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Ioan Antoci wins ScripTeast award in Cannes

Romanian screenplay writer Ioan Antoci received the ‘Krzystof Kieslowski’ ScripTeast award Wednesday, in a ceremony held at Plages des Palmes, during the Cannes Festival (May 13-24). ScripTeast is a training program organized by the Independent Film Foundation and support by the MEDIA Program, the Polish Film Institute, the Polish National Culture Center, Apple Film Production and Magyar Filmunio, in association with the European Film Academy – Atelier du Cinema Europeen, Producers Network, e-Talenta, Fadeln (Central European Pitch Forum) and with the festivals of Berlin, Cannes and Karlovy Vary. For several months, screenplay writers from Central and Eastern Europe developed their projects under the guidance of famous counselors. The final stage, which ended at the Cannes Festival, was aimed at promoting these projects in the world of cinema, among famous producers and publishers.

Ioan Antoci’s project named “The Japanese dog” participated in this year’s edition of ScripTeast together with 10 other screenplays, which included ‘Transfer,’ by Artchil Khetagouri and Ileana Stanculescu. ‘The Japanese dog’ was selected as winner by the commission. Ioan Antoci’s project also won the Screenplay Contest organized last year by HBO and will be produced by Libra Film.

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