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Solace23 Solace23 is both an idea and a practice. It offers support to people working with visual narratives; advising at various stages of the development of an idea through to the final film or artwork.

This can take many different forms, most commonly story or script consultancy, but also advising during the editing process. Solace23 also seeks to disseminate ideas relating to the practice itself and thoughts about the nature of this practice, through workshops, lectures and an ongoing book project: A Farewell to Certainties. What do we talk about when we talk about stories? Who are we addressin

This can take many different forms, most commonly story or script consultancy, but also advising during the editing process. Solace23 also seeks to disseminate ideas relating to the practice itself and thoughts about the nature of this practice, through workshops, lectures and an ongoing book project: A Farewell to Certainties. What do we talk about when we talk about stories? Who are we addressin

SEPTEMBER 15 - 17. Late opportunity!Due to a late cancellation we have one free space for a participant with a project. ...
16/08/2022

SEPTEMBER 15 - 17. Late opportunity!
Due to a late cancellation we have one free space for a participant with a project. Get in touch and develop your film idea with an international group of filmmakers !
[email protected]

And here's our after summer Script Circle dates:15-17. September (deadline 15 August) and 17-19. November (deadline 17. ...
31/07/2022

And here's our after summer Script Circle dates:
15-17. September (deadline 15 August) and 17-19. November (deadline 17. October).
We are planning both of these workshops to take place in person.
Should this not be possible, we may have to take Script Circle back online and hope for your understanding.

After a full spring we are slowing down into summer, but didn’t want to disappear before sharing with you the next Scrip...
11/07/2022

After a full spring we are slowing down into summer, but didn’t want to disappear before sharing with you the next Script Circle dates: 15-17. September and 17-19. November, 2022. Our last Script Circle took place in April and we were grateful to be sitting in the same room with newcomers and previous participants again. In addition to our regular Script Circle, this spring our ongoing collaboration with our Finnish friends, Aamu, now in to year 6 of bi-yearly circles continued, with a bonus concert excursion to see Black Midi.

Finally, we were able to hold our intensive practical workshop for script consultants, story editors, producers and film commissioners “Six Days of Practice” in Berlin. We were reminded again, how vital it is to keep sharing our thoughts and insights into development and filmic narration with colleagues - even if our parents may be confused as to why we would want to train our competition! Let us keep moving further away from thinking of colleagues as competition; this wide field of cinema that we are fortunate enough to work in needs all the sharing and supporting possible.

We will keep thinking of ways to keep sharing, in text, in podcasts and workshops. Thank you for listening, reading and staying in touch.

Dear producers, story editors & development people, the two part workshop Six Days of Practice in which we share our app...
11/04/2022

Dear producers, story editors & development people, the two part workshop Six Days of Practice in which we share our approach to supporting writers and filmmakers during script development (and beyond) will take place again this spring IN BERLIN 11-13th May and 16-18th of June. Apply here [email protected]
https://www.solace23.com/sixdaysofpractice.html

It's been too long... Now, for the first time since February 2020, we are going to host an in-person Script Circle in Be...
01/04/2022

It's been too long... Now, for the first time since February 2020, we are going to host an in-person Script Circle in Berlin. If you want to join us, let us know: [email protected]

We are also returning with our "Six Days of Practice" workshop in May/June. Check out the details here: www.solace23.com

If you don’t mind going to bed late you can join from Asia, or from the Americas if you don’t mind getting up early. Tha...
17/01/2022

If you don’t mind going to bed late you can join from Asia, or from the Americas if you don’t mind getting up early. Thank you to previous participants who braved the challenging hours ; )

Script Circle Feb 17-19 online (apply by Jan 28 [email protected])

We hear many of you are video conference-fatigued and we certainly hope we will be able to do an in person Script Circle soon, but until we can plan that with more certainty and safety we will continue to offer online possibilities. The next Script Circle will be April 28-30 (apply by April 1) and the decision whether online or in person will be made around the deadline. Please check back here or on the website.

The intensive workshop for producers, commissioning editors and others working in development "Six Days of Practice" will take place agin this year: May 12-14 and June 16-18. More information to follow soon.

Grateful as we are to have been able to continue to do Script Circles online, the last one with participants in 5 differ...
02/08/2021

Grateful as we are to have been able to continue to do Script Circles online, the last one with participants in 5 different time zones (New York, Bristol, Berlin, Bangkok and Tokyo!), we are longing to get back around a table with you.

Our next Script Circle will be September 2-4 and if you would like to attend, please send us a message ([email protected]), mentioning whether you could be here in Berlin in person or would prefer an online event or you don’t mind either. We can’t do a hybrid workshop, so it will depend on there being enough participants for either. Please get in touch by 10. August - thank you and hopefully see you soon.

