Each year ScripTeast selects best 12 scripts from acclaimed, experienced scriptwriters from Eastern and Central Europe, develops them under supervision of worldwide acclaimed filmmakers and presents them at festivals in Berlin and Cannes. The Advisory Board appoints one of them for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Eastern European Script at Cannes Film Festival.
The selection of 7th edition:
VIKTOR CHOUCHKOV JR., BORISLAV CHOUCHKOV, ZACHARY KARABASHLIEV
After his wife left him, a failed photographer stumbles upon a bag of marijuana, and determined to sell it, sets off to a wild trip that may lead him to the truth about his lost love and ultimately to himself.
ANDRÁS B. VÁGVÖLGYI
A streetwise Budapest ladie’s man gets caught up in the whirlwind of history. After all, what’s a Revolution without a little copulation?
George (30) is a filmmaker and he keeps a video diary of his daily life. He is filming totally fascinated the center of Bucharest during the street protests and is caught, beaten and forced to delete all the footage. In the “Black Maria” he is facing a moral dilemma: to accept the guilt and go home or to have the courage to resist until the end.
I Miss You
Avi is a negotiator from Tel Aviv who comes to Warsaw to force out the tenants of a tenement building bought by an Israeli property developer. Melanie, a German anarchist, lives in a squat next to the building and fights to defend the rights of the Polish tenants. Melanie and Avis’ inevitable confrontation suddenly turns into mutual enchantment. Their future, like the city itself, is chaotic at present and haunted by the past.
A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II. The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and
savagery to innocence and love. Screenplay is based on the first, and the most famous, world best- selling novel by one of the most important and original writers of last century - JERZY KOSIŃSKI.
A passive teenage kid versus active parents. They want him to survive in the era of the rat race, so they send him on a holiday... Back to the socialism.
“The Soldier” is a Second World War story about Vorobyov, a minor KGB officer, who for the first time in his life enjoys some power. His prisoner is a general! Vorobyov would very much like to be someone, but humiliation of the general does not make him any greater. The general still dies like a soldier, and he remains nobody.
BARTOSZ KONOPKA, PRZEMYSŁAW NOWAKOWSKI
Early Middle Ages - two men come to a pagan land: one to bring Christianity, the other to find his way of living. They are both lonely and need each other but they choose two different ways of reaching the pagans. In the fight between dialogue and force, one of them will die.
The Year of the Kuker
NADEJDA KOSEVA BULGARIA
BOJAN VULETIĆ SERBIA
Two women connected by one baby and one accident. Two women separated by hatred, guilt and anger. Two women facing each other and ready to fight till the end.
The Young Friends of the USSR Club
STEPHAN KOMANDAREV, EMIL SPAHIYSKI
Bulgaria, 1984. Behind the Iron Curtain, there was a Communism, but young Stan wants to know more about sex. So, he falls in love in an Idol – ‘Angelica in chain’. When Stan meets real Angelica he understands that only true love could save her.
Between Tanzania of the past and Europe in the present women searching for freedom, liberation, and a path to forgiveness.
Viking Line Story
XANDRA POPESCU, STEFAN CONSTANTINESCU
After many years, two high school ex-lovers, attempt to reignite their old flame on a Viking Line cruise. In spite of their differing circumstances, they both feel this may be the last train to true romance
For more details on the 2012//2013 project selection click here.
There will be a chance to meet all the writers in Cannes between 17th and 22nd of May and
at the 7th Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award Ceremony, held at Plage des Palmes,
on the 22nd of May between 5 and 7 p.m.
If you wish to contact any writer please contact Violetta Kaminska firstname.lastname@example.org To attend ceremony please RSVP until May 15th to email@example.com
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