ULYSSES’ SHELTER 3: Mallorca Screenwriting Residency
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ULYSSES’ SHELTER 3: Mallorca Screenwriting Residency

ULYSSES’ SHELTER 3: Mallorca Screenwriting Residency

Call announcement: July 29, 2022
Submission deadline: August 29, 2022

What is it about?
THE ULYSSES’ SHELTER: BUILDING LITERARY RESIDENCIES NETWORK is the third stage of a project co-funded by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) under the Creative Europe programme 2021-2027. The network of literary residencies has now been extended to seven European countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia, Malta, Spain and Czech Republic and collaborates with many institutions and NGOs in each participating country.

This special call refers exclusively to the emerging screenwriters in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia who apply for one residency in October 2022 on island of Mallorca, Spain, under the curatorship of Mallorca Film Commission, partner on the “Ulysses’ Shelter” project.

The residency programme addresses international dimension as its priority by giving the young, emerging screenwriters to work, perform and present themselves at Mallorca. The residency will be accompanied by a rich supporting programme consisting of film and literature-related activities aimed at specific (local) target groups, such as taking part in the screenwriting workshop and visiting and taking part in the activities of the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival.

Where is it?
Mallorca, Spain: October 2022

How long are the residencies?
3 weeks

Who is eligible to apply?
– Applicants must be emerging screenwriters
– Applicants must have at least one, and not more than three screenplays made into a short or longer film, of whichever genre
– Applicants must be Croatian, Serbian or Slovenian citizens
– Applicants must have advanced knowledge of English
– Applicants must be able to travel to Spain in October 2022
– Applicants must be open to collaborate and work with other artists and partners
– Applicants must write an entry for the ULYSSES’ SHELTER website Tovar.hr during the residency
– Applicants should be interested in fostering a relationship with the local audience

NOTE: To be considered for the residency programme applicants must meet all eligibility criteria.

What is offered?
Two (2) residencies at Mallorca in October 2022

1. One residency is for screenwriters who already work on an adaptation of a literary work to a screenplay: the applicant for this residency has to write which literary work they are adapting into a screenplay and add a short synopsis (up to 300 words). The selected screenwriter will participate in the programme ‘Islands of Fiction’. It will include a writers’ summit and the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival.

2. One residency is for screenwriters who will adapt Robert Graves’s story ‘A Toast to Ava Gardner’ (the original story is attached to this Call) to a film treatment in English language of 10-15 pages length for a long feature film (of approximately 90 minutes length). For this residency the applicant has to send a logline (one to two sentences) and a synopsis/expose (1000-2000 words) in English language for the story ‘A Toast to Ava Gardner’. The selected screenwriter will participate in the programme ‘Islands of Fiction’. It will include a writers’ summit and the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival. Also, the selected screenwriter will have the opportunity to present the work to producers’ and investors’ forums, as well as the support of the local community and cultural scene since Robert Graves’s life and literature is considered a part of the Mallorca cultural heritage.

– An introduction session, artist talk or other events/workshops
– Support for the residents
– Promoting residents on the ULYSSES’ SHELTER social media accounts, newsletter, and website Tovar.hr, as well as on all partners’ social media accounts, newsletters, and websites
– Networking possibilities and international visibility
– Covered accommodation and travel expenses (economy class)
– Fee (400 EUR gross including all taxes) and Subsistence (gross 300)
– A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious emerging screenwriter to benefit from a unique experience which can strengthen their career, to create a work, do the necessary research, as well as experiment and take on a new direction in their writing.

Same applicant can apply to both programmes, but he/she/they can be awarded only with one residency.

What are the submission requirements?
– Application must be submitted in English 
– Application must be sent to ulysses@sandorf.hr by August 29, 2022

If applying for:
A. For the residency programme including the work on film adaptation of Robert Graves’s story ‘A Toast for Ava Gardner’:

1. CV or Resume (in English, no longer than one page)
2. Motivational letter that includes an explanation of why the applicant wants to visit screenwriting residence (in English, no longer than one page)
3. Bibliography (list of screenplays and other works in English)
4. A logline (one to two sentences) and a synopsis/expose (1000-2000 words) for the story ‘A Toast to Ava Gardner’ (in English)
5. One recommendation letter (Optional)

B. For the residency programme including the work on film adaptation of any literary work for film:

1. CV or Resume (in English, no longer than one page)
2. Motivational letter that includes an explanation of why the applicant wants to visit screenwriting residence (in English, no longer than one page)
3. Bibliography (list of screenplays and other works in English)
4. The applicant has to name the literary work he is adapting into a screenplay and add a short synopsis (up to 500 words)
5. One recommendation letter (Optional)

For any further questions about the open call, you can contact ulysses@sandorf.hr.

When will the results be published?
The International Selection Committee, consisting of members from all the participating countries in this Call (Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain) will suggest two (2) applicants from either Croatia, Serbia or Slovenia to participate in the residency programmes during 2022.

The results will be announced on project and partners’ websites and social media by September 15 2022. The selected applicants will also receive a direct email. You can find more on partners and their work here: DSP, KROKODIL, MFC, SANDORF.

GDPR
By submitting the Application to this Open Call, you give your consent for the information provided in the Application to be held on computer or other relevant filing systems and to be shared with other accredited organisations or persons in accordance with the GDPR 2018.

Privacy Notice
We will at all times process and store personal data in line with relevant legislation. The information provided will be used exclusively for the selection process. The names and short bios of the selected candidates will be made public.

The information about this call, as well as the English and Croatian versions of Robert Graves’ story “A Toast to Ava Gardner”, are available as a downloadable PDF HERE.

Proprietor of the copyright for Robert Graves’s Story “A Toast to Ava Gardner” is Robert Graves Copyright Trust and it is not allowed to share or reproduce any part of the story without written approval from the proprietor.The Story was originally published in The New Yorker on April 26, 1958. Later it was included in the book “Collected Short Stories” by Robert Graves (Penguin).

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