eQuinoxe Europe

© eQuinoxe Europe

© eQuinoxe Europe

© eQuinoxe Europe

© eQuinoxe Europe

1 Swiss screenwriter (out of 9). The candidates (Swiss or living in Switzerland) must have written at least one produced feature length script.
Date and venue
7 days in early November 2020, in Germany
Registration/Application deadline

24 August 2020

Application material and selection process

- Script for a cinema film (3rd draft, no more than 135 pages)
- CVs of the writer and the producer attached to the project
- Motivation letter

The application material must be attached to the application. FOCAL pre-selects two projects. For this pre-selection, the scripts may be submitted in French, German or English. These two projects (and some additional
application material) must then be delivered in English or German for the international jury, which will select one of the two projects for the workshop by mid-September. The selected project must be translated into English
for the workshop itself.

Free of charge. The workshop assumes food and lodging as well as travel costs for the writers. The participating producers must pay their own travel costs.
English; fluent English is a prerequisite for all participants.
Jacqueline Surchat, Screen Writing Programme Manager at FOCAL; eQuinoxe Europe e.V.
The International Screenwriters’ Workshops are a unique experience for independent filmmakers. An international jury selects nine talented screenwriters per workshop. During the one-week workshop, the screenwriters meet in one-to-one discussions with nine advisors – internationally known and experienced writers, directors and producers – from all over the world. At the end of the workshops, a one-day master class with a renowned writer will be held.

Thanks to an agreement, one screenwriter living in Switzerland or Swiss screenwriter living abroad can participate in this Workshop. The candidates must have written a minimum of one produced feature length script. Screenplays
are recommended to be at an advanced stage of development (third draft) and have a producer attached to the project.

On the last day of the workshop, the producers of the projects are invited to take part in an extensive wrap-up discussion about their script with the screenwriter and three advisors.

«In the eQuinoxe programme, I met the most professional, experienced,
humorous, strict, and constructive advisers who any author could dream
of having as sparing partners

Petra Volpe
Internationally recognized authors, directors and producers.
Advisors of the last workshops are listed here.

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  • eQuinoxe Europe