Giampietro Balia

Giampietro Balia

Acquisition consultant (Italy & Estonia)

Born in 1986 in Sardinia, Italy, ​Giampietro Balia​ holds a Bachelor Degree in Media and Communication from IULM University in Milan and a Master in F​i​ne Arts​, ​Film Directing from the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn, Estonia. After an Internship at the Universal Studios in Rome, ​he​ acquired ​​hands-on​ ​​experience in ​the film industry ​​directing and producing award-winning short films, TVCs and TV Shows for his own independent production company BumbleBee Films and the Estonian National Television channel Eesti Kanal2​.​

After joining the programming team of the A-​Class​ Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival​​ in 2015, he now also works as a film programmer for the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival​, as consultant ​on ​sales/acquisitions for Coccinelle Film Placement.

2017 Locarno Industry Academy Attendee, Giampietro also freelances as journalist and film consultant for various international film projects, companies and events.