2012 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

18 05 2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesNicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition has received a record 7,197 entries for 2012 from 66 countries, and the only screenplay submitted from Argentina is mine!

Wish me luck!

Click here to visit the interactive map of submissions by country.

La Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition de la Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recibió un record de 7,197 entradas para este 2012 de 66 países, y el único guion que se presento desde Argentina es el mio!

Denme suerte!

Haga clic aquí para visitar el mapa interactivo de las presentaciones por país.





TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY will fly you THERE!

8 12 2010

This is your LAST CHANCE to enter the TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY and win a chance to go to the SUNDANCE Film Festival. The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Park City, Utah to have their screenplay read by professional actors during the Sundance Film Festival, a great place to network with producers and filmmakers from around the world.

To qualify enter your screenplay and your best logline. Frequently this is your one and only chance to get a producer to even read your script, so it better be good! All Table Reads will be recorded on video as well!

Click here to submit. FINAL DEADLINE – DECEMBER 15th!

Esta es tu última oportunidad para entrar en TABLE READ MY SCREENPLAY y ganar la oportunidad de ir al Festival de Cine de SUNDANCE. El ganador del primer premio recibirá un viaje a Park City, Utah para que su guión sea leído por actores profesionales durante el Festival de Cine de Sundance, un gran lugar para conocer productores y realizadores de todo el mundo.

Para calificar manda tu guión y tu mejor logline. Tal vez esta sea tu primera y única oportunidad de conseguir que un productor lea tu guion, así que es mejor que sea buena! Todas las lecturas de mesa también se grabarán en vídeo!

Haz clic aquí para participar. PLAZO FINAL – 15 DE DICIEMBRE!





14th HOLLYWOOD PITCH FESTIVAL

23 06 2010

From July 31 to August 1, 2010 in the very heart of Hollywood, California is the 14th Annual HOLLYWOOD PITCH FESTIVAL. Sponsored by Fade In Magazine, the Hollywood Pitch Festival brings together more than 200 major film and TV industry players, including studio, development, and creative executives, as well as producers, casting directors, agents, and managers. Emerging filmmakers, screenwriters, novelists and on-camera talent attend the Pitch Fest to take one-on-one, seven-minute-long meetings to make vital industry connections and directly present screenplays, books, ideas, and more, to the Pitch Fest’s illustrious roster of decision-makers. While the Pitch Fest schedule is entirely dedicated to pitch meetings, this year’s event also includes one complimentary pitch class to help participants hone their presentations, as well as the opportunity to network at a cocktail party.

The New York Times hails the Pitch Fest as the industry’s “answer to speed dating,” and adds that it offers “a rare chance to breach the barricades that bar the door to Hollywood; many of the companies involved – UTA, CAA, WME, ICM, Paramount, HBO, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, etc. – normally refuse to accept unsolicited ideas or scripts.” Previous participants have had tremendous success, with over 300 gaining agency and management representation and more than 100 screenplays sold and optioned, including BORN TO SHOP (Fox), THE MEDDLERS (Warner Bros.), DOGGY STYLE (Silver Lion Pictures), CROSSING THE LINE (Trancas Films), and IF ONLY (ABC).

UPCOMING DEADLINE

July 23, 2010 – Final Day to Register!

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El secreto de sus ojos won the Oscar

8 03 2010

Juan Jose Campanella (Image from generaccion.com)

On Sunday 7 March at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles “The secret of their eyes” (Argentina) competed for the Academy Award for best foreign film against “The Empty Nest” (Peru), “Ajami” (Israel), “A prophet” (France) and “The white ribbon” (Germany).

Finally the film’s director, Juan Jose Campanella, took the stage together with Guillermo Francella and producers to receive the prize from the hands of Pedro Almodovar and Quentin Tarantino.

The secret of their eyes“, starring Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino and Guillermo Francella, is based on the novel “The question of their eyes” by Eduardo Sacheri, which tells the story of a judicial employee who retires and begins writing a novel about a crime of which he witnessed in 1974.

This is Argentina’s second film to win the Oscar. In 1985 won “The Official Story” by Luis Puenzo.

Congratulations to Juan Jose Campanella, the whole cast and crew for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

El domingo 7 de marzo en el Teatro Kodak de Los Angeles “El secreto de sus ojos” (Argentina) competía por el Oscar de la Academia a la mejor película extranjera contra las cintas “La teta asustada” (Perú), “Ajami” (Israel), “Un profeta” (Francia) y “La cinta blanca“(Alemania).

Finalmente el director del filme, Juan José Campanella, subió al escenario junto a Guillermo Francella y los productores para recibir el premio de las manos de Pedro Almodóvar y de Quentin Tarantino.

