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  • Bebek is a junior officer at the International Crime Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, also known as The Hague Tribunal of Justice. He is young, ambitious, and in his own view, underestimated. Spending too much time in the copy-room, the bottom of the career ladder, he dreams of a life more exciting and a post […]

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    Mitko Panov

    Mitko Panov studied Directing at the Polish National School for Film, TV & Theatre in Lodz. In 1988 he moved to the USA. Since 2004 he lives in Switzerland.
    For his films he received a number of international awards among which the Golden Palm for best short film in Cannes 1991, a special jury award at the Clermont Ferrand film festival, 2000 and a Best Balkan (short) Film Award at Drama Greece, 2000, to name a few.
    His works were aired on major television networks including : Canal +, France 3, Channel 4, ARTE, ZDF, PBS, ARD/BR, 3 Sat, B-92, Arts & Entertainment etc.
    From 1991 on, Panov taught directing at the New York University Graduate Film Department, The German State School for Film and TV in Munich (H.F.F. ) and is a funding member of the New York Film Academy. He is an Associate Professor in film directing and production at the University of Texas at Austin.
    Panov is recipient of a number of grants and fellowships including the Rockefeller Fellowship for US Film and Media artists, the Guggenheim Fellowship for distinguished artists and scholars and the Sundance (Soros) Documentary Film Grant.

    Władysław Pasikowski

    Born in Łódz on June 16, 1959. One of the most successful Polish film directors.
    Between 1978-1983, he pursued cultural studies at Łódz University, majoring in film studies. Next, between 1983-1988, he studied at the Direction Faculty in the famed Łódz Film School..
    Awards for his work include:
    Award for his directorial Debut and the Special Award to “Kroll” at the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia 1991
    Gold Duck Award to “Psy” for Direction at the same festival in 1993 and Award for Best Direction at the Action and Adventure Film Festival in Velenciennes in 1994
    Best Direction Award “Ostatnia krew Psy 2” at Valenciennes 1995
    Best Direction “Słodko Gorzki” at the Polish FFF in Gdynia 1996

    Aron starts going to high-school when Hungary is still a People’s Republic and by the time he finishes, it changes smoothly, without a revolution into a republic. Communism turns into capitalism basically overnight. When Aron enters the classroom in his new school, the first person he sees is FANNI. Although being the same age, Fanni […]

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    Krisztina Esztergalyos

    Krisztina is a graduate of University of London, where she studied Transnational Communications and the Global Media Then she went to study directing at University of Drama and Film in Budapest.
    Her feature film script “Out of the Window, sometimes” (Ablakon ki, néha)” received a grant from the National Cultural Fund of Hungary for writing.
    She is an initiator and manager of the “Katapult” – European Script Development Centre which is first Hungary-based European script development training supported by MEDIA PLUS Programme, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary. Her film work includes: “Parklife” (“Parkéle”), “The Secret of Long Life” (“A hosszú élet titka”), “Real Love” (“Kompakt kis szerelem”).
    Krisztina co-written “Who the Hell’s Bonnie and Clyde?” which was selected for the Mediterranean Film Institute Script Development Workshops and SOURCES 2, training initiatives of the MEDIA PLUS Programme.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    Through contacts from the Hungarian Film industry.

    What made you interested in this program?
    The fact that it focuses on *scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe.*

    What do you expect from this year edition of scripteast?
    A finished draft of my script – ready to go in pre-production.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    Yes. Previously I participated in the Sources2 and MFI script development workshops. My project as a co-scriptwriter, “Who the Hell is Bonnie and Clyde” has been realised. I also – under the wings of Katapult Film-film production company – set up and am the manager of the *Katapult – European Script Development Centre *the First Hungary-based European script development training

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    A good script allows its reader to see a good film while reading it. and what – the most- could make it succesful ? rewrite rewrite rewrite

    Different time levels, different palces, 1670, France ,1944, Warsaw, 2008, Berlin, 2108 Europark. Different people and their different life stories. Always a Woman, a Man and a Child. Portrait of unfinished destinies. Are they connected throughout the time? Nothing is sure. Their journey is the seed of infinite possibility. From subconcious to concious struggle for […]

