Do you have an idea for a short film? Do you want to develop it in an unique writing experience, working with Spanish-speaking authors from all over the world, improving your fiction creation skills and with professional advice?

The Usina de guiones breves en Berlín is celebrating its 5th birthday and it makes us happy to invite you to participate in this new edition.

Directed by María Meira, award-winning screenwriter with more than twenty years of experience in the international film industry, the Usina offers an inspiring experience of audiovisual writing to bring together and promote the diversity of Spanish voices and perspectives.

Organised by the Cervantes Institute in Berlin in collaboration with uruaFilms, the Institute of Culture and the Embassy of Mexico in Germany, Usina offers a platform for creativity and reflection to work intensively and personally on the development of screenwriting projects over a period of six months, as well as the possibility of having an enlightening exchange experience in Berlin.

What does the Usina de Guiones Breves en Berlín ugbb consist of?

A maximum of nine short film projects will be selected to participate in the program and they will be developed from their embryonic stage, making the most of their potential, until obtaining top quality scripts that could be turned into 10 to 20-minute short films.

The program has two stages:

  • 1ST STAGE: VIRTUAL. It will take place between May and August, with master classes and one-on-one online tutorships.
  • 2ND STAGE: FACE-TO-FACE. It will take place in September and will consist of an intensive group workshop at the Instituto Cervantes in Berlin.

In November, at the end of the program, an international jury will award one of the scripts, which will get advice for the production of the short film.

When can you apply for the Usina de Guiones Breves en Berlín ugbb?

Call for applications opening date: Friday, March 1, 2024.
Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024.

Costs (if selected for project participation): 445 €

ugbb 2024 Bases y condiciones HERE 

We look forward to seeing you!