Luca Ferrara

Director, writer and producer

I am a short film and commercials director, writer and producer, while I also work as an assistant producer on fiction and documentary features. I write short and feature-length scripts.

I was born in Brescia (northern Italy), where I graduated from the Liceo Classico Arnaldo and later moved to London to attend the Westminster Film School, with a specialism in advanced screenwriting and producing.

Creative development & film financing

I have extensive experience in creative development, script reading and editing.

I have also assisted with the financing of several fiction and documentary feature film projects, handling applications to regional, national and International public funds, as well as participating in international co-production markets such as AFM, EFM, Marché du Film de Cannes and MIA.

Festivals & Film programming

I have founded and directed the international Brixia Film Festival (BRIFF) in my hometown of Brescia and have led the Westminster Film Festival in 2018 and 2019, returning as Jury President in 2020.

While President of the UWSU Film Society, I presented a complete programme of screenings and events (including the 2019 Student Cinema Day), which was awarded several prizes and awards nominations in the United Kingdom.

I now continue to collaborate with a number of international short film festivals and screenwriting competitions, including the 2022 Oudeis International Film Festival in Rome.