PLOT – Professional Script Lab

In partnership with IndieLisboa, PLOT – Professional Script Lab 2018 hosts screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world with their feature films.

The lab, aimed at developing scripts and stimulating the authors’ creative voice, takes place between April 27th and 29th in Lisbon, and this year’s edition features mentoring sessions by Jon Raymond – regular contributor to Kelly Reichardt and scriptwriter for films like Wendy and Lucy, Old Joy, Meek’s Cutoff or Night Moves – and the Spanish story-editor Ana Sanz Magallón (Estiu 1993, Els Nens Salvatges, Under the Stars).

The participants of the laboratory also have the opportunity to present the projects to a panel of decision makers of the international film scene, to follow IndieLisboa International Film Festival’s programme and to participate in a Masterclass with award-winning Argentine director Lucrecia Martel. Dustin Guy Defa, actor, screenwriter and director, nominated by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 new faces of independent film, joins us at this event for a talk about American independent film production. His latest film, Person to Person, was shown at Sundance, SXSW and Locarno, among many other festivals.

Six projects will comprise the 3rd edition of PLOT – Professional Script Lab. Participants from Brazil, Italy, Germany, Romania, Portugal and Sweden will thus have an exclusive opportunity to discuss and rewrite their scripts with Jon Raymond and Ana Sanz-Magallón and also to participate in a Masterclass with Lucrecia Martel, whose work will be the subject of a retrospective at this year’s festival.

More info on the PLOT Booklet2018

Selected projects

The Bears and the Bees – Alina Grigore (Ro)
Sagres – Lovisa Siren (Se)
My Best Friend – Riccardo Paoletti (It)
Piccolo paradiso – Hannes Lang & Mareike Wagener (It/De)
Reservoir – Diego Hoefel (Br)
Jungle’s Hell – Leandro Franz (Br)

contact: Luís Campos, Plot Script Lab plot@squatterfactory.com