The first auteur cinema centre 
outside the cities. A space facing the open sea.

Approdi is a start-up company based in Bellaria Igea Marina (Italy), focusing on research, training and film production. Over the years, we have felt the need for this space ourselves.

Photo: Martina Arrigoni, Nicolas Brunetti, Marco Lombardini, Giacomo Paganelli, Virginia Pesavento, Lorenzo Ricci.

It’s not the story that matters, it’s how you tell it.

We live in a visual society, rich and overflowing with images. We are not interested in commercial cinema. If everyone watches it, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is of quality.

Seeing the world means knowing it, understanding it and interacting with it. Understanding how we represent ourselves and the world around us through images can help us to better understand who we are and how we want to be.

To make a different and authentic cinema, we believe it is essential for people to meet each other, and create a community of gazes that can decode and look at the world together, everyone in their unique way.

bellaria film festival

Approdi dal 2022 organises the Bellaria Film Festival, the renowned Italian independent film festival, which was directed among others by Enrico Ghezzi, Morando Morandini and Gianni Volpi.

The 40th edition was held from 12 to 15 May 2022, under the artistic direction of Daniela Persico.

The forty-first edition, under the artistic direction of Daniela Persico, will be held from 10 to 14 May 2023, in Bellaria Igea Marina (Rimini).

A unique moment to return to the theatres, with directors and authors of Italian independent cinema. 

Production company

Approdi is a production company.

Cinema is necessarily subjective, for us is the ability to tell something true and dense. Every film has a heart. What is the heart of your project?

We participate in projects when we think our skills can be useful and helpful to create them. 

If you want to share your ideas or projects with us, write to


Professional equipment and post-production

Approdi offers the possibility of using professional equipment and audio and video post-production facilities.

For info and questions contact us at





Multidisciplinary open workshops based on collaborative and collective learning.


NAUFRAGARE is a summer school on auteur cinema, set on the Adriatic Riviera, focusing on the research for authorship in filmmaking. A challenge to look at the world, to define the personal point of view of the author.