Bio – English Version

Isabella Salvetti, is an award winning Filmmaker. She was born in Rome where she lives and works. She earned her Master Degree in Film Studies, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with the highest score. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles to attend the Masters in Producing at AFI. From 1998 to 1999 she worked for Dale Pollock’s Film Production Company the Peack Productions, as Development Intern. In 2000 she attended a Course in Directing and Screenwriting at the NFTS in London, Tutor of the course, Stephen Frears. She worked as Assistant Director and Screenwriter for Maurizio Lucidi, Roberto Cimpanelli, Vincenzo Salemme and Giovanni Veronesi. Isabella cowrote theTreatment of the film Manuale d’amore (2005) by Giovanni Veronesi. Between 2007 and 2010 she wrote and directed 4 short films entitled Barking, An Innocent Gesture, A Little Fortune and Merry Christmas. In 2014 she founded the Queen Films, a Film Production Company and she produced, wrote and directed two short films entitled Two left feet (2016) and Luce e me (2020) which received  the most prestigious National and International Awards.

 

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2019 – current
Name and address of employer   KimeraFilm srl 

Via degli Aurunci 34/36

00185 Roma

Type of business or sector   Film Production Company
Occupation or position held   Screenwriter and Director
Main activities and responsibilities   Develop film subjects into Scripts and direct Movies from the Pre Production to the Post Production

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2015 – 2003
Name and address of employer   Lea Film and Queen Films 

Via Maria Cristina 6A

00194 Roma

Type of business or sector   Film Production Company
Occupation or position held   Screenwriter and Director
Main activities and responsibilities   Writing and Directing five Shorts and one Documentary. 

Most recent Film Shorts:

Luce & me 2019/2020

Two left feet 2015/2016

Please visit www.isabellasalvetti.it

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2013 – 2015
Name and address of employer   Koinè Italian Language Center in Roma 

Piazza S. Giovanni, 48 Roma

Type of business or sector   Italian Lessons to Foreign
Occupation or position held   Italian Tutor
Main activities and responsibilities   Teaching Italian to Foreigns

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2011 – 2013
Name and address of employer   Teatro Azione 

Via dei Magazzini Generali, 34 Roma

Type of business or sector   Acting School
Occupation or position held   Acting Tutor
Main activities and responsibilities   Acting coach for more than 50 students

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2005 – 2006
Name and address of employer   Movimondo ONG, Project in Malawi, Africa
Type of business or sector   Non Governative Organization
Occupation or position held   Filmmaker/Reporter
Main activities and responsibilities   Documentary about Movimondo activities in Malawi, Africa. Filmmaking /Editing a docufiction about a ONG woman working in Africa. Opening a local Radio.

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2003 – 2006
Name and address of employer   CDA Studio di Nardo 

Via Cavour 171, Roma

Type of business or sector   Film Talent Company
Occupation or position held   Manager Testimonial
Main activities and responsibilities   Choose the Best Talent  for sponsoring the appropriate National and International Brand Companies.

 

 

 

Dates (from – to)   2000 – 2003
Name and address of employer   R.A.I. Radiotelevisione Italiana 

Viale Mazzini 14

00194 Rome, Italy

Type of business or sector   National Italian Television
Occupation or position held   Second Assistant Director, Casting, Production Coordinator
Main activities and responsibilities   Directing Extras, Casting Extras, Movie Magic Scheduling and 

Budgeting

 

 

 

Education and training

 

 

• Dates (from – to)   2014
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training   Universita’ degli Studi di Siena
• Principal subjects/occupational 

skills covered

  Ditals II livello 

Learn to teach Italian to Foreigns

• Title of qualification awarded   Post Graduate Master
• Level in national classification 

(if appropriate)

   

 

 

• Dates (from – to)   2013
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training   NFTS, London 

Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks

• Principal subjects/occupational 

skills covered

  From Documentary to Drama – Filmmaking skills.
• Title of qualification awarded   Filmmaking
• Level in national classification 

(if appropriate)

  Certificate

 

 

 

 

• Dates (from – to)   2009
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training   R.A.I. Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A. 

Viale Mazzini, 00194

Rome, Italy

• Principal subjects/occupational 

skills covered

  SCRIPT RAI – XII Post Graduate Intensive Course in Writing for Film and Television
• Title of qualification awarded   Screenwriter and Script Editor

 

 

• Dates (from – to)   2003
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training   NFTS, London 

Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks,

• Principal subjects/occupational 

skills covered

  From Script to Screen –  Writing, Directing, Editing
• Title of qualification awarded   Diploma
    Tutor: Stephen Frears

 

 

 

 

• Dates (from – to)   1993 – 1997
• Name and type of organisation providing education and training   La Sapienza University of Rome
• Principal subjects/occupational 

skills covered

  Film Studies – History and Critics of Cinema from the Origin up to Contemporary Movies
• Title of qualification awarded   M.F.A.
• Level in national classification 

(if appropriate)

  Master

 

 

 

Personal skills 

and competences

Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

 

 

Mother tongue   Italian

 

 

 

    English
Reading skills   Excellent
Writing skills   Excellent
Verbal skills   Excellent

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                          

Social skills 

and competences

Living and working with other people, in multicultural environments, in positions where communication is important and situations where teamwork is essential (for example culture and sports), etc.

