The Cultural Association ARADIA PRODUCTIONS was founded in 2017 at the behest of its president Arch. Antonella Santarelli to produce events mainly for the development of the area and reflection on social issues through the production of:
short films, organization shows, festivals, meetings, concerts, seminars, conferences, debates, exhibitions, screenings cycles, courses film and theater; establish and operate curricula at all levels, organizing services for universities, schools at all levels, seminars for teachers, students, workers and artists.
The Cultural Association Aradia Productions organizes the Saturnia FILM FESTIVAL dedicated to the best short films from around the world. The event consists of three competitive sections: fiction, animation, documentary. The works will be short films, whose duration shall not exceed 20 minutes, titles included.
The Saturnia FILM FESTIVAL is proposed as a benchmark in international emerging filmmakers and the audience (made up of professionals and film enthusiasts). The focus of the artistic committee, will be directed to select works that address universal themes in a personal and authentic.
ANTONELLA SANTARELLI - PRESIDENT
Architect / Director with a Master in Organization of Cultural Events.
President since 2017 of ARADIA PRODUCTIONS, a cultural association founded with the aim of producing audiovisual works and events for the enhancement of the territory including the Saturnia Film Festival from 2018.
“For this fifth edition we will see a real“ explosion ”of the festival – says the president Antonella Santarelli – both for contents and for guests and collaborations, especially international ones.
With the creation of the Art Short section together with Studio Mas Tassini in Paris, we have managed to bring together two key places in one event: Sorano and Venice, for what we hope will become an annual appointment with art, and experimental videos of which only a few festivals Italians deal. We will have guests / artists from New York, Berlin, Paris and above all we will bring the Saturnia Film Festival to Venice in an appointment dedicated to cinema and art “.
ALESSANDRO GRANDE - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Director and screenwriter, winner of the David di Donatello 2018.
Lecturer in Directing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone. In 2020 he made his debut film “REGINA”, presented as the only Italian film in competition at the 38 Turin Film Festival and winner of numerous awards, including two Golden Ciak and a Silver Ribbon.
“The growth of the festival is also evident thanks to the opening of the section dedicated to first and second films that have distinguished themselves in this film year – adds the artistic director Alessandro Grande – representing a great leap forward for us.
Together with the artistic commission I have viewed many short and long works to offer our public a careful selection.
The combination of film quality and different genres, capable of meeting a varied taste has always been the priority of the festival, and I am satisfied with how the program is taking shape: with a qualitatively high level and above all for everyone.