"I've been working on the screenplay of "The Sweet Bitterness of the Ripe Pomegranates" for a couple of years now and I really needed to see it "mirrored" - as tutors Franz and Francoise put it, into their eyes and those of the other participants. This has really helped me to step back and see what I need to prioritize in the story in order to wrap it up and move on to the next steps of early pre-production. After the workshop I feel inspired and energized, and I am truly grateful that Galichnik Film Festival is providing such a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers, already in their first year. I can only imagine what will become of it, once Covid-19 crisis is behind us and the festivals takes it's intended form in the legendary Macedonian village of Galichink. Good luck and thank you!"
"Even though I had been part of script doctoring initiatives, after the Script Circle with François and Franz I finally understood what it means to have worked with a script consultant. Or perhaps the better term would be a script therapist, because their deep and amazingly thorough reading of each of our scripts and then their very thoughtful, gentle and eloquent challenging of our most cherished darlings, I think really transformed each of us. In fact, I think that never before was I able to really hear and take in so many criticisms about my script and then now be excited to go and fix them. I think that I could go as far as to say that I simply cannot really imagine that there is a better way to aid a screenwriter than what François and Franz do through their Script circle. So most of all, I really feel immensely grateful to the festival and to the two of them for this experience, because I have that much more chance of making my film happen. "
"As I am selected for the Script Development Workshop, I had the chance of brainstorming on my and three other diverse scripts with two precious script consultants: Franz and François. I was really surprised how they managed to cover four of our scripts in details. They were really halprful on making us re-think on the details and it was a very fruitful workshop for me. I am thankful to Galichnik Film Festival crew for their efforts. I hope to physically take part in Galichnik in the following times! "
"The professionalism and expertise of the script consultants at the workshop was absolutely amazing; they even inspired me to consider pursuing an education in script consulting. But the best aspect for me was the methodology of the workshop - the analysis and group discussions among the tutors and the participants were very useful both for further development of my script and my general approach to audiovisual storytelling. I only wish it could have lasted longer!"
Abdullah Harun Ilhan - Turkey
Ivan Koroman - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Andrej Volkashin - North Macedonia
Stasha Tomic - Serbia
Galichnik Film Festival announces an open call for application for the script development workshop for participants from Balkan Countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey)
The 2-day workshop will be held during the first edition of Galichnik film Festival, which will take place from 29th and 30th August 2020. The workshop offers screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature scripts, under the guidance of script consultants: Franz Rodenkirchen and Françoise von Roy.
Candidates who are interested in the workshop should send the application including:
2. Full script
3. Author's note
3. Short resume
Deadline for application: 15 August 2020
Applications should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All materials should be in English, submitted in PDF files.
The chosen participants will be notified by August 20.
For the selected participants, the program is free of charge.
Important notice: Due to Coronavirus traveling restrictions this year's workshop will be held online.
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