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.

HELEN DUGDALE – Communications & PR

Managing all aspects of the agency Scribble ranging from content, communication, marketing and PR. Scribble has over 12 years-experience working with high profile film festivals and arts events across the UK, Europe and North America.  http://scribbleaway.com/

RICCARDO SAI – Filmmaker

Whether he’s working on advertising, corporates, music videos or dramas, Riccardo brings the content to life with his versatile approach to directing.​ ​He’​​s a passionate mood creator, generating energy  through his detailed casting, locations and sound design. ​He​ develop​s​ a diverse portfolio as a commercial film-maker, including works for brands like  Microsoft, Nivea, BBC and Nike.​ Now working on his first feature film.​ www.riccardosai.com

​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. www.magicmonkeys.net


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. Linkedin Page

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