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ESP 2016 Tutors

ESP 2016 Tutors

by November 12, 2015

Meet the tutors of European Short Pitch 2016!

Nadja DumouchelNadja Dumouchel

Nadja Dumouchel is currently engaged in script consulting for various filmlabs such as Torino Film Lab, Groupe Ouest and Next Step run by Semaine de la Critique. During the past years, she has been working in international feature film development at ARTE in Strasbourg and has been trained as a story editor at Torino Film Lab. She is cofounder and script consultant at « La Scénaristerie », a development platform for screenwriters in Paris, where she supports authors with feature film projects “on spec”.




Vanja KaludjercicVanja Kaludjercic

Vanja Kaludjercic Croatia-born festival programmer and project market manager, who started out working at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia and the Slovenian Cinematheque before organizing several festivals and festival sections in Zagreb like the Human Rights Film Festival, the ZagrebDox Pro workshop and the Animafest. After moving to Paris, she was in charge of acquisitions at Coproduction Office from 2008 to 2010. She managed Paris Project for two years behind the Paris Cinema International Film Festival, while in 2012 she joined Les Arcs European Film Festival as Head of Industry. In 2014, with Les Arcs FF team she has established a new project market in the French capital called Paris Coproduction Village. Since 2013, Vanja has also been working for HAF – Film and Financing Market in Hong Kong as a matchmaking consultant. Currently Vanja works for the CPH:DOX as head of studies for the production workshop CPH:LAB and she is programing for Sarajevo Film Festival.



François PirotFrançois Pirot

François Pirot is a Belgian director and screenwriter. After directing three short films (including Retraite, awarded best first european short film at Premiers Plans film festival in Angers) and a medium-length documentary, his first fiction feature film, Mobile Home (selected for the official competition at the 65th Locarno Film Festival), was released in 2012. Since then, he directed a documentary feature film, Eurovillage (about a center for asylum seekers in Belgium), which will be released in end of 2015, and is currently working on the writing of his second feature film, Life in the woods. As a scriptwriter, he co-wrote several fiction feature films, including two with Joachim Lafosse: Private Property (selected for the official competition at the 63th Venice Film Festival) and Private Lessons (Cannes 2008, Directors’ Fortnight), and works as a consultant on numerous scripts.



leonardo_stagliano_pictureLeonardo Staglianò

Born in Poland and grown up in Italy, Leonardo Staglianò earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Florence, an M.A. in Techniques of Narration from the Scuola Holden in Turin and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. His short stories have been published in various anthologies and literary magazines, including the Italian edition of Granta, and his plays have been staged in Italian theaters like the Teatro Piccolo in Milan and the Teatro dell’Orologio in Rome. He wrote the script for “Yuri Esposito”, a low budget feature film that won the first edition of the Biennale College and debuted at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival. He collaborates as a story editor with writing schools, film labs, publishing houses and film companies, and he’s a former participant of the European Short Pitch. Funders: With the Support of: In Partnership with: