Christian Routh – script editor and film consultant based in Catalonia, Spain. From there he works for various directors, production companies, and state institutions, including Eurimages and the Doha Film Institute. Recently he has been working extensively with the national funding agencies in Eastern Europe, with workshops in Slovenia, Macedonia, Georgia, Romania, and Latvia. For 15 years he was a tutor at the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. In 2012, he initiated the first HEZAYAH screenwriting workshops in Qatar, and continues to work with filmmakers in the Gulf States. He is also involved in a number of European Union supported training programmes, such as SCRIPTEAST, where he has been the co-head of studies for a decade, with events in Poland, Berlin, and Cannes, serving Eastern European filmmakers.
From its inception in 2008 until 2012 he was head of studies of a European film school initiative called FOUR CORNERS. Prior to that he held the same post at the PILOTS TV workshops in Sitges, Spain, and its successor, CO-PILOTS. In 2006, Christian was the co-author of a book called ‘Script Development’. Before moving to Spain in 2000 from his native London, he was head of selection at the European Script Fund and EMDA, in London, from 1989 until 1998. Whilst there he helped support hundreds of European films and companies, including ‘Toto le Hero’, ‘Orlando’, ‘Breaking the Waves’, and ‘Elizabeth’. Prior to that he had been a film buyer and development executive with Thorn-EMI, Cannon UK, and Red Rooster Films.