NFDC Screenwriters Lab 2010 – all the details

Posted: April 17, 2010 by moifightclub in cinema, Contests, Film Festival, News, writing
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Lot of our friends and readers have been asking us about the NFDC Screenwriters Lab 2010, so here it is. One of us was part of the Lab last year and it was quite enriching experience. Now am more confused and have more questions to answers. BTW, did i tell that Locarno is gorgeous! So, if you are a screenwriter and want to apply for the Lab, read on.

What : NFDC is organising Screenwriters Lab 2010 for promising script writers. The 2-part workshop is designed to prepare screenwriters’ with original Indian stories for working with 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.

This is done  in association with Binger Filmlab, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Entertainment Society of Goa.

Workshop: The 1st Session will be held during the Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland from 7th – 9th August, 2010 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 will be at Film Bazaar, Goa from 23th – 26th November 2010 where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market.

Who : The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts, Artistic Director, Binger Filmlab alongwith other guest mentors.

Eligibility : To participate in the workshop the participants need to submit entry form along with 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).

Applications: The applications are available online at or email for the application form.

Last Date : The application must be sent to NFDC before 17th May, 2010.

About Binger Filmlab: Binger Filmlab is an Amsterdam based international feature-film development centre. Binger opened its doors in 1996 as a post academic training for film professionals and has matured into a challenging and unique film lab with intensive five month programmes that focus on the development of projects and the individual talents that create them. In this first 10-year trajectory Binger has discovered its natural allies in this work of supporting the brightest emerging talents; the Sundance institute and its Labs in the US, The Nipkow programme residencies in Berlin, Paris’ Cinefondation (Cannes Film Festival) residence and now with NFDC’s Film Bazaar in India.

Binger believes in challenging the film-makers to look at the many choices available and recognise the wide array of possibilities which are inherent in their stories and lie within the vision for their film.

About Film Bazaar: National Film Development Corporation’s international co-production and sales market is held over 4 days in November alongside the International Film Festival of India in Goa.

Projects at all stages of development and production are eligible to apply for the co-production meetings.

Other activities include the companies’ marketplace, the Work-in-Progress lab for rough cuts, the Screenwriters’ Lab, and a Business Conclave. International partnerships include an award for the most promising project presented by the Hubert Bals Fund. Its partners include Primehouse, Europa Cinemas, AFI Projects, CineMart, Locarno International Film Festival, the Hubert Bals Fund and the Binger Filmlab of the Netherlands

All the best! Happy writing!

  1. kennydb says:

    Damn! Time’s really flying. I thought I’d seen this post just 3-4 months ago. We’re getting old! Fast!

  2. Vishnu Nagarajan says:

    Really ,a rare oppurtunity. the World is ready to hear our YARNS. Let us weave magic carpets to carry each and everyone to a new world.

  3. debjani smith says:

    I am proud to be a employee of NFDC but currently in Dubai, UAE. I proposed this project to NFDC few years back, but in different way. I proposed them to invite the script from different script writers and present this in a TV show, where according to viewer choice we will choose the best three script and make film of it. That was my idea. Anyway something happening. I want to see my NFDC at the top of the world. I love NFDC.

  4. […] had put out the announcement details of the NFDC’s Screenwriters Lab for 2010 here. And now here is the final list of the six scripts which have been selected for the ScriptLab at […]

  5. datta says:

    interested to conduct for marathi script or conversion from drama to films

  6. datta says:

    I have a script ready, can you help.
    I want to start shooting.

  7. priti says:

    i have a script. i want to make t.v serial. so can you help me.i want to join nfdc

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