The EWA scriptwriter residency programme is a great initiative dedicated to supporting the next generation of screenwriting talents among EWA members, and helping them enter the industry with the best script possible. Its purpose is offering to one selected woman scriptwriter/director the possibility to be mentored by a script consultant, to work with her before Berlinale and to have the opportunity to attend the EFM at the Berlinale to make connections.
Who is eligible?
Women scriptwriters or directors 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.
who are EWA members. If you are not an EWA member you can join us now
who have a first draft of a script in English for a full length feature film. Fiction only.
Elements to be provided (sent by email):
- CV in English
- copy of valid ID
- Draft script in English
- Synopsis in English
- Project status information in English
- Motivation letter for the residency in English. This letter must show evidence of fluency in English.
- Evidence of release of previous films
Please send the requested material before November the 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 20 January 2017 – and ending 17 February, including four working sessions with a renowned 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.
Suzanne Pradel is the script consultant attached to the programme.
Suzanne is an international script consultant, lecturer and bookscout. Since 2008 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.