PLOT ’16

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WHEN?

7-10 December 2016

WHERE?

Oliva Creative Factory, São João da Madeira, Portugal

WHAT?

PLOT is a professional script development lab, promoted in a residential basis and creative community environment, where fiction feature film projects from all over the world have the chance to broaden their narrative skills and enhance their creative voice.

High-end script experts provide guidance throughout the lab and challenge the participants with the goal of reaching their projects artistic and creative potential.

WHO?

Writers, writers/directors, directors or producers from all over the world with a fiction feature film screenplay at an advanced stage of development. Applicants are expected to have professional experience in writing, directing or producing film. All scripts submitted must have at least one production company attached to the project and ideally some development funding in place. Focus in narrative and character driven films will be privileged as PLOT will apply efforts on exploring and discovering new ways for genre-based storytelling.

PARTICIPANT PROJECTS / FILMMAKERS

(PT) BETWEEN-THE-RIVERS, João Fonseca (producer)
(BR) BRIGANTINE, Roberto Machado (writer / director)
(BR) DARK RIDERS, Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro (writer / director)
(BR) HOVER, Danilo Godoy (writer / director)
(BR) ON IDLENESS, Roberto Burd (writer / director)
(PT) SANDRA, Simão Cayatte (writer / director)
(BR) THE DESK, Bruno Torres (producer)
(PT) TURVO, Humberto Rocha (producer)

CONFIRMED MENTORS

XAVIER ROMBAUT

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XAVIER ROMBAUT joined Brussels-based production outfit Savage Film in 2010. The company produces fiction and documentary and established itself internationally with Michael R. Roskam’s film Bullhead, a box office hit in Belgium in 2011 as well as César and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, and sold to over twenty territories.

Earlier he produced short films with his own production company Emerald Films, with Nathalie Teirlinck’s Venus vs. Me being the most successful as it was awarded at the Berlin Film Festival and nominated for the European Film Awards in 2010.

For Savage Film he was actively involved in several international feature and documentary projects such as The Co(te)lette Film by Mike Figgis, Bullhead and Racer and the Jailbird by Michael R. Roskam, The Ardennes by Robin Pront and recently The Land of the Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue.

He recently produced the first feature of Nathalie Teirlinck Le Passé devant Nous, to be released in early 2017.

Xavier Rombaut is an EAVE graduate. He’s a member of the short film commission of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and board member of the monthly film magazine Vertigo.

LUIS CAMPOS

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Born in Portugal during the prolific Hollywood blockbuster era of 1985, Luis Campos concluded a MA in Film in 2008 and since then he collected several experiences in filmmaking, while living in Barcelona, London, Brussels, São Paulo and Amsterdam. Owner and main producer of the company Squatter Factory, where he develops most of his film projects, Luis also had the chance to develop an exchange program in 2013 at Savage Film and another one in 2015 at RT Features, where he played an active role in project development.

Luis wrote & directed several awarded short films and was the screenwriter for the feature A Funeral in The Rain, the Portuguese indie hit of 2010. He currently lectures film at SAE Institute in Amsterdam and is the main promoter/creative director of GUIÕES – International Portuguese Language Screenplay Festival and PLOT – Professional Script Lab. He’s a regular script consultant in international labs and his first feature film project Between-The-Rivers is currently in financing stage.

MARCELO STAROBINAS

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MARCELO STAROBINAS is a screenwriter and script doctor. A graduate of Columbia University´s MFA in Film, he has developed his own feature film and character development workshops (Oficina de Longas, in Sao Paulo). He has co-written the UK-Brazil co-production Jean Charles and is currently part of the team of writers of the series Carcereiros (TV Globo, in production). Before moving into film and television, he worked as a journalist for important news outlets such as Jornal da Tarde, O Estado de S.Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo and the BBC World Service, in London.

JOÃO BRAZ

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In 20 years as an editor, João edited dozens of features and documentaries. Some of them were officially selected to Cannes and Venice. He also edited tv series, trailers and commercials. Among his work: “Os Maias” by João Botelho, “Alice” by Marco Martins, “Noite Escura” by João Canijo, “Sangue do Meu Sangue” by João Canijo, “Ama-San” by Cláudia Varejão and “Os Filhos do Rock” by Pedro Varela.

Full filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3949693

JON RAYMOND

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Jon Raymond is the author of the novels Freebird, Rain Dragon and The Half-Life, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2004, and the short-story collection Livability, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and winner of the Oregon Book Award. He is also the screenwriter of the film Meek’s Cutoff and cowriter of the films Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy, both based on his short fiction, and the film Night Moves. He also cowrote the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, winner of five Emmy Awards. Raymond’s writing has appeared in Tin House, the Village Voice, Bookforum, Artforum, and other publications. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


7 – 9 DECEMBER = LAB SESSIONS

10 DECEMBER = FILM SCREENING, GELO by Luís & Gonçalo Galvão Teles

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