SWA Membership (Revised, 2019)

As per the amended SWA Constitution 2019 and revised bye-laws duly approved by its Executive Committee; SWA has made amendments in the current membership rules, admission fee structure, script registration charges (online and offline both) and script registration timings (offline) at SWA office, with effect from 01st January 2020, as below:

SWA Membership

Membership of the Screenwriters Association is meant for screenwriters (including writers and lyricists writing for films, TV, audio formats, digital media or any new media), who reside within the boundary of the Union of India and are above 18 years of age*.

BECOMING SWA MEMBER

One can become a SWA member by submitting the duly filled SWA Membership Form along with the required documents and applicable fees at SWA Office, OR by sending the same through post. SWA Membership is approved only upon the verification of all the mentioned documents.Time Taken: 10-12 working days

 Download SWA Membership Form

SWA MEMBERSHIP TYPES

  • REGULAR MEMBER

    The following can become a Regular Member with SWA:

    • Writers who have had their work released as a Feature Film (minimum of 70 minutes) in a cinema hall for ticketed viewing, with the credit of either Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, Lyrics or Written by.

    • Writers whose work as a Feature Film (minimum 70 minutes) was screened at any film festival, in India or abroad, with a FIAPF accreditation.

    • Writers who have had their work released as a Feature Film (minimum 70 minutes) or as a Web-Series on a Digital Platform with the credit of either Created by, Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, or Written by (with a minimum of 70 cumulative minutes being credited to them).

    • Writers who have written either a serial, show, or programme released on satellite TV (with a minimum of 70 cumulative minutes being credited to them) with the credit of either Created, Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, Written by.

    • Writers who have written the lyrics of at least three songs which have appeared in a released Feature Film, or in a TV serial, or in a web-series with the credit of lyricist or songwriter.

NOTE:

1. Lyricists whose work has only been published on the internet or on any other digital media (but not in a series or a film) will not be eligible for Regular Membership, but will remain as Associate Members. Once they receive a credit for at least three songs in either a Feature Film, or a TV show or a Web-Series on a recognised New Media Platform with a paid subscription model, they may apply for Regular Membership. New Media Platform writers should have a Feature Film/Serial/Video Film (of collective duration of 70 minutes) released under a contract with a producer who is the member of any of the four Producers’ Associations* or any other producers’ association subject to verification. *Producers’ Associations shall mean and include the Western India Film Producers’ Association (WIFPA), the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA), the Producers Guild of India, and the Indian Film and TV Producers’ Council (IFTPC).

2. Non-fictional work/show/programme including reality shows, talk shows, documentaries etc. can be registered with the SWA. However, same shall not be considered as eligibility criteria for Regular/Life membership.

  • LIFE MEMBER

    Any Regular member or a person eligible to become a Regular member can become a Life Member and would not require paying the monthly subscription thereafter.

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER

    The following can become an Associate Member with SWA:

    • Writers who have been professionally engaged, via a written legal contract, by a Producer#/Director*/Writer^ to write/co-write the Story, Screenplay or Dialogue or to write the Lyrics for two songs of a feature film/s (of a minimum of 70 minutes) or a TV show (cumulatively a minimum of 70 minutes) or film (of at least 70 minutes) in the digital media, or lyrics for two songs in music videos, with the first fee instalment, as per the contract, having been credited to the writer’s bank account.

      #Producer – Indian Production House/Record Label/Independent Producer registered with a recognized Producers Association or with the Copyright Society for record labels, screenwriters or lyricists in India.

      *Director – Members of IFTDA or any recognised Directors’ Association.

      ^Writer – Regular/Life Members of SWA or of any of the other four screenwriters associations in India, viz. The Telugu Cine Writers Association (Hyderabad), The South Indian Writers Association (Chennai), The FEFKA Writers Union (Ernakulam) and The Cine Writers Association of West Bengal (Kolkata).

    • Writers who have received the credit of ‘Additional Writer’ or ‘Associate Writer’ in a released work in any of these formats are also eligible for membership in this category.

    • Applicants who have completed a Degree, Diploma or Certificate course, of a minimum of one year, in screenwriting or with screenwriting as the major subject from any university, or institute affiliated to a university, or any government recognised institute.

    NOTE: Non-fictional work/show/programme including reality shows, talk shows, documentaries etc. can be registered with the SWA. However, same shall not be considered as eligibility criteria for Associate membership.

    The duration of Associate membership shall be three years, by the end of which period their membership will expire, unless they make themselves eligible for Regular membership, and upgrade themselves to that category. If they fail to do so, despite receiving a notice from SWA, then their Associate membership will be cancelled. If they wish to seek membership of SWA again, they can do so in the appropriate category by following the prevalent rules at that time. Associate members shall be allowed to renew their membership only once. After that, s/he shall have to apply with a new contract from a producer.

