The eQuinoxe Europe International Screenwriters` Workshops

The International Screenwriters´ Workshop is a short-term, seven-day, residential training programme with the aim of helping filmmakers to
develop the best possible story and script. Our comprehensive program includes seven-day Screenwriters´ Workshops for writers and producers and a follow-up consultation on.

As we express our gratidute, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy

Screenwriter / Producer Team

Eight promising screenplays are selected by an international jury to participate in a one-week script workshop. The writers meet on the basis of one-to-one discussions with nine advisors – internationally known and experienced screenwriters, directors and script editors – who share their knowledge and experience. Their producers attend the last 2.5 days of the workshop for a final meeting with writer and advisors, as well as participating in a coproduction session with a media lawyer and other events.


The Aim of eQuinoxe Europe is to support the development and production potential of strong, culturally and linguistically diverse screenplays for an international audience.


The course's three components are:

  1. A workshop consisting of one-on-one meetings between trainers and participating writers; last day includes final session with writers/advisors and the. respective project producer(s)/co-writer;
  2. Master Classes giving participants a 're-entry' phase from a small to a larger group, providing a strong foundation for all their work; and
  3. follow-up consultation with an advisor on the rewrite when it is submitted.


The focus of the eQuinoxe Europe International Screenwriters´ Workshops is on both the writers and the producers of the selected projects. The workshops, which offer both script and project development, are distinguished by the creative, collegiate environment and the rigorous discussion between the writers and the advisors. Collectively and individually the focus is on finding ways to make the screenplays more competitive and compelling in order to expedite the pathway to production. Participants have the rare opportunity to discuss their work with experienced filmmakers from different cultural and professional backgrounds, leading to creative breakthroughs and the potential for co-financing.

Advisors / Tutors

...fueled by inspiration

The success of eQuinoxe Europe is due to the generosity and professional expertise of numerous internationally recognised screenwriters, directors and producers, who continually offer their services to eQuinoxe Europe for the Intl. Screenwriters' Workshops as advisors:

  • Simon Aeby (CH - Three Below Zero,...)
  • Angela Allen (UK - Misfits, Wise Blood,… )
  • Simon Beaufoy (GB - Slumdog Millionaire,...)
  • Dev Benegal (IND - English, August)
  • Marcos Bernstein (BRA - Central Station)
  • Andrew Bovell (AUS - Lantana, A Most Wanted Man,...)
  • Ulf Breistrand (N - You haven´t got a Chance, Take it!,…)
  • Kit Carson ♱ (USA - Paris, Texas,...)
  • Pauline Chan (AUS - 33 Postcards…)
  • Jim Charne (USA - Media Lawyer)
  • Shane Connaughton (IRE - My Left Foot,...)
  • Laurence Coriat (F - Wonderland)
  • Luke Davies (AUS - LION-The Long Way Home)
  • Claire Dobbin AM (AUS - Script Editor)
  • Bille Eltringham (GB - Kid in the corner,… )
  • Delia Ephron (USA - You’ve Got Mail,...)
  • Mary Agnes Donoghue (USA - Beaches, White Oleander,...)
  • Jacques Fieschi (F - Un Coeur en Hiver,...)
  • Florian Flicker ♱ (A - The Hold-Up,...)
  • Stephen Frears (GB - The Queen,...)
  • Lisa Fruchtman (USA - Apocalypse Now, The Right Stuff..)
  • Akiva Goldsman (USA - The Client, A Beautiful Mind,...)
  • Carl Gottlieb (USA - Jaws I-III,...)
  • Paul Haggis (CAN - L.A. Crash,…)
  • Randa Haines (USA - Children Of A Lesser God,…)
  • James V. Hart (USA - Contact, Bram Stoker’s Dracula,...)
  • Axel Hellstenius (N - Elling,...)
  • Hannah Hollinger (GER - Liebe Amelie,...)
  • Coleman Hough (USA - Full Frontal,...)
  • Neil Hunter (UK - Lawless, Boyfriends,...)
  • Laurie Hutzler (USA - Creative Consultant)
  • Annemarie Jacir (PL - When I Saw You)
  • David Keating (IRE - Last of the High Kings)
  • Danny Krausz (A - The Inheritors,...)
  • Susan B. Landau ♱ (USA - An Ideal Husband,...)
  • Don MacPherson (GB - The Big Man,...)
  • David Magee (USA- Finding Neverland, The Life of Pi,...)
  • Anthony McCarten (NZ - The Theory of Everything,...)
  • Jocelyn Moorhouse (AUS - The Dressmaker, Thousand Acres,...)
  • Ewan Morrison (UK - Nina X)
  • Shandi Mitchell (CAN - The Disappeared)
  • Marcia Nasatir (USA - Amadeus, Ironweed,… )
  • Sandra Nettelbeck (GER - Helen, Mr. Morgan’s Last Love,…)
  • Mark O’Halloran (IRE - Viva, Adam & Paul,...)
  • Frank Pierson (USA - Presumed Innocent, Dog Day Afternoon, ...)
  • Eric Pleskow ♱ (USA/A - Raging Bull, Amadeus,...)
  • Angela Pope (GB - Hollow Reed,...)
  • Charles Randolph (USA - The Life of David Gale,...)
  • Richard Reitinger (GER - Wings of Desire,..)
  • Neus Rodrigues (ES - Script Editor)
  • Richard Romanus (USA - If You Believe,...)
  • Stefan Rüll (GER - Media Lawyer)
  • Juliet Sales (F - Belle & Sébastien)
  • Ana Sanz Magallon (E - Bajo les Estrelas,...)
  • Stephen Schiff (USA - Lolita,…)
  • Susanne Schneider (GER - The Day Comes,...)
  • Susan Schulte (GER - The Deathmaker, The Wall,...)
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr. ♱ (USA - Three Days of The Condor, Papillon,…)
  • Martin Sherman (UK - Bent, Mrs.Henderson Presents,...)
  • Iain Softley (GB - K-Pax,...)
  • Tim Squyres (USA - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ice Storm,...)
  • Michael Steinberg (USA - There's Something about Mary,...)
  • Robin Swicord (USA - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,...)
  • Anthea Sylbert (G - Chinatown, Julia,…)
  • Thomas Valentin (A - Media Lawyer)
  • Chris Vogler (USA - The Writer's Journey)
  • Michael West (IRE - Freefall,…)
  • Gregory Widen (USA - Highlander, Backdraft,…)
  • and more...

Former Workshops

26. International Screenwriters´ Workshop

Workshop Dates: 15. - 22. October 2021

No website online registration. Application and materials submitted per email.  Signed original application submitted  per post.

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