FILM BAZAAR SCREENWRITERS LAB

For budding filmmakers all over the country, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Lipstick Under My Burkha. My script was so specifically rooted in my culture and my country, that I was worried they might not be able to understand the related intricacies. I also met Onir, a fellow writer, who ended up becoming my producer for Chauranga. Hope these Do’s and Don’ts, tips and experiences from past participants help you. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The lab is the only platform in India that provides consultancy to projects that are international in nature.

Rajkumar Hirani meeting the participants of the Screenwriters’ Lab. This script lab, or any other lab for that matter, does not do quick magic to your script. These are films which have travelled to international festivals including the likes of Cannes, Venice and Toronto, and returned with critical acclaim from a variety of audiences. So I feel the culture of script labs is helping us move out of the box, in terms of the choice and treatment of the stories we are telling. My script was so specifically rooted in my culture and my country, that I was worried they might not be able to understand the related intricacies. To meet so many other writers and work with a varied group with their own ideas was also amazing, and you understand there are other people who have been working on their scripts in some dark corner of their respective rooms.

In the second stage, final projects are selected based on the complete screenplays sent by shortlisted participants. Rather I felt I myself was getting empowered to navigate through my chaos. Hope to have a better draft soon. People are now starting to understand the importance of writing and content-driven cinema is on the rise, now that writers are being given their due importance.

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My experience was extremely satisfying, as our screfnwriters were personal and intimate in nature as the mentors had thoroughly studied my script beforehand. Now, I am much sorted about what I want and what I don’t. My script was so specifically rooted in my culture and my country, that I was worried they might not be able to understand the related intricacies.

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Held in collaboration with Film Bazaar, the lab also bzaar participants to global industry norms and practices. Open only for Indian citizens residing in India Open only for feature length fiction films.

Writing needs to be considered far more crucial than it is right now.

It was quite an experience. The lab is the only bwzaar in India that provides consultancy to projects that are international in nature.

Also, technically, I felt I made a big leap in terms of the structure of the screenplay. We learnt a lot from each other. Ultimately, you’ll end up writing your script hurriedly once the project gets selected and that won’t be the best thing to do.

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Being aware of the possibilities of this format and the craft is important- as we know it, the execution is as important as the idea. The films made out of this lab have been selected at various international festivals; the in-depth inputs in craft and form by mentors who have proven in international markets is a blessing to Indian writers who create scripts that are different and innovative.

The mentors insisted on maintaining personal style and yet, making it universal in form. The collective commitment towards story-telling in fiction film-making was contagious and wonderful.

Rajkumar Hirani meeting the participants of the Screenwriters’ Lab. There needs to be a deepening of the culture of sharing scripts and ideas and stories amongst peers for feedback and encouragement. Before you begin, please make sure you have the following: The Lab is open to original fiction features based on the themes of love and romance Only Indian passport holders can apply. If your script is not ready yet, do not rush to apply to the lab.

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It was an internal process that I really treasure, and the whole experience was enriching as a whole. I would advise the applicants to take their time to write a better script and may be apply next year.

It was wonderful to listen and respond to the other scripts. Posted on February 08, And she will always hold the most special place screenwirters my life for always giving me so much of herself.

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In the first bazar, applications are shortlisted based on the synopses submitted. To meet so many other writers and work with a varied group with their own ideas was also amazing, and you understand there are other people who have been working on their scripts in some dark corner of their respective rooms. And yes, the bazxar was special because my mentor Urmi Juvekar, has been like a rock through everything.

This is not to say that only experienced writers should apply. Hope these Do’s and Don’ts, tips and experiences from past participants help you.

Though in the first stage you only require to send the synopsis of your script, remember that you’ll have to submit a full length script if your project gets selected. Update my browser now. Work-in-Progress Documentaries Gather for the Before you begin, please read the Rules Regulations lah guidelines bazaaar the application process For any further queries, please read the FAQs.

Update my browser now. We need to develop good scripts. With the detailed feedback which I received from my mentors, I am now all set to work on the weaker areas in the script.

Go ahead and make that plunge and see what the future holds for the writer in you. If you have a story to tell or a script that is on the brink of coming into its own, be sure to send in your submissions before February 29, The extended deadline for the same being March 15, to gain some objective insight and perspective from established script advisors who will doctor yours to help tie up the loose ends of a story waiting to be told. With Marten Rabarts as my mentor though, these doubts were kept at bay.