Nov 12th: GALLOPING MIND at FilmFestival Cottbus

MV5BMTUzNjA5NjU5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTA3MDAyNjE@._V1_SY317_CR50214317_AL_-203x300The artistically interesting arthouse movie is an international coproduction directed by Wim Vandekeybus and produced by Bart Van Langendonck (Savage Film). Suzanne Pradel was the script consultant on this project.

Performance:  2016-11-12 | 22:00 Weltspiegel

Belgium, Hungary, The Netherlands, 2015, 120 Min
Sam and Sarah lead a comfortable and blissful life, despite Sarah’s wishes to have a child and Sam’s gnawing reluctance to become a father. Yet destiny has a wicked sense of humour; an encounter with the explosive Lula will topple their relationship forever in this harrowing debut drama from Wim Vandekeybus.

Winners of the Pitching Platform for Feature Films at the Antalya Film Forum 2016

The 1. prize goes to the film SISTERS of the director Emin Alper and the producer Nadir Operli (Liman Film).
This artistic film tells a unique story of three sisters, revealing the practice of sending poor girls to work as servants for rich families. A strikingly beautiful representation on how people from an inferior class are trapped in their social status. The story is socially relevant as the gap between rich and poor people is growing all over Europe.

The 2. prize goes to the film TRUST/ Güven of the director Sefa Öztürk Colay and the producer Serkan Acar (FilmFabrik).
This project is an interesting mix of two genres with a multi layering of suspense. Thus the story explores relational problems in a very unique way as it questions what connects us other than trust.

The jury thanks all participants for presenting their projects to us.

Members of the Jury:
(l to r)
Serkan Yildirim (Erbay Media)
Sabina Mitevska (Sister And Brothers Mitevski Production)
Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency Berlin)
Arten Zharku (Kosova Cinema-tography Center)

Oct 21st: Antalya Film Festival: “Working With A Script Consultant”


Learn more about what does it mean to work with a script consultant and how this helps to improve the quality of your script.

„Working with a Script Consultant“

Panel at the Antalya Film Festival on October 21st from 15:00 to 16:30


Speakers: Anne Gensior, Suzanne Pradel

Moderator: Eng Palabiyik




Apply For The First Female Scriptwriter Residency in Berlin!


The First Scriptwriter Residency Programme of The European Women´s Audiovisual Network (EWA) has been launched on 22/09/2016.

The EWA scriptwriter residency programme is a great initiative dedicated to supporting the next generation of screenwriting talents among EWA members, and helping them enter the industry with the best script possible. Its purpose is offering to one selected woman scriptwriter/director the possibility to be mentored by a script consultant, to work with her before Berlinale and to have the opportunity to attend the EFM at the Berlinale to make connections.

The Offer: travel costs from and to Berlin. Accommodation in a private room + access to a kitchen in Berlin starting from 20 January 2017 – and ending 17 February, including four working sessions with a renowned script consultant (3 in Berlin + 1 Skype session after the Berlinale) and accreditation for the Berlinale.

Suzanne Pradel is the script consultant attached to the programme.

img_1231Suzanne is an international script consultant, lecturer and bookscout. Since 2008 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.

More detailed information you will find here:


Paris: Unesco invites the documentary WHY WOMEN NEED TO CLIMB MOUNTAINS in September

The f12718195_1088957164495102_5629232043889521782_nilm Why Women Need to Climb Mountains – A Journey of Discovery with Dr. Gerda Lerner asks the question:

How does knowing our history affect our potential to shape the future? This documentary explores the courageous life, work, and vision of Dr. Gerda Lerner and looks at the creative and collective spirit of women activists who spearheaded the field of women’s history.

BuchScout is happy to announce that the documentary will be screened at the Unesco in Paris.

Screening at the Unesco in Paris on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 4.30 pm

(2016, 85 minutes, original version in English and German with English subtitles)

Un voyage dans la vie et l’œuvre du Docteur Gerda Lerner
(2016, 85 minutes, version originale en anglais et en allemand, sous-titrée en anglais)

Jeudi 15 septembre 2016 à 16 h 30

La projection sera suivie d’u,n débat en présence de la réalisatrice Renata Keller.

Un événement organisé par l’UNESCO et les Délégation permanentes de l’Autriche et des Etats Unis d’Amérique auprès de l’UNESCO


July 18th, Premiere in London “Why women need to climb mountains”

WhyWomenneedINf A journey through the life and work of Dr. Gerda Lerner – a grassroots activist, social reformer and pioneering feminist historian.

Dr. Gerda Lerner is one of the most inspiring women of the 20th century. This documentary shows in detail her courageous life and work and ask the question: How does knowing our history affect our potential to shape the future?

This film is deeply inspiring for women and men!

The Premiere followed by Q&A with the director Renata Keller will take place on Monday, July 18th, 7pm at Ethelburgas, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG (


Tips: Who is your audience for your film? Where do you find it? How dos you get in contact with your audience?

Unknown-3Learn more about this by watching these videos produced by Emily Best (Seed&Spark).

You will find lots of practical tips for your film no matter if you do a crowdfunding campaign or not. It´s important to think about this already at an early stage of script development. This will help you to shape your project.

Learn more about Why Women Need To Climb Mountains!



BuchScout is happy to announce the PREMIERE of the amazing documentary WHY WOMEN NEED TO CLIMB MOUNTAINS in London.

Doing script consulting on this project about the grassroots activist, social reformer and pioneering female historian Dr. Gerda Lerner – one of the most inspiring women of the 2nd century – has been a wonderful experience. The film is amazing for women as well as for men!

The Premiere will be followed by a Q&A with the film director Renata Keller

Monday, July 18 7pm
Venue: Ethelburgas, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

How to get the money for your future films?


This is what EWA´s Multiple Revenue Stream Training for Future Films is about which will take place in Pisa, Italy, from June 29 to July 3.

The training is supported by Creative Europe-MEDIA.

14 participants from 9 different countries will come together to learn film financing. marketing, distribution, crowdfunding and audience building to improve the market potential for their projects.

EWA’s 2016 pedagogical core team is composed of top-notch experts in film marketing (Kobi Shely – Distrify Media), in crowdfunding (Hilla Medalia – Medalia Productions), rich media & mobile distribution (Mirona Nicola –, financing (Marco Dreysse, financing consultant), pitching (Agathe Berman – Legato Films), development (Tereza Simikova – Doc Incubator), brand marketing (Marina Marzotto – Propaganda Italia) and script-writing (Suzanne Pradel – BuchScout Agency Berlin).

The lucky participants whose projects include fiction, documentaries and cross media projects are:

Suzan Guverte, Turkey, Producer
Serena Gramizzi, Italy, Producer
Valeria Mazzucchi, Italy, Director
Izaskun Arandia, Spain, Director & Producer
Glynnis Ritter, Sweden, Producer & Outreach Manager
Merja Ritola, Finland, Producer
Irene de Lucas Ramon, Spain, Scriptwriter & Director
Vera Juliusdottir, Iceland, Director
Mariette Feltin, France, Director
Marina Kunarova, Kazakhstan, Scriptwriter & Director
Yessenyia Abenova, Kazakhstan, Director
Marina Lazarevska, Macedonia
Cristina Rajola, Italy, Producer
Maru Solores, Spain, Director & Screenwriter