Applications now open worldwide for the 2021 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

    TETA Association has opened applications for the 7th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which has been scheduled for 10–18 September 2021. Pustnik was established as the first Romania-based residency for feature film development and is dedicated to emerging filmmakers from all over the world. 

    After an online edition in 2020, Pustnik intends to return to its usual home at Cultural Port Cetate, a historical site with an incredible story of its own, located on the shore of the Danube.

    During the retreat, eight filmmakers – two Romanians and six internationals – will develop their first or second feature-length screenplays. Besides dedicated writing time, Pustnik also offers participants the opportunity to meet residency alumni who have already produced their debut films, as well as established screenwriters who can provide feedback on their projects. 

    Applicants are required to have previously written at least one short or feature film (fiction only) which has screened at a notable international film festival. Projects can be written in any language but fluency in English is mandatory for all residency activities.

    Residents and guests take part in common working sessions and screenings of their own work. We encourage them to offer each other feedback and nurture a generous spirit of support.

    Applications are open at www.pustnik.com until the 14th of March. As a non-profit organisation run by screenwriters for screenwriters, there are no application or participation fees. 

    The residents will be selected by the co-founders of Pustnik, Andreea Borțun (writer/director, Romania) and Bryn Chainey (writer/director, UK/Australia). In June the successful applicants will be announced.

    About Pustnik:

    Pustnik is the first international screenwriters residency to take place in Romania. It aims to create an environment dedicated to peace of mind and clarity of thought, away from modern pressures. Pustnik is also a growing network of film professionals and a community whose aim is to ease and encourage collaboration across the international cinema industry.

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    Pustnik is organized by T.E.T.A Association

    TETA is an NGO founded in June 2006 and its main purpose is developing cultural activities and events to promote an alternative education for all participants enrolled in its projects and at the same time to offer a cultural revival to the communities in which the events take place. TETA is also producing films and theatre performances.

    Media partners: Films in Frame, All about Romanian Cinema
    Last modified on 04-02-2021