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Francesca Bennett

Francesca Bennett




FeatureLab projects Participant 2019
Decision Maker 2018


Francesca Bennett lives and works in Milano.
After graduating in cinema studies from Università degli Studi Milano and in film production from Civica Scuola di Cinema, she worked for two years as production assistant in MIR cinematografica. There, she worked on several projects, including the documentary film “Liberami” directed by Federica Di Giacomo (IT, 2016), awarded in 73° Mostra del Cinema in Venezia as Best Film in Concorso Orizzonti; “L'ami- François d'Assise et ses frères” by Arnaud Louvet and Renaud Fely (IT/FR, 2016) and “Anna Piaggi, the fashion kaleidoscope” by Alina Marazzi (IT, 2016).
Today Francesca works for Okta Film and, since she joined the team, she has been involved in many projects on different stages, an amazing opportunity to deal with every side of the production process. Among the other, “As it is On Earth” by Paolo Santolini (Italy, 2017) released in June 2018, “What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?” by Roberto Minervini (IT/FR/USA, 2018) premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.

company profile

Okta Film, an Italian film production company founded by Paolo Benzi, sets out to be an indicator and a revealer of visibility, a “mariner’s warning” of our restless, fast-changing times.
Firmly biased towards the kind of filmmaking that is in love with reality, Okta Film proposes auteur-driven films in which the activities of looking and listening intersect with the search for narrative forms that are new, skilful, experimental and enjoyable.
With a strongly international political outlook and intellectual perspective, Okta Film believes in filmmaking which creates connections and reverberations, which works on analogies and on memory, and which stimulates the imagination.
With this in mind, Okta Film chooses creative indiscipline, blends of genres, friction and the conflict of languages.
Okta Film, which believes in things that last, opts for three, temporary watchwords: urgency, concentration, persistence.