MFI Script 2 Film Workshops open 2019 call for applications
by Vassilis Economou
- Creative teams with a film project and script-development professionals are eligible to apply for the training programme, which takes place on the Greek islands
Organised by the Mediterranean Film Institute (MFI), the MFI Script 2 Film Workshops advanced script and project development training programme has launched the call for its 2019 session. Placing its focus on story design development and implementation across various narrative formats (feature films, documentaries and TV series) and unspooling via the corresponding platforms (MFI Film Lab, Doc Lab and TV Lab), the programme consists of four intensive workshop sessions, both residential and online, based primarily on group work, master classes, lectures, plenary sessions, case studies and individual consultations throughout a six-month cycle.
In detail, the MFI Script 2 Film Workshops comprise two programmes: Script Development, where the participating screenplays are fully developed and fleshed out, from the first or subsequent draft to the final draft; and Project Development, which provides the participants with the tools they need to present their projects, and attract financiers and co-producers, by strategically analysing them in terms of their potential market and audience. Furthermore, a number of places are reserved for the training of future script-development professionals (screenwriters, script consultants, trainers, commissioning editors, producers and decision makers) who will assist the tutors throughout the workshops. The programme’s tutors and consultants are some of the most highly respected screenwriting teachers, producers and industry experts from Europe and the USA.
The first session of the 2019 edition of MFI Script 2 Film Workshops will take place in late June on the Greek island of Nisyros, and the second will run online in August and September. For the third session, the participants will meet on the island of Rhodes in October, and the programme will wrap with the fourth, online, session in December.
European and international creative teams, composed of screenwriters, producers and directors, with a feature fiction film, feature documentary or TV series project in development are eligible to apply, and the deadline is 6 March 2019. Script development professionals who do not have a project are also welcome to apply until 20 April 2019. For more detailed information and for the online application form, candidates should click here.
The MFI Script 2 Film Workshops programme is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme, in partnership with ERT SA. It is funded by the General Secretariat for the Aegean and Island Policy, the Municipalities of Nisyros and Rhodes, and EKOME SA, and is organised in co-operation with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival Agora, Cinemed Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, Istanbul Film Festival Meetings on the Bridge and Sofia Meetings.
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