Apply for EWA’s 2nd Edition of the Scriptwriter’s Residency in Berlin Back



EWA's scriptwriter residency programme is a great initiative dedicated to supporting the next generation of screenwriting talents among EWA members. It helps them to enter the industry with the best script possible by working on the strategic positioning of their project . Its purpose is to give a selected woman scriptwriter or director the opportunity to be mentored by a script consultant, to work with her before the Berlinale and to attend the EFM at the Berlinale 2018 to make connections.

Who is eligible?

1 female scriptwriter, screenwriter/director or screenwriter/producer with a European nationality and resident in Europe (47 Council of Europe countries) having written or directed at least one feature film (fiction or  documentary) distributed (Theatrically/TV/wide festival trajectory) in one European country. No screenwriter teams are accepted. 

2 who are EWA members. If you are not an EWA member you can join us now - Why join ? Find out more about the member's perks

3 who have a first draft of a script in English for a full length feature film. Fiction only.

4  the principal photography of the film should be done in Europe

Elements to be provided (sent by email):

1 CV in English

2 copy of valid ID

3 Draft script in English

4 Synopsis in English

5 Project status information in English INCLUDING a Project curriculum (where the project has been presented, PRIZES, attached producer…)

6 Motivation letter for the residency in English. This letter must show evidence of fluency in English.

7 Evidence of release of previous films


Please send the requested material before ***New DEADLINE September 22*** to, writing in the subject: EWA's Screenwriting residency -YOUR NAME

A commitee of three industry experts will select the best project among those received.

The Offer: travel costs from and to Berlin. accommodation in a private room + access to a kitchen in Berlin starting from 22 January 2018 – and ending 22 February 2018, including four working sessions with a well-known script consultant (3 in Berlin + 1 Skype session after the Berlinale) and accreditation for the Berlinale.

The EWA scriptwriting residency and the script consultancy must be mentioned in the credits of the later film.

Murielle Thierrin's "Sugarcane Flower" was the project selected for the 1st programme. Read here the interview with Murielle Thierrin talking about her experience in Berlin taking the residency.

Suzanne Pradel is the script consultant attached to the programme.

Suzanne is an international script consultant, lecturer and bookscout. For many years, she has been working as a script expert for Eurimages and MEDIA Programme. In 2009 she founded the BUCHSCOUT AGENCY which specializes in novel-to-film adaptations as well as international script consultancy, developing sophisticated TV features and cinematic features.


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