June brought good news
It’s with a huge success that we just finished Plume & Pellicule, the 9th edition of our Screenwriting workshop enriched with a film festival in Sierre, Switzerland. The selected participants (ten writers from all over the world and three runners-ups) were lucky enough to meet with very skillful consultants: Álex Montoya (Spanish screenwriter and director), Arturo Arango (writer of ‘The Waiting List), David Seidler (Academy Award winner for the screenplay of ‘The King’s Speech’), Shawn Slovo (screenwriter of the movie Stephen Frears just directed for HBO, ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’, screened during last Cannes Film Festival), Lindy Davies (coach from Australia, specialized in characters) and Yves Lavandier (screenwriter, director and writer of the book of reference on dramaturgy ‘Writing Drama’).
The participants, the team, the consultants and the guests of our wonderful event in Sierre (with moments shared at the Chateau Mercier, in different restaurants of the city, the bookshop and at the movie theatre) made a total of thirteen nationalities (Portuguese, French, Swiss, Colombian, Spanish, American, Costa Rican, Cuban, Argentinean, British, South-African, Australian and Israeli). This wonderful Babel tower managed to exchange, to work and to build strong projects for the future.
Thank you to all of you for your warm and active presence, a talented, respectful and professional one indeed. Stephen Frears, being a very active patron, was once again with us, and it was a huge pleasure!
NEXT STEP: MEET YOUR MATCH 2013
About the writers who did participate to Plume & Pellicule 2013, they will have until July 31st to re-write their script and submit it once again to DreamAgo so that they might be selected to join our program Meet you Match that will happen in November 2013 in Los Angeles during AFM.
Concerning DreamAgo about this coming June, we signed a partnership with a wonderful event, ‘East meets West’ that will also take place in Sierre. We will screen three feature films: ‘The Fifth String’ by Selma Bargach, ‘Lemon Tree’ by Eran Riklis (who came to Plume & Pellicule to present his last movie, ‘Zaytoun’) and ‘Cairo 6,7,8’ by Mohamed Diab. Three movies, three nationalities represented (Morocco, Israel and Egypt). And a short films evening will close this filmic contribution on exchanges between East and West.
DreamAgo is very happy to have established this privileged link with Sierre and the canton of Valais!
PLUME & PELLICULE 2014 :
For all the writers who would like to send their script for our next screenwriting workshop Plume & Pellicule (that will happen in May 2014), please not that we will begin receiving projects from August 2013 and until December 2013.
Good luck everyone!