  I have worked in a team group for more than 10 years. Working for a Film is working together with other people and it is essential to have a very good synergy with all department persons,  in order to obtain a perfect result.

 

 

Organisational skills 

and competences

Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets; at work, in voluntary work (for example culture and sports) and at home, etc.

  I have worked in the film business also as assistant director, casting director and production coordinator. Through all these film production aspects, I have acquired a deep knowledge of people and budget ’s coordination.

 

 

 

Technical skills 

and competences

With computers, specific kinds of equipment, machinery, etc.

  adobe premier pro 

OFFICE

 

 

 

Awards & Official selections

 

 “Two left feet” Short film 2015/2016

 

 

Nastri d’argento 2016 Special Mention 11/04/16

Roma, Italia

 

Globo d’oro 2015 Best Short Film 16/06/15

Roma, Italia

 

David di Donatello 2015 Nomination Best Short Film 12/06/15

Roma, Italia

 

45° Giffoni Int’l Film Festival

2° Most voted short film (Elements +10) 17-26/07/15

Giffoni (SA), Italia

 

20° New York International Children’s Film Festival (Qualifying Academy festival) Official Selection

26/02-20/03/16

New York, USA

 

32° Chicago Int’l Children’s Film Festival (Qualifying Academy festival) Official Selection

23/10-1/11/15

Chicago, USA

 

25° Flickerfest Int’l Short Film Festival (Qualifying Academy festival) Official Selection

8-17/01/16

Sydney, Australia

 

17° Seoul Int’l Youth Film Festival Official Selection

5-12/08/15

Seoul, Sud Corea

 

11° Los Angeles Int’l Children’s Film Festival Official Selection

12-13/12/15

Los Angeles, USA

 

20° SCHLINGEL – International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience

Official Selection

5-11/10/15 Chemnitz, Germania

 

8° Kuki International Short Film Festival for children and Youth Berlin Special Mention

8-15/11/15

Berlino, Germania

 

22° Capalbio Film Festival

Best short film (Junior Teens Section) 9-12/07/15

Capalbio, Italia

 

8° Festival de cine Italiano de Madrid Special mention

26/11-3/12/15

Madrid, Spagna

 

11° International Short Film Festival Courts Devant Official Selection

10-18/12/15

Parigi, Francia

 

32° Interfilm International short film festival

Focus Italy – Best short film

14-20/11/16 Berlino, Italia

 

61° Cork Film Festival Official Selection 12-17/11/16

Cork, Irlanda

 

11° Orlando Film Festival Official Selection 19-23/10/16

Orlando, USA

 

34° Carrousel international du film de Rimouski Official Selection

21-25/09/16

Rimouski, Canada

 

Short Shorts from Europe Best short film

7/11/16

Dublino, Irlanda

 

Premio Nickelodeon

Premio “Miglior cortometraggio” e Premio “Corti d’evasione” 10/12/16

Spoleto, Italia

 

7° CINEfoot – International Football Film Festival Best short film

19-24/5/16

Rio de Janeiro, Brasile

 

Clare Valley Film Festival Special Mention

14/11/15

Clare Valley, Australia

 

13° MoliseCinema Film Festival Audience Award

4-9/08/15

Casacalenda (CB), Italia

 

13° Salento Finibus Terrae

Best Short Film (Beyond human rights section) 16-26/07/15

Puglia, Italia

 

4° ICFF – Italian Contemporary Film Festival

Best Short Film

11-19/06/15

Toronto-Montreal-Quebec city-Hamilton-Vaughan, Canada

 

Pazmany Film Festival Senior Award

Maggio 2015

Ungheria

 

23° Kineko Children’s Film Festival Official Selection

2-6/11/16

Tokyo, Giappone

 

42° Filmets Badalona Film Festival Official Selection

21-29/10/16

 

14° Shnit Int’l Short Film Festival Official Selection

8-16/10/16

Berna, Svizzera

 

21° La Matatena – Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños) Official Selection

9-14/08/16

Messico

 

19° Motovun Film Festival Official Selection 26-30/07/16

Motovun, Croazia

 

Big Eyes, Big Minds – Singapore International Children’s Film Festival Official Selection

May 2016

Singapore

 

7° Taiwan Int’l Children’s Film Festival Official Selection

April 2016

Taiwan

 

18° Sarasota Film Festival Official Selection 1-10/04/2016

Sarasota (Fl), USA

 

11-17/12/15 Barcellona, Spagna

Asti Film Festival Best short film 9-12/12/15

Asti, Italia

 

14° IN THE PALACE Sofia International Short Film Festival

Official Selection

8-13/12/15 Sofia, Bulgaria

 

14° Almeria en corto Festival Internacional de cortometrajes Official Selection

1-6/12/15

Almeria, Spagna

 

17° Certamen Internacional Cortos Soria Official Selection

15-29/11/15

Soria, Spagna

 

11° Cinema Italian Style Official Selection 12-16/11/15

Los Angeles, USA

 

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