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This year saw the launch of the Ninth Annual Edition of BABYLON aka Babylon RiverRhine, with funding partners in Germany, France and Switzerland:
The programme concentrated on promoting the cultural and industrial ties between the regions of the Upper Rhine, developing eight feature film projects from early script phase (December 2017) to presentation at the Cannes Film Market (May 2018). Each project was represented by a writer-director/producer duo.
The programme for 2017-18 consisted of:
Full-length fiction and feature documentary, animation and other genres are considered for the Programme but all must have theatrical potential.
Projects may be submitted at detailed synopsis or treatment or first-draft screenplay. Candidates must show relevant experience in their field: a finished full-length script, a first feature or short film, or other proof of talent and commitment.
Working languages are principally German and French with English used sparingly. Submissions may be made in either German, French or English. Synopses and director's statements are needed in translation after acceptance to the workshop. Full screenplays are needed only in the original language.
STRASBOURG & MANNHEIM - 15th-21st December 2017.
A 7-day Feature Project Development Workshop concentrated on intensive script work, film concept and overall package.
The intention of the workshop is to devise a working plan for the onward writing and completion of a shootable script. Development discussions of all projects apply the following principles:
Working method includes:
Participants should conclude the workshop with a plan of action for the onward development of their script and project.
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