AlbaScript Plus 2018 Mentors

ANDREA MAGNANI is an Italian filmmaker that works between New York and Trieste. After years working as screenwriter for film and for television, he decided to direct his own scripts, starting with a series of short films. His first feature film he wrote and directed, the black comedy “Easy” was selected in competition in Locarno nominated for Golden Leopard 2017. This year her received two David di Donatello nominations in 2018, for best young director and best actor in leading role. Whenever the opportunity arises, Andrea is passionate about in training and mentoring young fellow filmmakers.

DIMITRIS EMMANOUILIDES is a screenwriter & script consultant based in Greece. He wrote the feature films APPROACH (2016), THE HEIRESS (2009) and co-wrote MEMBRANE (in development) He also wrote the short films SHOULDER FOR HIRE (2007), DESTROY ALL BRAINS! (2003), ERROR (2001) and co-wrote the short films MESECINA (2009), TRANSIT (2007). He wrote several episodes for the TV series STORIES FROM THE OTHER SIDE (2007) & REAL LOVE (2008).
Dimitris Emmanouilides works as a script development mentor for Creative Europe – Media activity MFI Script 2 Film Workshops.

MICHAEL SEEBER is in an accomplished Austrian filmmaker, who has made a successful jump theater to fiction to documentary films. For about 10 years Michael has been working as a tutor and adviser for the European MEDIA training programme SOURCES. Michael‘s credits include more than thirty creative documentaries for cinema and TV as well as feature films. Among his international coproduction’s are award winning films such as Luna Papa (1999) and Bella Martha (2001).

ANDREEA VĂLEAN is an acclaimed scriptwriter, film and theatre director, whose work has a sharp social edge. She has been concerned with characters in the middle of hardship of juvenile offenders in prisons, Roma children from villages without electricity who can’t write and read or even prostitutes from the Bucharest’s beltway, expelled priests from the Orthodox Church. Films based on her stories. She is the author of the theatre play If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle, which was turned into the Berlinale Silver Bear-winning film by Florin Serban in 2010. She also wrote scripts for The Way I Spent the End of the World and Palme d’Or winning short Traffic, both directed by Catalin Mitulescu.