9 teams – director, writer, D.O.P and producer.
One Swiss team can participate.
Date and venue
1st session: 7 to 10 June 2021
2nd session: 19 to 27 July 2021
3rd session: 27 September to 5 October 2021
Online Follow-up session: 6 and 7 December 2021

Session 1 to 3 will be held in Warsaw, Poland (or online, if necessary)

Registration/Application deadline
The selected teams will be granted scholarships, including accommodation. Travel costs are not included.
Agnieszka Marczewska, Wajda Studio & School

EKRAN+ is a project based training programme and a visual laboratory focusing on shooting practice and creativity in the pre-production process. EKRAN+ allows participants to explore, identify and refine the tone and the
visual language of their film.

EKRAN+ includes:
• Treatment and/or script development
• Preparation for shooting; visualisation, casting and storyboard
• Shooting
• Editing

After each step, participants receive valuable feedback and advice from the experts.

EKRAN+ supports the shooting with the expertise of casting directors, set designers and production managers. The creative team (director, screenwriter, DOP and producer) are offered a choice of locations, sets and experienced English-speakingactors. At the endof the EKRAN+ programme, each team will have a well developed treatment or a first draft of a script and two scenes, presenting the tone, genre and visual language of the project.

EKRAN+ is based in Poland and is proposed by the Wajda Studio & School, together with FOCAL and other European partners. Thanks to the support of FOCAL, one Swiss team can participate.

Application process
Swiss applicants are asked to apply at the Wajda School by 12 April 2021. On the basis of the material submitted, a pre-selection will be made by experts chosen by FOCAL. Wojciech Marczewski, the mentor of the project, will choose one Swiss team among the preselected projects through an online interview mid-May.

The application may be submitted in German, French, Italian or English for preselection. If the project is preselected, the treatment as well as the letter of commitment, two scenes of the project, and the CVs of all team members must be submitted in English by 6 May 2021. The results of the pre-selection will be communicated by 23 April 2021. The selected team will be informed by mid-May 2021.

Further information and application


Wojciech Marczewski, Paweł Pawlikowski Poland
Ildiko Enyedi Hungary
Antoine Jaccoud Switzerland
Udayan Prasad, Marilyn Milgrom, Margaret Glover England
Denijal Hasanovic Bosnia
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Christoph Hochhäusler, Volker Schloendorff Germany

proposed by

  • Wajda Studio
  • Wajda School
  • Polish Film Institute
  • Österreichisches Filminstitut
  • Croatian Audiovisual Centre
  • Lithuanian Film Centre

supported by

  • Creative Europe

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