In keeping with the mandate of promoting the development of the ‘Cinemas of India’, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC), will conduct Screenwriters’ Lab 2009, a 2-part screenwriters’ workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays, in association with Binger Filmlab, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Entertainment Society of Goa. Screenwriter’s Lab 2009 is designed to prepare screenwriters’ with original Indian stories for working within the international filmmaking market place. It aims at improving a completed screenplay in its final stages and to increase the international marketability of the same.
The 1st Session will be held during the Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland from 8th – 12th August, 2009 where participants will get first-hand experience of the workings of the international film community and get to train with their screenplay mentors. The 2nd session at Film Bazaar, Goa from 24th – 26th November 2009 is where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market. The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts (Artistic Director, Binger
Filmlab) aided by experienced international guest mentors.To participate in the workshop, the participants need to submit entry form along with their screenplay in classic format, Log-line, one page synopsis along with screenwriters’ CV in English. A letter of intent and a DVD of previous work (if existing) would also be required. The applications are available online at www.nfdcindia.com or you could email [email protected] for the application form. The application must be sent to NFDC before June 10, 2009.