Marco Orsini

Filmmaker | Director | Writer | Mentor

Marco Orsini is a writer, director and producer who sees audio-visual storytelling as an unrivaled means to educate, advocate and inspire.

“We will fight tooth and nail for the filmmakers that we’re working with…. We act as a for-profit entity, like an agent, like a manager, like a publicist, like an attorney, like a sales agent.” [Full article]

“Now more than ever, this program needs to be seen, discussed, shared and brought up in discussions beyond the people it directly impacts.” [Full article]

“Education is the key factor to a nation’s success – and giving unexpected opportunity to those who never had the chance rewards us all.”

“Filmmaking as a creative tool can yield opportunities and diversity, as well as educate and inspire. My goal is to encourage this process through direct collaboration or through personal initiatives close to my heart.”

“Through filmmaking education combined with meaningful participation initiatives [such as IEFTA] provide not only opportunity but a platform for future growth.”


Stepping Down as President of IEFTA

Marco Orsini steps down as President  of the International Emerging Film Talent Association.

Working with IEFTA to Set Up Multiple Events at Cannes

IEFTA, with the U.N. Refugee Agency and its Telling the Real Story program, will present the fifth edition of Refugee Voices in Film at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

How Two Egyptian Adventurers Cheated Death in Daring High Sea Rescue

Excerpt from the documentary "Beyond the Raging Sea" directed by Marco Orsini, in article by Esquire Middle East.
“Captains of Za’atari” (Egypt)

Advocating Back to Basics Approach for Independent Film Distribution

Marco Orsini chats with Variety, expressing his firm favor of a back to basics distribution approach for independent films from the Middle East and North Africa.


Writing and directing poignant documentary films that highlight humanitarian issues.


Improving educational opportunities in filmmaking for the less fortunate and overlooked.


Discussing film, speaking at events, panel juror, and spreading the word on global issues that define and affect the worldwide humanitarian space.


Gaining widespread acclaim by actively creating alliances and initiatives to raise awareness within industry circles.


Beyond the Raging Sea (2019)

Beyond the Raging Sea is a film that both echoes and illuminates the most pressing humanitarian challenge in the world today.

Gray Matters (2014)

Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life of architect and designer Eileen Gray.

Latin Four Plus (Completed)

In 1969, Colonel Orsini bent rules to assemble a band, deploy it to Korea and live the dream. In 2018, he’s at it again.

Dinner at the No-Go’s* (2012)

Make reservations for a tasty conversation about place, politics and people… it’s all on the menu.

Dangerous Crossings (2017)

A music video spreading awareness about the dangers of crossing to war-stricken Yemen through the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea from Africa.

The Reluctant Traveler (2009)

When a postcard… isn’t enough. What was not supposed to be his trip became his unforgettable adventure.

Un Dia en La Vida (2005)

Saddled with an ailing husband, a failing motel and a substance-abusing daughter, Rosalia Gomez wakes to a new challenge: a grandchild.

Earth Day (2012)

Monaco is an ancient European crossroads, a tiny principality rich in culture, history, culture and opportunity.



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