Category – Conference

Tsitsi Dangarembga & Gabriele C. Sindler @ EFM | AfroBerlin

The first edition of AfroBerlin, organised by Yanibes, is a platform for participants to discuss issues with key players in the African film industry and so gather valuable information about the market potential of content by African and Afro-diasporic filmmakers.

>>Learn more about AfroBerlin…

On February 17th 2024 Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gabriele C. Sindler speak about

Pan-African Story | Script | Film Development for a Global Audience

Aspects of intercontinental and intercultural training for experienced filmmakers.

The world is in desperate need of ideas how we can progress as humanity. So far, African films have contributed little to this discourse. We will all benefit from engaging with non-dominant imaginaries embedded in their narratives.

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA Trust) has been committed to the improvement of the film industry on the African continent since 2009. Supporting women in the film business is just as important as the promotion of African stories and their authentic storytelling on big screens around the world.

In 2023, Dangarembga’s Harare-based ICAPA Trust launched a pan-African training series for female-dominated creative teams. The kick-off workshop in Lagos, Nigeria, was facilitated by leading script analysts, story & script writing teachers from DFK FILMS | dfk*script*service, led by Gabriele Sindler. The participants and their projects came from Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, São Tomé and Príncipe, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tanzania and Nigeria.

The workshop series focuses on:
– Development of Stories & Characters
– Analysis of Screenplays & Films
– Exposé | Treatment & Script Writing
– From screenplay to film production & distribution.

The goal of the further training of film professionals is the successful production and international distribution of feature films and documentaries. Furthermore, the participants are enabled to support each other professionally during the development and production of future projects. The aim is to narrate local stories in a way that they will be watched, understood, and discussed by as many people as possible across the globe.

Tstisi Dangarembga and Gabriele Sindler reflect on their practical efforts in the development of globally appealing African stories, scripts and films by systematically and methodically analyzing their intercultural African-European cooperation.

dfk*script*service supports the Scriptwriting Competition of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York 2023

We are happy to support the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York 2023 as jury member of the of the scriptwriting competition.

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York is celebrated March 16-31, 2023.

SRFF is a film festival that focuses on socially relevant film content, and human interest stories that raise awareness to social problems and offer positive solutions through the powerful medium of cinema. SRFF believes that through raised awareness, expanded knowledge about diverse cultures, and the human condition as a whole, it is possible to create a better world free of violence, hate, and crime.

SRFF is a non-profit film festival that showcases socially relevant films with human interest stories as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. SR™ believes in promoting positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema.

WCOS 2022 | Copenhagen

Let’s meet at the World Conference of Screenwriters in Copenhagen .

Wednesday October 5 & Thursday October 6 2022 at DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, DK – 2300 Copenhagen S.

LECTURE in Vienna: The SSO|*40-Steps-Method

23rd September 2022  | 11:40 a.m.
Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies Vienna | UZA II-Rotunde |
Althanstraße 14 | 1090 Wien

Meet Gabriele Sindler and Donat Keusch at the Screenwriting Research Network International Conference (SRN). They speak about:

Analyzing Screenplays presented on the international market:
Development, Practice and Benefits of “The SSO- or *40-Steps-Method”
From practical use to theory and back again

Donat F. Keusch | | +41 79 4007057
Gabriele C. Sindler | | +49 177 9744133
Practitioners | Script Analysts | Teachers |

>>> Download THE  LECTURE:  password protected

>>> General information on the lecture…
>>> 14th Screenwriting Reseach Network International Conference 2022 | 22nd – 24th September