Call For Entries – Asia Society’s New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters

Posted: June 29, 2011 by moifightclub in cinema, Contests, Scripts, writing
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WHAT: Asia Society India Centre announces the launch of the New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (NVFS), a program to identify and support a group of six talented independent screenwriters to develop their feature film scripts by working in a dynamic and innovative environment with guidance from eminent filmmakers and screenwriters.

Time Warner is the Founding Sponsor of the New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters.

FELLOWSHIP: Through an open application process, six screenwriters from across India will be selected for a year-long Fellowship that will provide a creative platform to explore new ideas.

Each participating Fellow will receive:

 – A stipend of Rs.1,00,000

– Regular mentoring from noted screenwriters/directors toward the completion of a feature script

– Two week-long intensive workshops led by industry professionals and with active participation from peers in a learning community

– Recommendations on developing contacts and approaches to taking their scripts to the next phase — developing strategies and approaches to finding producers, directors, distributors, festivals, etc.

ELIGIBILITY : Indian Nationals residing in India, 18 years and above, are eligible to apply.

The Fellowship is open to Indian nationals residing in India who have written one full-length script that has been registered with the Film Writers Association (FWA).

SCHEDULE: Open for Applications – 1st July – 31st August 15th Sept, 2011

Announcement of 12 shortlisted applicants – 20th October, 2011

Interviews of 12 shortlisted applicants – 8th November, 2011

Announcement of 6 Fellows – 8th November, 2011

First residential screenplay workshop in Mumbai  -9th – 13th November, 2011

Second residential screenplay workshop in Mumbai -May 2012 (Dates TBC)

Closing Ceremony -June 2012 (Dates TBC)

STIPEND : The Fellows will receive a stipend of Rs.1,00,000. 50% of the money will be released at the beginning, 25% on completion of five months and the remaining 25% on successful completion of the Fellowship.

ADVISORY COUNCIL & MENTORS : Anjum Rajabali,  Jaideep Sahni, Dev Benegal, Saket Chaudhary, Sriram Raghavan, Ashwini Malik and Vinay Shukla.

To know more about the rules and regulations, click here.

  1. Milind says:

    One full length script means, a feature film script or a short film script ??? What type of script is to be registered at FWA !!!

  2. Arun Prakash says:

    On clicking the link we reach a page which we are not authorised to access.

  3. P says:

    Information on the New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters will be available on the Asia Society website on 11th July, 2011.

  4. krishna k.sah says:


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