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    Xawery Żuławski

    Xawery Żuławski is a graduate of the Film School in Łódz. Screenwriter and director of several short films (“Observation”, “Boys and Girls from the gang”, “Awakening”, “Before you say I love you”, “Fly through”, “Short”, “King of the Dwarfs”, “MamaTata”), documentaries (“Conversation” and “Bad Brains in Poland”), TV programs, theater plays and commercials. “CHAOS” is his feature debut, for which he received many awards including:
    Best Debut – Polish Film Festival Gdynia
    Public Award – Polish Feature Debuts Review Konin
    Grand Prix – Polish Feature Debuts Festival Koszalin

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    I heard about it from my producer Kama Janczyk.

    What made you interested in this program?
    I hope that this program will help me closing in 100% my leatest script.

    What do you expect from this year edition of scripteast?
    I expect a working process, discussion with ” profesionals ” about my script. I expect after going through the process to leave Script East with a scrip ready to shot! I expect not to lose time.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    Nothing of this kind. I graduated from the Film school in Lodz – we had a few of workshops there.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    An untold previously story, The film from the script must be fresh, new – never seen before…

    PAVEL (30 y/o), an independent spirit, and KATE (30 y/o), visibly pregnant, are waking up. He is rushing for a meeting on a trip to China. She – to stay at a cottage with her mother. Pavel is been given an air ticket to China, makes final touch ups for his long awaited trip. After […]

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    Kinga Dębska

    She graduated in japanology in Warsaw and then went to study film directing at FAMU in Prague. Kinga is a writer and director of several documentary films including “Joseph and his children”, “Tiesin’s Lightness of Being” (“Cieszynska lekkosc bytu”),”Detox” (“Detoks”), “Healers?”,(“Uzdrowiciele?”) and “I Love Jesus”, (“Kocham Chrystusa”) for which she was awarded with Grand Prix at International Catholic Film Festival Niepokalanow in 2001. at the moment she is working on her feature debut based on her script “Hel”, which won second prize at the 1st edition of an Akson/ Filmforum contest for the best original screenplay in Poland.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    First at one conference organised by Media Desk, second directly from Monika Bednarek, during Era Nowe Horyzonty this summer.

    What made you interested in this program?
    Opportunity to develop my script in a creative and international community of people, chance to present it to potential buyers.

    What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
    To improve my project , and find producer(s) to realise a real feature film.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    At my school FAMU we had some workshops conducted by guest professors, but these were weekend workshops and nobody traced the development of our projects in a longer period of time.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    The script should be a blueprint for a movie for a director – he should see the movie in his imagination; good script should have passion, clear idea, suspence and human emotions… and be unpredictable 🙂

    CELEBRATION OF LIFE is a psychological drama in which a young woman, HELENA, makes peace with her estranged mother, albeit after her mother’s death. The story involves the history of the Baltic States in the latter half of the 20th century – a period of time that has seriously influenced several generations of people. Now, […]

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    Antra Cilinska

    Film director, producer and editor. Since 1994 Antra is Managing Director of Juris Podnieks Studio.
    She is a producer of The Naivists (best documentary in Latvia in 1993), series of documentaries (6×30) Beyond Red for BBC with TVE (UK) and Accursed Town for Channel 4.
    Antra directed and produced Unfinished Business, film in memory of Juris Podnieks, for Channel 4 (award in Anthropological Film Festival in Parnu), Anatomy of A Provokation , Girls from Chaka Street for TVE (UK), Is It Easy To Be…? for Channel 4 (UK)(Prize in Leipzig Film Festival, FIPRESSI prize, nominated for Prix Europa), Where Does It All Begin? (documentary about an outstanding Latvian artist I.Blumbergs) she also directed short “Time For Bed”, winner’s prize at the Northern Lights Festival (UK) and produced documentary “Dina”, nominated for the best documentary in Latvia.

