ScripTeast is a project based training program, designed specifically for scriptwriters from Eastern and Central Europe.
Independent Film Foundation is organizing ScripTeast because there is huge undeveloped potential in scriptwriting in this part of the world. There are lots of talented scriptwriters here, but their films are not seen outside their countries. ScripTeast is meant to help them overcome barriers they encounter.
The aim is to select the best Eastern and Central European scripts and their authors, and help them become renowned worldwide. ScripTeast will not teach how to write a script. It is meant to enhance the best written scripts’ competitiveness.
ScripTeast does not stop at making scripts better. The program is also designed to aid in projects’ promotion, in cooperation with the network of ACE producers as well as cooperation with Producers Network.
The method of work chosen for ScripTeast are one-on-one meetings of the internationally acclaimed scriptwriters, directors and producers with authors of 10-12 selected scripts from the region during 7-day workshop. After that, ScripTeast provides its participants with an opportunity to write a new version of their script in consultation with a chosen Creative Advisor, as well as one of the Heads of Studies in the program.
How To Apply - requirements
The deadline for this year’s applications is July 31. There is no application fee.
Applicants must be nationals or residents of countries participating in the MEDIA Programme. However, ScripTeast has been developed to focus on scriptwriters originating in Central and Eastern European countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Applicants must provide a credit for at least one theatrical feature film, or one television feature film or series that has been produced already, or must have extensive experience as a writer, journalist or director.
The submitted feature film script must be already completed or nearing completion, an original work, and shooting cannot commence before the end of April next year.
The script must not participate in any other scriptwriters’ training programme at the time of participation in ScripTeast.
The application package in English should contain:
- Signed original application form;
- Script (2 copies, UNBOUND);
- Synopsis (250-300 words);
- CV (including professional experience, achievements and awards);
- Cover letter stating the following:
• motivation and expectations for participation in ScripTeast,
• estimated project´s chances of being produced;
- Additional materials / DVD with samples of previous work (by post only).
The application package should be sent in two ways:
- an online application
- a duly signed hard copy by regular post to to the address below.
Applications will not be accepted by fax, and WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Unselected applications will be disposed of safely.