Thank you to our April participants, for braving some more zoom time. And though we are counting down the days before we...
14/05/2021

Thank you to our April participants, for braving some more zoom time. And though we are counting down the days before we'll be able to meet in person again, there will be one more online Script Circle: June 16th-18th. If you would like to attend, please get in touch by May 21st.
Our workshop for producers, commissioning editors and development execs: Six Days of Practice has had a date change and will now begin in September, hopefully in person. Part 1: 23-26 September, Part 2: 21-23 October. www.solace23.com

Six Days = Seven Days of Practice in 2021 Our workshop for those of you involved in the supporting roles of script devel...
13/04/2021
solace23 - Six Days of Practice

Six Days = Seven Days of Practice in 2021
Our workshop for those of you involved in the supporting roles of script development: script consultants, story editors, commissioners, development executives, will be taking place 16-19 June (Part 1) and 23-26 September (Part 2). We're looking forward to the exchange and opportunity share and investigate our approach and experiences.
Apply to [email protected] by 14th of May.
https://www.solace23.com/sixdaysofpractice.html

Next dates: Six Days of Practice in Berlin Part 1: May 27 - 30, 2021 (online) Part 2: September 23 - 26, 2021 (planned: in person) (2 x 3.5 days, so actually 7 Days this time)

First Script Circle in 2021: It’s a little lonelier than usual, but we’re very pleased to meet with filmmakers spread ac...
25/02/2021

First Script Circle in 2021: It’s a little lonelier than usual, but we’re very pleased to meet with filmmakers spread across the world again. In February from Amsterdam, Beirut, Copenhagen, Sofia and Zagreb. Thank you for joining us. We still wish we could be in the room together and with each Script Circle our longing grows evermore, but we are also relieved that it IS possible to connect and communicate across our screens.

In this spirit, here the next dates: Script Circle 39 will take place from April 15-17th. If you would like to attend, please get in touch by March 19th [email protected]

Script Circle 10-12th Feb onlineDear friends,We’ve been less communicative than we planned to be over the last year. Our...
11/01/2021

Script Circle 10-12th Feb online

Dear friends,
We’ve been less communicative than we planned to be over the last year. Our plans to share reflections on development and dramaturgy, and other insights into our work, were temporarily put on hold, as the challenges of the last year faced by all, in different ways and intensities, led to a bit of radio silence on our part.

Script Circle also suffered and didn’t take place as often as we would have liked, as other workshop obligations took more of our time last year. This year we will be able to dedicate more time to Solace23. You won’t find us at TFL any more, but you will here. Script Circle will take place again in February, though online and not alongside the Berlinale.

Script Circle 10-12th Feb online- please get in touch by Jan 22

We will also begin a longer form workshop experiment later in the year, aimed at filmmakers and visual artists who are committed to a continued exploration of cinema and the idea that cinema can do more than tell stories, like other art forms may attempt to express the inexpressible. We remain as committed as ever to this and look forward to greeting you at some point in this ongoing journey.

There will be one more Script Circle in 2020. It will take place online from the 4th to 6th of November. If you would li...
14/10/2020

There will be one more Script Circle in 2020. It will take place online from the 4th to 6th of November. If you would like to take part, let us know at [email protected] by the 19th of October.
Sorry about the recent radio silence. There will be more news, particularly on our plans for 2021, including the first Script Circle dates as well as a more longterm group development workshop to run parallel to Script Circle and in association with Six Days of Practice. See you!

It's already been a few weeks ago, but we are happy to share this kind and generous appreciation of our work. Thanks a l...
10/10/2020
Script Workshop | Galichnik Film Festival

It's already been a few weeks ago, but we are happy to share this kind and generous appreciation of our work. Thanks a lot to the participating filmmakers, and the organizers at Galichnik Film Festival for entrusting us with this and we hope next time we can continue without the "digital distancing".

"I've been working on the screenplay of "The Sweet Bitterness of the Ripe Pomegranates" for a couple of years now and I really needed to see it "mirrored" - as tutors Franz and Francoise put it, into their eyes and those of the other participants. This has really helped me to step back and see what....

And here we are again, with the extended Aamu Film Company family. We love working and hanging out with you. To many mor...
15/05/2020

And here we are again, with the extended Aamu Film Company family. We love working and hanging out with you. To many more!

Three days, three scripts, and a feeling we are all happily in Berlin from the safety of our homes. Thank you Francoise von Roy and Franz Rodenkirchen for yet another wonderful script circle!

10/05/2020

Spontaneous? Last minute Script Circle participation: the April workshop was postponed to next week ONLINE May 18-20 and we have one spot free for a participant with project and two for participants without projects. If you're interested contact [email protected].

