VCFA film faculty Till Schauder recently received a competitive Seoul Screenplay Development grant from the Seoul Film Commission for his feature script ALMOST 14. The project, a film mostly set in Korea, will be on a nice trajectory for production with the help of this exciting grant award.
More about the Seoul Screenplay Development Support program:
The Seoul Screenplay Development Support program is not intended to provide support to Korean films. The goal of the program is to support the development of “overseas” projects that are set in Seoul but target foreign markets.
This year, due to the increase in the number of submissions as well as in the variety of countries from which the applicants hail, a great deal of time and impassioned discussions went into the judges making their final selections. The utmost importance was placed on projects that would be difficult to produce if they were not filmed in Korea, and projects that were deemed to be able to enhance the image of Seoul were preferentially chosen with due consideration of their quality.
Congrats Till! We look forward to seeing ALMOST 14 come to life!
Till Schauder is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and cinematographer. His films have premiered at major film festivals around the world including Tribeca, Berlin, and Tokyo, and are funded through grants, partnerships and co-productions with organizations like the Sundance Documentary Institute, Fork Films, The Catapult Film Fund, The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA/German Federal Film Board, ITVS, ARD, ZDF, ARTE and many others. His films include: SANTA SMOKES, THE IRAN JOB, WHEN GOD SLEEPS, WARRIORS OF FAITH (GLAUBENSKRIEGER), and REGGAE BOYZ. In addition to teaching at VCFA, Schauder teaches film at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and is a frequent guest speaker at other film schools.