WHAT : Asia Society India Centre announces the launch of the second edition of New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (NVFS) 2013 – 2014, a programme to identify, encourage and support a group of six talented independent screenwriters to develop their feature film scripts with guidance from eminent filmmakers and screenwriters.
– Through an open application process, 12 writers from across India will be selected from among all the applicants and invited to attend the first workshop to be held in February 2014.
– At the end of the workshop, six of them will be selected to become Fellows of NVFS and enter the eight-month writing programme, in which they will take their stories all the way to a fully-developed script, under the regular and intensive guidance of their mentors.
– A second workshop will be held in May 2014, where writers will receive feedback from other mentors and their peers too. This edition of the Fellowship will conclude in September 2014, and the next edition will commence from 1 October, 2014.
– Each participating Fellow will receive:
- A stipend of Rs. 2,00,000.
- Regular guidance from the mentors who are eminent screenwriters and writer-directors over the eight-month long programme.
- Two five-day-long intensive workshops conducted by Anjum Rajabali, with the active participation of mentors, advisors and other industry professionals.
- Recommendations on how to approach production houses and studios, how to pitch, and other professional and legal aspects like contracts, copyright and safeguards.
DATES : Applications will be accepted between 1 October – 15 December, 2013.
ELIGIBILITY : Indian Nationals residing in India, 18 years and above, are eligible to apply.
– There is no application fee. However, an incomplete application form without all the required documents will not be accepted.
– The fellowship is open to all Indian languages. However, all the submissions must be made in English or Hindi.
Open for Applications
1 October – 15 December, 2013
Announcement of 12 shortlisted finalists
1 February, 2014
First residential scriptwriting workshop in Khandala, Maharashtra
12 – 16 February, 2014
Interviews of 12 shortlisted finalists
17 February, 2014
Announcement of 6 Fellows
18 February, 2014
Second residential scriptwriting workshop in Khandala, Maharashtra
28 May – 1 June, 2014
15 September, 2014
Asia Society India Centre
2nd Floor, Ramon House
HT Parekh Marg
169, Backbay Reclamation
Churchgate, Mumbai – 400020
All queries will be duly answered. No phone calls, please.
– To know more about the rules, regulations, mentors, application form, click here. Please do read carefully.