ScripTeast Stationary Lab concluded

    ScripTeast Stationary Lab was concluded on Friday, 2nd of October in Ossolinski Palace, Sterdyn, Poland. During the 7-day workshops Authors of 12 projects representing 9 Central and Eastern European Countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) were having individual meetings with Creative Advisors, attended case studies and film screenings.

    The group of Creative Advisors present in Sterdyn featured Marc Caro (France), Cesar winner, scriptwriter and director of "Delicatessen", „The City of Lost Children", "Dante 01"; Chris Collins (UK), BAFTA winner, producer of „My Summer of Love", „Brick Lane", development producer in the UK Film Council; Licia Eminenti (Italy/France) script expert, working for Arte, Eurimages, Media Fund and sales specialist in Gemini Films; also a scriptwriter and director; Robert Jones (UK), producer and co-producer of Oscar, BAFTA, and European Film Award winning films, ie: „The Usual Suspects", „The Constant Gardener", „Gosford Park", Joelle Levie (Canada/France) long-term Director of Quebec division of Telefilm Canada; General Director for Cinema and Television at the Société de Développement des Entreprises Culturelles; founder and director of Ateliers Grand Nord; Udayan Prasad (UK), BAFTA nominee scriptwriter and director of ie: „Opa!", "My Son the Fanatic", „Yellow Hankerchief"; Jason Resnick (USA) long-term Director of International Sales and Acquisitions at Universal Pictures and Focus Film; Antonio Saura (Spain) producer of ie: „Fados", „Salome", co-founder of distribution company, Latino Films; one of founders of Media Business School and Mediterranea Development Agency; Antonin Svoboda (Austria), producer of the Oscar nominated "Darwin's Nightmare", and also "The Educators", "Pepperminta", "Free Rainer", shown at festivals in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno. Roles of Heads of Studies have again been taken by Tom Abrams, professor of the Southern California University in Los Angeles, and Christian Routh, long-term Director at the Media backed European Script Fund, hold the positions of the Heads of Studies of ScripTeast.

    The participants will continue their work online, via e-learning, until the next session during Berlinale, held 13-16 of February 2010, where they will attend another set of meetings. Then they will continue the rewriting process until Cannes Film Festival, where final versions of participating scripts will compete for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Eastern and Central European Script.

    ScripTeast is organized by the Independent Film Foundation and supported by Media Programme, Polish Film Institute, National Center for Culture in Poland, Visegrad Fund and Apple Film Production, with partnership of European Film Academy, Ateliers du Cinéma Européen, Producers Network, e-Talenta, Final Draft and festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Karlovy Vary.