The selection process

Paper to Film ensures a qualitative and fully transparent selection process.
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Original creations,
all genres welcome

You can submit any type of project. Be it for the big or small screen; fiction, documentary or animation: Paper to Film selects in all genres and formats*. Let your imagination run wild.

The same goes for selected screenwriters. You can be a veteran screenwriter or an emerging artist, we focus on the submitted project and make our decision based on that.

*Excl. unscripted programming and game & talk shows.

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A rigorous selection process

We know one project can please everyone. That's why we base our selection on objective criteria. Could this project be made? With a producer onboard could this project evolve?

Every submitted project is read carefully by two readers. If they disagree, a third reader considers the project and they all debate the projects merits.

Creators receive the committee's ruling at the latest 15 business days after submitting it. In case of selection, our team will you set up your project page on the platform.

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No draconian conditions,
no exclusivity

Creators remain in charge of their projects. When your project is selected, we encourage you to keep your usual promotional efforts. The day your project finds a producer, your agent takes over.

All you have to do is mark your project as optioned and it will stop displaying in our listings. We take no commission, no percentage on the sale price and don't add any contractual obligations to pass on to your producer.

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The selection committee
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Iris de Jessey

Graduated with a Master in Film studies from the university Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, and Master specialising in scriptwriting from Nanterre Paris X.
She has worked for the CNC, Kabo productions and Senorita Film. She read for Passion films. She's also a contributor for the magazine Popcorn and has written two projects for young audiences: Les loups (sont entrés dans Paris) and Zut. She's our animation and young audiences adviser.

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Théo Koutsaftis

Graduated with a Master in Film, TV and New Media from the University Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.
He worked for Sortie d'Usine, Champs-Élysées Film Festival, and Curiosa & Moana Films (ex-Fidélité). Since 2011 he's a frequent collaborator of the agency Artcape, with whom he has worked for Global 500 companies on communications issues. In 2014 he directed and produced his first feature length Hook, Line & Sinker.
He's our production adviser, bringing a discerning look on the feasibility of scripts.

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Solenn Le Priol

Graduated with a Master in writing from l'INSAS, Brussels, before entering the Conservatoire Européen d’Écritures Audiovisuelles.
She has worked for publishing house Gallimard and for Method Animation as an assistant in writing direction. She was a member of the jury -presided by Dan Franck- of the 2016 Screenwriters Festival, Valence. 
She's developing her series Da Capo co-written with Saskia Waledisch and optioned by 3×7, as well as multiple animated episodes for Robin des bois (Method animation), Magoo (Xilam Production).
She's our playwriting and series adviser.

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Raphaël Tilliette

Graduated with a Master in Film studies from Paris X Nanterre.
He worked for Lobster Films, Equipage Média and was a reader for France 3 Cinéma.
He wrote produced and directed Sur les traces de Borromée, shot in Morocco and designed and directed 10 spots, a digital ad campaign for Norsys. He's also written and directed for the theatre.
He's in charge of vetting and has final say over every submission.

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Saskia Waledisch

Graduated with a Master in Modern Literature from the university Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, then a Master in Film studies from Nanterre Paris X, before being accepted at the CEEA.
She has worked for Karé Production and Canal+.She's developing her series Da Capo co-written with Solenn Le Priol and optioned by 3×7. Her animation project Olympe Junior, co-written with Maïté Sonnet was selected for teh animatiuon workshop at the 2017 Valence Scénario Festival. She's also developing a TV movie with Solenn Le Priol for Zodiak Production.
She's our dialogue and feature-film adviser.

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How does Paper to Film work for me?

Discover how Paper to Film's functionalities work for you and fully harness the power and advantages of the platform.