Partner / Executive Producer, Indiana Production
Karim Bartoletti is a multi-award-winning producer with great international experience. Born in Switzerland, Bartoletti grew up in Iran, Italy, and the USA, and has gotten married in Chicago, Campinas (Brazil) and Washington DC to the same woman.
Bartoletti is a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, city in which he started his career in advertising at important creative multinational agencies such as DDB/Chicago (Executive Producer) and Y&R Chicago (SVP/Head Of Broadcast Production) producing and creating award-winning work for clients such as Budweiser/Bud Light, McDonald’s, Energizer, Mobil Oil, Sears, Diners Club, Miller Beer and Nascar.
In 2002 Bartoletti moved back to Italy, to become a Partner/Executive Producer at Filmmaster Productions, one of the most solid production companies in Europe at the time. In his 13 years at the company, Karim did effective, amazing and award-winning projects for several clients.
In 2015, Bartoletti became Partner/Executive Producer and MD of Advertising at Indiana Production, a Film, TV and Advertising production company with offices in Milan and Rome. Indiana is a multi-platform and multi-format and multi-fruition company which, in the past few years, has become a major player on the Italian market and abroad.
Bartoletti has won every award in the industry – Cannes (11 lions of which 2 gold), Eurobest, London International, NY Festivals, Epica, D&AD, ADCI Awards, Cresta, Clio (6 clios of which 1 Grand Clio).
Bartoletti has participated as a Juror in some of the best Award Shows in our business – Cannes, Eurobest (President), NY Festivals, Venice TV Awards, Ciclope, ADCI Awards, Lynx Dubai, AICP, YDA, etc - and is a regular lecturer, presenter, guest speaker in various schools, shows and events in Italy and abroad.
Bartoletti has been elected for 3 consecutive terms on the Board of the ADCI – The Italian Art Director’s Club and is in his second term as Board Member of the CPA – the Association of Italian Advertising Production Companies, part of the CFP-e.
Bartoletti is also Global Ambassador for the AICP, a national REP for Cannes Lions in Italy and is on the Board of YDA - Young Directors Award, having been chairman of the Jury in its 2020 edition.
Bartoletti speaks four languages – of which three on a daily basis - and lives in Milan with his wife and two kids.