NFDC to organize Screenwriters Lab 2010


MUMBAI: The National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) will conduct Screenwriters’ Lab 2010, a two part screenwriters’ workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays, in association with Binger Filmlab and Locarno International Film Festival.


Screenwriter’s Lab 2010, a two part workshop, is designed to prepare screenwriters’ with original Indian stories for working with the international filmmaking market place. It aims at improving a completed screenplay in its final stages and to increase the international marketability of the same.


The first session will be held during the Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland from 7 – 9  August, 2010, where participants will get first-hand experience of the workings of the international film community and get to train with their screenplay mentors.


The second session at Film Bazaar, Goa, from 23 – 26 November, 2010, is where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market.


The workshop will be conducted by Binger Filmlab artistic director Marten Rabarts, aided by experienced international guest mentors.


To participate in the workshop the participants need to submit entry form along with screenplay in classic format, Log-line, one page synopsis along with screenwriters’ CV in English. A letter of intent and a DVD of previous work (if existing).