Regulations

Regulations for Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects​

1. The organizer

Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects​ is organized by Odesa International Film Festival, supported by Star Media, biggest film company in Ukraine,  and powered by ScripTeast , European master training programme for the best Eastern European Scriptwriters organized by Independent Film Foundation

2. Description

Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects​ selects 4 to 6 best drama series projects with international potential, with or without producer behind, that have been created by the best writers of Eastern and Central European origin, and/or owned by the production companies registered in one of Eastern and Central European countries, to be presented in public to the potentially interested tv broadcasters, platform operators, distributors, co- producers.

3. General program schedule 

Call Announcement             June 1st, 2017
Submissions Deadline        June 25th, 2017
Results' Announcement      July 3rd, 2017
Public Pitching                    July 19th, 2017

4. Selection committee 

The selection is made by the Committee appointed by Odesa Film Festival, StarMedia and ScripTeast jointly.

5. Language 

The working language of Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects’s pitching is English.

6. Selection progress 

4 to 6 original drama series projects are selected for the pitching. The selection is based on three factors:

  • originality of drama series project’s;
  • international potential of the project;
  • the writer(s)’s and/or showrunner(s)’s track records.

Selection is made entirely at the discretion of the Organizer. The Organizer reserves the right not to explain or communicate the reasons why a project has not been selected. Shortlisted applicants are informed at the end of June. The final selection is announced two weeks before the pitching at the latest.

7. Application process 

There is no application fee. The rights owner must be an individual and/or entity from Central and Eastern European countries: Armenia, Azerbejian, Belarus, Bosnja & Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine. Applicants must provide credits for at least one theatrical feature film, or one television feature film or television series that had already been produced, or must have extensive experience as writers, journalists or directors.

Drama series projects must be an original work or an adaptation.

RIGHTS OWNER MUST CONFIRM THE PROJECT’S SUBMISSION AND SIGN THE APPLICATION FORM TILL June 25th, 2017, THE LATEST.

8. Application package 

The application digital package must be in English and should contain:

  • Scan of signed completed form (pdf) and completed form in .doc format
  • Pitch (max 600 characters)
  • Log line (max 1 500 characters)
  • Writer’s note (max 1 200 characters)
  • Outline of the series and characters description (max 15 000 charaters)
  • Pilot episode’s script (if any)
  • Presentation file, if any (with pictures, moodboard, etc.)
  • Writer(s)’s profile
  • Copy of valid registration document (with names of statutory representative) of rights owner (if not the writer)
  • Representatives to be at the Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects (writer's, producer’s, showrunner’s) photos
  • Links to the previous work(s) of the writer(s) and producer (if any)
  • Application package - to be send via e-mail to the address: o.oleshchenko@oiff.com.ua

9. Pitching Jury 

The selected projects are invited to public pitching, 10 minutes for each of the projects. The pitching is evaluted in public by the Jury appointed by Odesa Film Festival, Star Media and ScripTeast jointly.

10. Award

Jury will decide the holder of the prize. Award: postproduction service package in amount of 10 000 USD from Star Media company.

11. Organizer's support 

Organizer offers for selected projects a 3 night’s accommodation of two representatives per project (one writer and one producer or two writers).

12. Credits

After completing the Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects, the writer(s) is obliged to place the credit “Selected by Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects” in a visible way:

  • on the front page of all subsequent versions of the presentation and the scripts in any language, in electronic and printed forms,
  • in the credits of any drama series produced on the basis of the project of drama series.

After being awarded at the Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects, the writer(s) is obliged to place the credit “Awarded by Odesa IFF ScripTeast Series Projects” in a visible way:

  • on the front page of all subsequent versions of the presentation and the scripts in any language, in electronic and printed forms,
  • in the credits of any drama series produced on the basis of the project of drama series.

13. Contact 

For further information, please contact as at 
o.oleshchenko@oiff.com.ua
series@scripteast.pl