"Gianfranco represents one of the most modern author of commercial films, able to take care of the TVC at 360° with great expertise and remarkable effects"
Alicia M. Huberman | Cultframe 


Gianfranco Gaioni aka Kobayashi is a cutting-edge director with International experience working in Feature Films, Advertising, Visual Effects and Animation.

He has won some of the industry's most prestigious awards.

Among others, his clients include Universal Pictures, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Siemens, Finish, Yamaha, Diesel, RAI, MTV, Toyota, Fiat, Ferrovie dello Stato, Enel, Che Banca, ING Bank, Velcom, Kyivstar, UBI, Mediobanca and many more.


2006 - Italian Video Clip Awards - BEST EDITING - “Go Down” - Housekeepers (Milan - Italy) 
2008 - Cut And Paste - Finalist (Milan - Italy) 
2009 - Digital Artist Award - Animation Category - for Sony Bravia “Play-Doh London” (London - UK) 
2014 - Young Innovative Entrepreneur Award (Brescia - Italy) 
2015 - Montreal World Film Festival (Festival Des Films Du Monde) - Official Selection 
2015 - Rome Film Festival (Festa Del Cinema Di Roma) - Official Selection


AIR3 (Italian Directors Guild)
ADCI (Art Directors Club Italia) 
WGI (Writers Guild Italia)


Director Kobayashi work was featured on International websites, TV networks, magazines and newspapers, like Sky Networks, RAI, Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, Il Corriere Della Sera, Bad Taste, Coming Soon, Vanity Fair, My Movies, Computer Arts, IDN, 3D World, CG Plus, Fubiz, Shots, Boards Mag, Stash, Brand Republic, Adweek Talent Gallery, Design Taxi.


Gianfranco Gaioni has been a key speaker at International events like OFFF (Lisbon), KL Design Week (Kuala Lumpur), Pause Fest (Melbourne) and Cinesummit (Israel).