ScripTeast is a training program for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe. It aims to equip the participants to produce scripts that have international marketing potential.
The program gives an opportunity to make connections with the best writers and trends in world cinema at festivals in Berlin and Cannes as well as international promotion of scripts and their authors.
ScripTeast evaluates a script at one-to-one meetings from multiple perspectives with creative advisors who are acclaimed filmmakers.
A year long program consists of three stationary session and two online sessions with advisors. First stationary session takes place in Poland in autumn 2014, second – during Berlinale 2015.
Final session takes place in Cannes during the IFF where the best script of a given edition is presented with the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award.
The Award – apart from statuette designed by Adam Fedorowicz – includes 10.000 Euro money prize to be spent on further work on the project.
Till the end of July 2014 (July 31) screenwriters from Central and Eastern Europe can submit their scripts via www.scripteast.pl and by post. Every year Independent Film Foundation, ScripTeast organizer, selects 10 to 12 projects from several dozen of submitted scripts, which take part in the program.
ScripTeast is organized by the Independent Film Foundation and supported by Media Programme, Polish Film Institute and Apple Film Production, with partnership of European Film Academy, Producers Network and ACE, Transatlantic Partners and Film New Europe.