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Davide Abbatescianni

I am a journalist and film critic based in Cork, Ireland.

I currently work as a foreign correspondent for the EU-funded press agency Cineuropa. I regularly write reviews, interviews, news and industry report about Irish and European cinemas. I provide extensive coverage of international film events such as the Berlinale, Strasbourg’s Lux Prize, Venice's Biennale, Toronto Film Festival, Tallinn’s Black Nights, Galway Film Fleadh, Amsterdam’s IDFA, Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam’s IFFR and many others.

My bylines appeared on other international outlets such as Variety, New Scientist, The New Arab, POV Magazine, Filmexplorer, The Location Guide, the Reader’s Digest, the Independent Cinema Office’s blog, the Europa Distribution’s Blog and Film Ireland. I am interested in covering film, media and culture topics with a special focus on Ireland, the UK and the EU.

Moreover, I am a film curator for the project Support to EU Film Festivals, whose primary mission is to enhance the quality of EU Film Festivals organised by the delegations of the European Union worldwide. I occasionally work as a freelance festival consultant and as an External Examiner in Film Studies for the International Baccalaureate.

I am a PhD Excellence Scholar in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork. My research project comprises the writing of an academic dissertation and the making of a feature-length documentary film. I have been lecturing and holding conferences in France, Ireland, Latvia, India and Poland.

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