BIO & PORTFOLIO

Based in Rome

My portfolio here

My CV here

davideabbatescianni@gmail.com

I am a film critic and journalist.

I was born in Bari, Italy in 1991. After eight years spent between Estonia and Ireland, I moved back to Italy in 2022. I hold an MA in Documentary Directing (Tallinn’s Baltic Film and Media School), a Professional Diploma in Stage Directing (International Theatre Academy of the Adriatic) and a BA in Communication Studies (University of Bari Aldo Moro). I’m a PhD Excellence Scholar at University College Cork.

I currently work as a foreign correspondent for the EU-funded press agency Cineuropa. I cover European cinema with daily news, interviews, reports and reviews of new releases. You can find out more about my editorial work for Cineuropa here.

My bylines appeared on other international outlets such as Variety (USA), The Calvert Journal (UK), New Scientist (UK), Al Jazeera English (UK), The New Arab (UK), POV Magazine (Canada), Celluloid Junkie (USA), Filmexplorer (Switzerland), Le film français’ Cannes Market News (France), 8½ (Italy), Cinemafemme.com (USA), The Location Guide (UK), the Reader’s Digest (UK), the Independent Cinema Office’s blog (UK), the Europa Distribution’s blog (Belgium) and Film Ireland (Ireland). I regularly write about film and television topics with a special focus on Northern European productions.

I regularly cover industry events and festivals such as the Berlinale/European Film Market, Cannes/Marché du Film, Strasbourg’s Lux Prize, Venice, Toronto, Tallinn’s Black Nights, Galway Film Fleadh, Visions du Réel, Amsterdam’s IDFA, Locarno, Rotterdam, Sundance and many others.