Anna Ciennik

Script Consultant • Screenwriter • Industry Expert


Polish-born, French-educated, Anna Ciennik likes to look at the world from different perspectives.After graduating from la fémis French film school in 2010 from the production department, she worked in various capacities - mostly as line producer and post-production supervisor - for the French Film Academy Les César and Les Films d’Ici, as well as Les Films de Pierre and Kazak productions, among others.In parallel, she has been reading scripts for companies and institutions in France and the UK including the CNC, Why Not Productions, and Creative Films.Anna’s interest for international independent production led her to join Paris’ Coproduction Village and Les Arcs European Film Festival as manager of the European Industry events. Between 2017 and 2021, she curated five editions of its co-production markets.These experiences combined give Anna an in-depth and unique view into the entire journey of a film.Anna is a member of the Collectif 5050, and a bit of wine and language geek.

Script Consultant • Screenwriter

When consulting on scripts and as a cowriter, Anna puts her skills at the service of the author's vision.She intervenes at different stages of development, adjusting to the writer’s and production's needs.
At times, script midwife, story architect, character psychologist, empathy is her drive.
She believes the craft of scriptwriting is one of humility and playfulness and that films can have an impact.Apart from working privately for writer-directors and producers, Anna is a script consultant for several development labs and residencies including La Résidence by Cannes Film Festival, Locarno Residency, Open Doors Hub, Lab & Consultancy run by the Locarno Film Festival, TFL Next Screens of Tomorrow, Script2Film by the MFI or the Baltic Shorts run by the Lithuanian Short film Agency. In the past she collaborated with San Sebastian Film Festival at the Ikusmira Berriak Residency; BoostNL founded jointly by Holland Film’s Meetings & Rotterdam’s Cinemart; Plot Script Lab attached to IndieLisboa Film Festival; European Short Pitch and the Alpi Film Lab, a scheme by TorinoFilmLab and the Italian Cinema Film festival of Annecy.She works in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Polish, and is used to working on films coming from a wide range of worldviews and cultures and to dealing with different storytelling styles.Her credits include Clara Sola by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, a swedish/costa-rican coproduction, Amparo by Simón Mesa Soto, a colombian/swedish/german film, which premiered respectively at the Director’s Fortnight and the Critics' Week in Cannes 2021. In 2024, Julie keeps quiet by Leonardo Van Dijl, a belgian/swedish debute premiered at Cannes' Critics' Week.As a screenwriter Anna has been trained at L'Atelier Scénario at la fémis in 2023. Since, she cowrote Erige Sehiri's sophomore film, Marie et Jolie (working title) currently in production with Maneki films. She is working on Yann Pichot-Loeng short Swimming alone with her produced by Aurora films and she is also developing personal projects.
She is represented by Films Talent.

Talent & Project Scout • Market Adviser

Anna has a strong understanding of both script development and the market, she is involved in the selection committees of many funding bodies and labs.Thanks to her numerous attendance to festivals and trainings, she benefits from a strong network in the author-driven independent film industry.She puts these skills at the service of markets, sales companies and development labs as a talent & project scout, matchmaker, pitching coach, roundtable moderator and sometimes as a speaker herself.

‟The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.”

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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