Programme 2008

BABYLON is a feature film development initiative and cultural forum, produced by Scenario Films (UK) in co-production with Ciné-Sud Promotion (France), Mira Media (Holland) and ScriptHouse (Germany). It is aimed at Europe's minority filmmakers and mixed creative teams seeking to broaden their international reach by working creatively together in a European context.

BABYLON 2008 includes a re-run of last year's successful two-part Feature Film Development programme plus a new regional programme of Filmmaker Workshops as well as ongoing events throughout the year.

International Programme - Feature Film Development

  • Selected writer/director/producer teams will attend an intensive 3-day project development workshop in Rotterdam during the International Film Festival, 28-31 January 2008. The schedule includes group and individual consultancy on script and package, industry guest speakers, networking opportunities and informal screenings.

  • Submissions are now closed for the International Programme.

    For more about the 2008 Participants click here.

  • Online script consultancy continues during the writing of the next draft.

  • Selected projects take part in the second session at the Cannes Market 14-20 May, where producers are assisted in the packaging, pitching, and financing of their projects.

Click here » for details on the International Programme.

Regional Programme - Filmmaker Workshops

A new initiative based at various European centres.

  • Round table discussion at Tarifa, Spain, 30 April, in conjunction with FCAT.
  • Workshop at Vienna, Austria, date tbc, in conjunction with Film Fonds Wien.
  • Workshop at Turin, Italy, date tbc, in conjunction with FERT.

Click here » for details on Regional Programme.


  • BABYLON Film Festival 14-16 November 2008, Berlin.

  • Special screenings plus writer/director Q and A sessions running at festivals throughout the year.

  • Conferences on ethnicity and representation at various European venues.

Click here » for Events.



Read more about the projects selected for Babylon RiverRhine 2017-18.

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Read more about the participants selected for Babylon RiverRhine 2017-18.

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

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Network

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Thierry Lenouvel

Far Flung Families in Film

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Sarita Malik/Leslee Udwin