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Script Pool Tallinn

Script Pool Tallinn is a script competition launched at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2017 with the aim of gathering talented scriptwriters with producers attached, in order to provide them support enhancing the script and maximizing therefore its production and distribution potential. The main award of 5000 Euro prize by our partner, leading international sales & distribution company Global Screen GmbH* is given to one of the five writer-producer teams invited to Tallinn. 

This year, Industry@Tallinn collaborates with MIDPOINT, a training and networking platform with the aim to strengthen the creative collaboration between writers, directors and producers in the development process in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The public pitch, open to all the attending industry professionals, takes place on November 29, 2018.

Projects for 2018 Script Pool Tallinn have been selected!
2018 selected projects are:
Daniel Baldotto (Colombia) – Eva, stay with me
Yadi, a nineteen year-old girl, has to fight against the consequences of a trauma from her past in order to be able to keep her stepsister Eva, who is also nineteen, close to her.

George Varsimashvili, Nicos Panayotopoulos (Georgia) – Lisa Antelava is a bitch
Lisa Antelava is a beautiful and successful theatre actress. She has a nice husband and a son. Everything seems fine in Lisa’s life, until she discovers a graffiti tag on the wall that says: Lisa Antelava is a bitch. The tags are multiplied every day destroying Lisa’s life and reputation. Now she has to go in her past to find the author of the tags...

Radu Romaniuc (Romania) – Man of Deeds
Ilie is a policeman of a small village in north-eastern Romania, on the banks of the river Siret. Already in his late 30s with no family or proper career, he is stuck in an existential rut and his only dream is to start an orchard for which he doesn’t have enough money. Ilie works as the mayor’s right hand, helping him in many of his activities. Soon, a man is murdered, but Ilie is advised not to pay much attention and stir up spirits. Eager to remain a man of good deeds, Ilie keeps on making bad compromises and is dragged into a difficult situation.

Tinna Hrafnsdóttir (Iceland) – Quake
Saga gets hit by a fierce epileptic attack and loses her memory. Upon trying to gather bits and pieces from her forgotten life, she finds out that it’s full of illusions and abnormalities. Repressed memories that Saga unconsciously blocked as a child suddenly start to come back, revealing the truth about her past and forcing her to review her whole existence.

Assel Aushakimova (Kazakhstan) – Welcome to the USA
Aliya is a 36 year old Kazakh gay woman who for the first time in her life played the Green Card Lottery and won. Now she cannot decide whether to leave Kazakhstan or stay. On the one hand, Aliya is tired of the stagnation, corruption and dictatorship of the Kazakh society and wants changes in her life. But on the other hand, she is afraid of the uncertainty and to start her life all over again in a foreign country.

2018 International Jury members are:

  • Katharina Suckale, producer at Bombay Berlin Film Productions
  • Marcello Paolillo, Head of Art of Panic, Stepln project manager at Locarno Film Festival
  • Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales & Acquisitions of Global Screen GmbH

The 2017 Script Pool main award went to Shonali Bose (India) - The Sky Is Pink.
Script Pool submissions Rules and Regulations
Before submitting, please make sure that your project matches the following eligibility criteria:
Projects of a full-length fiction film (theatrical or TV) and TV series from the whole world are eligible;
Only the team of screenwriter and producer can apply - with a full treatment in the first round, complete script to be submitted for those selected for the next round;
The screenwriter has to have either film school finished or experience in the film sector.

For additional information, please read carefully the Rules and Regulations below.

Please prepare the following documentation in English to attach to your application:
  • Synopsis
  • Treatment including the description of characters
  • One episode of the film (max 10 pages) / For TV series, a pilot episode
  • A curriculum vitae of the screenwriter
  • A curriculum vitae of the director (if attached)
  • Budget outline

Special conditions:
Participation for the finalists includes an accreditation fee of 75 Euros per person;
Once a project is approved for the final selection, the team must be present in Tallinn. Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event covers accommodation, subsistence and mentoring costs of the participants, but not the round-trip airfare;
The official language of the market is English;
Submission of the film is considered as acceptance of Script Pool Tallinn Rules and Regulations.

For further information please turn to the project coordinator Triin Tramberg - triin.tramberg@poff.ee.


*Global Screen GmbH is a leading international sales & distribution company for theatrical films, TV programs and formats based in Munich, Germany. It is owned by Telepool, a vertically integrated media and licensing company with more than 50 years of experience in film distribution. Telepool has been acquired on June 26, 2018 by actor and producer Will Smith and director Marc Forster and is now owned by their respective companies The Smith Family Circle, Will and Jada Smith’s Family Office and Elysian Fields.