Pustnik announces the selection for its 2022 screenwriting residency focused on debut features

    Cetatea Enisala Cetatea Enisala © Paul Istoan

    Now in its eighth year, Pustnik has announced the participants of its debut-focused screenwriting residency, to be hosted in Enisala village, Romania, September 10-17. The selection was made from over 70 applications from 40 countries.

    “Songs We Left On The Kitchen Table” by Hedda Bednarszky, Romania/Germany

    “Waggle Dance” by Carlota González-Adrio, Spain

    “The Void Is Immense In Idle Hours” by Sam Manacsa, Philippines

    “The Beast Friend” by Lauri-Matti Parppei, Finland

    “Shaved Heads” by Emil Vasilache, Romania

    “To Everything There Is A Season” by Kate Voet & Nadja Dumouchel, Belgium/Germany/France

    “The Draugar: Or, A Good Time Was Had By All” by Kat Whalen, USA

    “Fire Room” by Ka Ki Wong, UK/Hong Kong

    Beginning a new partnership with European Short Pitch, Pustnik has selected one project from their alumni: To Everything There Is a Season, co-written by Kate Voet & Nadja Dumouchel from Belgium/Germany/France. Both organisations are dedicated to developing the works of promising early-career filmmakers.

    Hosted for the first time at Enisala Safari Village, the residents will work on their screenplays while getting insight and guidance from internationally acclaimed guest consultants. The venue overlooks the Enisala fortress, a Medieval citadel built during the Byzantine reign in the Dobrogea region. Also named Heracleea, the archaeological complex is of great importance preserving many remains from the Neolithic Age.

    Maintaining its commitment to the local community, Pustnik and its alumni will also host free filmmaking workshops for local youth. Further details about the writers and their projects will be available at pustnik.com closer to the residency dates.


    About Pustnik:
    Pustnik is a year-round programme that 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. Starting with 2021 Pustnik has begun a new cycle: a series of three development residencies dedicated to both new participants and alumni working on their first or second feature films.

    For more information:


    Andreea Pătru – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

    TETA is an NGO founded in June 2006 with the purpose of developing cultural activities and alternative education to stimulate cultural revival within overlooked communities. TETA also produces films and theatre performances.

    Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN), Romanian Filmmakers’ Union (UCIN), Dacin Sara, French Institute Romania

    Partners: European Short Pitch, National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" - UNATC Bucharest

    Media partners: Film New Europe, Films in Frame, All about Romanian Cinema - aarc.ro

    The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project, nor for the manner in which the results of the project might be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.


    Last modified on 11-07-2022