The scriptwriter´s residency program of the European Women´s Audiovisual Network is an initiative dedicated to supporting the career of the next generation of screenwriting talents among EWA members. It helps them to enter the industry with the best script for feature films possible by working on the strategic positioning of their project . Its purpose is to give a selected woman scriptwriter or director the opportunity to be mentored by a script consultant, to work with her before the Berlinale and to attend the EFM at the Berlinale 2019 to make connections.
Who is eligible?
1 female scriptwriter, screenwriter/director or screenwriter/producer with a European nationality and resident in Europe (47 Council of Europe countries) having written or directed at least one feature film (fiction or documentary) distributed (Theatrically/TV/wide festival trajectory) in one European country. No screenwriter teams are accepted.
2 who is an EWA member. If you are not an EWA member you can join EWA now
3 who has a first draft of a script in English for a full length feature film. Fiction only.
4 the principal photography of the film should be done in Europe
***Please send the requested material before September 24***
A commitee of three industry experts will select the best project among those received.
The Offer: travel costs from and to Berlin. accommodation in a private room + access to a kitchen in Berlin starting from 17 January 2019 – and ending 17 February 2019, including four working sessions with a well-known script consultant (3 in Berlin + 1 Skype session after the Berlinale) and accreditation for the Berlinale.
Testimony of the last winners:
Andrea Culkova‘s TESTOSTERONE STORY was the project selected in 2018. You can read here the interview with Andrea.
Murielle Thierrin‘s SUGARCANE FLOWER was the project selected for the 1st programme. Read here the interview with Murielle Thierrin talking about her experience in Berlin taking the residency.
Suzanne is an international script consultant, lecturer and bookscout. For many years, she has been working as a script expert for Eurimages and MEDIA Programme. In 2009 she founded the BUCHSCOUT AGENCY which specializes in novel-to-film adaptations as well as international script consultancy, developing sophisticated TV features and cinematic features.