Prof. Giovanni Robbiano
Advisor - Clinik Writing Program 2017
Head of FAMU (International)
Giovanni Robbiano, born in Genova, Italy in 1958 is a screenwriter, director and film trainer.
After graduating at the University of Bologna in 1983 he attended, the film department of the School of the Arts at Columbia University in New York, where he was assistant to prof. Emir Kusturica, worked for Marcia Nasatir and Hector Babenco.
After returning in Italy he was awarded Solinas prize honors with the script "Figurine, and worked as a screenwriter, with many features written and cowritten for both films and TV.
He has been working as creative producer on feature films and as story editor and script consultant in many film productions throughout Europe. Since the early 90s he is a film teacher and trainer: he has been teaching at private and public institutions as well as at the Universities of Bologna, MIlano IULM and Genova; and at the Universitè d´Evry Val d´Essonne, (UEVE) in France.
For the Media program of the European Union he worked for MFI (Mediterranean Film Institute) between 2000/2015.
He is a published writer on screenwriting fundamentals.
Jolein Laarman (co-)wrote the scripts for feature-films ‘Kauwboy’ (Berlinale 2012), ‘Stages’, Sister of Katia’, Brittle’, ‘Among us’, ‘Frailer’,
‘Disappearance’ and several television films.
She worked as a producer and production-designer before she began to work
as a scriptwriter and script coach.
Her films has been screened at international
film-festivals and won numerous prices.
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