Christina Kallas
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Christina Kallas is one of the few women directors actively working today, with three feature films under her belt. A two-time Berlinale and Slamdance alumna, she has made her mark as the writer-director of critically acclaimed ensemble films PARIS IS IN HARLEM (2022), THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT (2018), and 42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS (2016), and as the writer-producer of the Golden Berlin Bear-nominated political thriller, THE COMMISSIONER, starring John Hurt. PARIS IS IN HARLEM premiered at Slamdance and Galway in 2022, receiving rave reviews and a perfect RT score. Currently touring international festivals, it has also been featured on airlines like Emirates and Qatar Airways. THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT was lauded as a ‘21st Century Rashomon’ and was picked up by Paramount+ after its international debut at the Moscow International Film Festival and the FIRST International FF in China. In 2019, Kallas was nominated by a panel of 30 international film critics for Best Director in Film Threat’s and Comedy Central’s inaugural Award This! initiative, alongside Debra Granik, Josephine Decker, Chloe Zhao, Mimi Leder, Boots Riley, Bo Burnham, Alex Garland, Ali Abassi, and Paul Dano. Kallas served as President of the European Writers Guild equivalent, FSE, for eight years and is a member of the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy. She is currently working on her next feature film and a ten-part limited TV series to be shot in Europe and the US.