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India Screenwriting Workshop, Goa



January 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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Attention! All writers with a story inside that is trying to get out. Got a great story but don't know how to start a screenplay? Here is a writing lab for people who have stories to tell...

The India Screenwriting Workshop is designed for 10 aspiring screenwriters to interact in group and individual sessions with Screenwriters of international repute, with the aim of developing their own screenplays. The workshop will focus on the written work of the writers, examining their immediate story concerns and overall screenwriting craft.

Writers will also interact with Industry Producers with the aim of developing the skill to pitch their stories compellingly.

RESOURCE PERSONS
Principal Mentors:
Sabrina Dhawan, writer of MONSOON WEDDING and Associate professor in Screenwriting at the Tisch School of Arts.
Paromita Vohra, writer of KHAMOSH PANI and visiting faculty for Scriptwriting at Sophiya College, Mumbai.

Proposed Guest Mentors:
Shekhar Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj, Abbas Tyrewala, John Newbigin, Ian Iqbal Rashid, B R Sharan (Sa Re Ga Ma India Ltd.)

AWARDS: seed grant to complete the screenplay
At the end of the workshop, a seed grant will be awarded to the writers whose stories show the best potential for development into a quality screenplay. This grant is to support the writers to complete their screenplays in a stipulated period of time in which they will also receive two rounds of feedback from their Mentors. The awardees will also be required to create a short video pitch of their screenplay. Judgments on submissions will be made by a jury of Mentors and the Program Directors and their decision will be final.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: This workshop will be held over 7 days from 17 March to 23 March at The International Centre, Goa. There is no entry fee and all travel and accommodation expenses will be borne by the organizers.

Timeline: Last date for Submission of Applications - 11 Feb 2008
Announcement of shortlist of Participants chosen for Workshop - 28 Feb 2008
Screenwriting Workshop in Goa - 17 March-23 March
Announcement of Seed Grant Awardees - 23 March 2008

HOW TO APPLY: Click below to download the Application Form:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-arts-screenwriting-appl.pdf
http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-arts-screenwriting-appl.doc

To take part in the competition to attend the workshop, please complete this application form and send it along with your story for a film (2-5 pages) and screenplay of a few scenes (10-20 pages) not later than 11 February 2008 to indiascriptworkshop@gmail.com

The India Screenwriting Workshop is funded by the British Council India.


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