Peter Rinaldi is an award winning filmmaker based in New York City. A graduate of The School Of Visual Arts where his thesis work, "Short Film," won SVA's Dusty Award for outstanding achievement in editing. In 1998 he Produced and Hosted 50 episodes of the Manhattan cable show "Short Fuse" which showcased short films and their makers, including Bill Morrison and Lynn Hershman Leeson.
In 2000 he switched from 16mm to digital video and has been making digital shorts on a regular basis. In 2007 he created an independent television pilot called “Oh! Be Joyful” which Time Out New York called “One of the top five comedies” at the New York Television Festival, where it premiered. His films have been screened around the world including Anthology Film Archives, Syracuse International Film Festival, The Indie Gathering and The Max Ophuls Film Festival in Germany. 
Hightlights:
No Budge 
("Almost") - 2012
Exit Art 
("One White Baloon") - 2011
International Film Festival Manhattan 
("Almost") - 2011
Criterion Collection Video Contest 
"Staff Pick" - 2009
The New York Television Festival 
("Oh! Be Joyful!") - 2007
Syracuse International Film Festival 
("Oh! Be Joyful!") - 2007
Indie Gathering - Cleveland Ohio 
("Oh! Be Joyful!") 2006 - Best TV Pilot (Runner-Up)
Anthology Film Archives 
("Waldo") - 2003
The Chocolate Factory 
("Waldo") - 2003
Manhattan Cable Television Program 
Short Fuse - 1998-99
Max Ophuls Film Festival, Germany
("Short Film") - 1998
Winner SVA "Dusty Award" Outstanding Achievement in Editing-1996
Graduate of the School of Visual Arts 1996 - BFA (Filmmaking)