The Realness African Screenwriters Residency is an incubator for African screenwriters. It provides residents with the practical support needed to refine their projects from a creative perspective, as well as to position their projects to industry partners for potential financing and production.
The residency acts as a year-round support system to alumni, helping them take their scripts from the page to the screen, and fostering a new wave of authentic African cinema in the process.
Comprised of two six-week sessions, as well as a market experience, the programme provides screenwriters with the space and support to hone their skills and refine their projects.
Operating from the stunning Cradle of Humankind in South Africa, the first six-week period is focused on incubation – residents write in an inspiring and relaxed environment while being coached by script consultants and mentors.