Enter AFS Scriptwriting annual training initiative, in partnership with Dubai Film Market, for a chance to participate in a five-month journey through storytelling. The intensive five-month program will provide budding screenwriters with access to some of the film industry's finest instructors and the key tools they'll need to kick-start their career. AFS is open to emerging UAE nationals and residents who have a passion for film and writing and wish to master this craft. The winning screenplay will be produced into a short film by Image Nation Abu Dhabi with a budget up to AED 100,000.
  • Created in partnership with Dubai Film Market, AFS Scriptwriting is your chance to put your dreams to paper and learn how to perfect your skills under the guidance of industry spearheads.

Programme Structure

  • 1 Application process
  • 2 Workshops with finalists
  • 3 Prize

Application submission on Image Nation Website

Submissions close

Evaluation and selection of participants

  • 1
    Script Writing Workshop 1 month
  • 2
    Script Writing Period With mentoring sessions 3 months
  • 3
    Pitching Coaching Session 2 days
  • 4
    Selection of up to 5 Scripts
  • 5
    Dubai Film Market Pitch

Every AFS finalist is a winner, gaining priceless experience in the exhilarating field we call film.

The winning screenplay will be produced into a short film by Image Nation Abu Dhabi with a budget up to AED 100,000.

Agenda

Activity Details Start Date End Date
Scriptwriting Workshop Scriptwriting Workshop 02 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017
Online writing period Online weekly or bi-weekly meetings 22 Jul 2017 30 Oct 2017
DIFF Participants should be available to attend the festival during these dates. 06 Dec 2017 13 Dec 2017
Pitching Coaching 3-day workshop during DIFF, dates to be determined. TBA TBA
Final Pitching and Announcement of Winner December 2017 during DIFF 06 Dec 2017 13 Dec 2017
  • Scriptwriting Workshop
    Details
    Scriptwriting Workshop
    Start Date
    02 Jul 2017
    End Date
    21 Jul 2017
  • Online writing period
    Details
    Online weekly or bi-weekly meetings
    Start Date
    22 Jul 2017
    End Date
    30 Oct 2017
  • DIFF
    Details
    Participants should be available to attend the festival during these dates.
    Start Date
    06 Dec 2017
    End Date
    13 Dec 2017
  • Pitching Coaching
    Details
    3-day workshop during DIFF, dates to be determined.
    Start Date
    01 Jan 0001
    End Date
    01 Jan 0001
  • Final Pitching and Announcement of Winner
    Details
    December 2017 during DIFF
    Start Date
    06 Dec 2017
    End Date
    13 Dec 2017

COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE FULL PROGRAM IS A MUST.

Shortlisted candidates should attend an interview on the first week of June, 2017