Regional competition for the best original screenplay

As part of the 14th Weekend Media Festival, “Apollon”—the online streaming platform for foreign and domestic films and series with subtitles in all regional languages—announces a competition for the best original screenplay from the region within the project “Apollo-52 films”.

Playwrights, all persons with a degree from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and all those who are skilled in writing and who have a good idea, regardless of citizenship and age, can apply for the competition. Please send your application and script in PDF/Word format to the following e-mail address: prijava@apollon.rs.

All interested persons who do not have a script but only an idea that they want to further develop and present, have the opportunity to arrange a meeting with Igor Turčinović  (Director of Pink Film Studios “Pink Films International”) via email at: prijava@apollon.rs.  Successful applicants will have the opportunity for a 15-minute pitch presentation of their film idea at the Apollo” stand at the 14th Weekend Media Festival—September 24, 25 and 26, 2021, from 11:00 to 16:00.

Projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • overall interest in the culture and objectives of the competition
  • quality and innovation of the project
  • resources necessary to complete the project
  • the impact of the project on the quality of the cultural life of the community
  • commercial value of the project

The expert commission will evaluate each submitted project on the basis of the stated criteria. The results of the competition will be published no later than 60 days after the completion of the submission deadline.

The winning script of the Apollon competition will be purchased and produced into a feature film in collaboration with “Apollon” productions. The film itself will be available on the “Apollon” online streaming platform.

The condition for entry to the Weekend Media Festival is an EU digital COVID certificate that can be obtained by fully vaccinated persons, persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days or persons who have tested negative. Quick antigen tests will be available at the entrance to the premises of the old Tobacco Factory.

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