International Film Heritage Festival

Yangon, 4 – 13 November 2016

  1. Applications are open to Myanmar candidates only.
  2. Applications are open to candidates developing their 1st or 2nd long feature film, fiction only.
  3. Applications are not exclusive. Candidates who have applied to other script funds can also apply to the Myanmar Script Fund, and reverse.
  4. Applications to Myanmar Script Fund are free of charge.
  5. Within the partnership with Open Doors/Festival del Locarno, the selected candidates of Open Doors in 2016 are straightaway selected for Myanmar Script Fund 2016. They must however apply on time, providing all required documents.
  6. Every project must have a Director/Scriptwriter and a Producer to be eligible for selection. The Pitching Competition is open to production teams of a Director/Scriptwriter and Producer (2 people) or to a Scriptwriter, a Director and a Producer (3 people). Every project must have a Director and Producer attached. The Pitching Competition is not open to a Scriptwriter alone.
  7. Alongside the Pitching Competition, Coaching Sessions will be organized.
  8. Up to 8 finalists will be selected and will attend the Pitching Competition and Coaching Sessions in Yangon from Nov 5 to 8, 2016.
  9. Applications open on July 1st and close on August 31st. The finalists list will be announced on October 1st. The winner team of the Pitching Competition will be announced in Yangon, November 8, 2016.
  10. All applicants must commit to attend all Selection Sessions (online & Skype sessions) prior to the final selection. No substitutes shall be allowed to attend in his or her place.
  11. The winner team of the Pitching Competition will be awarded an in-kind and cash support dedicated strictly to the Script Development phase. This award comprises:
    a) A personalized coaching (online and by Skype) by an international script doctor during 6 months.
    b) An amount of 1,000 US$ for the Director’s research. In case the Director teams up with a scriptwriter, this amount will be divided in 2 equal parts (500 US$ for the Director and 500 US$ for the Scriptwriter).
  12. The Director must have directed at least one film, (regardless of duration & genre, fiction or documentary), which can be shared with the Commission providing a Vimeo link for access. The continued support from an appointed mentor is aimed to help the team to develop their film project further and prepare it for production (including international co-production).
  13. Each project must provide a well advanced feature length treatment.
  14. Each project must have the full copyright to the treatment. If the work is adapted, a document confirming the rights to the adaptation must be provided.
  15. The copyright of the script and film project remains with the Scriptwriter, Director and Producer team. MEMORY! Film Festival will not take any rights from those who apply to the competition, are selected as finalists, or from the team who wins the Pitching Competition.
  16. Participants agree that all exchanges and activities will be conducted in English.
  17. Participants agree that all the documents required for the application and selection process will be in English. The original treatment can be in any language, but must delivered in English. Translation cost is not covered by the Myanmar Script Fund.
  18. Participants must commit to follow the time schedule and the regulations of Myanmar Script Fund.
  19. Myanmar Script Fund reserves the right to use the basic information given by Director and Producer in its publications (the treatment will however not be published).
  20. Myanmar Script Fund is organized by MEMORY! Film Festival. The Directors, Scriptwriters and Producers selected will be the guests of the Opening Ceremony of MEMORY! Film Festival on Nov 4th, 2016 in Yangon.
  21. The team of the Myanmar Script Fund is authorized at any stage to cease the activities of a participant who does not meet all the conditions listed above.