Egypt launches debut script development program, “SARD”!

[ 0 ] December 31, 2015 |

SARD script development program, WAC Egypt, UNAIDS, Zoom-In, Africa's 1st Film Blog,Egypt is proudly launching their first professional script development program to take place in Cairo from February to April 2016, called SARD. “SARD”, the Arabic word for narration, will be a 3 month program organised by UNAIDS for writers and writer/directors. The program aims to help develop the best script for either short or feature film, by focusing on the theme of “AIDS. Live and let live”.

Participants will be coached in developing their films from page to screen, covering very important business information, so often taken for granted by film makers.  At the end of the program, participants will be offered an opportunity to pitch their scripts to a panel of producers, financiers, buyers and distributors.

So how do you apply?

Applicants must submit one PDF dossier by 15 January 2016

  • 2 pages biography, CV, languages spoken and contact details of the applicant
  • One page synopsis on the proposed story for the aforementioned theme for first draft development.
  • One page note stating why the candidate wishes to participate in the program
  • One sample of previous work on vimeo or Youtube links. Instead, the applicant can provide an example of a previous writing sample, not more than 15 pages

Documents must be electronically mailed to:

Applications can be made in either Arabic or English.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified in the third week of January and will be requested for personal interviews.

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For more information on the program click here


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