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Nicole Palo

School: European Film College (EFC)
Field of Teaching: Acting
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Major Achievements: Nicole Palo is a Belgian-American director and screenwriter, born in the US. After graduating from the University of Brussels with majors in Journalism and Scriptwriting, she studied in Denmark at EFC. In 2005, she directed the short film Anna ne sait pas, shot on Super-16mm.

In 2008, she won the micro-budget feature film contest organised by Cinéastes Associés, supported by ARTE and the Belgian French community. She directed Get Born from the script she wrote on the theme ‘Being 20’. The film, broadcast on ARTE in April 2009, and was released on DVD under the label Actes Belges.

She wrote and directed the feature film comedy Emma Peeters, produced by Take Five (Belgium) and Possibles Média (Canada). It was the closing film at the Giornate Degli Autori 2018 (Venice Festival). She won the Best Director award at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival with a jury presided by Emir Kusturica. She also works as an expert for the MEDIA Programme of the European Union (Creative Europe), as consultant and script doctor for several production companies and as teacher in feature film scriptwriting and acting.

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