NFDC to hold a Script Lab with special focus on Literary Adaptations

Call for entries invited at a national level with deadline of 31st July, 2013

NFDC Labs, the training and development arm of NFDC (National Film Development Corporation), announces today the call for entries for NFDC Script Lab, with a special focus on Literary Adaptations. Scripts will be accepted from across the country, the deadline for submissions being 31st July. 

Eight scripts will be selected, a mix of regular stories and adaptations, from the entries received. Experts from the industry, Marten Rabarts- Consultant, Training and Development, NFDC and Olivia Stewart- Script Advisor, Binger Filmlab will mentor these scriptwriters, with an extensive four-month residential workshop spread over from September 2013 – Jan 2014. Each workshop will be of a duration of seven days. As part of the four-month program, the participants will get to attend NFDC’s Film Bazaar 2013 (20th Nov – Nov 24th) and a chance to network and interact with both the Indian and international film fraternity attending the market.

For more details, please visit: www.nfdcindia.com/nfdclabs 

About NFDC India

Incorporated in the year 1975, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (a Govt of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) formed with the primary objective of planning, promoting and organizing an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry in accordance with the national economic policy and objectives laid down by the Central Governmentfrom time to time. With more than 300 films in 18 regional languages, many of which have earned wide acclaim and won national and international awards, NFDC's architecture aims towards creating doemstic and global appreciation of the Cinemas of India.
NFDC aims at fostering excellence in cinema and promoting the diversity of its culture by supporting and encouraging films made in various Indian languages through productions and co-productions, script development and need based workshops. In the last five years NFDC commissioned 23 productions across 12 Indian languages and introduced 15 new filmmakers.
 

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