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Registration Fee $0

Timeline

Early Deadline:

Nov 30, 2017

Regular Deadline:

Jan 31, 2018

Late Deadline:

Mar 31, 2018

Final Deadline:

May 31, 2018

Custom Deadline:

Oct 31, 2018

CATEGORIES & FEES

Late Deadline
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Announcements

Nominees Announced

Nov 30, 2018

Berlin International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The Berlin International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema is one of the most rewarding and helpful festivals in Europe for international emerging artists, including screenwriters. After 4 immensely successful years, our events have attracted a wealth of talent from around the world.

We have been helping filmmakers find distribution and funding for their next filmmaking venture. Year after year, we are praised by filmmakers for the opportunities that unlock upon entering and participating in our festival.

There is ample opportunity to attend networking events, industry professional talk panels, workshops, guest speaker events, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&A's, film screenings and to socialize with like-minded creatives from all walks of life. All of this is neatly wrapped in a week-long showcasing of films where our strong community supports any and every film, from first-time artists to seasoned creators.

Our prestigious awards ceremony concludes the festival in high fashion with a 5-course gala dinner to celebrate our nominees and winners.

We are a unique festival that provides a real platform for filmmakers to meet, network and do business during the festival week.

We have built a small but exceptional network of industry professionals that will look at all films entered and will give business and commercial advice. There are countless success stories of filmmakers securing distribution for their films, launching them and their work into the marketplace. We have the people and skills in our professional team to make this happen.

We can create a ripple for your movie to be seen around Germany, Europe and beyond. It all starts here by entering today.

PRIZES

We are proud to offer the winner of our unproduced scripts category this prestigious trophy award, recognising them and their script or screenplay amongst our wealth of industry connections as a story that just has to be told! With this international award under your belt, you can expect the chances of your work leaving development and entering production to skyrocket. Congratulations!

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ISA

International Screenwriters' Association

We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.

Feedback Type

Additional Fee Added to Entry

  • ISA Introductory Feedback: (1-2 pages of notes): $30
  • ISA General Feedback: (2-3 pages of notes): $55
  • ISA Extensive Feedback: (5-6 pages of notes): $125

Feedback Type Description

ISA INTRODUCTORY FEEDBACK

In this industry, the first twenty pages can mean the difference between a "go picture" and a "go home and try again." Give your writers the advantage with a page (or two) introduction to their script from an outside perspective. We'll map out the direction of the screenplay thus far, and give advice to gently nudge them on the proper course.

ISA GENERAL FEEDBACK

Our most popular analysis. The writer will receive a personalized critique based on a thorough read-through of the entire script, up to 120 pages. Whether half-hour pilot or feature film, we'll note our thoughts on everything from the characters and dialogue to pacing, structure, and formatting, and even where the work fits in the marketplace.

ISA EXTENSIVE FEEDBACK

Give your writers the in-depth insight of the ISA's working industry professionals. Our Readers will provide 5-6 pages of advanced notes, breaking down every moment and character arc, noting the subtleties that a writer may not have contemplated, and providing a next-level perspective that will empower screenwriters and help script achieve their full potential.

Rules

Entries must have been produced within the last four years.

Despite accepting English subtitled foreign films at our festivals, all entries for the unproduced scripts category submited in a language other than English will be excluded from consideration due to their incompatibility with our jury and judges.

Scripts and/or screenplays must be submitted digitally in .PDF format. Hard copies sent via postal service is discouraged.

FAQs

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