El secreto de sus ojos“, protagonizada por Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino y Guillermo Francella, se basa en la novela “La pregunta de sus ojos” de Eduardo Sacheri, que cuenta la historia de un empleado judicial que se jubila y comienza a escribir una novela sobre un crimen del cual fue testigo en 1974.

Esta es la segunda película argentina en ganar el Oscar. En 1985 lo obtuvo “La historia oficial“, de Luis Puenzo.

Felicitaciones a Juan José Campanella, a todo el equipo y a los actores por el Premio Oscar 2010 a la Mejor Película Extranjera.





Reel Women Script competition

3 09 2009

reel women

The Reel Women International Film Festival Script Competition is now open to all women writers. Organized by Diana Means (Founder/ Director), five finalists from feature-length and short formats will receive a script critique and passes to the annual Film Festival in March. Now going into its sixth year, the script competition late Deadline is on September 15, 2009. Check WAB for Online Script Submission and Category rules.

And remember… All scripts must be written by Women.

La Competencia de Guiones del Reel Women International Film Festival está abierta a todas las mujeres guionistas. Organizada por Diana Means (Fundadora/ Directora), cinco finalistas de los formatos de largometraje y cortos recibirán una crítica del guión y pases para el Festival anual de Cine en marzo. Ahora en su sexto año, el plazo de vencimiento para participar de la competencia de guiones es del 15 de septiembre del 2009. Visiten WAB para información sobre presentación online de guiones y normas de categoría.

Y recuerden … Todos los guiones deben ser escritos por mujeres.

 





BAFICI’s 11th edition

25 03 2009

baficiToday starts the 11th edition of the BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) organized by the Department of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.
This year the edition 2009 will be inaugurated buy the award winner film “Gigante”, of the Argentine filmmaker Adrián Biniez, and not only will participate eighteen local movies presented as world premiere, but also will be added a section called Baficito dedicated to the infantile public.
The festival will count with special activities and the visit of international Filmmakers and personalities of the Industry.
The nine screens where more than 300 films will be projected until April 5 are: the Alianza Francesa, Arteplex Duplex Caballito, Atlas Santa fe, Cine al aire libre (Plaza San Martín de Tours), Espacio BAFICI, Hoyts Abasto, Malba Cine, Teatro 25 de Mayo and Teatro Gral. San MARTIN.

Hoy comienza la undécima edición del BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) organizado por el Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
Este año la película que inaugurará la edición 2009 será la premiada “Gigante”, del realizador argentino, Adrián Biniez y no solo participaran dieciocho películas locales que se presentarán como estreno mundial, sino que también se añadirá una sección llamada Baficito dedicada al público infantil.
El festival contara con actividades especiales y la visita de Realizadores internacionales y personalidades de la Industria.
Las nueve sedes en las que se proyectaran más de 300 realizaciones hasta el 5 de Abril son: la Alianza Francesa, Arteplex Duplex Caballito, Atlas Santa fe, Cine al aire libre (Plaza San Martín de Tours), Espacio BAFICI, Hoyts Abasto, Malba Cine, Teatro 25 de Mayo y el Teatro Gral. San MARTIN.

Kirikou et la Sorciere by Michel Ocelot / Image from www.sabotizante.com

Kirikou et la Sorciere by Michel Ocelot / Image from http://www.sabotizante.com

Love Exposure by E. Oni  Image from www.crunchyroll.com

Love Exposure by Sono Sion / Image from http://www.crunchyroll.com

 




Screenplay Competition at DC Film Festival – an interesting concept / Competencia de guiones, un concepto interesante!

13 09 2008

Today I visited the DC Shorts Film Festival premises again, this time to see a Screenplay Competition where  six screenplays were read live by its authors and actors performed the roles in the script. After seeing all the screenplays, the public is asked to vote via text message… the one that got the majority of votes received a prize in money to film the short and secured its participation in the 2009 edition of the DC Shorts Film Festival. This year the participants were: “The note” (drama), “Shiva” (comedy), “Two lines and a stick” (comedy), “Taco Mary” (comedy), “Geronimo’s last ride” (drama), “Last drag” (drama). The winner of the Screenplay Competition was Taco Mary written and directed by Mary Novak, the one I voted for! :}

Hoy visite las salas del DC Shorts Film Festival nuevamente, esta vez para ver una competencia de guiones donde seis guiones fueron leidos por sus autores mientras actores actuaban los roles del guion. Despues de ver todos los guiones, el publico debia votar por medio de mensajes de texto… el que obtenia la mayoria de votos recibia un premio en dinero para filmar el corto y tenia ademas la posibilidad de participar en la edicion 2009 del festival. Este año los participantes fueron: “The note” (drama), “Shiva” (comedia), “Two lines and a stick” (comedia), “Taco Mary” (comedia), “Geronimo’s last ride” (drama), “Last drag” (drama). El ganador de la competencia fue Taco Mary escrito y dirigido por Mary Novak, que fue el que yo vote! :}