National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC), will conduct Screenwriters' Lab 2009, a 2-part screenwriters' workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays, in association with
Binger Filmlab, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Entertainment Society of Goa.Screenwriter's Lab 2009, a 2-part workshop
is designed to prepare screenwriters' with original Indian stories for working with the international filmmaking market place. It aims at improving a completed screenplay in its final stages and to increase the international marketability of the same.
The 1st Session will be held during the Locarno International Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland from 8th - 12th August, 2009 where participants will get first-hand experience of the workings of the international film community and get to train with their screenplay mentors.
The 2nd session at Film Bazaar, Goa from 24th - 26th November 2009 is where participants will apply their training and pitch their revised screenplays to participants at the film market.
The workshop will be conducted by Marten Rabarts, Artistic Director, Binger Filmlab, aided by experienced international guest mentors.