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Join us from wherever you are!

Since life has moved online, there is an even greater need to create innovate ways to discuss, brainstorm, exchange ideas and communicate. Especially to keep on the inspired writing!


We create a daily rhythm for writing, with online script consultations and mentor support - The Write guidance to fuel your creative process!   

With experienced online mentorship with Emmy Award winning Trey Ellis (Columbia University) Gyula Gazdag (Sundance Labs) and Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten (Torino Film Lab)

The schedule is carefully crafted for advice and feedback to challenge, inspire and push you to reach your writing goals. We help you exchange and test ideas through online individual and group sessions. 


The daily rhythm of this exclusive online retreat allows individual writing time perfectly balanced with hours of script consulting.

5 - 11 August 2024

Online sessions with Trey Ellis & Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

Application Deadline: 15 July 2024, 17:00 CET

2 - 8 September 2024

Online sessions with Gyula Gazdag, Trey Ellis & Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

​Application Deadline: 12 Aug 2024, 17:00 CET

2 - 8 October 2024

Online sessions with Gyula Gazdag, Trey Ellis & Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten

Application Deadline: 9 Sept 2024, 17:00 CET

Fee with treatment: 1150 Euros (10 pages maximum)

Fee with Script: 1550 Euros

Special discounts available for Alumni, write to us and find out more.


Who can apply? 
Committed filmmakers, screenwriters and directors from all over the world with a feature film or serialized drama project in development or an artistic project of any form intended for moving image, and/or dramatic performance.

Ideally you are up against a deadline or in between drafts and are in need of insightful feedback, and dedicated guidance for your project. Join us, if you need a Write Rhythm, creative motivation & experienced mentorship while maintaining safe social distances.

What we need?

  • Please indicate if you will take part with a treatment or a script. 

  • Project synopsis (1 page max)

  • A treatment or outline (10 pages max) 

  • Script (if applying for script consultation)

  • Visual references (if available)

  • Bios & CV of the team involved in the project

  • Links to previous audio-visual works and showreel (if available)

  • Let us know what you would like to achieve with The Write Retreat - At Home? (1 paragraph)

Email application to

All documents to be submitted as one PDF in english. 

Things to consider: 

  • Each online retreat takes place for 7 days consecutively. 

  • Daily online attendance is required.

  • Once you pop and you can't stop - If you would like to join us for a second retreat, please let us know & we shall devise a special plan for your project. 

Each online retreat includes: 

  • 3 online consultations with Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten co-hosted with Anthea Devotta (2 x 30 minutes + 1 x 60 minutes per project) 

  • 1 online script consultation with Gyula Gazdag OR Trey Ellis (1 x 60 minutes per project)

  • Live stream group sessions with selected Write Retreaters 

  • Optional daily activities exclusively designed for writers

  • Daily tips 

  • Inspiration kits

  • Yoga sessions designed for writers

  • Stimulating treats 

The Retreat does not include 

Air travel & logistics 

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email and online meeting may be scheduled. 

To confirm your attendance full fee is required to be paid prior to the start date. 

The fees is applicable per project.

It is possible to apply as an individual or as a team of co-writers & directors. Collaborative groups present one application per project. 

A good knowledge of English is essential to participate in the retreat as all script consultations and group discussions will be in English. 

The retreat is located in the online biosphere so good internet connection is required. ​

For more information please contact:

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