Programme 2009


BABYLON is a feature film development initiative and cultural forum, produced by Scenario Films (UK) in co-production with CinÚ-Sud Promotion (France), Mira Media (Holland) and ScriptHouse (Germany). It is aimed at Europe's minority filmmakers and mixed creative teams seeking to broaden their international reach by working creatively together in a European context.

BABYLON 2009 builds on the last two years' successful Feature Film Development programme which will now include a new outreach phase of Regional Workshops as well as ongoing events throughout the year.


The European Programme consists of:

A 4-day project development workshop in Rotterdam 26-29 January 2009

  • round-table pitching of selected projects (multi-lingual, with interpretation)
  • screening of extracts from participants' previously filmed work
  • whole day script analysis in selected language groups with professional consultants
  • whole day one-to-one project meetings with industry consultants
  • lunchtime guest speakers from the international film industry
  • industry networking reception and other events
  • 3 nights free accommodation

As well as intensive advice and analysis from experienced industry consultants, the BABYLON workshops offer creative exchange, networking, co-production and distribution opportunities.

Online and telephone consultation with Babylon mentors is available during the rewrite phase, February to April 2009.

Projects are re-assessed and the most promising selected for the second phase:

A 5-day industry workshop in Cannes 14-19 May 2009

  • advice with finance plan and co-production options
  • orientation tour of the Cannes Market
  • assisted accreditation with market and festival
  • 4 nights' free accommodation
  • daily seminar programme with industry guests
  • ongoing project consultation
  • personal mentoring and introductions
  • public discussion with industry professionals

Ongoing membership of the Babylon network is free for all graduates.



For feedback from the 2008 Participants click here.

For more about the 2008 Participants click here.


The European Programme will be complemented by a new outreach phase of Regional Workshops targeting future talent, providing feedback to short-listed applicants and concluding the selection process. Workshops planned include:

  • Workshop at Vienna, Austria, date tbc, in conjunction with Film Fonds Wien.
  • Workshop in Holland, date tbc, in conjunction with Mira Media.


Events

  • Special screenings plus writer/director Q and A sessions running at festivals throughout the year.

  • Conferences on ethnicity and representation at various European venues.

Click here ╗ for Events.



BABYLON PARTNER LINKS

Babylon collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network




Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Network ┬╗

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Thierry Lenouvel┬╗

Far Flung Families in Film ┬╗

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Sarita Malik/Leslee Udwin ┬╗




BABYLON PROJECTS 2015

Read more about the projects selected for Babylon Europe 2015.

Click here ┬╗




BABYLON PROJECTS 2013-14

Read more about the projects selected for Babylon Europe 2013-14.

Click here ┬╗




BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.




For flyer click here.