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ESP 2020 Tutors

ESP 2020 Tutors

by September 24, 2020

Gabrielle Dumon

Production consultant

Gabrielle started working at ACE, a unique European network of producers, providing tailor-made support services focused on both the creative and financial dimensions of filmmaking, in 2001. Working with the elite of European producers, she acted as an international development consultant and matchmaker with the film industry and international markets and festivals. In 2008, she joined producer Bertrand Faivre at Le Bureau in Paris. Made a partner in 2011, Gabrielle has been developing and producing her own feature film projects for Le Bureau since 2014, among which Tramontane (Semaine de la Critique, 2016), Sollers Point (San Sebastian competition 2017), Digger (Cicae Art Cinema Award, Berlinale Panorama 2020), Pari (Berlinale Panorama 2020) and After Love (Semaine de la Critique Label 2020).

 

Britta Krause

Script consultant

After having studied at NYU’s Film & TV programme Britta graduated from the London Film School with a distinction in script-writing. She worked internationally as a writer/director/editor on short and TV-films and made a career directing commercials. Since 2012 she has been working as a scriptwriting tutor for the Doha Film institute,  Nisi Masa ESP, Torino Film Lab, Nipkow Programm and Full Circle Lab. She teaches script development to production students at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and works as a freelance script consultant with writer-directors from all over the world.

Britta Krause is based in Berlin.

 

Juho Kuosmanen

Script consultant

Juho Kuosmanen is Finnish film director, born in Kokkola, Finland. He graduated from Aalto University School of Arts and Architecture in 2014. Besides working in film, he directs plays of theater and opera, and he acts as well. Juho’s first movie Taulukauppiaat (The Painting sellers, 2010) was nominated for five Finnish film Academy Awards and won the main prize in Cinefondation in Cannes Film Festival in 2010. His first feature film Hymyilevä mies (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, 2016) was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the main prize.

Juho kuosmanen is artistic director of Kokkolan Kinojuhlat, which is, according to Juho’s mother Tuula Kuosmanen, the best film festival in the world.

 

 

Antonio Piazza

Script consultant

Antonio Piazza is a Sicilian writer-director, working with Fabio Grassadonia in a filmmaking duo. Their second feature film Sicilian Ghost Story opened the Critics’ Week of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Previously, the script had won the prestigious 2016 Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award. Sicilian Ghost Story won the Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) for Best Cinematography and for Best Set Design and the David di Donatello Awards 2018 for Best Adapted Script.  Their first feature film Salvo, premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, winning both top prizes of La Semaine de la Critique: the Grand Prix and the Prix Révélation. The film secured distribution around the world, and screened in numerous prestigious international festivals. Always together in 2010, Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia wrote and directed their debut short film Rita, one of the most successful Italian short films whose project had been selected as part of European Short Pitch in 2008. Antonio still continues to work as script consultant, collaborating with several European workshops, such as Torino Film Lab, Cannes Critics’ Week Next Step, Nisi Masa ESP.

 

 

Lecture with Una Gunjak

Una Gunjak was born and raised in Sarajevo, which she left at the age of 18 to pursue her vocation as a filmmaker abroad. After studying in Italy and obtaining her MA in Film Editing at the NFTS in the UK, Una has extensively worked as editor for documentaries and drama while building her life in London. It was after directing her short film The Chicken that Una has decided to uproot herself again and focus on writing and directing her own projects. The Chicken, the winner of the European Film Academy award for Best Short Film in 2014, premiered at the Semaine de la Critique in 2014, competed at the Sundance Film Festival 2015 and was screened at the MOMA as part of the New Films New Directors selection. Una’s short film Salamat From Germany, part of the Lebanon Factory omnibus, opened the Quinzaine des Realisateurs selection of Cannes Film Festival 2017. Her shorts opened the doors for Una to develop her feature films Alfa and Excursion which have taken part in and have been supported by institutions such as the Cinefondation Residence, Torino Film Lab, Hubert Bals Fund and MEDIA Creative Europe, amongst others.