Cristina Pippa

Cristina Pippa is a playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She holds a BA from Columbia University, and an MFA from the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where she received the Iowa Fellowship for the Arts, and the Norman Felton Fellowship.

She won Best of Festival for her screenplay in the Faculty Scriptwriting Competition held by the Broadcast Education Association in 2019 and her film "Amelia" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival Kids International Film Festival and won the Golden Gateway award for the Best Short Film at the Mumbai International Film Festival. She also won the WSU National Playwriting Award and was a finalist for the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers. She has a published play, Cell Cycle, and her screenplays have been optioned and produced. For her first novel, she was a recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Visit