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The 8th Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab, Wadi Feynan, Jordan (November 2012)
About Rawi Screenwriters' Lab:
In 2005 the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) launched Rawi (Storyteller), a screenplay development lab, in consultation with the Sundance Institute. Independent Arab screenwriters (Fellows) are offered the chance to develop their work in a uniquely creative environment under the guidance of internationally acclaimed screenwriters from all over the world (Creative Advisors).
At the beginning of autumn each year, fellows and advisors are transported to a remote location within the Jordanian desert where for five days, they work intensively on their feature narrative screenplays. Each fellow will have a one-on-one story session with the lab's creative advisors. The advisors’ guidance ranges from improving the fellow's technique as a screenwriter, to life lessons and practical suggestions to be explored in their next draft. Emphasis is placed on each fellow's individual voice and story.
Over the past eight years, Rawi supported 60 emerging screenwriters. Completed projects by Rawi’s Alumni include: POMEGRANATES AND MYRRH written and directed by Najwa Najjar, AMREEKA written and directed by Cherien Dabis, SON OF BABYLON written and directed by Mohamed Al Daradji, MY BROTHER THE DEVIL written and directed by Sally El Hosaini and WADJDA written and directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. Learn about other participants by visiting the complete list of Rawi Alumni & Advisors.
For more information please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Royal Film Commission - Jordan at: Tel: +962 6 461 3835 ext. 108, 104