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Paolo Benzi

Paolo Benzi




Decision Maker 2019
FrameWork Participant 2015
Decision Maker 2013


His works as a producer include "L'estate di Giacomo" by Alessandro Comodin (Italy/France/Belgium, 2011), "Uomini Soli" by Paolo Santolini (Italy, 2012), "Redemption" by Miguel Gomes (Portugal/France/Germany/Italy, 2013), "La scuola d’estate" by Jacopo Quadri (Italy, 2014) and "The Other Side" by Roberto Minervini (France/Italy, 2015).

Paolo Benzi is currently producing "Happy Time Will Come Soon" by Alessandro Comodin (Italy/France), the documentary film "Every Blessed Day" by Paolo Santolini (Italy) and "Sow the Wind" by Danilo Caputo (Italy/France).

He is the founding member and the general manager of the Italian independent film company OKTA FILM.

company profile

Okta Film, a 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.