Tanweer Pitching Days 

5th & 6th of March 2022

 

Tanweer Productions, loyal to its vision towards creating and producing high-end captivating content for cinema and television, introduces the program Tanweer Pitching Days. It is an open call limited to fiction, and more specifically, to script submissions: a) for feature films, and b) for TV series. In both these categories, there is also the option of submitting a fiction book or graphic novel for the purpose of developing it either into a film, or a TV series. This open call is not a competition, but a means to find the most talented scriptwriters / writers, and create strong original stories, appealing to wide audiences both in Greece and abroad.

 

Scripts and / or books must be submitted before the application deadline on the 10th of January 2022, by 23.59, through the form that you will find on Tanweer Productions web page https://tanweerproductions.com/pitching-days/

 

The scripts and books received will be assessed by the script readers of Tanweer Productions, and all participants will be notified via personal email. The most interesting projects will be invited to participate and pitch their scripts during the two-day forum Tanweer Pitching Days which will take place on the 5th and 6th of March 2022 in Athens. The selected projects will be notified in due time for their preparation. The working language of the forum is Greek, but there is also the possibility of pitching in the English language in cases of English-speaking creators.

 

Any questions regarding this open call should be addressed to the following email:  pitchingdays@tanweer.info

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For the evaluation of the scripts / projects that would like to participate in the program, it is necessary to submit the following for each category:

 

Α) SCRIPT FOR FEATURE FILM

 

  1. Project title and genre
  2. Logline
  3. One page synopsis
  4. The script draft in pdf (formatted according to international standards and 12pt courier fonts or in any of the following programs: FINAL DRAFT/ CELTX/ WRITERDUET)
  5. Character analysis up to two (2) pages
  6. Copyright document
  7. Scriptwriter’s short CV and filmography
  8. Contact details (mobile phone and email)

 

Β) SCRIPT FOR TV SERIES

 

  1. Series bible (up to 6 pages), including: TV series title, average length of episode, number of episodes, genre, logline, one (1) page synopsis of the series, series universe (space & time), six (6) future episodes plot summary (including episode title and a 15 lines paragraph per each), character analysis up to two (2) pages
  1. The script draft of the first episode of the series (pilot), in pdf, formatted according to international standards and 12pt courier fonts or in any of the following programs: FINAL DRAFT/CELTX/WRITERDUET
  2. Copyright document
  3. Scriptwriter’s short CV and filmography
  4. Contact details (mobile phone and email)

 

The call is also open for the consideration of books or graphic novels in both categories A) feature film B) TV series. In this case, the following are required for submission:

 

  1. Project title and genre
  2. Year of publication
  3. When submitting for TV series, please also include the suggested number of episodes
  4. Short text listing the reasons why you think this particular story should be adapted for the screen (up to 300 words)
  5. Two (2) page synopsis
  6. Book’s body text in pdf
  7. Character analysis up to two (2) pages
  8. Writer’s short CV and works
  9. Contact details of all rights holders of the publication, writer and publishers’      (mobile phone and email)

 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.Μ.S.A

Announces that in the context of its interest in the production of motion pictures and television series, accepts proposals for scripts and books/graphic novels for evaluation and further advancement and the conditions concerning the submission, evaluation and selection of scripts and books/graphic novels are the following:

  1. Proposals can only be submitted via the online form on the website of «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» and in no case will scripts be accepted in any other way (e.g., by post, courier, etc.).
  2. A screenplay, as stated here, is either the entire screenplay of a film or the screenplay of the first episode (pilot) of a TV Series.
  3. Submissions are accepted by persons (candidates) who have completed the 18th year of their age.
  4. The script must be the original and creative work of the candidate and it can be based on a pre-existing book of the candidate. In any case, the candidate must guarantee that he is the sole copyright holder of the submitted script.
  5. Scripts and books/graphic novels must be copyrighted prior to submission, and the scriptwriter / writer bears the responsibility of the copyright
  6. Scripts that are adaptations of pre-existing scripts, without the consent of the original scriptwriters, will not be accepted.
  7. In case that the submitted script is a product of a writing team, the team cannot consist of more than three (3) people. The submission will be made by one of the three (the candidate) and the consent of all the other members of the writing team is required. All three must fulfill the obligation of paragraph 4.
  8. Each candidate can submit a maximum of two (2) scripts either in the same category (Film or TV Series), or in the two different categories (1 for film and 1 for TV Series).
  9. Scripts and books/graphic novels previously submitted to and rejected by «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» will not be taken into account.
  10. «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» guarantees absolute confidentiality in relation to the submitted scripts and their authors, promising not to disclose to any third parties, unrelated to the evaluation of the submitted script, either their content, or their author. It also commits that the disclosure of any kind of information contained in the submitted scripts and their creators, will be made exclusively for the purposes of evaluation and only to persons related to this purpose, which are bound by the same confidentiality obligations as the company.
  11. «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» in addition, states that it complies with the laws on personal data protection (GDPR) as they apply contextually.
  12. The submitted scripts, books/graphic novels will receive their initial evaluation by «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» and if they are positively assessed, they will move to the second phase of the evaluation, whereupon their creators will be invited to present their proposal (live or online). «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» maintains absolute discretion in relation to the evaluation of a script and its progress in the second phase.
  13. Also, in no case «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» guarantees the realization of Production.
  14. In case of rejection of a submitted script or book/graphic novel from «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.», its creator(s) is/are entitled to present their script to other bodies. In addition, the submission of a script through the online form on the website of  «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» does not preclude the submission of the same script to other bodies.
  15. «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» reserves the right to suspend, postpone or cancel the entire program, as set forth herein.
  16. The electronic form on the website of «TANWEER PRODUCTIONS S.M.S.A.» will be open for the submission of scripts until the 10th of January 2022 (10/01/22), at 23.59.
  17. After the above mentioned deadline for the submission of scripts passes, all candidates will be notified on the status of their application, and whether it progresses in the second evaluation phase, no later than the 31st of March 2022.