Filmmaker Derya Durmaz\’s debut feature script is among the best 25 scripts in English language by female filmmakers to option at Cannes Film Festival, unveiled by Wscripted.
Derya Durmaz developed The Bus to Amerika within the framework of first edition of Goethe-Institut\’s FIRST FILMS FIRST program as well as being selected and awarded at numerous prestigious development markets including Berlinale Co-Production Market.
The Bus to Amerika is about an adventurous refugee boy called Sefran who daydreams about escaping the camp for Amerika. An unfortunate religious transgression propels him into the grown-up world where he must face himself and his people to find acceptance.
\’Wscripted is the first online marketplace for sourcing and curating excellent work written by women and women-identifying writers in film TV, and publishing.\’
\’The Inaugural List is designed to offer a resource for producers and executives to discover new female talent by highlighting excellent projects by international women writers during the Cannes Film Market.\’
Congratulations and best of luck Derya!
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