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Write a narrative short screenplay based on an existing story

Morobe Development Foundation Inc.

18 Mar 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
18 Mar 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
If selected, you will work with the producer to write a final draft of a screenplay targeting 30 pages. A powerful story has been created, inspired by true events, but it needs to be told with a strong narrative structure on screen. To retain an authentic cultural perspective, and to ensure this support helps the region long term, you will work with a local Papua New Guinean screenwriting student to help them develop their own skill in writing, while you learn about the culture from them. You will receive credit as a screenwriter when the film has been produced.
Writing and editing
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
This story has been created by the founder of Morobe Development Foundation about the prevalent violence against women based on accusations of sorcery. The story should bring attention to the issue internationally and inspire others to take action. This story is well-suited for natural drama with a deep emotional impact. The goal is to premier the short film at an international human rights film festival. Covering this subject matter as a narrative will give universality to the story, while at the same time bringing attention to the specific situations the tribes in the country are dealing with. Further screenings may be part of a campaign coupled with a 45-minute documentary on the same subject produced by another Papua New Guinean nonprofit. This will likely include rural screenings in villages around Papua New Guinea. We also hope to hold screenings around Oceania, North America, and Europe.
Volunteers: 1 needed
1-5 hours per week / 26 weeks
Qualified applicants should have, at a minimum, written one screenplay that has been considered in screenwriting competitions, or been produced and shown in film festivals. Experience with natural drama is preferred. Experience in screenwriting with regard to social and human rights issues is a plus.
Papua New Guinea

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