CANNES: Kuba Czekaj was awarded the Krzysztof Kieślowski Prize for Best Eastern European Script for his project Sorry, Poland during the 70th Cannes IFF.
The final session of the 11th edition of ScripTeast took place 18-24 May in Cannes. The Artistic Board of ScripTeast including Sandy Lieberson, Antonio Saura, Manfred Schmidt, Simon Perry, Tom Abrams and Christian Routh chose Kuba Czekaj's project out of the 11 scripts from 9 countries developed during this year's edition of the programme. For the first time in 2017 the participating projects included scripts from Georgia and Belarus.
ScripTeast is a project based training programme, designed specifically for scriptwriters from Eastern and Central Europe. The programme was created by Dariusz Jabłoński and is organised by the Independent Film Foundation and supported by Creative Europe, the Polish Film Institute, Polish Television and Apple Film Production, in cooperation with the European Film Academy, the ACE Program, Producers Network, Final Draft, Film New Europe and festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Karlovy Vary IFF IFF.
The full list of scripts developed during the 11th ScripTeast:
Anywhere She Goes (a.k.a. Nirvana Guest House), Bohdana Smyrnova (Ukraine)Beyond Fear, Anna Kazejak & Przemek Nowakowski (Poland)Black Tongue (a.k.a. Lingua Nigra), Ádám Császi & Iván Szabó (Hungary)Double Drop, Maris Martinsons (Latvia)Gaumarjos!, George Varsimashvili (Georgia)Little Sister (a.k.a. Marie and Viktorka), Kristina Májová & Zuzana Kirchnerová Špidlová (Czech Republic)October, Cristian Pascariu (Romania)Patagonia (a.k.a. 100 Happy Suiciders), Agnieszka Zwiefka (Poland)Solomon’s Mountain, Nikolai Lavreniuk & Siarhei Kalasouski (Belarus)Sorry, Poland, Kuba Czekaj (Poland)Waterfall CEO, Svetoslav Draganov & Nevena Borisova & Bogomil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)