Script Station

The Script Station invites ten participants to share their feature-length screenplays with a line-up of internationally acclaimed script consultants. In a tailored combination of group work and one-on-one sessions, each project is dissected, discussed and developed, culminating in a public presentation under the keen eyes of industry players.

Who can apply?

Screenwriters and writer/directors who have written scripts for at least two short films, a feature film or a series that have been officially invited to international festivals or released widely on TV, online or theatrically. The focus of the lab is on developing your story and finding collaborators, and rather not on budget, funding and co-production advice. Berlinale Talents alumni who have not yet participated in the Script Station may also apply.

What kind of project can I submit?

You may apply with an exposé for a narrative feature film or a high-quality drama series that comes with a completed treatment and an advanced script.

The Script Station participants before the Talents Labs Presentation.
The Script Station participants before the Talents Labs Presentation.
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Emine Yildirim and Franz Rodenkirchen at the Script Station.
Emine Yildirim and Franz Rodenkirchen at the Script Station.
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The biggest impact came with questioning not just specific elements of the script, but the film itself as a whole, including the visual approach. I needed this kind of input, after working on the structure and already having a draft of the script.
Thoughts from a Talent, 2020

What's the structure?

Five days consisting of project development workshops in groups, two individual mentoring sessions, presentation training, a public presentation and follow-up. The moderated Talents Labs Presentation allows each participant to share insights into their material and touch base with producers, broadcasters and funders at the European Film Market.

What will I take away?

A fine-tuned script with added depth, precision and life; the chance to present your material to industry professionals; lasting relationships with mentors and fellow participants from around the world.

How do I apply?

Once you apply for Berlinale Talents as a screenwriter or director you will have access to the additional application for the Script Station. Make sure to allow enough time for both. Alumni should apply through their existing online profiles. Questions? Here's How to Apply. You can contact us at talents@berlinale.de or +49 30 25920 515.

Partners

The Script Station is supported by the German Federal Filmboard (FFA) and Sources 2.

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