    Albert is an unlucky burglar who’s spent most of his hapless career behind bars. His love of philosophy has kept him upbeat but he finally tires of prison life and decides it’s time to strike out on his own. He breaks out of jail, hoping to start a new life with Maria, his childhood sweetheart, […]

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    Tomasz Szafrański

    Tomasz Szafranski graduated in directing from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Department of Radio and Television School in Katowice.
    His last picture is “The Devil” is a 40-minute thriller inspired by a short story by Guy de Maupassant. The film received the award Excellence In Independent Film at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Apart from that, it was recognised with two prizes at the International Film Festival “Toffi” in Torun, Poland: the Flisak Award for the Best Film Created by Filmmaker from The Kujawy-Pomorze Province and the Golden Mannequin Award for the Film With The Best Artistic Taste. For “The Devil” he was also awarded with the Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Short at Slamdance Film Festival 2006.

    Film story starts one wintry evening at a tomb, which in 1991 KRIŠTOF (CHRISTOPH) has built for himself in the yard of his villa, while still alive. On the tomb there is a statue of KRIŠTOF, long haired, in a chimneysweep’s uniform and a statue of his friend MONKEY ANNY, clapping him. On the tomb […]

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    Igor Likar

    A director, dramaturgist, poet, screewriter and journalist. Since 1979 has been working as director of radioplays within the framework of Radio Slovenia – Drama department, where he has directed more than eighty plays, documentary dramas and sound experimental plays. With the works he has either directed or written, has taken part at numerous domestic and international festivals and won a number of awards and he is a member of Ars Acustica experts. He directed several theatre works by Beckett, Strindberg, Montherlant, Yerofeyev, Ghelderod, J.M. Barrie, and Slovene poets: B. A. Novak, E. Kocbek, K. Kovic and S. Kosovel and others.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    I’ve heard for Scripteast workshop from Mediadesk Slovenia.

    What made you interested in this program?
    It seemed to me an option for a proper (long term) evaluation of the film theme I develop.

    What do you expect from this year edition of scripteast?
    I expect the best possible advising and adequate promotion of the final script.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    I have been once at Grožnjan productional workshop (Croatia) and I have worked separate with some advisors.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    Good and understandable story, proposed in good time framing , aiming sensitive visual atmospheres, told with skilled metaphorical film language and concerning the tension of experiencing unknown of the possible public(tension of re-discovery).

    Title CORPSE COLLLECTOR Original title Subirach na trupowe Year of production 2015 Country Bulgaria Scriptwriter Marin Damyanov, Juliana Stoyanova Director Dimitar Dimitrov ScripTeast Edition II Creative Advisors Head of Studies K Kieslowski Scripteast Award/Special mention Producers/co-producers/ funding / Concept Studio, MagicShop Sales agent Amadeus Entertainment Distributor – Trailer www.dailymotion.com/video/x2oahul Poster http://eyeonfilms.org/film/corpse-collector/ Festivals/ awards/ cinema results […]

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    Marin Damyanov

    A writer and screenwriters, a winner of many literary awards.
    First prize winner at the national round of the international screenwriting contest “Hartley-Meril” with the script “The Corpse Collector”. Co-author of the script of the feature film and the TV series “The Devil Mirror” (2001), directed by Nikolay Volev
    Co-author of the script of the television film “Follow me” (2003), directed by Docho Bodjakov. Co-author of the script of the feature film “Lady Z” (2005), directed by Georgi Diulgerov.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    Scripeast? – I was invited by the ScripTeast organizers to submit a script for the workshop.

    What made you interested in this program?
    The opportunity to communicate with fellow screenplay writers and gain a better understanding of what is an international criterion of a good screenplay.

    What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
    Scripteast? – To improve my qualification as a screenplay writer and a teacher in screenplay writing as well as to gain a better inside into script marketing.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    No, I have not.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    A good script is one that makes a good movie, or the one that gains the audience interest, or the one that wins awards on Festivals, or, if possible, all this together. A successful script is the one that attracts the attention of a good film director and a good producer, the one that gains a financial support to be realized as a movie. Best regards.

    Juliana Stoyanova

    Associate Professor in at the Faculty of Slavic Studies at Sofia University. Her scientific publications include studies and articles on literary theory and studies and articles on psycholinguistics, contrastive linguistics, linguistic pragmatics, contemporary Bulgarian. Juliana is an author of 2 books on psycholinguistics. She also published short stories. Juliana is interested in literary theory, psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic approach to literary texts, psycholinguistics.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    From my co-author, Marin Damianov.

