Graduated from DAMS (Discipline of Arts, Music and Entertainment), with a Master’s degree in Management of Film, Audiovisual and Multimedia Companies (MAGICA/ANICA). Since her early years of study, she has developed a particular interest in film criticism and the organisation of festivals and screenings, thanks to some experiences in cultural associations. Thus began his collaboration with CNI, Cult Network Italia, a satellite television channel on the Tele+ platform, where the main editorial line was Cinema. He then moved on to Rai Sat and was responsible for programming schedules for the Gambero Rosso channel. He then began his career at Medusa as a programming assistant in Medusa Cinema. In 2007 he began working in distribution, first as Sales Manager and then as Sales Director. Today Paolo Orlando is the Distribution Manager at Medusa Film (Rome).
Sara Cosetti was born in Rome, where she lives. After her studies she attended the acting course of Maestro Garinei. Later she became passionate about writing and reading for television and film and in 2010 she took part in the creative writing course “Tracce” directed by Heidrun Schleef and Luca de Benedittis. She has written various projects, collaborating with some of the most important screenwriters on the Italian scene. Since 2011 he has been working as an editorial consultant developing film and television projects with screenwriters and directors at Studio Cau for the purpose of their realisation.
Born in Naples, lives in Rome. He works for ANEC – Associazione Nazionale Esercenti Cinema. A freelance journalist, he is the editor-in-chief of the bimonthly Vivilcinema, published by FICE – Federazione Italiana Cinema d’Essai. He is the director of the newsletter CineNotes, published by ANEC. On behalf of FICE he has been organising, since the first edition in 2001, the Incontri del Cinema d’Essai (Meetings of Silent Cinema), which have been held in Mantua since 2009, and he also organises the FICE Awards, which are given to outstanding Italian and European filmmakers. He is a member of the Jury that awards the David di Donatello for Best Short Film, a position he also held in the past for the Documentary category. He has overseen the selection for film festivals and exhibitions, such as the Mosaico d’Europa Film Festival in Ravenna and the Maratea Film Festival.
Writer and film journalist. With a degree in Philosophy, since 2002 she has worked with newspapers, magazines, radio and TV, dealing mainly with cinema and culture (collaborations with: Grazia, MyMovies, Wired, GQ and others); she has written and presented a television programme (My Studio), created a miniseries (Anna Quella che non sei), published a novel (Metamorfosi), created a podcast (Back to the Cinema) and founded a cultural format (CineCocktail) which for ten years has been presented at film festivals, from Cannes to Venice, from Berlin to Rome.
His motto: “Write neither for yourself nor for others, neither for today nor for tomorrow, neither for profit nor for glory: pursue your own little absolute”.
co-founder and sole director of dispàrte. He began his professional and artistic career in the theatre, playing numerous roles and founding his own company. During the same period he organised cultural events, connecting different artistic realities. In 2012 he graduated in law and in 2015 he graduated in Production at the Gian Maria Volonté School of Cinematographic Art, where he met his partner Luigi Chimienti with whom he formed dispàrte. He has produced feature films and short films that have been selected and awarded at numerous festivals around the world. He has participated in international workshops and events, such as the Producer Workshop and Producer Network in Cannes, the Producer Network of Ventana Sur (Buenos Aires), Match Me! in Locarno and the PUENTES Workshop of EAVE, participating first as an alumni and then as an expert. He also held a production workshop at IED-Cinema in Rome.
Luigi Chimienti is co-founder of Dispàrte. He graduated in “Cinema” at the University of Pisa and in “Publishing and Writing” at the University La Sapienza of Rome, then he graduated in “Production” at the School of Cinematographic Art Gian Maria Volontè, where he met Alessandro Amato, with whom he founded Dispàrte in 2015. He works as a production manager and organiser on several films, short films, video clips and commercials. As a producer, he has participated in international workshops and events, such as the Producer Workshop in Cannes, Match Me! in Locarno, and the Maia workshop programme.