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 world music lover. 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. 

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

​PHILIP MORAN – Photographer

Crazy about photography, capturing people, places, buildings and anything in between. Part of the Eat.Sleep.Shoot team www.meetup.com/Eat-Sleep-Shoot that arrange photography workshops. www.philipmoran.com


Cool visual artist and graphic designer. Passionate about anthropology and pop art. Love discovering artistic practices all around the world. Endless curiosity for art and creativity. www.martinapoiana.com

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