What's The Story? Greece (2023)

Location: Drama, Greece
Period: 05.09-09.09.2023
Tutors: To Be Announced
Partner: Drama International Short Film Festival

Drama International Short Film Festival is Greece’s leading short film festival, and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals. Based in the picturesque city of Drama, the festival is the leading Greek and South-Eastern European gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film awards, and nominated filmmakers qualify for the European Film Awards (EFA). DISFF presents an annual International Competition showcasing the best new films from Greece and around the world, as well as parallel events including pitching lab, film market, interviews, masterclasses, concerts, book presentations, panels and networking opportunities for filmmakers and professionals.

What is it?
What’s The Story? Greece is an intensive five-day short film development writing workshop – part of the new Talents Generator Factory initiative promoted by Talents and Short Film Market (TSFM).

The workshop is led by two experienced tutors and will require active participation and a mindset open to collaboration from all participants. The work will be conducted both in class during the face-to-face hours and in between the meetings, with specific tasks and assignments to be accomplished for the following day.

At the end of the workshop, two participants will be picked by the tutors and invited to take part in another workshop happening during Talents and Short Film Market vol. 8 from November 27th to 30th 2023 in Torino, Italy. The second event will be focused on the feasibility and production of the developed projects and it will be concluded with a co-production pitching session and a series of one-on-one sessions with film professionals. The second workshop does not include any registration fees for participants. Accommodation will be provided by TSFM. Travel costs will be covered by each participant.
Who is it for?
What’s The Story? Greece is open to up to ten selected filmmakers – film directors, screenwriters – who will work together in order to kickstart their respective storylines for an upcoming short film.

Only filmmakers living or born in Greece, Albania, Cyprus, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Turkey can apply.
When is it scheduled?
What’s The Story? Greece is scheduled to take place from Tuesday September 5th to Saturday September 09th 2023.
Where is it located?

What’s The Story? Greece is scheduled to take place in Drama, Greece.

What language will be used?

The main language of What’s The Story? Greece will be English.

The submitted documents for the selection process of the participants must be in English.

The text materials written during the must be in English.
Who are the tutors?
What’s The Story? Greece tutors will be announced shortly.
How do I apply?
Applications to What’s The Story? Greece can only be submitted via the official submission form at this link:
When is the deadline for submissions?
The deadline for submissions to What’s The Story? Greece is set on Saturday June 10th 2023.
How much does it cost?
The submission fee to What’s The Story? Greece is free of charge.
The participation fee to What’s The Story? Greece is free of charge.

Drama International Short Film Festival will provide accommodation and one meal per day for all the selected participants. No travel expenses will be covered.
Do you have more questions?
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