ScripTeast Stationary Lab was concluded on Sunday, 5th of October in Ossolinski Palace, Sterdyn, Poland. During the 7-day workshops Authors of 12 selected projects representing 8 Central and Eastern European Countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovenia) were having individual meetings with Creative Advisors, attended case studies and film screenings.
The group of Creative Advisors present in Sterdyn featured Andrew Birkin (director and scriptwriter, author of screenplays for "The Name of the Rose", "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" and "Perfume"), Gordy Hoffman (scriptwriter, lecturer at USC, LA, founder of BlueCat Screenplay Competition), Phil Hughes (experienced scriptwriter and script editor, associated with BBC, Channel Five and European Script Fund), Miguel Machalski (one of the best international script editors and consultants, scriptwriter and composer), Roman Paul (producer of ie. "Paradise Now" and "Waltz with Bashir") George Sluizer (scriptwriter and director, author of acclaimed "Vanishing" and "The Commissioner") and Michael Taylor (Chair of Film and Television Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, LA; producer, ie. "Phenomenon", "Instinct", "Copying Beethoven"). Tom Abrams (professor at USC, LA, award-winning scriptwriter and director) and Christian Routh (long-term Head of Selection of European Script Fund, lecturer and script editor) have again accepted to take up Heads of Studies roles.
The participants will continue their work online, via e-learning, until the next session during Berlinale, where they will attend another set of meetings. Then they will continue the rewriting process until Cannes Film Festival, where final versions of participating scripts will compete for the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for the Best Eastern and Central European Script.
ScripTeast is organized by the Independent Film Foundation and supported by Media Programme, Polish Film Institute, Polish Television (TVP) and Apple Film Production, with partnership of European Film Academy, Ateliers du Cinéma Européen, Producers Network, e-Talenta, Final Draft and festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Karlovy Vary.