Davide Abbatescianni

Journalist, Media Professional, Scholar

Level
Mid Level
Location
Cork, Ireland
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am a media professional active in journalism, film studies and video production. I currently work as a foreign correspondent for the EU-funded press agency Cineuropa, where I regularly write about Irish and European cinemas. I provide extensive coverage of international film events, such as the Berlinale, Strasbourg’s Lux Prize, Cork Film Festival, Serbia’s Palić Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Venice Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Baltic Sea Docs, IndieCork, Amsterdam’s IDFA and many others. Moreover, my bylines appeared on other international outlets, such as Canada's POV Magazine, Switzerland's Film Explorer, The Location Guide, Fabrique Du Cinéma, Cinecittà News, the Independent Cinema Office's blog, The Calvert Journal and Film Ireland. I am interested in covering film, media and culture topics with a special focus on Ireland, the UK and the EU. I am also a member of FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean) and NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). Over the last ten years, I have been working across different creative and cultural industries in Italy, Ireland and Estonia – you can have a look at my full CV here: https://docdro.id/pT7Qa45. Finally, 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 am an External Examiner in Film Studies for the International Baccalaureate. I have been lecturing and holding conferences in Italy, France, Ireland, Latvia and Poland.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Teaching
  • Academic Writing
  • Media Production
  • Localization

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F

    Freelance

    • R

      RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana

      • C

        Cineuropa

        • I

          International Baccalaureate

          Work history

          Currently

          External Examiner in Film Subjects

          International Baccalaureate

          Mar 2019
          • Cork, Ireland
          • Freelance
          • The creation, presentation and study of film requires courage, passion and curiosity: courage to create individually and as part of a team, to explore ideas through action and harness the imagination, and to experiment; passion to communicate and to act communally, and to research and formulate ideas eloquently; curiosity about self and others and the world, about different traditions, techniques and knowledge, about the past and the future, and about the limitless possibilities of human expression through the art form. At the core of the IB film course lies a concern with clarity of understanding, critical thinking, reflective analysis, effective involvement and imaginative synthesis that is achieved through practical engagement in the art and craft of film.

          Currently

          Film Journalist and Critic

          Freelance

          Sep 2017
          • Cork, Ireland
          • Freelance
          • My bylines appeared on other international outlets, such as Canada's POV Magazine, Switzerland's Film Explorer, The Location Guide, Fabrique Du Cinéma, Cinecittà News, The Calvert Journal, the Independent Cinema Office's blog and Film Ireland.

          Currently

          Foreign Correspondent

          Cineuropa

          Sep 2017
          • Cork, Ireland
          • Freelance
          • Covering news about Irish and European cinema Festival coverage (Berlinale, Strasbourg's Lux Prize, Galway Film Fleadh, Serbia's Palic Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, IndieCork, IDFA, Venice, Locarno, Toronto, Riga Film Festival, Baltic Sea Docs, etc.) Cineuropa is the first European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual in 4 languages. With daily news, interviews, data bases, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, Cineuropa aims at promoting the European film industry throughout the world.

          Currently

          Filmmmaker

          Freelance

          Jul 2011
          • Europe
          • Freelance
          • * Please check my experiences in the field of filmmaking here: https://davideabbatescianni.com/2019/05/19/showreel/

          2016

          Copywriter

          Freelance

          Apr 2015 - Aug 2016
          • Tallinn, Estonia
          • Freelance
          • Writing of online advertising contents such as product descriptions, blog posts, guidebooks, and other technical/promotional texts

          2016

          Specialized Researcher

          Navanti Group LLC

          Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
          • Tallinn, Estonia
          • Freelance
          • Member of the Baltic Team in Tallinn, Estonia - Qualitative research focusing on Russian Diaspora, surveys and interviews about public perceptions, media and news reports, monitoring of the press freedom

          2014

          Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
          • Bari, Italy
          • Internship

          2013

          Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
          • 72015 Fasano, BR, Italy
          • Internship
          • RAI TV series "Braccialetti Rossi" (6 episodes)

          Education

          Currently

          Oct 2017
          • Cork, Ireland
          • * Study programme: Film and Screen Media - Creative Practice Supervisors: Prof. Laura Rascaroli, Dr. Barry Monahan College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences Excellence Scholar

          2016

          Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
          • Tallinn, Estonia
          • * Study programme: Audiovisual Media - Documentary Film

          2014

          Professional Certificate

          European Social Fund

          Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
          • Bari, Italy
          • * Study programme: Professional Certificate for Assistant Directors and Script Supervisors

          2013

          Nov 2010 - Jul 2013
          • 70033 Corato, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
          • * Study Programme: Theatre Directing

          2013

          Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
          • Bari, Italy
          • * Study programme: Communication Studies BA thesis in Film Semiotics

          Awards

          2017

          College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

          University College Cork

          • 4-year scholarship provided by my faculty

          2015

          Scholarship for research

          Archimedes Foundation

          • Scholarship provided by Estonia's national research centre to fund my MA studies

          2015

          Scholarship for the student with the best entrance result - DORA T9 Programme

          Baltic Film and Media school

          • EU-funded scholarship for my MA studies

          2015

          Tulemusstipendium - Scholarship based on study results

          Tallinn University

          • (awarded 3 times in 2015-2016)