Christina Kallas

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Languages

German, Greek, English, French

Agent

Ulrike Weis-Wulfes
Tel.: +49 (0)89 599 08 4-0

The Rainbow Experiment
42 Seconds of Happiness
The Commissioner

© Aris Rammos

Filmography Selection

Cinema/TV Miscellaneous

2020-2021

PARIS IS IN HARLEM
Production: Writers Improv Studio, Dragon Summit Culture, Viva Films
Writer and Director: Christina Kallas
In Post-production

2018

THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT
Production: Alliecine, Writers Improv Studio, Selig Polyscope (Distributor: Gravitas Ventures, Red Arrow Studios)
Writer and Director: Christina Kallas
Harlem International Film Festival - Audience Award (2018)
Slamdance International Film Festival - Nominated for Best Beyond Feature (2018)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Nominated for FIPRESCI Award (2018)
Cleveland International Film Festival - Nominated for Best American Independent Feature & ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing (2018)
Moscow International Film Festival - Nominated for Another View Award (2018)
FIRST International Film Festival Xining - Finalist Grand Jury Award (2018)
Film Threat's Award This! - Nominated for Best Director (2019)

2016

42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS
Production: Alliecine, Writers Improv Studio (Distributor: Indie Rights Movies)
Writer and Director: Christina Kallas
Princeton Independent Film Festival - Indie Spirit & Best Ensemble (2016)
Women Texas Film Festival - Best Feature Film (2016)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Nominated for FIPRESCI Award (2016)
St. Louis International Film Festival - Nominated for Emerging Director (2017)
Jaipur International Film Festival - Best Picture from the American Continent (2017)
Achtung Berlin - Nominated for Exberliner Award (2017)

2012

MOTHERS
Production: Christina Kallas, Banana Film DOOEL (Distributor: Manaki Film)
Las Palmas Film Festival - Nominated for Golden Lady Harimaguada (2011)
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin - Nominated for Best Picture - Panorama (2012)
Toronto International Film Festival - Nominated for Best Picture (2011)

2010

DANNI LOWINSKI
Sat.1
Production: Phoenix
Writer: Christina Kallas
Director: Jorgo Papavassiliou, Christoph Schnee
3 x 45 min
Monte Carlo TV Festival - Nominated for Best TV-Series (2011)
Jupiter Award - Best German TV-Series (2012)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Series (2010)
Deutscher Comedypreis - Best Comedy Series (2010 & 2011)
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis - Nominated for Best Series (2010)
Bambi - Nominated for Best Series# (2010)

2002-2003

EDEL & STARCK
Sat.1
Production: Phoenix
Writer: Christina Kallas, Katja Grübel
Director: Dennis Satin, Ulrich Zrenner
2 x 45 min

1998

THE COMMISSIONER
Production: Christina Kallas, Metropolis Filmproduktion, Samuelson Productions (Distributor: Showtime Networks)
Writer: Christina Kallas
Director: George Sluizer
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin - Nominated for Goldener Bär (1998)

1997

LOVE LIES
WDR
Production: Christina Kallas, Metropolis Filmproduktion
Writer and Director: Martin Walz
Filmfest München - Hypo-Bank Award & Encouragement Award Neues Deutsches Kino (1997)
Grimme-Preis - Nominated for Best Fiction & Entertainment (1999)

1995

I. D.
Production: Parallax, Polygram (Distributor: BBC Films)
Co-Producer: Christina Kallas
Thessaloniki Film Festival - Nominated for Golden Alexander (1995)

2014

INSIDE THE WRITERS' ROOM
Conversations with American TV Writers
(Palgrave/Macmillan, NY & London)

2010

CREATIVE SCREENWRITING
Understanding Emotional Structure
(Palgrave/Macmillan NY & London)

Biography

2005-2019

Jury Member and Head of Jury of various Festivals, i. a. St. Louis International Film Festival, Athena Film Festival, Fusion Film Festival New York

1998-2019

Teaches Screenwriting and Directing at dffb Berlin, ifs Cologne, Columbia University und Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in NYC

2018

Narrative Features Programmer, Slamdance International Film Festival

2006-2014

President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe FSE

2012

Präsidentin der Second World Conference of Screenwriters (Barcelona)

2011-2012

Board Member of Greek Film Center, Athens

2009

President of the First World Conference of Screenwriters (Athens)

2006-2009

Member of the Selection Commission of Filmförderungsanstalt FFA

1992

PhD Film Sciences at FU Berlin, with Support of Daimler-Benz Foundation