Miguel López Beraza

Miguel López Beraza is an architect, filmmaker and script consultant from Madrid. He studied at DOCNOMADS, a film directing MA based in lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. Miguel completed his education, studying scriptwriting at San Antonio de los Baños Filmschool in Cuba (eICTV).
His films have received national and international awards, including the goya academy award 2015, New Horizons IFF 2017 and Warsaw IFF grand Prix 2022. And his work has been programmed in festivals such as Rotterdam IFFR, DOK Leipzig and Sarajevo. Since 2017, Miguel has combined his film practice with his work as a script consultant and mentor in script development workshops like LIM | Less is More, TorinoFilmLab, The Creatives, European Writers Club (Le Groupe Ouest) and Locarno Open Doors. Besides that, he has designed script development programs for the International Coproduction Forum of Madrid and the Netflix-Spanish Film Academy Campus.

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Line Langebek

Line Langebek is a Danish-born screenwriter, living in London. She has worked as a commissioned writer in the UK, US, France, Denmark, and Norway and as a freelance script consultant for both london and lA production offices. Her screen credits include the feature film I’LL COME RUNNING, the 30-min drama SINK OR SWIM for Channel 4, and numerous episodes for the children’s comedy TV-series ROYALS NEXT DOOR. In 2015, she co-founded Raising Films to campaign for better working conditions in the film and TV industry for parents and carers.
Line is an alumnus of the Guiding Lights programme (mentor Frank Cottrell-Boyce), as well as the Berlinale Talent Campus, and she is currently working on several feature film commissions in the UK and Denmark. THE GIRL WITH THE NEEDLE, a recent feature film that she co-wrote, is currently in the edit and is due to be released later in the year/early 2025.

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Simão Cayatte

Simão Cayatte is a writer and director born in 1984 in Lisbon into a Portuguese/Finnish family. He studied theatre and live-art at Goldsmiths University in London and film at Columbia University in New York, where he later also worked as a script development trainee at Darren Aronofksy’s Protozoa Pictures. He has directed multiple shorts including “A Viagem” (The Trip), selected at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Cinefóndation and “Menina” (Young Lady), selected by Les César Les Nuits en Or programme as one of the top European short films of 2017. His practice as an actor has had a strong influence on his writing as well as his work with actors. His first feature film “Vadio” (Drifter), a Portuguese co-production with France and Poland developed at the 2017 edition of LIM | Less is More premiered at the Lisbon Film Festival 2022 and was since awarded at several international film festivals. He recently directed the TV series “Vanda” produced by Legendary Pictures, La Panda and SPi which was selected for the Berlinale Series Selects 2022. He combines his work as filmmaker with his practice as script-consultant. In 2024, he is preparing his second feature film, produced by Leopardo Filmes.

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Aurélie Valat

Aurélie Valat, born in 1977 in Paris, from a Greek mother and a French father.
An educational background in four steps, first theater and acting at Cours d’Art Dramatique Jean Périmony, then Cinema at NYU-SCPS with a certificate in directing 16mm, then Professional Coaching at l’Académie du Coaching, and lastly a degree in Narrative Therapy at Aix-Marseille University.
A professional life that goes from co-writing feature films for the cinema (with directors as Yann Gozlan, Thomas Kruithof, Emma Luchini, Simon Moutaïrou, Eric Valli), to individual consultations on projects (for writers, directors, actors, and amateurs), to creative workshops associating writing and walking in the island of Crete.
In 2024, developing a documentary film.

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