Archive for September 26th, 2008

Berlinale 2009

26th September 2008

The deadline for applications for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2009 (7-12 February) is the 8th October, 2008.

Since 2003, the Berlin International Film Festival has encouraged young filmmakers from all over the world and all professional fields to apply to the Berlinale Talent Campus. Over 350 of them are invited to Berlin each year to reflect on their ideas about film in lectures, ateliers and panel discussions, and to work on their projects in specialized hands-on workshops.

Tapping into the unique atmosphere of a great film festival, the Campus takes place simultaneously with the Berlinale. It brings together aspiring talents and experienced film professionals for a six-day program that touches on essential issues of filmmaking such as story development, cinematographic styles, production models and new markets.

To qualify you must be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Have you worked on a short film that was awarded a prize?
  • Has your work screened at an international film festival?
  • Have you worked on a film of at least 60 minutes in length?
  • Are you a film student in your final year or in a post-graduate programme?

Applicants can also opt to apply for intensive training during the Berlinale, such as the Script Station.

This is a hands-on training programme for screenwriters participating in the Berlinale Talent Campus To be considered for this project, complete the online application to the Berlinale Talent Campus here. The application deadline is October 8, 2008.

For the Script Station, 10-12 feature film projects are selected. The screenwriters participate in one-on-one feedback sessions with internationally renowned script consultants. During the Berlinale Talent Campus, personal sessions with these experts are arranged to provide you with concrete feedback and guidance and help you to further develop your script and its presentation.

The application process is entirely online, and further information is available on the Berlinale web site.

Martin Lynch Interview

26th September 2008

The latest edition of Culture Northern Ireland has published a short interview with Belfast playwright Martin Lynch.

Dublin Film Maker in Residence

26th September 2008

Dublin City Council, in association with the Arts Council, is inviting submissions of interest in the position of Film Maker in Residence.

The Residency is open to all creative filmmakers with a recognised qualification/ track record. The emphasis of the Residency will be on supporting the Filmmaker to develop his or her own practice. However, s/he will also be required to suggest ways in which s/he might interact with new audiences/ communities in Dublin City Neighbourhoods in a manner which best suits the skills of the residency holder (this may involve an equivalent time commitment of 100 hours in the year).

The Film Maker in Residence will be engaged for a period of one year on a Contract for Services basis and will be paid a fee of €25,000

To apply send:

  • A C.V. and supporting material.
  • A 2 page proposal of what you wish to achieve through the residency.
  • An outline of ways in which you might interact with new audiences/ communities in the Dublin City Neighbourhoods. A specific and detailed work plan based on the concept or possible approach for the year will be devised upon commencement.

The closing date is Friday 24th October 2008, and submissions should be sent to: The Arts Office, Dublin City Council, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1.

BAFTA Rocliffe Forum

26th September 2008

According to the Writers Guild of Great Britain the BAFTA / Rocliffe New Writing Forum is accepting script submissions for its next session at BAFTA on the 13 November, 2008.

The BAFTA / Rocliffe New Writing forum is both a platform for new writing, and a networking event. Created in 2000, the original format selects three 7-8 minute script extracts – feature film, short film, television drama, sitcom, theatre, radio or sketches. The pieces are cast by a casting director, and rehearsed by professional actors and directors on the evening. A narrator sets the piece in context and the extracts are then performed to an industry audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents.

Only two submissions per person will be accepted, and applicants must be able to attend the session in November. Send a hard copy of the following to Alex – Rocliffe Submissions, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN:

  • 10 minute Script extract (14 pages maximum) – each page must list your name, script title and page number. The script can be short film, feature, or television – please note we are not accepting theatre or radio scripts on this occasion.
  • Long synopsis – min 350 to a max of 500 words.
  • Short synopsis – max 50 words
  • Cast break down and outline of each character that appears in extract.
  • Introduction to provide context, outlining where the extract fits into the overall story and must clearly state whether the script is a feature, short, or television drama.
  • A short writing/industry relevant biography – 150 words max.
  • Only standard script formats will be accepted.
  • Please include your full contact details i.e. name, email and a contact telephone number on your biog page.

Further information about the Forum and how it operates is on the web site.