Script Development


2020 Script Pitch
With the support of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, Telefilm Canada, and The Harold Greenberg Fund, the Atlantic International Film Festival’s Script Development Program has become one of Atlantic Canada’s most regarded professional development opportunities for emerging filmmakers. Over the course of four months, four writers have taken their feature film outlines to rough first draft scripts under the guidance of renowned Atlantic writer and director, Michael Melski.

In this exciting streaming event, writers pitch their first draft scripts to a panel of national producers. Having honed their pitching technique through one-on-one sessions with Michael Melski, the writers will compete for a $10,000 development prize, along with story editing support, to ultimately bring the winning rough draft into a polished first draft script.

2020 Projects & Participants
IT’S THE FEAR THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE - Scott Jones
GLITTER - Tracey Lavigne
AFRAID OF THE DARK - Israel Ekanem 
THE GREAT DEPRE$$ION - G. Patrick Condon


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Country:  Canada
Language:  English
Runtime:  60 minutes


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