CULTURE

A contest for screenplays

Budding screenplay writers take note – you may be in the running for a prize. For the third consecutive year, the National Book Center of Greece (EKEBI) is running a competition for the best two screenplays – one feature length, one short – adapted from a work of modern Greek literature. This year candidates are invited to adapt a novel or short story that was published between 1900 and 1950 and in which money is a focal plot device. The judges – EKEBI President Dimitris Nollas, director-scriptwriters Fotos Lambrinos and Yiannis Leontaris, director and cinema theorist Eva Stefani and producer Nikos Tamiolakis – will consider complete scripts, not synopses or treatments. Rendering the spirit of the work will be rated more highly than fidelity to the original. EKEBI will award -7,000 for the winning feature-length script and -3,000 for the winning short script. Applications (including five copies of the script, a CV and a clear reference to the adapted work) should be posted or delivered between February 20 and June 30 to: EKEBI, Vraveia Diaskevasmenou Senariou, 4 Athanasiou Diakou Street, 117 42, Athens. Info: Myrto Tzannetaki, tel 210.920.0227, e-mail [email protected]