Applications are open for TV Writing Contest, a competition for the best television script with the finals taking place as part of the NEM Zagreb 2022, held at the Esplanade Zagreb Hotel from 7 to 9 December 2022. Writers can apply to participate in scripted series competition including drama, thriller, crime, fantasy, Sci-Fi and comedy and unscripted formats like games, reality shows, or docuseries.
Local and international writers will have the opportunity to present their creativity to a panel of distinguished judges, representatives of major production houses, national television channels and European TV industry festivals. Production houses that confirmed their representatives as jury members are Beta Film, Sony Pictures Television, Rai, Zig Zag Productions, Script Angel, Radio televizija Srbije (RTS), and CineLink Industry Days.
All screenwriters can take part in the competition regardless of their experience level or stage of project, a good idea and writing skills are most important. All applicants participating in the contest can also participate in NEM TV Market Zagreb 2022, a three-day event packed with events and networking opportunities. The winners of both, scripted and unscripted categories will each win an award of 3000 Euros.
In addition to the TV Writing Contest, TV projects can also be submitted to the Content Showcase – a new addition to the NEM Zagreb programme. Content Showcase includes several short presentations by leading European and regional companies to promote their projects, which may be at any stage of the project, from pitching to financing to airing.