Moretti’s Ecce Bombo was selected in Competition in Cannes in 1978. In 1981, his film Sogni d’Oro (Golden Dreams) won the Special Jury Prize in Venice. Moretti’s La Messa è finita (The Mass is Ended) won the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1986.
His film Caro Diario (Dear Diary) won him the Best Director at Cannes Film Festival in 19994 while La Stanza del figlio (The Son’s Room) won the Palme d’Or in 2001.
In all, he has presented six films at the Cannes Film Festival, including Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope) which was presented in 2011 edition.