  • FELLOW MEMBER

    Any person who has a passion for screenwriting is eligible for Fellow membership.

    • A Fellow member will be allowed to register his/her work at SWA. However, s/he will not be able to attend SWA AGMs or vote or stand for SWA elections. S/he can attend SWA events like seminars, conferences, workshops, etc., that are open to other members.

    The duration of Fellow membership will be three years, within which period s/he will either get himself/herself upgraded to Associate or Regular/Life category, or else the Fellow membership will expire. If s/he wishes to become a Fellow member again, s/he will have to reapply afresh for it by fulfilling all the application protocols.

NRI/FOREIGN NATIONALS

Any NRI/Foreign nationals including Person of Indian Origin and Overseas citizen of India, who are writers and are working in India, will be eligible to become a Fellow NRI/Foreign Member. However, they can’t upgrade to any other membership category.

SWA MEMBERSHIP UPGRADATION

As and when a Fellow member becomes eligible for Associate/Regular Membership, or if an Associate Member becomes eligible for Regular membership, then it is MANDATORY for him/her to upgrade to that category. If the person does not apply for that appropriate category, her/his membership is liable to be cancelled.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • For LIFE, REGULAR, ASSOCIATE and FELLOW MEMBERSHIP
    1. Duly filled SWA Membership Form

    2. Address Proof
      (Xerox Copy of any one of these: Electricity Bill/Ration Card/Aadhar Card/Driving License/Passport/Leave & License Agreement)
      Self-Attested OR Verified against original documents

    3. ID Proof
      (Xerox copy of any one of these: Pan Card/ Voter ID/Driving License /Passport /Aadhar Card)
      Self-Attested OR Verified against original documents

    4. Two (2) Passport Size Photos

NOTE: In addition to 1, 2, 3, 4 you will require appropriate ‘Proof of Writing Credits’ for Associate and Life/Regular Membership, respectively, as defined above.

SWA MEMBERSHIP FEES & PENALTY**

ADMISSION & RENEWAL
Membership Type Admission Fees Validity Renwal Fees
Life Member INR 21,000/- Total & Lifetime N/A
Regular Member INR 7690/- 1 Year INR 120/-
Associate Member INR 4286/- 3 Years INR 72/-
Fellow Member INR 3286/- 3 Years INR 72/-
Fellow NRI/Foreign Nationals Category removed Category removed Category removed
OPTIONAL CHARGES
SWA Membership Form (hard copy) INR 10/-
SWA Membership Card (Post-Renewal) INR 50/-
Postal Charges (sending SWA Membership Card in Mumbai) NIL
Postal Charges (sending SWA Membership Card outside Mumbai) INR 70/-
Postal Charges (sending SWA Membership Card outside INDIA) INR 300/-
UPGRADATION
Upgradation Type Fees
Fellow Member TO Associate Member INR 1,000/-
Fellow/Associate Member TO Regular Member INR 2,000/-
Fellow/Associate/Regular Member TO Life Member INR 21,000/-
PENALTY

As soon as any SWA member’s membership validity (as printed on the SWA Membership Card) expires, he or she must renew it. Failing to do so shall result in the following penalty

Months post-validity Penalty
0 – 6 NIL
6 to 18 INR 500/-
18 to 24 INR 1000/-
After 24 (Apply for Re-Admission)

SCRIPT REGISTRATION CHARGES (OFFLINE AND ONLINE)

Description Old Script Registration Charges (INR) Revised Script Registration Charges (w.e.f Jan 1st 2020) (INR)
Online Offline (By visiting the office) Online Offline (By visiting the office)
Story/Screenplay/Synopsis/Plot/Script/dialogue

For the first page

40/- 20/- 40/ 40/-
Story/Screenplay/Synopsis

For the Additional page

2/- 2/- 3/- 3/-
Lyrics per page 40/- 15/- 40/- 40/-
Per Mukhda Not Applicable 10/- Category removed Category removed


SCRIPT REGISTRATION (OFFLINE) TIMINGS AT SWA OFFICE

With effect from January 01st 2020, the timings for Script Registration (offline) at SWA office will be Tuesday and Friday, from 02.00 PM to 05.30 PM.

PAYMENTS

  • Cash (only at office)
  • Cheque/Demand Draft/Money Order (In the name of ‘Screenwriters Association’)
  • Online Payments (to be launched soon)

*In exceptional cases, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, membership of the Association may also be given to a person who has not attained the age of 18 years.
**The Executive Committee reserves the right to revise the fees.

