Bio – English Version

user_portraitIsabella Salvetti was born in Rome where she still lives and works. She graduated (MFA) with the highest grades in 1997 at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. In that same year she obtained an acting diploma at the” Beatrice Bracco” Academy. From 1991 to 1997 she performed in many classical and contemporary plays in theatres such as “Il Colosseo”, “Delle Muse”, “Metateatro” and “Orologio”. She also participated in commercials for brands such as Lines, Alfa Romeo, Mc Donald’s and Birra Moretti. In 1998 she moved to Los Angeles where she undertook a Master in Producing at the American Film Institute. Between 1998 and 1999 she started to work as a proof reader and development intern at the Peack Productions Company. In 2000 she came back to Italy where she started to work for the “C.D.A. Studio di Nardo” as script supervisor. She also managed the Testimonial Department For the same Talent Agency, promoting advertising contracts between artists and national and international societies. In 2003 she attended an intensive internship for direction, headed by Stephen Frears at the NFTS of London. From 2003 to 2009 she worked as First AD and Production Manager for many Italian directors: Maurizio Lucidi, Roberto Cimpanelli, Vincenzo Salemme and Francesco Nuti. During the same period Isabella wrote three screenplays and directed five shorts which have been awarded in many Film Festivals. In the last two years she also has teaching “Acting for Cinema” at the well known School of Acting “Teatro Azione” in Rome.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

A SMALL FORTUNE

  • IN COMPETITION AT THE SEUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN 2007
  • FIRST PRIZE FOR THE BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT AT THE “NATIONAL SHORTWRITING COMPETITION” – PROMOTED BY COMUNE DI ROME and ANICA 2005

 

AN INNOCENT GESTURE

  • FIRST PRIZE AT THE SUNDIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CA) 2010 FOR THE BEST NARRATIVE FILM
  • SPECIAL SCREENING IN DUBAI MEDIA CITY “CELEBRATING WOMEN FILMMAKERS” – SPONSORED BY DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – SHORT NOMINATED TO REPRESENT EUROPE
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  • BROADCASTED ON SKY CHANNEL 906 – MINI MOVIES November 2007
  • PUBLICATION ON “ALLCASTING MAGAZINE” May 2005
  • PUBLICATION ON “DELLE ARTI, DELLE SCIENZE e DELLE LETTERE” MAGAZINE May 2007
  • THIRD PRIZE 2006 AT THE MOLISE FILM FESTIVAL
  • SPECIAL AWARD – SHORT FILM CONTEST SONY PLAYSTATION AT THE 62nd EDITION OF THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL September 2005