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 less is More, Torino Film lab, 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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Meritxell Colell Aparicio
Meritxell Colell Aparicio studied Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University and received a scholarship to study at the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires).
Her first feature film, CON EL VIENTO (2018), was premiered at Berlinale after being selected for L’Atelier de la Cinéfondation at Cannes Film Festival. It received the Award for Best Film in the Malaga Film Festival. TRANSOCEÁNICAS (2020) was premiered at Nara Festival (Japan) and received a special mention from the jury at Gijón Film Festival. It’s codirected by Lucía Vassallo. DUO (2022), received the Silver Biznaga Award for Best Director in the Malaga Film Festival and the Cannes Award winner at the Co-Production Forum of the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival. LA CIUTAT A LA VORA (2022) premiered at DocumentaMadrid in homage to Jonas Mekas.
In 2022 she is selected to participate at Berlinale Talents and she’s part of IKUSMIRA BERRIAK program (San Sebastian Film Fest) with a new project. As an editor, she worked on 11 feature films screened at international festivals like Mar del Plata or IDFA.
Since 2007, she is part of the team of ‘Cine en curso‘, an educational film project organised by the A Bao A Qu association. She is Associate Professor for the Audiovisual Communication from UPF. She also teaches workshops and seminars at ESCAC, EICTV, ECIB.
Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of film making before turning to screenwriting. QUEEN OF HEARTS (1989) was his award winning first feature directed by Jon Amiel.
He has worked closely with a number of directors including Michael Winterbottom (IN THIS WORLD – 2002, winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear), John Boorman, Sean Durkin (SOUTHCLIFFE – 2013) and Marc Munden and has co-written with Terry Gilliam (FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS – 1998, TIDELAND – 2005 and THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE – 2018.) RED RIDING (2009) was a TV trilogy adapted from the David Peace Yorkshire Noir novels. Directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker. THE UNLOVED (2009) was Samantha Morton’s directorial debut which won BAFTA – Best TV Single Drama. Tony is also writer and executive producer on a number of projects including THE YOUNG POPE (2016) by Paolo Sorrentino starring Jude Law, and THE CITY & THE CITY (2018), a 4-part BBC 2 drama based on the novel by China Mieville.
Tony has collaborated with artists including, Brian Catling, Oona Grimes, Dryden Goodwin and Marcia Farquhar. Tony has also written and directed a number of short films including the BAFTA nominated KINGSLAND #1 The Dreamer (2008), SYNCING featuring Peter Capaldi (2009), the award winning THE PIZZA MIRACLE (2010) and THE SANDS OF VENUS (2019).
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Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk is a Ukrainian author and filmmaker, graduated from the Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University.
Participant of the Berlinale Talents, Locarno Film Academy, he is the founder of the script platform Terrarium. His first feature, PAMFIR, was developed by TorinoFilmLab, Midpoint and Cinefondation Residence and achieve a selection at CANNES FILM FESTIVAL Directors’ Fortnight in 2022. PAMFIR has been chosen for a nomination in the category European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI at the 35 th European Film Awards.
2022 – LITURGY OF ANTI-TANK OBSTACLES, documentary (12min.)
2022 – PAMFIR (feature film)
2018 – WEIGHTLIFTER (short, sport drama, 30 min)
2015 – INTERSECTION , documentary (20min.)
2013 – KRASNA MALANKA , documentary (52min.)
2012 – THE BEARD , short fiction (25min.)
Vinca Wiedemann graduated as a film editor from National Film School of Denmark, but she soon moved into script development.
As film commissioner at the Danish Film Institute and artistic director of New Danish Screen, she was responsible for granting development and production support to numerous feature films and was instrumental in the rise of Danish cinema. Vinca is an internationally esteemed script consultant and story supervisor for directors such as lars von Trier who collaborated closely with her on his scripts for MELANCHOLIA and NYMPHOMANIAC. She works regularly with Susanne Bier and has recently worked with Thomas Vinterberg on his upcoming TV series. She was Director of The National Film School of Denmark, is Senior Advisor for european Writers Club, and serves internationally as member of think tanks, film juries, keynote speaker and as a tutor and lecturer on artistic collaboration and film issues linked to the development process, innovation, education, and film policy.
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Philippe Avril began his career as a scientific researcher and worked as a cultural journalist and film critic, before moving into independent production.
Philippe was the national coordinator of the eAVe (european Audiovisual entrepreneurs) training programme from 1977 to 2011. He is a regular professional speaker at seminars and training workshops in France and europe. In September 2014, he set up the MA in International Co-production of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works at the University of Strasbourg’s Faculty of Arts. Since 2022, he has been teaching at eSRA in Paris, developing a consultancy business (script consultations, expert appraisals and project auditions) whilst devoting more and more of his time to passing on his experience and professional knowledge.
In 2023, he is tutor for Development angels at LIM.
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, as well as the Berlinale Talent Campus. THE LITTLE SEAMSTRESS, a recent feature film she co-wrote, starts shooting in October 2023. Line also lectures at Regent’s University, london, tutors at Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing and she is an occasional developmental story editor for the crime publisher Inkubator Books. In 2023, she is also a tutor for the Development Angels at LIM.