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Pedro Cristiani

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

M.F.A., Film Directing, Universidad del Cine, 1996

A director, producer, and screenwriter for film and television, Pedro Cristiani wrote the screenplay for the award-winning 1996 feature film Moebius. From 1997 to 2008, he was a prime-time television show runner, an advertising executive producer, and a story consultant for film and TV studios. His 2009 independent short horror film Man in a Bag won five international film awards and his 2010 feature film Deus Irae won 20 international awards. His recent work includes Politics+Advertising, a documentary that exposes the relationship between the mass media and political power throughout the Argentine dictatorship and democratic governments.   He is a film professor at Universidad de Palermo in Argentina and lecturer at NYU-Buenos Aires.   Cristiani taught “Guerrilla Screenwriting” at Gallatin from 2003-2008 and returned to NYU as a visiting faculty member in 2011 and 2014. In 2015, he became a Member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, serving as Juror for the Emmy’s Sir Peter Ustinov Scriptwriting Award. For more information, visit

Teaching and Research Interests

independent, industrial and global cinematic storytelling; creative screenwriting; character, myth and genre; directing for film and television; guerrilla artistry, turning production restrictions into creative resources; digital and social media tools as part of the new narrative paradigm