Film Grain Foundation is pleased to announce the first edition of BOOKS TO FILMS, an event that will take place during the fifth edition of Valletta Film Festival.

The idea behind this event is to connect filmmakers and book publishers. Authors, publishers and literary agents are being invited to submit books that have the potential to be adapted to the screen.

Nine books will be selected to participate in a moderated pitching session, which will take place on Thursday 20 June 2019.

The event is being held in collaboration with HELA, the hub for excellence in the literary arts.

Selection Criteria:
• A work of fiction or non-fiction (novel, comic book, graphic novel, biography, autobiography, testimonial narrative, stories and theatrical works);
• The work does not necessarily need to be recent;
• The adaptation rights must be available;

Interested parties are kindly asked to submit this form by Friday 24 May 2019.

The list of selected works will be announced on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

Title of Work *
Name of Author *
Name of Publisher *
Genre *
Short Summary *
A short summary that tells the story with a beginning, middle and end. Up to 1000 characters (including spaces)
Detailed Summary *
3 to 5 pages maximum in which you must summarize the book in greater detail and follow the plot’s main ideas/themes.
Themes *
List the primary themes that the work addresses.
Characters *
Present the main characters physically, and more importantly, psychologically. Maximum 2 pages
Why this book? *
Explain why you chose this book in 300 characters (including spaces) maximum.
Film & TV References *
Cite an existing film that, in your opinion, compares to a possible adaptation of the book. Mention one or two films.
Name of Applicant *
Surname of Applicant *
Email: *
Confirmation *
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