Christina Kallas

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Languages

German, English, French, Greek

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
Film Threat's Award This! - Nominated for Best Director (2019)
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)

2016

42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS
Production: Alliecine, Writers Improv Studio (Distributor: Indie Rights Movies)
Writer and Director: Christina Kallas
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)
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)

2012

MOTHERS
Production: Christina Kallas, Banana Film DOOEL (Distributor: Manaki Film)
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin - Nominated for Best Picture - Panorama (2012)
Las Palmas Film Festival - Nominated for Golden Lady Harimaguada (2011)
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
Jupiter Award - Best German TV-Series (2012)
Monte Carlo TV Festival - Nominated for Best TV-Series (2011)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Series (2010)
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis - Nominated for Best Series (2010)
Bambi - Nominated for Best Series# (2010)
Deutscher Comedypreis - Best Comedy Series (2010 & 2011)

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
Grimme-Preis - Nominated for Best Fiction & Entertainment (1999)
Filmfest München - Hypo-Bank Award & Encouragement Award Neues Deutsches Kino (1997)

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

1998-2019

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

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

2018

Narrative Features Programmer, Slamdance International Film Festival

2006-2014

President of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe FSE

2011-2012

Board Member of Greek Film Center, Athens

2012

Präsidentin der Second World Conference of Screenwriters (Barcelona)

2006-2009

Member of the Selection Commission of Filmförderungsanstalt FFA

2009

President of the First World Conference of Screenwriters (Athens)

1992

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