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 Fine 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.