Female Screenwriters: Apply for a New Residency in Berlin

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Are you an up-and-coming female screenwriter in Europe? This monthlong residency could be for you.

One of the most challenging parts of screenwriting is simply finding the time and space to do it, particularly if you are still up-and-coming and have to hold down a day job in addition to writing. This is where writing residencies come in.

A new residency, the Scriptwriter Residency from the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, aims at female screenwriters with a European nationality who have written or directed at least one feature film (fiction or documentary) distributed in one European country. The woman who is selected for the opportunity gets travel to and accommodation in a private room in Berlin from January 22-February 22, 2018. By design, the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) falls during this period, as well.

The “residential” part of the residency is only the beginning. The chosen screenwriter will also be mentored by script consultant Suzanne Pradel through four working sessions and will receive accreditation for Berlinale, which includes the opportunity to network at the festival’s European Film Market.

According to the EWA site, eligibility requirements include:

  • You must be a female scriptwriter, screenwriter/director or screenwriter/producer 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. No screenwriter teams are accepted. 
  • Applicants must be EWA members. (Join here)
  • You must submit a first draft of a script in English for a full-length feature film. Fiction only.
  • The principal photography of the film should be done in Europe.

Applications are due September 15, 2017, and details on how to apply can be found here.

Good luck!     

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Imagine something called a male-screenwriters residency programme and BOY....by now internet, government agencies, media, SJWs, feminists and left liberals would had jumped in and forced the event to withdraw, apologise and made to undergo moral classes.
Is it not sexist ?
Equality is nothing but a privilege, victm-playing and yeah a farce.

August 16, 2017 at 10:05PM, Edited August 16, 10:07PM

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Anirban Ray
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Anirban - Close your eyes... relax... breathe deeply and try to imagine a world where the vast majority of films are written, directed and produced by men...

Now open your eyes. Hey Presto! Same world! You didn't even have to imagine it, silly sausage - it was there all along!

Feeling better now? Think you'll be okay?

August 17, 2017 at 1:33AM

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Alex Richardson
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Alex - Close your eyes... relax... breathe deeply and try to imagine a world where the vast majority of films written, directed and produced by women aren't watched and thus supported by the 3.5+ BILLION WOMEN on this planet...
Now open your eyes. Hey Presto! Same world! You didn't even have to imagine it, silly sausage - it was there all along!
Feeling better now? Think you'll be okay?

But seriously - there is a certain problem with chauvinist mainstream movie industries all around the world. But they are the same ones women support with their money, because women aren't (hear, hear!) on a political campaigns 24/7 when they just want to get some entertainment.

August 17, 2017 at 10:40PM, Edited August 17, 10:57PM

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DingDong
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I think I'd take you more seriously, Oswald Mustardseed, if you were using your real name, and didn't make similar comments on boards across NFS.

I don't know where you've got your authoritative figures on international women viewers - and their intentions/reasoning - but it sounds like it has produced pretty definitive results that we should all be hearing about. Care to share?

August 18, 2017 at 1:34AM

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Alex Richardson
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Not for any debates or issues.
However You talk in riddles with no clear direct point.
This was my personal view and yes there are many who feel the same, except that they wanna play safe, want to be politically correct and fear trolls.

August 18, 2017 at 12:48PM

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I remember how I wrote a lot of paper works per day. Nowadays, I try myself as a scriptwriter.

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