Silvana Santamaria is a German-Italian 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.
Silvana Santamaria is one of the four founders of the film production company Soilfilms. Together with her partners she produces and directs documentaries and fiction films. Also she is teaching “film” in Asia, USA and North Africa.
“A Part of Me” is her debut feature film, which she has co-directed with her husband Bilal Athimni in Tunisia. The film is in postproduction.