Jan 05

Do you wish to build a career in scriptwriting for children films?


The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI) is organising a scriptwriting workshop for children films and programs. Internationally acclaimed Danish film director and winner of Emmy Award, professor Rumle Hammerich will give a masterclass/workshop in cooperation with the established Egyptian filmmaker and producer Hala Galal.

Participants will learn a number of methods of scriptwriting for children and Professor Rumle will focus on encouraging the participants to develop their own themes. He will share his views on storytelling and filmmaking for children and young people and tell about his personal “themes”; issues that runs through his production regardless whether it’s for kids or adults. Professor Rumle will also introduce a toolbox for finding solutions of scriptwriting problems.

Participants should have a project and specific issues and problems that they wish to work on. Projects could be TV series or feature films but not of a documentary nature.

A key objective of the workshop is to inspire Egyptian script writers to incorporate and improve local cultural content in the Egyptian children programs, resulting in a number of excellent scripts that will be produced and that will be of inspiration for new scripts.


February 2-6: 5 days long Masterclass/workshop with professor Rumle Hammerich at DEDI.

February-March-April: Individual work on scripts, supervised by Hala Galal.

Middle of April: Interim review of scripts with professor Rumle Hammerich and Hala Galal at DEDI. Rumle Hammerich will meet with participants on an individual basis and guide them on how to solve issues they may have.

April-May-June-July: Individual work on scripts, supervised by Hala Galal.

September: Project evaluation meeting and presenting work development.

The workshop is free of charge and DEDI will provide catering during the workshops.

Participants are expected to have some experience in scriptwriting and a desire to build a portfolio of writing for children. They have to be able to attend all days of the workshops and dedicate time to work out a script. Proficiency in English is mandatory.

Interested applicants will submit (1) a short biography or a CV highlighting previous related projects; and (2) a motivation letter including description of project. You may also send a sample of your work.

Applicants are invited to apply until the Saturday 18th of January to df@dedi.org.eg. Applying is in English Language. Only selected applicants will be informed before Thursday the 23rd of January and receive a detailed program.