Italo Spinelli wa born in Rome in 1951. He is director for theater, television and cinema. Several of his TV documentaries focused on Asian social aspects and / or cinema. He founds Asian Film Festival Asiaticafilmmediale – Incontri con il cinema asiaticole in 2000 in Rome. In 2002, he publishes Indian Summer: Films, Filmmakers and Stars Between Ray and Bollywood for Locarno Film Festival. He also teaches cinema and drama at Siena University.