ATHENS -- With a physical presence for Greek participants and online for the rest, the European program for the development of screenplays and film projects, MFI Script 2 Film Workshops, will take place this year in Nisyros, from July 20 to August 2.
"After 22 years of success, the Mediterranean Film Institute (MIK), in defiance of the challenges posed by the coronavirus, is once again organizing the European program for the development of screenplays and film projects. MFI Script 2 Film Workshops," it said.
Following the guidelines of the European Commission (11/6/2020) to limit unnecessary travel within the EU to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and with a personal sense of responsibility towards all involved parties, we have decided to implement the first round of workshops in Nisyros, live for Greek participants and online for the rest, between July 20 and August 2.
The possibilities of the digitalization will be utilized to the fullest (group and private online meetings, masterclasses, lectures, synchronized and asynchronous online forums and targeted counseling) in order to equip the participating creators with all the necessary tools to implement them.
Despite the general uncertainty, the number and level of applications was extremely high, making the choice difficult. Specifically, out of 103 applications and 166 creators (screenwriters, directors and producers) from 28 countries (among which Argentina, Cuba and Zambia for the first time), 60 filmmakers were selected with 25 film scripts, 3 TV series projects, 6 under documentary development and 6 trainee assistant professors.