In 2008, Rosi’s Below Sea Level
, shot in Slab City, California, and won the Orizzonti Award at the Venice Film Festival. In 2010, he shot the feature El Sicario - Room 164
, a film-interview about a killer turned informer from the Mexican drug cartels and won the Fipresci Award at the Venice International film Festival and the Doc/It prize as the best documentary of the year. In 2013, Rosi made the documentary feature, Sacro GRA
, and won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2016, Rosi was awarded the Golden Bear for Fire at Sea
at the Berlin Film Festival.