Margit Keerdo-Dawson is a Screenwriter and a Script Consultant. She has been working in the film industry since 1998. She has worked in production offices and on film sets, as an assistant director and assistant production manager, she has helped organise film festivals and made a number of short fiction films and documentaries. Her short film The Neighbour (2004) won several awards at international film festivals, including the Grand Prix at NEXT Film Festival and the Best Foreign Film Award at the Red Bank International Short Film Festival.  Margit has a BA in Cinematography & Directing from Tallinn University (2005) and an MA in Screenwriting from Leeds Metropolitan University in England (2008).

As a screenwriter, Margit wrote the 7-part TV Drama The Class: Life After which won Reflet d’Or for Best Series at Cinema Tous Ecrans Festival in Switzerland in 2009 (competing against HBO’s John Adams and Lionsgate’s Nurse Jackie), and awards for Best TV Drama Production and Best Leading Actor In TV Drama at RomaFictionFest in 2010, and was nominated for Prix Europa 2010. The Class: Life After aired on Eurochannel in spring 2012. She also co-wrote the stage play School for Brides (2011) which became a big audience success with ten extra performances. She wrote the TV drama and film Zero Point (Nullpunkt) based on a youth novel, the film premiered in December 2014, becoming the most viewed domestic film at the cinema of 2015, and the TV drama aired on ETV in 2015.

After living in Leeds, UK for nearly 7 years she now resides in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2015 she started working as a full-time screenwriting lecturer at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallinn University. She teaches writing short films, feature films, and TV series on BA and MA levels.

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