SILVANA SANTAMARIA is a German film director, screenwriter and producer residing in Berlin. She studied from 2004-2010 at the Film Acadamy Baden-Württemberg, where she met her partners of Soilfilms. In 2010 she was one of two scholarship holders at the Academy of Arts in Berlin in the „Film-Art“ section. From 2007-2010 she was a scholarship holder of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung during her studies. She successfully directed award winning films like “On Sufferance” and “Nowhere.Kosovo”. Her latest films are the productions “A Part Of Me” (2015-2017) (director, writer and producer), “Franco’s Legacy – Spain’s Stolen Children” (2016) (producer) and the feature film “Land of Light” (2013-2016) (producer), which was shot on the Turkish/Syrian border in 2014. From 2011 to 2012 Silvana Santamaria directed the award winning short film “Her letter to the wedding” with Corinna Harfouch in the leading role.