Official Opening

31 July 2019 | 7pm | French Institute in Bulgaria | free entrance


Welcome to a meeting with the organizers, mentors and participants of the Summer Scriptwriting Base 2019 and learn more about this exciting event.

The Summer Scriptwriting Base has become in the past few years one of the most exciting events in its field in Europe. It is a unique combination of a educational forum, creative experience, and a rural retreat. This year it will again take place in the beautiful and authentic mountain village of Bozhentsi. The SSB2019 gathers twenty participants from around the world for ten days of intensive learning, creating, sharing and experiencing. This year’s participants and mentors come from seventeen different countries: Algeria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Russia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Hong Kong, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Romania, UK, Denmark, USA and Italy.

Participants this year will learn interesting and innovative artistic practices such as interactive narrative design, site-specific theater, immersive experiences, urban games and interactive theater. The theme of the SSB this year is Shangri-La. Shangri-La is an imaginary place whose name first appeared in the early 20th century in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. It quickly becomes synonymous with a paradise on Earth hidden somewhere in the mountains and isolated from the rest of the world.

The end of the Summer Scriptwriting Base will be celebrated with the Shangri-La Fest, which will be held on 9 and 10 August in the village of Bozhentsi.

The working language is English. More information:

Organizers: Arte Urbana Collective in partnership with MAIR Bozhentsi, French Institute in Bulgaria, CVS Bulgaria, Multi-Cult Team, Zip-Scene Conference, Kaimera Productions, Famille Mundi, Old is New and Bulgarian and with the financial support of the Culture Program Sofia Municipality.