Script Pool Tallinn

Script Pool Tallinn is an international script competition for film, TV and drama series scripts. Its main goal is to gather talented scriptwriters with producers attached, in order to provide them support enhancing the script and maximizing its production and distribution potential. The main award of 5000 Euro prize by our partner, leading international sales & distribution company Global Screen GmbH is given to one of the five writer-producer teams invited to Tallinn. 
Since 2018, Industry@Tallinn is partnered up with MIDPOINT, a training and networking platform with the aim to strengthen the creative collaboration between writers, directors and producers in the development process in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The call for 2019 submissions will be open from June 5September 2, 2019. Please find detailed information regarding the eligibility criteria, required documentation, special conditions and Rules & Regulations under the section Submissions.

Script Pool Tallinn has been an important stepping stone for several projects. Just recently it was announced that Shonali Bose, the winner of Script Pool Tallinn in 2017, has finished her film The Sky Is Pink and it will have its world premiere as a gala screening at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film’s co-writer is Nilesh Maniyar, who presented the project in Tallinn – both of them also co-directed and wrote Margharita With A Straw, that received the best actress award at Black Nights Film Festival in 2014. Other past participants include Andrea Pallaoro (director of Hannah) and Aleksandr Kott.

Nilesh Maniyar accepting Script Pool Award in 2017

Script Pool Tallinn Awards 2018:

Global Screen Award (5000 EUR)
The Script Pool Tallinn competition prize is provided by the leading international sales & distribution company Global Screen GmbH.

Winner: Man Of Deeds by Radu Romaniuc, Romania
Director: Nicolae Constantin Tănase
Production companies: Papillon Film, Tangaj Production
Producer: Paul Negoescu, Anamaria Antoci

Jury statement: For the craft and cinematic vision in creating a fascinating modern-day noir, the award goes to “Man of Deeds” by Radu Romaniuc. We were particularly impressed by the well-developed and diverse characters, who create a complex mirror of today’s society, and by the ability to mix dark humour and deep moral conflicts, and to build up tension in revealing the dark truth hidden behind a seemingly peaceful landscape.

Script Pool Tallinn 2018 Jury:
Katharina Suckale, producer at Bombay Berlin Film Productions
Marcello Paolillo, Head of Art of Panic, Stepln project manager at Locarno Film Festival
Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales & Acquisitions of Global Screen GmbH

Script Pool Tallinn 2018 Selection:

  1. Eva, Stay with Me by Daniel Baldotto, Colombia
  2. Lisa Antelava Is a Bitch by George Varsimashvili, Nicos Panayotopoulos, Georgia
  3. Man of Deeds by Radu Romaniuc, Romania
  4. Quake by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, Iceland
  5. Welcome to the USA by Assel Aushakimova, Kazakhstan

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