Davide Abbatescianni – Based in Cork, Ireland

I am a freelance journalist and film critic.

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), The New Arab (UK), POV Magazine (Canada), Filmexplorer (Switzerland), (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 have covered industry events and festivals such as the Berlinale/European Film Market, Strasbourg’s Lux Prize, Venice’s Biennale, Toronto Film Festival, Tallinn’s Black Nights, Galway Film Fleadh, Visions du Réel, Amsterdam’s IDFA, Locarno Film Festival, Rotterdam’s IFFR, Sundance and many others.

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. Occasionally, I work as a 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.

I am a member of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics), FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean), ICS (International Cinephile Society) and NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies).

You can have a look at my full CV here.