Scholarships available for the Rocaberti Writers' Retreats!




Our annual Scholarship Contest is upon us, and we are offering one FULL SCHOLARSHIP, as well as several partial ones, to be mentored, in personat a medieval castle in France or Italy, by Academy Award and BAFTA-winning producers, directors and writers, amongst them:

Simon Egan, British Academy Award-winning producer of THE KING’S SPEECH.

Margaret French Isaac, President of Di Novi Pictures and former Executive Vice President of  Johnny Depp’s production company.

Andrew Lazar, Academy Award-Nominated Producer (AMERICAN SNIPER, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, NYAD).

Judi Levine, Australian producer of the Oscar-nominated THE SESSIONS.

Stan Zimmerman, writer of Emmy-winning TV shows, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, ROSEANNE, GILMORE GIRLS.

Diane Drake, Multi-million dollar screenwriter (WHAT WOMEN WANT, ONLY YOU).

Michael Alden, producer of the Academy Award-winning THE HOURS.

We're also proud to announce that several writers who attended the 2023 retreats now have their projects in development with a mentor who they met at Rocaberti!

The contest is FREE TO ENTER.

In addition to the FULL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER, top-ranking finalists will be offered a partial scholarship of 2,000 euros towards the retreat fees. (Usual cost: 6,495 euros.)


DEADLINE: Sunday, December 10th, 2023, 12 midnight, West Coast time.

Due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline to Saturday, December 16th, 2023, 12 midnight, West Coast time.

Entrance Fee: None. We just ask that you share the link to the Scholarship page on social media. 🙂

Please open the scholarship form below where you will be asked to:

a) Send a brief outline of your screenplay, TV pilot or book (max: 250 words), as well as explaining why you believe you're deserving of the scholarship (max: 250 words).

b) Please also confirm if you can cover the remaining retreat fees (4495 euros, instead of the usual fees of 6495 euros) if awarded a Partial Scholarship of 2000 euros.

c) Finally, don't forget to include the screenshot of your social media share!

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Applications are now closed

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