Submissions for the 2017 Black Women Screenwriters Workshop, a partnership between the Espaço Itaú de Cinema and the website Black Women in Brazilian Audiovisual Productions will be accepted through October 15.

The event will take place between November 2 and 5 in São Paulo and will select 15 black female film makers to work on their plots for short films for classes on theory and practice conducted by the Cuban writer Eliseo Altunaga. The intent is to provide dialogues and reflections that help construct characters, narrative structures and screenplays to develop authorial projects for short films. The elaboration of projects seeks to broaden the presence of black female screenwriters in the Brazilian audiovisual market.

The commission, made up of female screenwriters and producers, will select 15 plots, with 7 authors from Greater São Paulo and 8 authors outside Greater São Paulo. The plots will be selected based on the criteria of original vision, structure, characters (when there are any) and viability. The list of those selected will be revealed on the Black Women in Brazilian Audiovisual Productions website on October 23.

For more information, access the Black Women’s Screenplay Workshop or ANCINE