Rotterdam 2010

Babylon Europe opened the year’s programme with an intensive script development workshop taking place over four days, hosted for the fourth year by our excellent partners at Goethe Institut Rotterdam.

14 projects were selected from the UK, Netherlands, Austria and France. Participants worked on their projects in detail with consultants Maarten Almekinders, Tony Dennis, Gareth Jones, Nathalie Valentin and Ursula Wolschlager combining script analysis sessions in smaller groups with individual consultations, pitching sessions, informal screenings and discussions, case studies, lectures and information exchanges by industry professionals.

Thanks to all our contributors and guests: Sally Hibbin (Producer, Parallax East, UK), Alan Fountain and Kristina Trapp (Head of Studies and Chief Executive, EAVE), Thierry Lenouvel (Producer, CEO Cine Sud Promotions), Jean-Pierre Garcia (Artistic Director, Amiens Film Festival) and Piers Nightingale (Head of Development, High Point Films, UK). Thanks also to Nathalie Valentin (PlayFilm, France) and Ursula Wolschlager (Witcraft, Austria) for their invaluable case studies.

Babylon Europe is funded in 2010 by the British Council, Skillset/UK Film Council, Screen East/EEDA, Mira Media, Vienna Film Fund and Okto.

Pictures from the 2010 Rotterdam Workshop:

Maarten Almekinders, Mirella Muroni, Floor Onrust

Catalina Molina, Dima Hamdan, Alexandra Grau de Sola

Ursula Wolschlager, Halil Ibrahim Ozpamuk, Maarten Almekinders

Catalina Molina, Alexandra Grau de Sola, Randa Nassar

Gareth Jones, Axel Bangert

In consultation with Tony Dennis

Tony Dennis, Dapo Oshiyemi

Martin Percy, Omelihu Nwanguma, Tony Dennis, Nathalie Valentin

Dapo Oshiyemi, Omelihu Nwanguma

Nathalie Valentin

Ursula Wolschlager

Omelihu Nwanguma, Randa Nassar, Axel Bangert

Gareth Jones

Senad Halilbasic, Dima Hamdan, Rishi Chamman, Tami Ravid

Dima Hamdan


Babylon collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network

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Podcast: Gareth Jones/Sarita Malik/Leslee Udwin »


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BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.

For flyer click here.