Baumi Script Development Award Open For Entries

Posted: 28th October 2015

The Baumi Script Development Award is open to international screenwriters with a treatment written in English. To be eligible for the Award, applicants must submit with a production company or must already have had at least one of their scripts filmed. 

Karl "Baumi" Baumgartner was a film producer and distributor with an eye for high-quality art-house films. As a tribute to Baumi's work, and in order to support his vision of free, independent script development of outstanding, international, cinematic stories, Martina and Sandra Baumgartner, his co-founder, Pandora Film and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW established the Baumi Script Development Award, with the prize of 20,000 Euros. 

Eligibility and rules:

  • Applications are open to feature films only (no documentaries, television formats or shorts)
  • All treatments and materials have to be submitted in English
  • Treatments should not exceed 12 pages (line spacing 1.5 / Arial regular, size 12)
  • Treatments based on a novel have to be secured with the underlying rights to the material. An author statement of rights (scriptwriter and/or director) or an option contract must be provided with the application. Personal rights to the filmed work must also be provided.

Deadline: 15 November

For more information, please see the Baumi website


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