Call for Entries for the Realness African Screenwriters Residency
05 Nov 2015
Deadline: 31 January 2016 (or until 120 applications have been received, whichever comes first)
From June to August 2016, 5 screenwriters will be invited to attend a seven-week residency to develop a new draft of their original feature screenplays. The aim of REALNESS is to provide the necessary time, space and support to help the continent’s best emerging writing talents hone their unique cinematic vision…
…REALNESS recognizes the real-life demands of most writers and that taking time to develop a screenplay is not always economically viable. To this end, residents will receive a stipend of R15 000 and all food and accommodation expenses will be covered for the duration of their stay. Please note that residents will be responsible for their own travel costs to and from the residency. We will assist in efforts to obtain sponsorship from country culture desks, embassies & other interested institutions.
The first week will be held at Durban Filmmart, followed by four weeks at the Nirox artists residency in the Cradle of Humankind. The last week will include a debriefing and Skype sessions with the consultants. The writers will then be invited to submit new drafts of their screenplay by 30 September 2016, with the most promising project getting funding to participate in the La Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde in Cannes, 2017.
(Image courtesy of Realness)