The participants in the 9th season of DIVERSE STORIES – Screenplays between Cultures have been selected! This year the jury, comprising the Diverse Stories team and Johanna Lietha, a graduate of this program, has chosen seven projects with nine writers: Brigitta Kanyaro and Mario Canedo, Tereza Kotyk, Nooran Talebi, Barbara Antičević, Franziska Pflaum, Nalan Gündüz, Daniel Beres and Toby Garfath.
The program extends over several months with a range of workshops and individual consultation sessions to develop ideas for feature films and series into treatments and screenplays. The focus is on the development of coherent filmic narrative approaches and the acquisition and execution of appropriate narrative techniques.
The first workshop has already been taking place last week, and we are very much looking forward to the stories that will emerge this year, which we will once again present in November during a scene reading session.
The program is supported by the Vienna Film Fund, the Austrian Film Institute, the State of Lower Austria, the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the Literar Mechana and the VdFS. Our warmest thanks!