Spontaneous? Last minute Script Circle participation: the April workshop was postponed to next week ONLINE May 18-20 and...
10/05/2020

Spontaneous? Last minute Script Circle participation: the April workshop was postponed to next week ONLINE May 18-20 and we have one spot free for a participant with project and two for participants without projects. If you're interested contact [email protected].

As many of you are writing, or trying to write, we'd like to share a short text with you: What is Development? Some thou...
23/03/2020

As many of you are writing, or trying to write, we'd like to share a short text with you: What is Development? Some thoughts about what we mean when we speak of development for the screen.
It was intended as a longer piece, but we thought it might be of use to some of you now.
https://www.solace23.com/material.html

The last innocent Script Circle at the end of the Berlinale, brought filmmakers from Bosnia, Czech Republic, Italy, Roma...
20/03/2020

The last innocent Script Circle at the end of the Berlinale, brought filmmakers from Bosnia, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Switzerland and the UK all together around one table. It’s going to be a while before we can do this again, in the meantime, we hope you are all keeping healthy, safe and as calm as is possible.

All planned Script Circles are on hold for the time being. In the meantime, we have been considering how we can stay in touch with you in other ways and are considering recording a little talk about the things we often talk about with each other and with our workshop groups. For us it will also be a warm-up to move back into the “ongoing book project”, with the working title A Farewell to Certainties. Strange how fitting the title has now become.

We might start with a talk about the alleged truisms of dramaturgy, where do they come from, why are they so ubiquitous, what consequences do they have when misapplied, and so on. Let us know if there’s anything related to development, writing for the screen, you’d like us to talk about. We know many of you out there have had to interrupt shoots or had your productions cancelled or postponed indefinitely and many of you are writing or trying to get back into writing. We are thinking of you.

The old year passed, the new year began and we have yet to post from the last Script Circle in 2019 and the first of 202...
31/01/2020

The old year passed, the new year began and we have yet to post from the last Script Circle in 2019 and the first of 2020.
Here some impressions of these two workshops that were once again challenging, familiar, illuminating and, as ever, never boring. Thank you to all the participants who embark on these three day journeys with us into storytelling, cinema and self.

The next chances to join in are Feb 27-29 and April 22-24. If you are interested in either please get in touch as soon as possible [email protected]

Flying into the roaring twenties with two Script Circles: in February, the Berlinale Script Circle is back (27-29 Feb), ...
07/01/2020

Flying into the roaring twenties with two Script Circles: in February, the Berlinale Script Circle is back (27-29 Feb), and before that, we have room for one participant without project for the first 2020 Script Circle (Jan 22-24).
If you’re interested in either get in touch soon, the Berlinale workshop fills up quick.

November 13-15, Script Circle without a ProjectDevelopment is an ongoing process. We think and talk a lot about this, ho...
23/10/2019

November 13-15, Script Circle without a Project

Development is an ongoing process. We think and talk a lot about this, how best to support writers and filmmakers in this ongoing process of development of screenplays for films. Script Circle is a support for filmmakers at different stages in development of their screenplays or treatments, but also a possibility for those of us who work with writers and filmmakers during this process, to gain new insights into this practice.

If you are curious about learning more about how to support writers and filmmakers in this process, join us for the November’s Script Circle. We still have open spots for participants without a project.

Some weeks have passed since the last workshop that brought together Dutch, Italian, Australian and Czech filmmakers her...
02/10/2019

Some weeks have passed since the last workshop that brought together Dutch, Italian, Australian and Czech filmmakers here in Berlin. We ended the last night in the bar downstairs and though it was hard to part, we’re certain we will see each of you again at some point. For those of you who have yet to join us, the next opportunity is November 13-15. There’s only one spot left for a participant with a project, but several for participants without projects. Drop us a line if you would like to come.

Due to a cancellation we now have an open spot for a participant with project in the upcoming Script Circle, 29-31. Augu...
08/08/2019

Due to a cancellation we now have an open spot for a participant with project in the upcoming Script Circle, 29-31. August.
If you're interested please get in touch in the next few days.

- - APPLY NOW - -Now in its 11th year, Six Days of Practice, our workshop for professionals who support writers and film...
14/07/2019

- - APPLY NOW - -

Now in its 11th year, Six Days of Practice, our workshop for professionals who support writers and filmmakers in script development, will take place in September and November. It is a two part workshop with the new, added possibility for extended training through Script Circle attendance.
Dates: 12-14. Sept. and 31. Oct - 02. Nov.

