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NFDC to conduct 'Screenwriters' Lab 2009' for scriptwriters

MUMBAI: In keeping with its endeavour of promoting the development of the Cinemas of India, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) will conduct Screenwriters‘ Lab 2009, a 2-part screenwriters‘ workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays, in association with Binger Filmlab, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Entertainment Society of Goa.


A 2-part workshop, Screenwriter‘s Lab 2009 is designed to prepare screenwriters‘ with original Indian stories for working with the international filmmaking market place. It aims at improving a completed screenplay in its final stages and to increase the international marketability of the same.


The first session will be held during the Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland from 8 to 12 August where participants will get first-hand experience of the workings of the international film community and get to train with their screenplay mentors.


In the second session at Film Bazaar, Goa from 24 to 26 November, participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market.


The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts, artistic director, Binger Filmlab, aided by experienced international guest mentors.


To participate in the workshop, participants need to submit entry form along with screenplay in classic format, log-line, one-page synopsis along with screenwriters‘ CV in English.


Interested applicants can register online at www.nfdcindia.com or can email to writers@nfdcindia.com for application forms. Applications must reach the NFDC before 10 June.

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