Filippo Polesel

Writer, producer

Venice-born Filippo is an award-winning writer and producer of commercials, short films and documentaries.

He graduated from the University of West London with a BA in Advertising and Video Production in 2005. His advertising portfolio includes brands such as Fiat, Sony, P&G and Campbell’s amongst others.

He has produced content for TV networks such as HBO, A&E and RAI. Filippo’s productions have been selected in several Oscar-Qualifying festivals, including HollyShorts and the world’s foremost genre film festival, Sitges Film Festival.

Filippo is currently developing his first feature film, ‘Rain Catcher’, based on the namesake short, which was the recipient of several awards, including the prestigious ‘Silver Melies’ in 2019.

Filippo is the founder of award-winning short film festival Shorts On Tap, which he led to become the fastest-growing short film showcase in London with sold-out events and extensive media coverage. Shorts On Tap has been awarded the prestigious Film London Boost Award in 2015, and is now an international showcase with events planned in Berlin, and Tokyo. Shorts On Tap’s collaborations include the London Film Academy, The British Film Institute, Samsung, TimeOut and Bagri Foundation.


Melies D’Argent

2019, Winner

Sitges Awards

2018, Official Selection

Biff Brussels

2019, European Competition


2019, Official Selection


2019, Official Selection

Hollyshorts Film Festival

2019, Official Selection

Rhode Island

International Film Festival

Cleveland International
Film Festival

Official Selection

Bermuda International
Film Festival

2019, Official Selection


2019, Official Selection



2018, International Film Festival


17° Borgo Shorts

Official Selection

Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

2018, Official Selection