“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe.
But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever”
Native American proverb
“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets
the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation to come”
The 2018 edition of the Summer Scriptwriting Base is dedicated to storytelling in the Digital Age. Humans are story-driven creatures. We need stories to convey meaning, values and hopes. Human knowledge is based on stories and the human brain is a sort of cognitive machine necessary to understand, remember and tell stories. Stories mirror human thought, as humans think in narrative structures and most often remember facts in story form. Neurologists confirm that when a human hears straight data, only the language parts of our brains work to decode the meaning of this data. But when we hear a story, all the parts of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing that story light up and become active.
The Summer Scriptwriting Base 2018 program consists of lectures and workshops that will help us learn how to create good stories, and to explore the forms stories could take in the Digital Age. In 2018 we continue our collaboration with the Architectural Reserve of Bozhentsi, a small village of traditional XIX-century houses in the mountains of Bulgaria. The program has an open unit – free for everyone to come and to learn – and a closed unit, reserved for preselected participants.
As in every year, we welcome as participants students and young professionals from all around Europe and beyond: screenwriters, playwrights, storytellers, journalists, science communicators, bloggers, content creators for creative industries, and all other people who write. The two previous editions of the Summer Scriptwriting Base had participants from 20 countries, and we aim to continue having this diversity. All events from the program are in English.
We look forward to meeting you in Bulgaria this summer!
We congratulate all our participants who were selected and participated in the SSB 2018 "Digital Village":
Antoniya Atanasova (BG), Boris Cremene (MD), Marina Zheleva (BG), Zlatina Todorova Ivanovs (UK, BG), Anguelina Ranguelova (BG), Noel Leung Wai Chun (HK), Vesy Deyanova (AUS, BG), Irina Breitenstein (ROM, FR), Todor Velev (BG), Albena Puneva (BG), Marie Simons (GER), Veni Petrova (BG), Jakub Crcha (SVK, USA), Ana Petrova (BG, FR), Martin Luchev (BG), Vasil Vasilev (BG), Miglena Dimova (BG, DK), Dio Todorov (USA), Maria Nadia Nielsen (DK), Caroline Greenman (UK), Johan Peeters (BEL)
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