Applications must be submitted in Romanian. The development of the projects in this contest will be in Romanian.

Preamble: ASOCIATIA CINEMASCOP, with the support of HBO Europe, will organise the 3rd edition of the screenwriting contest entitled Write a screenplay for, with the goal of developing one or more scripts featuring a world-renowned actor in the main role.

For the third edition, the writers are invited to write a story for GENERATION Z. Actress Kira Hagi will be the ambassador of the 3rd edition.

Young theatre and film actress Kira Hagi graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2017, Kira returned to Romania and can now be seen in performances at the Nottara Theater in Bucharest and in independent productions. Kira Hagi made her film debut at the age of 17 in the film Bucharest, I love you and has since been featured in Between Pain and Amen by Toma Enache and her most recent role was in the film Caprioara by Bogdan George Apetri.

For the third edition, the contest is open for those who can write in Romanian.

The deadline for submissions is May 15th, at 23:00 (Romanian time).

Writers are asked to submit project outlines for the following categories:

TV Miniseries: proposals featuring GENERATION Z as the theme – with and for young audiences

  • a log-line of up to three sentences
  • an outline of up to five pages for a 6 or 8 episode TV miniseries based on a story inspired by Generation Z
  • script excerpt reflecting a conflictual or emotional scene (up to three scenes or five pages, written in Final Draft/any script formatting software).
  • a professional CV also including contact details

Feature Film: proposals for general projects, but which, in the opinion of the authors, would be aimed at a young audience. a log-line of up to three sentences

  • a log-line of up to three sentences
  • a max. two-page outline for a feature film
  • script excerpt reflecting a conflictual or emotional scene (up to three scenes or five pages, written in Final Draft/any script formatting software).
  • a professional CV also including contact details

Submission period: March 18thMay 15th, 2021 at 23:00 (Romanian time).

Selection – Phase 1

Submitted projects will be analysed until May 25th, 2021.

A jury made up of the HBO team, director Cristian Mungiu, screenwriter Alexandru Baciu and WSF Ambassador Kira Hagi, will analyse all the proposals received and will choose a short list of finalist projects that will move to the second stage of the contest.

Results will be announced on May 30th, 2021.

Selection – Phase 2:

A pitching session will follow for the authors of shortlisted projects, taking place between June 1st – 3rd, 2021.

Following this phase, finalist projects will be selected: the HBO team will choose the finalists for the TV miniseries and the screenwriter Alexandru Baciu will choose the finalists for the fiction feature film.

Finalists will be contacted via e-mail or telephone on June 10th, 2021.

Finalist projects will be publicly announced on June 18th during the opening night gala of the 5th edition of the American Independent Film Festival

Costs related to participation in pitching sessions will be covered by the participants.

Selection – Phase 3

Authors of finalist projects are invited to participate in a development workshop which will take place between June 18th – 24th, 2021, in Bucharest.

The organiser will cover:

  • transport to Bucharest for participation in the workshop taking place between June 18th-24th, for those residing in Romania
  • A maximum amount of 150 EUR for the transport of finalists who are not based in Romania. In this case, reimbursement will be made based on a transport invoice or another document justifying the travel expense.
  • Accommodation in Bucharest during the workshop, June 18th-24th, 2021.

The activity will solicit a period of active work, taking form both individually and in a group setting, with screenwriters and experienced supervisors for the development of submitted outlines.

At the end of this process, HBO Europe will choose the winning projects – whose development it wants to continue to support.

The winners will be announced publicly on June 24, 2021 by Kira Hagi at the closing gala of the American Independent Film Festival.


Kira Hagi’s involvement in the projects as Ambassador does not constitute any obligation whatsoever to accept any role, should submitted or successful applications for film or TV reach production stage.

Authors of the winning projects will receive a non-recoupable award of 1000 Euro, to further develop their project until script stage.

Projects will be automatically submitted to according copyright protection associations with the assistance of the organisers.

Scripts must be finalised by November 1st, 2021.

During the writing stage, authors will benefit from the consultation of a group of supervisors chosen by the organisers.

The collaboration between contest organisers and authors will be authorised through a contract which will be given to the finalists before the announcement of the winning projects.

Registration for the third edition of the contest is free and there is no fee for additional entries.

Submissions are to be sent to:

All those who have submitted projects to the contest will receive a confirmation from the Cinemascop Association via e-mail.

Registered participants who do not make the shortlist will not receive notice from Asociatia Cinemascop.

For more details and information:

Asociatia Cinemascop

+4021 666 48 27

Submission to the contest constitutes the acceptation of all terms set out in this document.

Submissions to the contest constitues applicant’s consent to have their personal data collected, in accordance with GDPR regulations.