The 5th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which will take place between 2–10 September 2019, at Port Cetate, Romania, has selected its participants from a total of 119 applications received from 44 countries.
The 8 participants, coming from 6 countries, were selected by co-founders Andreea Borțun and Bryn Chainey:
Ori Aharon (Israel/Romania) - OSHER
Phyllis Grae Grande (Philippines) - Everybody Leaves
Tess Martin (USA) - Tracing Rita
Alexandru Mavrodineanu (Romania) - A serious man
Kerstin Neuwirth (Austria) - ABITANTI
Jayisha Patel (UK) - When Ash Falls
Diana Voinea (Romania) - Chronicle of a disappearance
Jack Wake-Walker (UK) - Scarlett123
Furthermore, the last two guests of this year's edition have confirmed their participation: Marie Dubas & Len Rowles will join Soudade Kadaan, Bianca Oana and Laurence Coriat.
Marie Dubas is the founder of Deuxième Ligne Films and an EAVE 2013 graduate. She has co-produced films like John Trengove's first feature film THE WOUND (Sundance 2016, Berlinale Panorama 2017) and recently finished Teona Mitevska's fifth feature GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA, winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Berlinale 2019.
Len Rowles runs her own production label Humdinger Films, which has produced BAFTA and Student Oscar-nominated shorts. She is also a part of Protagonist Pictures’ team, an international finance, production and sales company which has a proven track record in outstanding films and commercial successes.
The residents and invited filmmakers will participate in various activities such as roundtable discussions, masterclasses, and one-on-one talks.