Organised for the second year in a row, the film script development lab will be dedicated to six teams of Arab writers and producers.
Cairo Industry Days (November 21-26), Cairo International Film Festival’s industry platform has partnered with EAVE, a specialist in training and developing projects for audiovisual producers for the second year in a row to organise a film script development lab dedicated to six teams of Arab writers and producers.
The call for registration is open until September 5.
Over the course of four days, the workshop will cover all aspects of the development phases of feature film projects, which include scenario development strategies, production roles, international marketing and sales, budget and financial planning, as well as film presentation skills to experts.
The EAVE Development Workshop combines experience in international training with its ability to create networking opportunities with professionals in the film industry in the Arab world.
The workshop will consist of lectures open to all guests and delegates registered at the Cairo International Film Festival, as well as group meetings alongside individual meetings of the six selected teams of authors and producers with their projects in the development phase.
The Cairo Festival administration states that all projects must have an author and a producer and provide data in English and Arabic through an electronic form.
This year’s EAVE panel will feature Producer Diana Elbaum (Frankie by Ira Sachs -Cannes competition 2019, Elle by Paul Verhoeven -Cannes competition 2016, A Screaming Man by Mahamat Saleh Haroun -Cannes competition 2010 and winner of Jury Prize), Gabor Greiner, Head of Acquisitions at Films Boutique (Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai- Berlinale Competition, The way he looks by Daniel Ribeiro- The Teddy and Fipresci Award winner and the Sundance and Berlinale Audience Award winner Direct executive produced by Angelina Jolie, and script consultant Clare Downs(United States of Love – Berlin Best Screenplay 2016, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki – Winner Cannes Un Certain Regard 2016, The Accused – Venice, Toronto 2018).