Storytelling Institute

Storytelling Institute

Storytelling Institute

Created by Teri Schwartz, Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), and Jean-Marc Gambaudo, President of the Université Côte D’Azur (UCA), the inaugural UCLA TFT/UCA Storytelling Institute launched on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Cannes, France.

The six-week residency program was created in partnership with the Mayor and City of Cannes, the president and director of the Festival de Cannes, and Vivendi/Canal+.

The Institute was conceived to nurture and develop the next generation of outstanding writers whose works will not only delight and entertain, but enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

Launched ahead of the Festival de Cannes, the program is framed by UCLA TFT’s unparalleled screenwriting curriculum and UCA faculty. The graduate screenwriting students are set to complete a fully realized, first draft of a feature film screenplay by the end of the program. In the final two weeks, students will have the opportunity to experience master classes with distinguished filmmakers and screenwriters, and engage in discussions, special screenings and other professionally oriented activities at the Festival de Cannes. Vivendi/Canal+ has a “first look” opportunity with the program.