The 2nd edition of the contest starts today – submit your projects until March 8th, 2020.
Asociația Cinemascop, with the support of HBO Europe, is launching the second edition of the screenwriting contest: WRITE A SCREENPLAY FOR…, organized in the framework of the American Independent Film Festival, which will take place in Bucharest between April 24th – April 30th, 2020. The first edition took place last year, featuring Romanian-American actor Sebastian Stan as special guest.
This year, organisers invited Romanian actors Anamaria Marinca and Vlad Ivanov to inspire Romanian language screenwriters (either professional or amateur), to send in their outlines by March 8th, 2020, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outlines can be written for a feature film or for a six episode TV miniseries. Feature films and TV miniseries must feature either Vlad Ivanov or Anamaria Marinca in a lead role, or to have both starring together. A jury formed of the HBO team and screenwriter Alexandru Baciu will analyse all submissions and will select a shortlist of projects to remain in the contest.
Authors of the shortlisted projects will be invited to a pitching session between April 10th-12th in Bucharest, after which the finalists will be announced publicly at the opening night gala of the American Independent Film Festival on April 24th, 2020. Throughout the festival, between April 24th-30th, finalists will participate in a series of workshops where their projects will be developed with the input of a number of script doctors.
This edition’s special guests, actors Anamaria Marinca and Vlad Ivanov, together with specialists in the field, will analyse the finalist’s projects and will choose the projects they wish to see developed. On April 30th, 2020, the winners will be publicly announced at the closing night gala of the American Independent Film Festival.
HBO Europe and Asociația Cinemascop will support the development of the winning projects through to script stage. Contest regulations and details can be accessed on: http://filmedefestival.ro/wsf/regulament-de-concurs/
The first edition of the contest took place in 2019 and was dedicated to actor Sebastian Stan. Over 200 writers submitted their works to the contest. Feature film project Câini care latră de la distanță, by Andrei Epure and TV miniseries Uruc by Alexandru Molico were selected as the winners of the contest.
Founded in 2017, the American Independent Film Festival is a festival that celebrates American film, culture and lifestyle. It proposes the popularity of cinema and the cultural values it propagates in order to achieve its cultural, educational, humanitarian and formative objectives for the Romanian public, where the education of these values are significant.
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