Cine Qua Non Lab – Screenwriting residency program in Mexico – CALL FOR ENTRIES

This sounds like a worthwhile and beautiful screenwriters workshop!

Cine Qua Non Lab – a clever take on the latin phrase, Si·ne qua non which means an essential condition –  is currently accepting applications for the intensive 14 day workshop that takes place in Tzintzuntzan, a small town in the state of Michoacán, Mexico amidst the scenic Sierra Madre Mountains and magical Lake Pátzcuaro.

Previous filmmakers who have been supported include Maryam Keshavarz (Circumstance), Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt (Les Vulnerables) and Lucía Carreras (Leap Year). Browsing through their alumni in just the short four years they’ve been around there is a balanced ratio of female and males from all over the world including India, Guatemala, Spain and Puerto Rico.  If you are one of the 10 selected you are responsible for travel expenses to and from Mexico but they will feed you and put you up for the entire residency.

This year’s workshop will be facilitated by Christina Lazarid, Academy Award-Oscar® nominated screenwriter (One Day Crossing) and internationally renowned script developer, professor, and mentor. Christina teaches screenwriting at Columbia’s Graduate Film Division and at Princeton University, and is a mentor for European Union’s Mediterranean Film Institute. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Princeton University and a MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University.

Application Deadline: May 28th, 2012
Workshop dates: August 12th through 26th, 2012

For details and to apply click here.

To see the gorgeous and serene retreat setting see photos on their FB page

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