Joanna Kaltsidou

Joanna Kaltsidou

Screenwriter. Born and raised in Thessaloniki. She studied cinema at the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing, with a specialization in film and television writing, from the University of Western Macedonia.

She is a dialogue editor for one-off episodes of the series "Family Stories" and has adapted 24 one-off episodes of the series "Doubts", Green Pixel Productions. She has also worked as a feature film script reader for Zoodiker and has interned as a scriptwriter at the animation production company Funny Tales, where she developed episodes for the series "Pix & Leo".

She has attended several seminars and workshops on screenwriting. In 2021 she was selected in the Talents Sarajevo program, at Script Station, with the short script "Last Night", which has been awarded by the Greek Screenwriters' Association in the 10th National competition for writing an original script for the short film. In 2022 she attended the Script Reading and Reporting seminar from Oxbelly and in 2018 she participated as an observer from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the MFI Script 2 Film Workshop. In 2015 she attended a seminar by IEK DELTA Thessaloniki, on "Animation vs Cartoon" and in 2011 she participated in the poetry workshop "Monologues from Gaza", where her adapted poem was published by the project leaders and presented on the Gaza beach, in 30 cities around the world and on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, it was presented at the UN General Assembly.

She has written two short film scripts, "Before the Rooster Crows" and "Last Night" and two feature film scripts, "Pandora's Box" and "The Unsolved Mystery of George Polk". "Before the Rooster Crows" has been nominated for Best Drama and Best Picture at the 2020 Hollywood Verge Film Festival and has won Best Director award at the 2021 Arizona Short Film Festival. The film was also selected in competition program at the Symi International Film Festival 2021, and was also available in the agora at the Drama International Film Festival 2020.



2024: Family Stories (TV series, Alpha TV). Dialogue editor.

2023-2022: Doubts (TV series, Alpha TV). Screenwriter.

2021: Before the Rooster Crows (short film). Screenwriter.

2021: Pix & Leo (TV series, Baby TV). Screenwriter.


2011: "The years of innocence", international program "Monologues from Gaza" (Artistic High School of Ampelokipon, Thessaloniki).


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