Pustnik is a play on the Romanian word for “hermit” since that’s the focus of our residency: retreating from the modern world, getting amongst nature, and writing like a crazy person. We invite emerging screenwriters from all over Europe to join us in an environment dedicated to clearing away distractions and finding real flow. We’ll enjoy local food and wine, get lost in the woods, and knuckle down on our scripts.

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Emerging writers/directors wanted

TETA Association launches the third edition of Pustnik - the European Screenwriters Residence, which will take place between 02 and 10 september 2017. Pustnik is the only Romanian initiative of this s...

News from our 2016 Pustnik residents

We try to stay connected to all our former residents and get constant updates on their projects. Here’s what we know so far.   Tudor Botezatu’s feature-length film, “The Min...

Pilar Palomero on inspiration and giving yourself time.

Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature by the University of Zaragoza and post graduate studies at the Madrid Film School-ECAM. During several years she worked as TV and film screenwriter and as u...

A glimpse into the second edition of Pustnik

Now that the second edition of Pustnik has ended, we take the opportunity to look back on the last six days we’ve spent at Cultural Port Cetate.   This year we had the opportunity to ...


Pustnik Screenwriters Residency is a seven-day retreat in countryside Romania, where emerging screenwriters can develop their projects in an environment dedicated to peace of mind and clarity of thought. The third edition will be held at Cultural Port Cetate, Romania between 2-10 September 2017.