Pustnik Screenwriters Residency 2018



The 4th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency will take place 9-17 September 2018 at Port Cetate, Romania. Pustnik is the only Romanian initiative of this sort, dedicated to emerging filmmakers from all over the world.

During this nine-day retreat, eight screenwriters (three from Romania and five internationals) will develop their first or second feature-length screenplays. Producers from across Europe are also invited to participate in roundtable discussions and informal pitching sessions.

Applicants are required to have written at least one short or feature-length film which has screened at a notable international film festival. The working language of the residency is English, so fluency in English is mandatory.

The deadline for applications is 23rd of May 2018 and filmmakers can apply online at www.pustnik.com. There are no application or participation fees, and the organisers cover costs of accommodation and meals, as well as transport within Romania.

The eight filmmakers will be selected by Andreea Borțun (writer/director, Romania), Bryn Chainey (writer/director, UK/Australia), co-founders of Pustnik, and Lavinia Cioacă (film critic, Romania).

Pustnik was founded in 2014. It is a non-profit organisation run by TETA and co-financed by the AFCN.