialogues, but above all through expressiveness and movements, giving life to a character, present in all the sequences of the film, sometimes complex, but able to capture the sympathy of the public.​


Synopsis: Paper flowers tells the story of Giovanni Valenti, a middle-aged man about whom we know very little other than that he has a bachelor’s degree, an English certificate from the University of Cambridge and a few medals won as expert in clay-pigeon shooting. His actions appear rather strange, at first incomprehensible, and they create negative reactions towards him. It’s difficult to understand the logic of his behaviour because he seems completely absorbed by his thoughts and reveals very little about himself. An encounter with a girl he is acquainted with is the only thing that seems to shake him out of his state of inner solitude.
In the end, the reasons for his desperation and why he has let himself become reduced to this state become clear: Giovanni lost his job. But, just when everything seems lost, an unexpected event, like a gust of March wind in spring, will bring him back to seeing things in a different light.​



Finalist in the Official Competition at the Roma Film Corto at the Theatre of Villa Torlonia in Rome.-


Won award as Best Actor at the 2°edition of Firenze Filmcorti, at Le Murate in Florence.


Finalist in the Wag Film Festival, at The Auditorium "Le Fornaci" in Terranuova Bracciolini.


Finalist in the Official Competition at Maazzeni Film Festival, at Maazzeni, Paternò CT.


Selected by  the editorial board of for the competition Cort'on Line in collaborazion with Ortigia Film Festival.


Selected by RAI in occasion of the XI edition of  International Short Film Festival "Tulipani di seta nera".


Won award "Sorriso diverso - Valore del lavoro" at the International Short Film Festival "Tulipani di seta nera" 2016, at the Casa del Cinema in Rome.


Won Award of the Giury at the competition "La Lanterna", at Cineclub Genova (GE).


Finalist in the Main Competition of CinemadaMare 2016.

Finalist in the Official Competition at the Festival "A Corto di Donne" 2016, at Agave di Pozzuoli.

Finalist in Official Competition at Santa Marinella Film Festival at the Istituto Comprensivo in Santa Marinella (RM).


Official Competition at the Aquae Electae International Film Festival 2016 (AV).


Official Competition at the 16° Corto Fiction at Chianciano Terme.


Finalist in Premio Cinematografico Palena (CH).


Finalist in "CortoDino - International Short Film Award Dino De Laurentiis".

Finalist in the VIII° edition of the Short Film Festival CORTO CORRENTE Città di Fiumicino

Won Award of the Giury at the International Film Festival Rivoli 2016.​

Finalist in Roma Tre Film Festival 2017 at the Theatre Palladium in Roma.

Won Award as Best Short Film at the National Award AlberoAndronico at the Capitol in Rome.

Finalist in the Short film competition Premio Luzzati in Rome