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Christina Georgiou

Christina Georgiou is an award-winning screenwriter and film composer. In 2012, Genesis 2:26, directed by Daniel Pace and featuring a screenplay, sound design and music by Christina, received the First Prize at the Videominuto Film Festival in Italy and the First Prize at the Kiev International Short Film Festival.

Her short screenplay Eternity and a Night received the Big Audiovisual Award in the Micrografi screenplay competition and was produced in Athens in 2014 under the title For Eternity, gaining an honorable mention at the International Short Film Festival in Drama. In 2015, the short film Out of Sight, written in collaboration with David Hands, received the First Prize for Best National Film at ISFFC 2015 and three years later the short film X, written by Christina, received the First Prize for Best Smartphone Film at the Great Message International Film Festival. She was also the head of the writing team for the Cyprus TV series “Simia ke terata” (2015-16, 30 episodes). Her first feature, “The Life Beneath” has received funding from the Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee.

Etienne Chédeville

Hey, my name is Étienne, I am a screenwriter and director. I was born in Rouen, France where I lived until my 18th birthday. Then I studied cinema in Paris University Paris VII. After that, I went to Belgium to get a master screenwriting degree (INSAS) and a one-year course in International TV screenwriting (FIEST).

I also was part of these great international writing programs: UGC Writers Campus, and Cannes Storytelling (feature film). Now I’m back to France to develop my projects. As a screenwriter, I work for TV live-action series, animation and cinema. As a director, I am developing two short films and my first feature. I always feel great joy working with international fellows, these adventures are very special, may this continue for a long time.

Judit Banhazi

I am a freelance screenwriter, a graduate of both Serial Eyes and Midpoint TV Launch, represented by Agentur Players Berlin. I am passionate about genre fiction, especially thriller, horror, sci-fi, and dark comedies. My recent credits include developing shows with Gaumont Germany, Constantin Film and Audible Germany. I love character-driven genre stories, I don’t know if it makes any sense?

I used to do a lot of other things before I became a freelance screenwriter, from bartending to being an AD through writing daily drama and performing as a stand-up comedian for Comedy Central. In 2019, ScreenDaily profiled me as one of the five emerging writing talents from Southeast Europe to look out for.

Simone Pietro Ruocco

Simone Pietro Ruocco is an Italian writer that traveled to Australia to learn to make pizzas. He graduated in Transmedia Storytelling at Scuola Holden, in Turin, and Communication’s Studies at Bologna’s University. He’s now living in Rome. He published two short-novel for COLLA and L’INQUIETO, lit mags scouting for emerging writers. He was the script-editor of “Actus Reus”, by Julian Grass, a short film that streamed on Rai Cinema’s short section.

He’s the story- editor of KeepDiggingProduction, a small production company based in Modena. If he was born in another world, he would have followed Frodo right to Mount Doom. Instead, he’s stuck with this one: binge-watching, writing tv shows to make up his own endless adventures.