Friday, April 23, 2010

The National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC)organizes Screenwriters’ Lab

The National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC),has decided to conduct a Screenwriters’ Lab 2010, a two-part Screen Writers’ Workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays, in association with Binger Filmlab and Locarno International Film Festival. This decision of the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) is in keeping with the mandate of promoting the development of the Cinemas of India. A 2-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 part will be held from 7th – 9th August, 2010 at the Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland where participants will get first-hand experience of the workings of the international film community and get to train with their screenplay mentors.
The 2nd part at Film Bazaar, Goa from 23th – 26th November 2010 is where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market to be held during IFFI 2010.The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts, Artistic Director, Binger Filmlab, aided by experienced international guest mentors.Those who interested have 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)as per the guidelines given in the application available online at or by contacting thro email . The last date being 17th May, 2010.

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