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WHAT:  Screenwriter’s Lab 2012, a 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.

The Lab is organised in partnership with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands, and the Venice International Film Festival, Italy.

LAB : The 1st Session will be held during the Venice International Film Festival in Venice (31st August- 4th September, 2012) 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 at Film Bazaar, Goa from 24–27 November, 2011 is where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market. (dates are subjected to change)

MENTORS : The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts, Artistic Director, Binger Filmlab, aided by experienced international guest mentors. It is organized in association with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and Venice International Film Festival.

DATES : Last date for submitting complete application forms : 31st May 2012.  Results : August 2012

FEES : Application will not be considered complete without the Submission fee of Rs. Three Thousand Only [Rs. 3000/-]. The fee can be paid through cheque/demand draft/electronic transfer. For more details, click here.

CONTACT: For any doubts, you can check out the FAQ and other details here or can write to  screenwriters-lab@filmbazaarindia.com

Rules & Regulations : Do carefully read the Rules and Regulations page as there has been some changes this year.

Happy writing!

WHAT: Screenwriter’s Lab 2011, a 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.

LAB : The 1st Session will be held during the Venice International Film Festival in September, 2011 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 at Film Bazaar, Goa from 24–27 November, 2011 is where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market.

MENTORS: The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts, Artistic Director, Binger Filmlab, aided by experienced international guest mentors. It is organized in association with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and Venice International Film Festival.

CONTACT: For further details on the Screenwriters’ Lab please write to: filmbazaar2011@gmail.com

DATE: Last Date for entries  is 17 June, 2011.

Rules and Regulations

i. Two Sessions Compulsory

– The sessions in 2011 will run at the Venice International Film Festival, in September and from 24 – 27 November at Film Bazaar Goa, India. Participants must attend both sessions, must have a valid passport and visa and must be able to travel to Venice.

ii. Costs of the Lab

– The lab will provide accommodation for participants in Venice and Goa, as well as accreditation to the Venice International Film Festival and the Goa Film Bazaar.

– The lab will provide economy air tickets originating from either Mumbai or Delhi for travel to the workshop.

– Participants will have to apply, secure and pay for their own visas as well as their travel insurance. The organizers will not be responsible for the above if additional charges are incurred.

 For more details and application form, click here and here.

We 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 Locarno Film Fest.

Into the World –  Ben Rekhi

D End –  Shlok Sharma

Shab – Onir

Lovely Insane – Vasan Bala

Untitled – Seema’s Story –  Madhvi Purohit

Four Colors – Bikas Mishra

The ScriptLab is oganized by National Film Development Corporation of India in association with Binger Filmlab, Netherlands and Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland.

The sessions in 2010 will run from August 7– 9 at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland and from November 23 – 26 at Film Bazaar Goa, India. Congrats to all the writers! Enjoy.

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 www.filmbazaarindia.com or email writers@nfdcindia.com 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!

filmwritingWe posted about the NFDC’s Screenwriting Lab at Locarno Film Festival in association with Binger Filmlab here. The result is finally out. NFDC has selected six writers/script for the Script Lab. And here is the good news – one of us is in. Here is the complete list of those who are going to participate in the lab.

1. Aparna Pednekar – Mumbai based journalist ( Verve/Vogue/GQ India) . Script – F20.

2. Pratim Das Gupta – Calcutta based journalist ( The Telegraph). Script – Vanish.

3. Siddharth Singh – Mumbai based writer-director ( TVC’s/docus/music videos ). Script – Synchronicity.

4. Somen Mishra – Mumbai based journalist ( CNN IBN) . Script – The Prompter’s Son.

5. Priya Krishnaswamy – Pune based editor (features/docus. FTII grad). 

6.  Vinod Shankar – Chennai based actor-writer-director. Script – Adigaram 79 . 

Hopefully we will be able to blog about all the screenwriting tips from the script lab at Locarno Film festival (8th -12th August) and then the pitching session ( 24th-26th November) in Goa. If interested, keep reading and wish us luck!

filmwritingWhat : NFDC is organising Screenwriters Lab 2009 for promising script writers. The 2-part workshop aims to prepare screenwriters for working and selling original Indian screenplays in International film market.

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 8th – 12th August, 2009.

The 2nd session will be at Film Bazaar, Goa from 24th – 26th November 2009 is 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 www.nfdcindia.com  or email writers@nfdcindia.com for the application form.

Last Date : The application must be sent to NFDC before June 10, 2009.

Binger Filmlab : Its 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.

 About Film Bazaar: National Film Development Corporation’s international co-production and sales market is held over 3 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 and Primexchange, an international training programme for producers.

For more details, click here – http://nfdcindia.com/news_detail.php?id=104