I am a freelance writer based in Rome.

Berlinale Palast, 2023 © Irina Frederika Tarvida
Press Café, Berlinale

I am a film critic and journalist based in Rome.

I was born in Bari, Italy in 1991. After eight years spent between Estonia and Ireland, I moved back to my country in 2022. I hold an MA in Documentary Directing (Tallinn’s Baltic Film and Media School), a Professional Diploma in Stage Directing (International Theatre Academy of the Adriatic) and a BA in Communication Studies (University of Bari Aldo Moro). I used to be a PhD Excellence Scholar in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, but I dropped out of my studies to fully dedicate to journalism and criticism.

I currently work as an International Reporter for the EU-funded portal Cineuropa. I cover the business of European film with daily news, interviews, reports and reviews of new releases. You can find out more about my work for Cineuropa here.

My bylines appeared on other international outlets such as Variety (USA), The Calvert Journal (UK), New Scientist (UK), Al Jazeera English (UK), The New Arab (UK), POV Magazine (Canada), Celluloid Junkie (USA), Projektor (Germany), Filmexplorer (Switzerland), Le film français’ Cannes Market News (France), 8½ (Italy), Cinemafemme.com (USA), The Location Guide (UK), the Reader’s Digest (UK), the Independent Cinema Office’s blog (UK), the Europa Distribution’s blog (Belgium) and Film Ireland (Ireland).

I regularly cover industry events and festivals such as the Berlinale/European Film Market, Cannes/Marché du Film, Strasbourg’s Lux Prize, Venice, Toronto, Tallinn’s Black Nights, Galway Film Fleadh, Visions du Réel, Amsterdam’s IDFA, Locarno, Rotterdam, Sundance and many others.

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