FIRST YEAR - LOS ANGELES
Selena Leoni is an LA-based transnational producer from Italy and China. As an experienced film, television, and multimedia producer, Selena developed and produced various projects, including feature films, short films, VR scenarios, and documentaries. Many of her projects have screened and won awards in Academy Award-qualifying festivals such as Austin Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and HollyShorts Film Festival.
Selena is a Producer fellow in Film Independent's Project Involve 2021 and a member of the BAFTA Newcomers Program. Her most recent credits include Wayfarer Studios' feature film SMILE OR HUG, which premiered at Bentonville Film Festival in 2022, and Bryant Griffin's feature debut YOUNG KINGS which won the 2021 ARRI Franz Wieser Grant.
Selena's interests lie in developing globalized character-driven stories that give underrepresented groups a platform and a voice. Her passion is for female-led thrillers, biopunk, dark comedy, and crime dramas.