    What made you interested in this program?
    The opportunity to communicate with some of the best screenplay writers and gain a better understanding of what is an international criterion of a good screenplay.

    What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
    To learn from good and successful screenplay writers and other movie professionals.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    No, I have not.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    I share my co-author’s opinion on this subject, i. e.: A good script is one that makes a good movie, or the one that gains the audience interest, or the one that wins awards on Festivals, or, if possible, all this together. A successful script is the one that attracts the attention of a good film director and a good producer, the one that gains a financial support to be realized as a movie.

    “Swamp” is a drama about love, passion, hate and the choices a person has to make. It is also about the hidden forces within that direct those choices. Beneath the surface lies a lingering question: how well do we really know ourselves and are we able to direct our lives? Manuel, a photographer for a […]

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    Renita Lintrop

    Scriptwriter and director, founder of the independent film company SEE, working together with her husband Hannes Lintrop.
    Since September 2007 she is the Associate Professor at the Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School.
    Her films received many awards at international festivals, including:
    “Cogito, Ergo Sum”- 1st Prize for a Short Film at the Aurillac International Film Festival’90 (France), Best Documentary of the Year’90 (Estonia)
    “To Shura” – Jury Award at the Pärnu International Antropological Film Festival’90 (Estonia), Best Documentary at the Tampere International Film Festival’91 (Finland), Audience Award for the Best Short Film at the Creteil
    International Film Festival’91 (France), Bronze Dragon at the Krakow
    International Film Festival’91 (Poland), Special Commendation at the Melbourne International Film Festival’91 (Australia), Estonian Republic’ Cultural Yearprize’91(Estonia)
    “Too Tired To Hate” Film Prize of the Estonian Cultural Endowment’95 (Estonia), 1st Prize for a Fiction Film at the Salerno
    International Film Festival’96 (Italy), Jury Special at the Alexandria
    International Film Festival’96 (Egypt), Jury Special at “Kinoforum” 97 (Russia)

    Six months after his mother’s death, the protagonist (FLORIN) returns to his hometown in order to attend a childhood friend wedding. He is driven by obligation as he dislikes any traditional event that brings many people together- such as weddings or burials. After a series of events that involve stealing the groom and paying prostitutes […]

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    Ioana Joca

    Though born in the mythical Transylvania, Ioana moved when she was only 4 years old to Constanta, on the Black Sea Coast. She profoundly disliked this city and couldn’t wait to escape.
    The chance came when she turned 19. She left the gloomy city for Bucharest where she studied Journalism for 4 years. She spent an extra year in Bucharest only to realize that this wasn’t the place for her, either.
    Therefore, she managed to get a 1-year grant from the European Commission. This grant allowed her to live and work in Saarbrücken (Germany). Here she discovered that the love of her life wasn’t Journalism, but Film. Luckily, another EU grant came her way. With this money, Ioana managed to make her film debut, a documentary about her grandparents. “The Grandparents” received 2 BAFTAScotland nominations in November 2005.
    Nowadays, Ioana travels between UK, UE and Romania trying to find her place in between Europe’s cultures and policies. She works as production coordinator assistant and independent scriptwriter & director.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    This year, during the Berlinale, I worked for the European Film Market. In this context, I was invited to the Polish Film Institute reception, event that introduced to us SCRIPTEAST.

    What made you interested in this program?
    I genuinely like the whole “package”: the modus operandi of the programme, the tutors invited, the concept, and the locations chosen for the labs.

    What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
    To learn all the right steps in order to write a coherent and captivating script- to meet people that will help me in my film (script, direct, produce) career.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    Last year in October, I attended a 5-days film workshop in Germany that taught me the very basic of how to create, direct and post-produce a 3-minutes film clip

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    A good script is a story that, although it’s already been wrote about, reinvents itself by using the very personal perspective of the writer’s experience and time.

