Tuesday, November 02, 2004

First European screenwriters fest organised by screenwriters to kick off in Strasbourg

Between November 18 and 21, Strasbourg will host RISE (les Rencontres Internationales des Scénaristes Européens). 18 writer organisations from 14 EU countries have nominated scripts for an award. Debates and masterclasses are being organised, a script market is being run with producers and the event will also feature many screenings. These include "Gegen die Wand/Head On" (Germany), "Le Tango des Rashevski" (Belgium), "Dear Frankie" (UK) and "Shouf Shouf Habibi" (the Netherlands). All have been chosen by their respective countries for the quality of the script. Fellini scriptwriter Tonino Guerra will receive a special homage, as well as a selection of outstanding Polish films.

All details can be found in French and English at les Rencontres Internationales des Scénaristes Européens. Strasbourg is in Alsace, France, on the border with Germany. It can be reached by train and via Strasbourg airport.

2 comments:

Jexebel said...

Cool, I'm there....can I borrow some money for gas tho?

Michael Leahy said...

LOL. Or try http://www.taxistop.be/4/4eurostop.htm.

Michael