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Miguel Machalski

Born in Buenos Aires of a Polish father and a British mother, based in Paris for many years and currently living in Barcelona, with a multicultural, multilingual background, Miguel has been working since 1995 as a scriptwriter, audiovisual ​content developer and creative consultant on projects from all parts of the world.  

He runs 15 to 20 workshops a year and gives lectures in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, is or has been an adviser and lecturer for SOURCES 2, EAVE, MAIA, LIM, TORINO FEATURELAB and other programmes supported by Creative Europe, and has worked as a regular consultant for the National Film Funds in Catalonia, Colombia and Jordan, as well as with the Binger Institute in Amsterdam. He has recently started up his own project development labs in Barcelona, ScreenTelling, which is in its 6th edition since January 2019:

Though as a trainer and mentor he focuses more specifically on independent and auteur-driven projects literally from every corner of the world, his track record as a script analyst also includes films such as Clint Eastwood’s Million-Dollar Baby (2004), Alejandro Amenábar’s The Sea Inside (2004), Nagisa Oshima’s Gohatto (1999), David Cronenberg’s Spider (2002), Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter (2005) and Ingmar Bergman’s last feature Saraband (2003).

Many of the films he has contributed to in his extensive track record have won awards at major festivals (non-comprehensive list): O lobo detrás da porta (Fernando Coimbra, Brazil), Depuis qu’Otar est parti (Julie Bertucceli, France, Georgia), Jade Warrior (Liro Küttner, Finland), El Futuro (Alicia Scherson, Chile), The Dancer (Ifa Isfansyah, Indonesia), Abrir puertas y ventanas (Milagros Mumenthaler, Argentina), De jueves a domingo (Dominga Sotomayor, Chile), Bonsai (Cristián Jiménez, Chile), The Last Friday (Yahya Alabdallah, Jordan), La Sirga (William Vega, Colombia), La playa D.C. (Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia), Good To Go (Matevsz Lusar, Slovenia), El verano de los peces voladores (Marcela Said, Chile), La voz en off (Cristián Jiménez, Chile), La Tierra y la Sombra (César Acevedo, Colombia, Caméra d’Or, Cannes 2015), Mellow Mud (Renars Vimba, Latvia, Crystal Bear, Berlin 2016), Blizzard of Souls (Dzintars Dreibergs, Latvia).

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He has written or co-written more than 20 feature film screenplays (comedy, drama, biopic, thriller...) in three different languages (English, Spanish, French) and has published two Spanish-language books on the subject: (Screenwriting – A Perilous Venture), with a second edition sponsored by the prestigious EICTV Film and TV School in Cuba and translated into Brazilian Portuguese; and El punto G del guión cinematográfico (The G-spot in Screenplays), published in Spain in 2009. He also has written a third book in English, ScreenTelling, available in print or digitally on Amazon.





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Last update : 05/05/2020 @ 19:01
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