Nine European screenwriters from eight European countries have been selected to take part.

The 10th éQuinoxe Germany International Screenwriters Workshop will take place May 3-10 in Balestrand, Norway.

Nine European screenwriters from eight European countries will take part in the workshop

Participating advisors will include established screenwriters Martin Sherman (UK/US), Ulf Breistrand (Norway), Claire Dobbin (Australia), Andy Cox (Ireland), Susanne Schneider (Germany) and US screenwriters James V. Hart Gregory Widen and David Magee.

The nine screenwriters (and their projects) selected to take part are:

Hendrik Hölzemann The Happy Man (Germany)
Moritz Laube, Far North (Germany)
Paul Winter Ms. Mansfield and Me, (Ireland)
Wolfgang Fischer Styx (Austria)
Alejo Flah Easy Sex and Sad Stories (Spain)
Siri Senje September (Norway),
Dominic Lees Tombstoning (UK)
Petra Volpe Traumland (Switzerland)
Magdalena Bittnerova Bloody Easter, Czech Republic

As part of the workshop Jim Hart will hold a Master Class on screenwriting structure analysing Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker´s Dracula which he wrote the script for.

éQuinoxe Germany was founded in 2001 by Ellen Winn Wendl, Susan Schulte and Susanne Schneider to establish strongerscript development for cinema screenwriters and to develop a network among European writers and their producers. The workshop is backed by the MEDIA Training Programm of the European Union, the German Ministry of Culture, the Filmfoederung Baden Württemberg, the German Federal Film Board, the Austrian Film Institute, Film Nova Scotia and the Norwegian Film Institute, Vestnorsk Filmsenter and Western Norway Film Commission.

Recent projects to have come out of the éQuinoxe Screenwriters Workshops include The Wall from Austrian writer/director Julian Roman Poelsler, which received the Ecumenical Film Award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival 2012 and German writer Bernd Lange´s screenplay Home For The Weekend, directed and produced by Hans-Christian Schmid which premiered in Competition in Berlin.

Meanwhile, the submission deadline for the next workshop, which will take place in Germany in October, is May 25.