Fellowship for screenwriters
Asia Society India Centre announces the launch of the third edition of New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (NVFS) and asks contestants for scripts ...
Hyderabad: Asia Society India Centre announces the launch of the third edition of New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters (NVFS) and asks contestants for scripts with a difference. NVFS invites writers from across India to submit an original story for consideration between May 1 and July 31, 2015.
The programme is designed to identify, encourage, mentor and support seven talented independent screenwriters in India, helping them find their own creative voices and enabling them to refine their craft. It seeks stories that are gender sensitive, women centric and driven by well-defined women characters.
By making heroine the new hero, the theme aims to expose new writers to the experience of writing from a female character’s point of view and increase the number of women-oriented scripts in the film industry. By working in collaboration with and taking guidance from eminent screenwriters and filmmakers, the initiative seeks to nurture the diversity of contemporary Indian writing, while providing screenwriters a platform to explore new approaches to the art of writing for cinema.
Speaking at the launch of the third edition of NVFS, Bunty Chand, Executive Director of Asia Society India Centre said, “The third edition of NVFS boldly steps forward and invites women centric, gender sensitive stories into the spotlight. Made possible by Time Warner Foundation and coordinated by Asia Society’s offices in New York and India, this fellowship represents Asia Society’s commitment to fostering creativity, nurturing new talent, building knowledgeable communities, addressing shared challenges, and bringing fresh perspectives to the age-old art of storytelling.”