Applications open until 15. Aug.

https://www.solace23.com/sixdaysofpractice.html

We will be sharing our experience and approach to supporting writers and filmmakers during script development (and beyon...
29/06/2019

We will be sharing our experience and approach to supporting writers and filmmakers during script development (and beyond) again this autumn. The, slightly expanded, two part workshop Six Days of Practice for producers, story editors, consultants, development people will take place 12-14. September and 31. Oct. - 02. November.
Further information can be found here:
https://www.solace23.com/sixdaysofpractice.html

With the Finnish Aamu family here one week and our usual kaleidoscopic mix of newcomers and regulars from all over (this...
29/05/2019

With the Finnish Aamu family here one week and our usual kaleidoscopic mix of newcomers and regulars from all over (this time Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, India, Iran and the US) the next Script Circle has sprung further into spring. When we look back it’s sometimes tremendous to think how our shared talks move us through time & space in just three days: from a small shared apartment in India - steeped in longing, to an unspecified nature reserve mutating unsettlingly in the not so distant future, to a remote village shining a light on the injustices of yesterday permeating into today and finally, with chemists and clubbers on a very special kind of moon trip, one that could make us feel both nostalgic and hopeful. We remain hopeful, we remain committed, to film and art allowing exploration and communication of thoughts, feelings, ideas from many voices, from many places.

Spring Script Circle, birds twittering, leaves unfurling outside, while inside heads were smoking over explorations of r...
03/04/2019

Spring Script Circle, birds twittering, leaves unfurling outside, while inside heads were smoking over explorations of responsibility and control, isolation and connection, in four very different treatments with five Script Circle first timers. There’s always a first time. The next possible first time (or second, third, fourth or fifth?) is May, 23-25th. This will be the last workshop before the summer break, deadline for application is April 25.

You can still apply for the next Berlin Script Circle (on March 28-30) until March 7th. And remember: you are also very ...
02/03/2019

You can still apply for the next Berlin Script Circle (on March 28-30) until March 7th. And remember: you are also very welcome to participate without a project!
[email protected]

Next Script Circle takes place on 28-30th March. Apply by Friday, 1st of March, to workshops@solace23.com
24/02/2019

Next Script Circle takes place on 28-30th March. Apply by Friday, 1st of March, to [email protected]

Writing and development, the lonely tasks that sometimes need to be shared. Last weekend we held the 30th Berlin Script ...
18/02/2019

Writing and development, the lonely tasks that sometimes need to be shared. Last weekend we held the 30th Berlin Script Circle since this little experiment began in 2014. It was a fitting gathering of people, a mixture of returnees and new recruits and new countries to add to the ever expanding list: Montenegro, Singapore and Thailand. Now, there have been over 150 participants from 40 countries and we are grateful that we continue to reach people from all corners of the world, sit at one table and try to discover together what lies at the core of works in progress.

As some of you may know, we planned Script Circle as a bimonthly workshop, you may also know we don’t like following rules – it appears not even our own – as we held the first 2019 Script Circle in January, the second in Feb and will now hold another in March.

Unfortunately, much as we’d like to, we can’t continue in this vein, so there will not be a workshop in April, but instead another in May. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch

March 28-30 (deadline 03. March)

May 23-25 (deadline 25. April)

Some impressions from the last few months, which were so full we didn’t manage to post our regular updates. After our la...
18/12/2018

Some impressions from the last few months, which were so full we didn’t manage to post our regular updates. After our last post, we had two more Script Circles in Berlin, with participants from Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Japan, Poland and the US and completed the last part of the first-time all female 6 Days of Practice workshop. Plus our bi-annual company Script Circle with the good people from Aamu Filmcompany.
As ever, it’s been a real pleasure to work with so many enthusiastic and committed filmmakers and fellow development supporters, and although things have been so busy each encounter was precious in its own way. In addition to our workshops, we’ve continued teaching at the University of Malta together and tutored at the Venice Biennale College Cinema (Françoise) and SEAFIC, TFL and Midpoint (Franz), so we haven’t had much time to reflect on the experiences of the last year, but there is much to reflect upon. We hope to get around to that soon, but for now would like to thank all participants and collaborators for your trust in us and generosity toward each other.

The first two Script Circles of 2019 still have availabilities for participants without projects, Jan 10-12 and Feb 14-16 and the next Script Circle which still has project spots available will be in mid-late April or May. We'll keep you posted!

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Thank you Franz Rodenkirchen & Françoise von Roy (Solace23) for yet another wonderful Aamu Script Circle. It felt like being in Berlin for three days 🥂💕
OPEN CALL
Script development workshop with the amazing Franz Rodenkirchen and Françoise von Roy / Solace23 for Balkan screenwriters!

🛎 Free of charge & deadline is august 15
🟡 https://galichnikfilmfestival.com/script-workshop 🟡
🎬The workshop is sponsored by Delegation of the European Union, Skopje 🎬
Solace23, created by Berlin-based Franz Rodenkirchen & Françoise von Roy, offers individual consultancy, tutoring, lecturing and workshops in script development and story editing.

We invite you to discover the "Material" section of their website, where you can access various contents about the art of scriptwriting in today’s cinema 👉 www.solace23.com
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