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Every great feature film begins with a well-written and dynamic screenplay. As original ideas and highly developed scripts are key elements to the success of the screen industry, the Atlantic Film Festival is looking for the best and most talented writers from the Atlantic region to participate in our annual Script Development Program. Presented by Telefilm Canada & Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund, this program offers a unique opportunity for Atlantic Canadian writers to develop their feature film ideas from an outline into a treatment and finally into a rough first draft.
The first draft scripts will then be presented to a jury and writers will pitch their projects to a room of film producers at the 33rd Atlantic Film Festival. It is during this Script Pitch Event that the writers will vie for the $10,000 development prize, made available through Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund. After the pitch session, writers and producers will get a chance to discuss their projects further at a networking reception, sponsored by Telefilm Canada, with the hope of creating a working connection. Once writers have found a producer to work with, they will also be eligible to work with Telefilm Canada to bring their project into further development.
Please Note: Successful applicants MUST be available for ALL 3 WEEKEND workshops and any other related events during the opening weekend of the 33rd Atlantic Film Festival, September 12-15, 2013.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Application Deadline: Friday April 22 at 5PM
Workshop #1: May 17-19, 2013
Workshop #2: July 5-7, 2013
Workshop #3 including pitching training: August 16-18
One-on-One Pitch Session: first week of September (this can be done remotely through Skype or Phone)
Script Pitch Event: Sunday September 15, 2013
Script Out Loud: Monday September 16, 2013
33rd Atlantic Film Festival: September 12-19, 2013
Once you have filled out the application form you can send the completed form to email@example.com
Industry Partnership Manager