Honorary President:
Marcello Foti

“Cinema e Ambiente Avezzano” gives full voice to that cinema that stubbornly pursues the dream of conveying the fantasies, memories and cultures of peoples while respecting the most precious asset we have: the Earth.

Artistic Director/Founder:
Paolo Santamaria

Passionate about cinema since forever, I graduated in Directing and Filmmaking at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography – National School of Cinema. Being a good Abruzzese (by birth and by choice), I am lucky enough to have been raised and to live closely with Nature, our first and only home. I trust in humanity, culture and in the innate love towards every form of life.

Silvia Cardarelli

Founder and manager of the regional interest Environmental Education Centre “L’albero delle storie”. I prefer since forever an emotional and artistic approach to the knowledge of the environmental problems e to the organization of projects and labs about Education to sustainability. I strongly believe that no men will save what he doesn’t love!

Rosalia Ciciotti

“I am myself and my circumstances, and if I do not rescue my circumstances, I do not rescue myself”. This quote by Josè Ortega y Gasset has always inspired me. I am a biologist and in my life I have decided to communicate the environmental and the nature in all its forms mainly through artistic expression, one of the most effective way by far.

Rossella Frozza 

I like learning, deepening and sharing a path of growth, in the belief that the responsibility of change is in our hands only. Passionate since forever about body movement and expression, in the last years I rediscovered the importance of the connection with nature to improve the well-being and being in harmony with everything that surrond us.

Antonella “Chiccolò” Bambagini Oliva 

The respect for our beloved Earth, which kindly hosts us, is the leitmotiv of my life. I dream about planning new and concrete ways for the protection and the respect of nature and evnironmental.

Paola Morga

I have co-founded Ambecò, driven by the awareness that to protect our Earth, we need a cultural revolution and that women are the driving force of change. I am an architect, a project manager and I am curious to learn and to discuss with others. I take care of public relations for Ambecò.

Project Manager:
Maria De Angelis

I chose to design. The environmental community is the vision that guides me. I try to translate it in a daily creative, conscious and responsable action.

Valentina Traini

Abruzzese by birth, after a series of international volunteer experiences in the environmental field I came to the Experimental Center of Cinematography to deepen my passion for reportage. After graduating, the desire not to abandon my homeland led me to the decision to stay, working in various sectors, to try to promote and enhance the incredible heritage of our region.

Public Relations:
Marco Anselmi

I’m 34 years old and I observe everything that surrounds me through the lens of my camera. Imperative: to save our biggest Stage, its harmony of order and chaos.

Gianpaolo Calabrese

I’m 28 years old e I draw since I can remember. At kindergarden I won a contest representing “mom tree” along with her little kid. Art and nature have always been a constant in my life.

Martina Troisi

Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila, drawing has always been my reason for living and passion guides my commitment and my hands. The visceral love for nature, plants and animals is an integral part of me and my illustrations.

Project Manager:
Antonio Ruscitti

Senior executive manager with experience in the design and implementation of digital services, tech advisor for high-impact startups. Environmental enthusiast. I believe that in order to survive we need to learn how to get along with nature. Our relationship with the earth is a two-way street. That means we have to give, as well as take.

Web Developer:
Alessio De Stefano

34 years. I deal with web design, I like to make researches on our Region and deepen its history.

Marco Camilli

I am a graduated filmmaker from National School of Cinema – Experimental Center of Cinemaography. I think that filming nature is a beautiful thing, but it will never be as fulfilling as enjoying it live through all senses.

Graphic Designer:
Annamaria Sabatini

I’m 26 years old, I’m from Abruzzo and I have a three-year degree in Graphic Design. I am passionate about pop culture and I am a big advocate of gender and green issues. I think it is crucial for us designers to try to create a conscious and virtuous intersection between art, cinema and the environment.

Social Media:
Elisa Valenti

Always passionate about the social network world, I am a great supporter of the green concept and I strive every day to transmit it through my work.

Social Media:
Emanuele Cerratti

I’m 27 years old, passionate about cinema in all its forms. My interest for the environment has awaken watching Avatar by James Cameron. I dream about an eco-sustainability accesible to everyone and about a more eco-centric society.

Luca Eleuteri

Graduated in Art Graphics and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in L’Aquila. I love getting lost in nature, in its landscapes with the company of my most trusted companion, the tripod. Immortalizing the nature in my shots is a privilege I aspire to always pay tribute.

Press Office:
Giulia Ghigi

Senior Press Officer for over ten years, I have been in charge of communication for corporations and cultural realities. Always close to the theme of sustainability, I have taken care of the communication of corporate environmental initiatives and participated in voluntary initiatives in Italy and abroad.

Initiative realized with the contribution and the patronage of the Italian Directorate General for Cinema and Audiovisual Ministry of Culture (MIC)

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