For its 14th edition, the Bejaia Film Encounter is instituting, within the framework of “Bejaia Film Laboratory, a writing grant (Atelier Sauvage grant, Hafid Tamzali) and a finishing grant (Mouny Berrah), with respectively:
– 4-week writing residency +200 000 DA
– 8 weeks of mounting +300 000 DA
Two independent panels will pre-select 4-6 projects for each scholarship. Shortlisted project leaders will be invited to the 14th edition of the RCB to present their film projects face a jury. Following the pitch sessions, two winners will be announced September 9, 2016, during the closing ceremony of the 14th Bejaia Film Meetings. Selected participants will take part in various activities of the Laboratory: Pitching Workshop, discussion panels and networking sessions.
Full support is provided to participants throughout the duration of the BFL (from 6 to 9 September 2016 inclusive) with possibility to accommodate 2 people per project (a producer and a director).
The application requirements for writing grant:
– Being a director or producer from the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia)
– Have an effective experience of filmmaking (at least initially directed short film).
-Owner of a full-length feature film project (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental) currently in the writing stage.
No age limit is required, and projects may be sent in French or Arabic and Amazigh language.
Application requirements for the finishing grant
– Being a director or producer Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia)
– Having turned all or a portion of Feature film (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental) currently in construction phase
– Applicants must submit a pre-assembly 5 to 10 minutes of raw footage already shot via an internet link (Vimeo)
– That the current project either a first or second feature film.
No age limit is required, and projects can be submitted in French, Arabic and Amazigh.
To answer this call for projects, please download the application form complete and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by the following documents:
– Biography of authors / directors and producers
– A letter of intent
– A scenario (for fiction projects) / treatment (for documentary projects)
– A pre-assembly 5 to 10 minutes of raw footage already shot via Youtube or Vimeo link (for candidates with the finish)
– Link to a film already made by the author (for candidates with writing)
– Anything else seemed helpful to the jury to evaluate your project.
Deadline for submitting projects: July 15, 2016 at midnight (GMT + 1)
Successful applicants will be contacted from the second week of August 2016.