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Miguel Machalski

Miguel Machalski


Story Editor


FeatureLab projects Trainer 2020
FeatureLab projects Trainer 2019


Born in Buenos Aires of a Polish father and a British mother, based in Paris for many years and currently living in Barcelona, with a multicultural, multilingual background, Miguel has been working since 1995 as a scriptwriter and development and creative consultant on projects from all parts of the world.

He runs around 15 workshops a year and gives lectures in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, is or has been an adviser and lecturer for SOURCES 2, EAVE, MAIA, LIM and other programmes supported by Creative Europe, and has worked as a regular consultant for the National Film Funds in Catalonia, Colombia and Jordan, as well as with the Binger Institute in Amsterdam.

He works as a development and creative consultant on projects from all parts of the world, specialising in what is currently known as World Cinema – though his track record as a script analyst also includes films such as Clint Eastwood’s Million-Dollar Baby (2004), Alejandro Amenábar’s The Sea Inside (2004), Nagisa Oshima’s Gohatto (1999), David Cronenberg’s Spider (2002), Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter (2005) and Ingmar Bergman’s last feature Saraband (2003).

He has an extensive track record as a script consultant on projects from all over the world, many of which have won awards at major festivals (non-comprehensive list): O lobo detrás da porta (Fernando Coimbra, Brazil), Depuis qu’Otar est parti (Julie Bertucceli, France, Georgia), Jade Warrior (Liro Küttner, Finland), El Futuro (Alicia Scherson, Chile), The Dancer (Ifa Isfansyah, Indonesia), Abrir puertas y ventanas (Milagros Mumenthaler, Argentina), De jueves a domingo (Dominga Sotomayor, Chile), Bonsai (Cristián Jiménez, Chile), The Last Friday (Yahya Alabdallah, Jordan), La Sirga (William Vega, Colombia), La playa D.C. (Juan Andrés Arango, Colombia), Good To Go (Matevsz Lusar, Slovenia), El verano de los peces voladores (Marcela Said, Chile), La voz en off (Cristián Jiménez, Chile), La Tierra y la Sombra (César Acevedo, Colombia, Caméra d’Or, Cannes 2015), Mellow Mud (Renars Vimba, Latvia, Crystal Bear, Berlin 2016).

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He has written or co-written more than 20 feature film screenplays (comedy, drama, biopic, thriller...) in three different languages (English, Spanish, French) and has published two Spanish-language books on the subject: (Screenwriting – A Perilous Venture), with a second edition sponsored by the prestigious EICTV Film and TV School in Cuba and translated into Brazilian Portuguese; and El punto G del guión cinematográfico, published in Spain in 2009. He also has written a third book in English, Filmtelling, soon to be released.