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SRF Writer's Day

Wednesday September 30 is all about scripts. In the morning the finalists of the 8th Treatment Award will pitch their ideas to the jury in a closed setting. 

In the afternoon we start the public part with a panel discussion, where experts in scriptwriting talk about their experiences. Directly after the audience is invited to an open table reading. Actors will be reading scripts in development written by upcoming Swiss authors. 

Where: KOSMOS Forum
When: Wednesday, September, 30 2020.


Treatment Award 2020:
Intermediate Worlds


Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) have joined forces once again with the Zurich Film Festival to launch the eighth Treatment Award Competition. Authors are invited to submit a feature film exposé entitled «Zwischenwelten». The Treatment Award is endowed with a CHF 5'000 cash prize. The winner also receives a screenplay development agreement worth up to CHF 25'000 for the creation of a feature-length screenplay. The long-term partners primarily created the competition to emphasis the often-neglected treatment phase, which forms an important part of the material and screenplay development process. 

A jury will review the submissions and nominate the finalists by mid-September 2020. The finalists will be invited to pitch their exposés to the Jury, on September 30, 2020. The Treatment Award is conferred during the celebratory ZFF Award Night at the Zurich Opera House on Saturday, October 3, 2020.  


Conditions of participation

_The competition is open to authors with Swiss citizenship or main residence in Switzerland.

_The exposé for a feature film on the subject of "Intermediate Worlds" must be written in German.

_Deadline for application is August 14, 2020.

Terms and conditions and entry form: www.srf.ch/treatmentaward
Contact: treatment.award(at)srf.ch