Manuela Buono was born and still lives in Trieste (Italy). In 2013, she founded production and distribution company Slingshot Films, specialized in creative documentaries and art-house fiction films with a focus on debuts, art-house and creative documentaries. Mega Plus 2010 graduated (Media Business School Master in European Audiovisual Management), she received a Nipkow fellowship in 2011 and was selected for Berlinale Talent – Distribution Studio, in 2014. With Slingshot Films, she produced Fango Rosso, documentary by A. Diana (premiered at Torino FF 2019). She produced for Arch Production Non è Sogno by Giovanni Cioni (Locarno Film Festival 2019). She is member of the European Film Academy.