From scratch to screen

Film production Workshop is an exceptional chance for emerging Rwandan filmmakers; they will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, and network and mingle with fellow filmmakers and industry insiders.

Under the guidance Gregoire Viau, the participants will be guided and taught in developing and realizing their own visions and two short films will be made during this workshop.

The works is programmed within the core of the 4th of Mashariki African Film Festival; so participants will also have full access to festival events.

Enrolment is limited to 10 participants.

  1. Rules and regulations

You must be a citizen of Rwanda.

You must also be least 18 years of age.

You must submit a 3 to 5 pages short screenplay

You must send a motivation letter (Min.1000 words) outlining why you would like to participate.

  • Submitted screenplays cannot be previously made films.
  • Strictly one project per applicant.

You must submit a one page synopsis of your screenplay.

You must be fluent in both, written and spoken English.

NB:  All materials should be sent at

Selection of Participants

Participants will be selected at the sole discretion of 4th Mashariki African film festival Selection Committee.

Only selected Applicants will be contacted.

Important Information

  1. The Mashariki African film festival offers many privileges to all participants including a team of dedicated internationally renowned filmmakers. In return we expect your cooperation, daily and timely attendance of all the workshops.

Please note: Mashariki African film festival reserves the right to remove participants from the workshop who abuse their participation, who are repeatedly absent, or who make false statements.

The workshop is a full time lab and you will be required to give your total dedication for the full 10 days period without exception, failure to do so will result in you being disqualified and removed from further participation.