Who we are

PAOLA MELLI – Festival Director

Passionate Italian event guru, has produced many top film festivals in Europe. Best experience: the Danubefilm festival, on a cruise boat along the Danube with onboard screenings and celebrities. Food connoisseur and independent adventurer. Loves travels, cycling and of course indie films.

SIMON SAVORY- Programming

Traveler, trouble-maker, serial polymath. Troma and Peccadillo Pictures alumni and perennial dabbler in film-making, with an unhealthy addiction to horror and queer cinema, garnished with salted popcorn.

CHRISTIANE LEBELEM – Communications & PR

Managing all aspects of the newspaper Brazilian News ranging from content, communication, marketing and sales to PR. Highly connected with all the Latin American communities in London. Creative flair and love for cinema and social causes.

RICCARDO SAI – Filmmaker

Whether he’s working on advertising, corporates, music videos or dramas, Riccardo brings the content to life with his versatile and innovative approach to directing.​ ​He’​​s a driven, passionate mood creator, generating energy and ideas through his detailed casting, choice of locations and sound design. ​He​ develop​s​ an extensive and diverse portfolio as a commercial film-maker, including previous works for international major brands and institutions the likes of Microsoft, Nivea, BBC, Nike and many more.​ Now working on his first feature film.​


​PIERRE ALOZIE – Photographer

Franco-Nigerian photojournalist based in London. Exploring social, political and cultural issues. Thriving in environment where the political and the street meet, and where the persons involved are exhibiting their feelings, demands and intentions. Travelled extensively in all areas of conflict and intrigued by everything.



Professional editor for all the major networks. Attracted by independent cinema and cycling almost in equal measure. Ready for the next challenge as the English version of Saul Bass.

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A cool visual merchandiser and stylist. Knows how to follow trends and be a fashionista. A true foodie, she takes care of our regional catering and her creative flair makes everything looks so awesome!

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