16th ZFF: Open calls for My First Script Workshop!

Zagreb Film Festival announces an open call for application for the script development workshop My First Script. The workshop is intended for filmmakers who are preparing a script for their first feature-length film.

From the received applications the total of 6 participants will be chosen to participate in the workshop: two from Croatia, four from Europeincluding the participants from the new sub-programme MEDIA countries (such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia and Turkey). The 5-day workshop will be held during the 16th edition of Zagreb Film Festival, which will take place from 10th to 18th November 2018.

The purpose of this workshop is to help young screenwriters in making a script for their first feature-length fiction film, under the guidance of two script doctors, experienced screenwriters and/or directors. Through an intense practical program with emphasis on solving problems working in a team, young colleagues will be encouraged, in a relaxed working atmosphere, to successfully complete their scripts.

The workshop is free for all participants. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered for foreign participants.

Candidates who are interested in the workshop should send the application including:
1. Short resume with personal data
2. Synopsis
3. Script or treatment + minimum 3 elaborated scenes

Candidates from other countries must submit their applications in English language. Projects from Croatia can be submitted in Croatian; however, if accepted, their authors must prepare English translations by the beginning of October.

Deadline for application: 10th July 2018

Applications should be sent to: inja@zagrebfilmfestival.com

The results will be announced at the end of September 2018.

Throughout previous six editions of the workshop, a total of 35 projects from different European countries participated in the workshop. This year we have to mention one particular project “The Load” by Ognjen Glavonić which will be screened as a part of this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight program. We wish them a great Cannes screening and a lot of luck to all the other projects which are on their way to production!