    Jean Lorin Sterian

    One day, Jean-Lorin Sterian woke up Unhappy and Bored of being a journalist (for “Playboy”, “Elle” or “Esquire”) and a fictional writer (he has been published 4 times). So he decided to break into the movie world by playing a 1-minute part in one of Romania’s most acclaimed nouvelle-vague films: “The Death of Mister Lazarescu”.
    This first encounter with a movie set had a very strong influence in his professional life. Subsequently, he wrote and directed one short and two documentaries. One of the documentaries, called “The Playback Lesson”, deals with the background of a non-existent music band (“Grupul Sanitar”) whose lead singer is Jean-Lorin himself. His favorite movie genre is the mockumentary.
    The expression that can define Jean-Lorin perfectly:
    “Appearances is all that matters in life.”

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    In 2006, a friend (director) told me about Scripteast and I just check the site thinking to apply when I have something powerful. In 2007 it was strongly recomanded by Pre Media. Meanwhile, Bachelor Hour came up in my mind.

    What made you interested in this program?
    My strong desire to improve my skils, to exchange point of views.

    What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
    I expect to improve my ability to work with people, to learn from the best, to open a gate to the profesional script-market.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    No.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    Strong characters, memorable lines, a good and cinematic plotline, universal meanings.

    Title ARCHEO Original title Arheo Year of production 2011 Country Slovenia Scriptwriter Jan Cvitkovič Director Jan Cvitkovič ScripTeast Edition II Creative Advisors Ula Stoeckl, Jonathan English Head of Studies Christian Routh K Kieslowski ScripTeast Award/Special mention – Producers/co-producers/ funding / Staragara (Slovenia), coproduced with Transmedia (Italy), Inforg Studio (Hungary) and Slovenian public broadcaster RTV Slovenia. […]

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    Jan Cvitkovic

    Jan Cvitkovic , archaeologist, actor, writer and director -almost out of curiosity-, is one of the most promising filmmakers in Slovenia.
    Born in 1966. Lived in Tolmin, finished secondary school in Idrija. Started to study physics, but dropped out after the first year. Then went on a short trip with no fixed destination (Israel, Egypt, East Africa) which was followed by archaeology studies. He graduated in 1999
    His work as a writer and director include:
    “Bread and Milk” (2001) for which he received Lion of the Future – Best First Feature Film Award at the Venice Film Festival, awards at the Slovene Film Festival in Portorož,– Special Jury Award, the Don Quijote Award at International Film Festival in Cottbus and more. “Gravehopping” (2005), feature film, awarded in San Sebastian, Warsaw, Cottbus, Torino Ljubljana Sofia Torun and Los Angeles. At the moment Jan is completing short feature film “Masterpiece”.

    Where have you heard about Scripteast?
    I think I got a notice from slovenian Media office. I am not sure.

    What made you interested in this program?
    The Castle.

    What do you expect from this year edition of Scripteast?
    To be able to continue my work in good atmosphere and to meet at least one interesting person.

    Do you have previous experience as tutor and advisor at similar workshops?
    No.

    What is your personal defintion of a good scrtipt and what – the most- makes it succesful?
    I don’t have any definition of a good script. If the script is honest, it can be followed by succesfull film.

    Jan Cvitkovič

    Title WOMB Original title Womb Year of production 2010 Scriptwriter Benedek Fliegauf Director Benedek Fliegauf ScripTeast Edition II HOS, Creative Advisors Cedomir Kolar (producer, “No Man’s Land”), Monte Hellman (producer, “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino), Paul Fraser (screenwriter, “Tube Tales”) and Christian Routh as Head of Studies (many years’ selection chief of European Script Found, […]

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    Benedek Fliegauf

    Born in Budapest in 1974, Benedek Fliegauf works as a director, scriptwriter and sound engineer. Considered one of the best filmmakers among the new generation of Hungarian artists, the films he has made have obtained almost immediate recognition on the international festival circuit. In 2003, Forest (Rengeteg) won the Wolfgang Staute Prize at the Berlin Festival, and Best Young Director at Hungarian Film Week as well as the Jury Prize at Lagów. Made one year later, Dealer (2004) also won awards at over fifteen prestigious festivals including Berlin, Budapest, Montevideo, Athens and Paris. As a sound engineer, he pays particular attention to music and sound effects. He composed his own original and personal style of music with the Raptors’ Kollektiva for his most recent film, screened this year at Locarno. Eschewing dialogue in his films, the Hungarian filmmaker creates a fully developed and highly distinctive world of his own from which viewers can make their own interpretations.