CALL FOR PROJECTS: 28th Intl. Screenwriters′ Workshop

CALL FOR PROJECTS: 28th Intl. Screenwriters′ Workshop

The Workshop is scheduled for early October 13 – 20, 2023 and planned as a residential workshop.

Submission Deadline is August 4, 2023, and will be announced in the CALL FOR PROJECTS. (Postal stamp application)

The International Screenwriters′ Workshops are for screenwriters who have had minimum one feature length script produced or equivalent experience.

The workshop deals with screenplays for Cinema and concentrates on script and project development.

Cinema: Screenplays should be preferably no less than third draft, in order to maximize the one-to-one meetings with the advisors.

Selected Writers: Workshop fee for writer is 3700€.
Travel costs assumed by the selected applicant.

Selected Project Producers: Producers assume their own travel costs and will be charged a 425€ fee for food, lodging and train station/airport transport.

We all hope that Covid 19 or other potential viral problems will not exist in 2023, however, if the workshop cannot be held as a residential workshop, it will be held digitally.

Criteria for Submission:

  • Writer has minimum one feature film script produced (or equivalent experience).
  • eQuinoxe Europe welcomes submissions from international writers of all countries.
  • Producer must be attached to your project. If your project is accepted the producer is obligated to attend the last 2,5 days of the workshop.
  • Applicant speaks English (workshops held in the English language).
  • Cinema projects (1. Drafts are not accepted),
    Scripts submitted in industry-standard format and pagination.
  • Application information: Bios, summary (no longer than 1-page), and the letter of motivation must be submitted in the English language.
  • Scripts may be submitted in German or English language.
  • Script length no longer than 135 pages.
  • If your project is selected, an English translation of the script must be provided in 21 days.

Please note

  • We accept one writer from a writing team.
  • The co-writer and/or director are welcome and encouraged to attend together with the producer for the last two days of workshop, provided space is available.
    Fees are 425€/per person (producer, co-writer, director). Producers assume their own travel costs.
  • A translation of the rewrite (in most cases in English) will be required for the post-workshop rewrite consultation.
  • The application is online, should be filled out, downloaded and signed by both writer and producer.
    Go to footer – right corner
    Under More you´ll find My Account. Opening My Account you´ll need to register and you´ll start the application process
  • Project selection will be made mid-September.

Success fee, Giving back, Paying-forwardeQuinoxe Europe is a non-profit, not for profit organization which supports international filmmakers in script and project development.
Our success fee applies to projects which are produced. These funds enable us to become more sustainable and to continue our work.

For projects which successfully enter production a fee of one-quarter (0,25% of one percent of the final budget will be assessed, not to exceed 7500€, for the project developed with the assistance of the IntlScreenwriters’ Workshop.

For participants returning with a second project, the fee is 0,3% (of 1,0%), capped at 8.500€.
For participants returning with a third project, the fee is 0,3% (of 1,0%) capped at 10.000€.
Example: A film budgeted at one million Euro would amount to 2.500€.

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