Greece – Puglia Experience Screenwriting Workshop: Call for application (participants). Art Director of the Workshop: Alexandros Avranas

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Three week Screenwriting Workshop: week 1 Corfu, week 2 Epirus, week 3 Bari
Art Director of the Workshop: Alexandros Avranas

The Department of Audio & Visual Arts (Ionian University) is organizing the “Greece – Puglia Experience Screenwriting Workshop“. The Workshop is part of the CIAK (Common Initiatives to AcKnowledge and valorize tourism potential of the programme area through cinema, INTERREG GREECE – ITALY) and the objective is to bring together the areas of western Greece (Ionian Islands, Epirus, Western Greece) and Puglia Region through film scripts.

Acknowledging the potential role of the screen industry as a catalyst for tourism development is the milestone of CIAK project actions, whose objective is the promotion of the involved areas through cross-border initiatives linked to the audiovisual and cinema sector. The cultural and natural heritage represents a primary motivation for more than 50% of travels to touristic destinations: in this respect, the valorization of the heritage through hosting film crew or similar events, may foster the integration of territorial resources and improve the attractiveness of these areas with positive socio-economic impacts, starting from an increasing number of visitors and the creation of new sustainable services for tourists. CIAK aims to have a long-lasting impact that could develop specific transnational policies supporting creative industries. Therefore, the project intends to pave the way so that tourism policies’ managers could work together for the first time, bridging the gap of knowledge relating to the economic benefits of a stronger synergy and implementing new models to promote the cultural and natural heritage through cinema.

Applicants can submit their proposal but the total number of participants is limited to 15 (fifteen). Priority is given to specific selection criteria.

Greece – Puglia Experience Screenwriting Workshop has no cost of participation (totally free of charge). In addition, all expenses related to travel, accommodation and food are covered and organized in their entirety by CIAK.

All applicants must submit the corresponding documents via the online application system:

  • Application form duly filled and signed
  • A statement of truth, certifying the veracity of the information provided in the CV and that the applicant is the only author of the concept submitted and that she/he has not sold the rights of the concept

In addition, applicants must submit documents that describe the following:

  • A professional CV, preferably in EU format or Europass;
  • A copy of a valid identity document;
  • Motivation letter
  • 5 to 10 pages subject/short treatment (plot, characters, circumstance) of a feature length film

All the documents must be written in English.

The deadline for applications is 8/4/2019 (available until 23:59 Greek Time, 22:59 Italian Time).

For more information please contact

Alexandros Avranas is an award-winning director, documentary filmmaker and screenwriter. With his first feature film "without", he won seven awards at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Best Film, Best Newcomer Director, First Female Role, Best Photography, etc.) and the prize for Best Picture at the International Film Festival in Milan. For the movie “Miss Violence”, he won the Silver Lion award at the Venice Film Festival for Best Director, the Coppa Volpi for the Men's First Role and two other awards (2013). The film won 12 more international awards, including the Best Screenplay prize at the Stockholm Film Festival. The movie "Love me Not", was premiered at the San Sebastian International Competition, where it divided the international critics with the hardness of its subject. The movie has participated at 30 international festivals and has been screened in foreign countries, such as Sweden, Portugal, China, etc.

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