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19th Screenplay Development Fund - Amiens Film Festival

evt AmiensThe support for the script development of the Amiens International Film Festival : financing the writing development of the best feature length script projects from the South and analysing the pitch to optimise the results.

Deadline for submission: 18 August 2014

Screenplay development fund

The applications are analysed by a pre-selection committee composed by the persons in charge of the support fund, some members of the artistic committee of the Amiens International Film Festival and professional readers. 

Around 15 to 20 projects are selected. Their authors/directors, and eventually their producer(s), pitch the story in front of an international professional jury – with high knowledge of co-producing with Southern countries – and an audience of professionals essentially composed of producers, distributors, financing organisms … The five awarded screenplays are announced by the jury after the presentation of all the projects. 

After pitching, in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the script project, meetings are proposed between the authors and the professionals attending the Amiens International Film Festival – among with the members of the Jury of the fund. 

Individual meetings with jury members

Following the announcement of the awarded, the Amiens Film Festival can organize on request individual meetings with members of the jury or attending professionals to identify strengths and weaknesses of the presented project.

The international jury

Professionals specialised in screenplay and co-productions with the south compose the screenplay development fund’s jury. 

In 2012, the jury was composed by Anna Defendini (CCAS, France), Rosanna Seregni (Sintra Srl, Rome), Marianne Dumoulin (JBA Production, France), Nour-Eddine Saïl (CCMC, Morocco), Gilles Duval (Independent expert, France), Georges Goldenstern (Cinéfondation/Cannes Film Festival, France), Gareth Jones (Scenario Films Ltd, United Kingdom, Martial Knaebel (Visions Sud Est, Switzerland). In the framework  of the screenplay development fund, the Amiens International Film Festival invites the directors and their producers.

The Festival is taking care of the subsistence charges in Amiens of the director and their producers, and the transportation costs for the director.   

For any further information, please contact the Amiens International Film Festival office in Paris : 

CINÉ-SUD PROMOTION - Thierry Lenouvel 
5 rue de Charonne – 75011 Paris, France 
Tél. : + 33 1 44 54 54 77 – Fax : + 33 1 44 54 05 02 
E.mail : thierry@cinesudpromotion.com
Website: http://www.filmfestamiens.org/?-Script-&lang=en


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