MAARIA SAYED


 Maaria began by working as a writer for networks such as Discovery Channel, Fox and National Geographic. Her   shorts Aabida and Chudala were acquired by Amazon Prime (US) ShortsTV, Tata Sky and Disney+Hotstar. She was   a delegate for the Asia Peace Film Festival in Pakistan, supported by the UN. A special program dedicated to her   work was part of Ca Foscari Short Film Festival, 2019 in Venice. She won grants from Cineteca di Bologna (Premio   Mutti, 2019) and Sharjah Art Foundation (SFP, 2021) to make her next shorts. Her work deals   with transformation and the sexual and spiritual liberation of women from her background. Maaria is an alumnus   of London Film School and was selected for labs such as, Asian Film Academy 2016 (recipient of Dongseo   Scholarship),  Fajr Talent Campus 2017(recipient of Best Story award), Bucheon Fantastic Film Lab 2019 and received   her fellowship from International Film Business Academy under Busan Film Commission, 2021. 
She is a member of   NAPNET (Network of Asian Film Producers) and  conducts workshops on cinema and intercultural communication.
 


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सिनेमा

cinema


 ALESSANDRO ALPINI


 Not bound by geography in anyway, Alessandro has lived and worked in Italy, UK, Singapore and India.   His particular fondness for Asian cinema that began with his thesis focusing on the relationship between Chinese   and Western Cinema culminated in his Master at London Film School. During his  brief stint as a Video Producer   on web commercials and viral content under the production company TheBlinkFish in Milan, he doubled up as a   location consultant and producer for independent European film productions.  Alessandro then decided to focus   on independent cinema and travelled extensively. He co- founded Draw4Films as an art collective to facilitate Asian   and European collaboration.  He was selected as part of the Producer's Lab in NFDC Goa Film Bazaar   2016. He produced the film supported by the Mutti award (2019) and now divides his time between Italy and India   where he is developing his next two projects..