Apply now for EWA´s Female Scriptwriter Residency in Berlin

THE OFFER:

Accommodation in Berlin starting from 1 February 2020 – and ending 29 February 2020, including three working sessions with a well-known script consultant (2 in Berlin + 1 Skype session after the Berlinale) amd the accreditation for the Berlinale.The EWA scriptwriting residency and the script consultancy must be mentioned in the credits of the later film.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Women scriptwriters or directors 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.
  • who are EWA members. If you are not an EWA member you can join us now
  • who have a first draft of a script in English for a full length feature film. Fiction only.

ELEMENTS TO BE PROVIDED :

  1. CV in English
  2. Copy of valid ID
  3. Treatment of the script in English.  By the time of the selection you must have a full script in English or French. (The unavailability of a script by the time of the selection prevents you from being accepted in the residency)
  4. Synopsis in English
  5. Project status information in English INCLUDING a Project curriculum (where the project has been presented, prizes, attached producer…)
  6. Motivation letter for the residency in English. This letter must show evidence of fluency in English.
  7. Evidence of release of previous films

Fill in the application here We do not accept applications by email. 

DEADLINE on October 15th

Suzanne Pradel is the script consultant attached to the programme. Suzanne is an international script consultant, lecturer and bookscout. For many years, she has been working as a script expert for several European Film Funds. 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.

Find more information: https://www.ewawomen.com/residency/


€30.000 Development Grant by MFG Filmfunding for the adaptation of JACOB DECIDES TO LOVE 

Winner of the Swiss Book Prize and Eichendorff Prize in 2011, this epic drama about migration, sold over 50.000 copies in Germany alone. Translated into 7 languages, in 2011 and 2012 it was for months on Switzerland’s Best-Seller List.

The author and director Yilmaz Arslan (winner of the Silver Rose and Silver Leopard) and Berlin BuchScout Agent Suzanne Pradel will collaborate together on the cinematic adaptation of Catalin Dorian Florescu’s wonderful novel JACOB DECIDES TO LOVE.


Theatrical Release: “Galloping Mind” by Wim Vandekeybus

Galloping Mind

The drama „Galloping Mind“ by Belgian star-choreogrpher, author and director Wim Vandekeybus, will celebrate its theatrical release starting in Belgium, September 9th 2015. The E.U. Media Programme supported international coproduction was produced in Hungary by Savage Film, Climax Film, Eyeworks, Panta Vision Film International, Uj Budapest Filmstudio, and VRT/Canvas. BuchScout Suzanne Pradel worked as script consultant on this project.

Synopsis:
Twins separated at birth, the girl grows up in a middle-class environment, her brother in a street gang. Twelve years later their paths cross again.

 

Watch trailer with English and French subtitles:


Oct 22nd, 2015: Join the „Adaptation“ seminar by Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency) at SAE Alumni Convention 2015

„The book was different“, is one of the things you often hear when leaving the cinema. But Novels and Film are very different mediums. If so, why undertake a film adaptation instead of producing an original screenplay?

What are the benefits of an adaptation, and what are the pitfalls to be avoided? What are the steps in the process, from choosing the right Novel, the acquisition of rights and negotiation of contracts, to the completion of the film?

Suzanne Pradel is the founder of BuchScout Agency which is your expert for novel to film adaptations. As international script consultancy we work in the development of ambitious/ sophisticated feature films for the national and international markets.

SAE Institute, the world’s largest creative media school with a presence in over 50 countries is bringing back its iconic alumni convention to Berlin, Germany.
http://www.sae-alumni-convention.org