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.
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