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 2nd 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 second edition, screenwriters are invited to write a story for Romanian actors Anamaria Marinca and/or Vlad Ivanov.

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

The deadline for submissions is March 8th, 2020, at 23:00 (Romanian time).

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

  1. Feature Film: submissions either for Vlad Ivanov or Anamaria Marinca in a main role (starring separately), or for both actors in a lead role (starring together)
  • a log-line of up to three sentences
  • a one-page outline for feature films having Vlad Ivanov or Anamaria Marinca (separately) in a main role, or for a feature film having both actors starring together
  • a sequence of max. four pages with dialogue, representing a conflictual scene
  • a professional CV also including contact details
  1. TV Miniseries: submissions either for Vlad Ivanov or Anamaria Marinca in a main role (starring separately), or for both actors in a lead role (starring together)
  • a log-line of up to three sentences
  • a three-page outline for a 6 episode TV miniseries having Vlad Ivanov or Anamaria Marinca (separately) in a main role, or for a 6 episode TV miniseries having both actors starring together
  • a sequence of max. four pages with dialogue, representing a conflictual scene
  • a professional CV also including contact details

Submission period: February 1stMarch 8th, at 23:00 (Romanian time).
 

Selection – Phase 1

Submitted projects will be analysed until March 30th, 2020.
A jury formed by Alexandru Baciu, Ioanina Pavel and Silvia Popescu will choose the shortlisted projects.
Results will be announced on April 2nd, 2020.

 

Selection – Phase 2:

A pitching session will follow for the authors of shortlisted projects, taking place between April 10th-12th, 2020, in Bucharest.

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

Finalists will be contacted via e-mail or telephone on April 14th, 2020.
Finalist projects will be publicly announced on April 24th during the opening night gala of the 4th 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 April 24th – April 30th, 2020, in Bucharest.

The organiser will cover:

  • transport to Bucharest for participation in the workshop taking place between April 24th-April 30th, 2020, 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, April 24th-30th, 2020

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.

The projects of the finalists will then be reviewed by a panel of specialists together with Anamaria Marinca and Vlad Ivanov, and will choose the projects they wish to see developed.

Winners will be announced on April 30th, 2020, at the closing night gala of the American Independent Film Festival.

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Anamaria Marinca and Vlad Ivanov’s involvement in the projects as Mentors 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 finalized by October 1st, 2020.

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.

Submission to the second edition of the contest is free of charge for the first application of an author.

 Should the author wish to submit more than one project, every supplementary submission will carry an application fee of 50 RON.

Those interested in applying with more than one project are asked to mention the number of submissions they intend to send in.

The fee for the supplementary applications will be paid in the bank account of ASOCIATIA CINEMASCOP according to instructions received upon requests.

Submissions are to be sent to: info@cinemascop.eu

All those who have submitted projects to the contest will receive a confirmation from Asociatia Cinemasop 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
info@cinemascop.eu

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.