Enter AFS Scriptwriting annual training initiative 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.
  • 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 3 weeks
  • 2
    Script Writing Period With mentoring sessions 3 months
  • 3
    Pitching Coaching Session 2 days
  • 4
    Selection of up to 5 Scripts
  • 5
    Pitching Event

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 07 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2019
Delivery of final scripts Delivery of final scripts 25 Jul 2019 31 Oct 2019
Pitching Coaching 2-days in December 2019 TBA TBA
Final Pitching and Announcement of Winner December 2019 TBA TBA

COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE FULL PROGRAM IS A MUST.

All applicants should be available for an interview during May 18 to May 20, 2019
The deadline to submit the application to AFS Script Writing is April 30th 2019