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2021 Cannes Writers Residency (CannesFilms Unlimited)

The Black List is excited to partner with Canal+, Vivendi, the Festival de Cannes, the UniversitĂ© CĂ´te d'Azur and the City of Cannes to bring you the 2021 CannesFilms Unlimited Writers Residency. Participants will develop an original European film or TV series, in English, during a three-week immersive residential program in Cannes and also attend the 2021 Festival de Cannes. 
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2021 Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship at the Sundance Film Festival

The Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship is an annual program designed to encourage and identify new talent in the field of independent cinema by awarding two screenwriters each year with an all-expenses paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival and an opportunity to meet with producer Cassian Elwes (MUDBOUND, LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB). Each year, The Black List will choose ten screenplays imbued with an independent spirit by unrepresented screenwriters, which will be sent on to Mr. Elwes for his consideration. The short list will be determined in late November and the Fellowship recipient will be selected by Mr. Elwes by calendar year's end.
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The 2020 Disability List

Screenwriters who have written a script that includes at least one lead character with a disability are invited to submit their feature or pilot scripts for consideration in the Disability List during the summer of 2020 Submissions (via blcklst.com) will close on September 18, 2020. 

 


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The 2020 Muslim List

Muslim screenwriters and/or screenwriting teams including at least one Muslim writer are invited to submit their feature or pilot scripts for consideration in the Muslim List during the fall of 2020. Submissions (via blcklst.com) will close on December 4, 2020. 


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The Indigenous List

Screenwriters in the US Indigenous community invited to submit their feature or pilot scripts for consideration in the Indigenous List during the summer of 2020 Submissions (via blcklst.com) will close on September 27, 2020.