No, the Owl is geared towards writers only.
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate writing teams at this stage.
Yes, writers with or without representation are welcome to apply; provided they have a proven track record of their work.
The Owl will select five (5) TV drama pilot scripts and five (5) feature film scripts.
There is a Selection Committee which consists of experienced film and television industry professionals based in Greece and internationally.
No; the Owl can only accept one script per writer.
No; only one copy of the script will be accepted.
Yes, as long as you can show that the entity holding the option has granted permission to workshop the material.
We welcome creativity regardless of the project’s theme or genre. We will prioritize projects that can be produced/shot in Greece. Greece offers a wide variety of locations, so a project does not necessarily have to be set in Greece to be produced/shot here.
Unfortunately, because of the large number of applications, we are unable to provide feedback if your project is not selected.
No; participants are not required, but are highly encouraged, to attend the festival and explore first-hand all that Cannes has to offer.
Yes, absolutely. All projects that participate in the Owl workshop are eligible for the Residency Awards.
The Owl will cover accommodation and meals during the main workshop in Athens. The Cannes Film Market supports the Owl, allowing the workshop to offer a stipend to help with the costs of attending the Cannes Film Festival, along with a free festival pass. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel to Athens and their travel and living in Cannes.
“The Owl was the perfect hub to meet industry professionals, learn the craft and strategize a career path that can only lead to great things.”
“It was an absolute privilege to spend time and learn from mentors who
are leaders in their fields and participants who are so talented in a
city with some of the oldest stories in the world. A truly enriching
and unforgettable experience!”
“I just wanted to thank you both personally for The Owl workshop last
week - it was the most amazing experience, and so well run, and I
hope you both got to take some time off to relax afterwards. I've had
to help organize similar events before, and I know how much work goes
into everything, and it was very much appreciated.”
“It was such a valuable experience and I feel like I won't absorb it
all until I go back over my notes in the coming weeks. I'm looking
forward to it!”
“Great mentors, very interesting panels and lovely people.
The mix of producers, agents and writers was great and very inspiring.
It helped me to develop my script not only from an artistic point of
view, but also taking into account the needs of the industry.
Theworkshop also provided a good insight into the US system and the
Greek film industry.”