NOTICE: Amendment in Fee Structure and Script Registration Charges and timings (at SWA Office)

As per the revised bye-laws duly approved by our Executive Committee, we have made amendments in the current admission fee structure, registration charges (online and offline both) and registration timings at SWA office with effect from 01st January 2020 which are as follows:

Membership Category Current Admission Fees (INR) Revised Admission Fees eff.01.01.2020 (INR)
Regular 4,700/- 7,500/-
Life 21,000/- Same as existing
Associate 3,700/- 4,000/-
Fellow 2,500/- 3,000-
Foreign Fellow 10,000/- Category removed

 

Description Current Script Registration Charges (INR) Revised Script Registration Charges (INR)
Online Offline (By visiting the office) Online Offline (By visiting the office)
Story/Screenplay/Synopsis/Plot/Script/dialogue

For the first page

40/- 20/- 40/ 40/-
Story/Screenplay/Synopsis

For the Additional page

2/- 2/- 3/- 3/-
Lyrics per page 40/- 15/- 40/- 40/-
Per Mukhda Not Applicable 10/- Category removed Category removed


Change in Script Registration (Offline) timing at SWA office

Existing Timing is Monday to Friday between 02.00 PM to 05.30 PM. New Timing will be Tuesday and Friday between 02.00 PM to 05.30 PM.

We request you to kindly get yourselves familiar with the change and plan your schedule accordingly.

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स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन ने की एसडबल्यूए अवार्ड 2020 की घोषणा!

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन के लिये साल 2020 हीरक जयन्ती वर्ष (डायमंड जुबली ईयर) है। इस मौके पर एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स की घोषणा की गयी है इसके अंतर्गत भारत में पहली बार हिन्दी फिल्म, टीवी सीरियल, और वेब सीरीज़ के लेखकों और गीतकारों को उनके लेखन के लिए पुरस्कृत किया जाएगा

इस अवार्ड की शुरुआत के पीछे एसडबल्यूए की मंशा है कि उत्कृष्ट स्क्रीनराइटिंग को सम्मानित और प्रोत्साहित किया जाये। एसडबल्यूए अवॉर्ड  में लेखकों को टिकट खिड़की के आंकड़ों, टीआरपी, बजट आदि पर नहीं बल्कि लेखकीय गुणवत्ता के आधार पर परखा और सराहा जाएगाप्रबुद्ध लेखकों-गीतकारों का एक निर्णायक मंडल (ज्यूरी) विजेताओं का चयन करेगा

एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड 2020 का लक्ष्य है कि यह अवार्ड भारत में लेखकों के लिए उसी तरह एक प्रतिष्ठित अवार्ड बने, जैसे अंतरराष्ट्रीय राइटर्स गिल्ड और अन्य साहित्यिक संस्थानों के अवार्ड देश दुनिया में विख्यात हैं।

मुम्बई स्थित स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन के फिलहाल 30 हज़ार से अधिक सदस्य हैं। यह एसोसिएशन अपने सभी लेखक-सदस्यों के क़ानूनी अधिकारों की रक्षा के लिए सतत संघर्षरत है। एसडबल्यूए के प्रयासों से सिनेमा, टीवी और वैबमाध्यमों के सृजन में केन्द्रीय भूमिका निभाने वाले के लेखकोंऔर गीतकारों को फ़िल्म और टीवी इंडस्ट्री में अधिक पहचान मिलने लगी है

भारत में हर साल अनेकानेक अवार्ड समारोह किये जाते हैं। लेकिन आमतौर शिकायत रहती है कि इन समारोहों में लेखकों को टैक्नीकल श्रेणी में खानापूर्ति की तरह अवॉर्ड थमा दिया जाता हैइतना ही नहीं, कहा जाता है कि लेखकों के अवार्ड को गुणवत्ता पर कम, बल्कि लोकप्रियता, बॉक्स ऑफिस या अन्य व्यावसायिक मानकों पर तय किया जाता है।

दूसरी तरफ एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड के तहत जानकारअनुभवी और विश्वसनीय लेखकों के निर्णायक मंडल द्वारा पूरी तरह ईमानदार, निष्पक्ष और जवाबदेह प्रक्रिया का पालन करते हुए वर्ष के उत्कृष्ट लेखन का आकलन और चयन  किया जायेगा। एसोसिएशन का मानना है कि एक लेखक ही, दूसरे लेखक की कला और शिल्प की बारीकियों की सराहना करने के लिए सबसे उपयुक्त व्यक्ति है। साथ ही, ख़ुद की बिरादरी द्वारा सम्मान प्राप्त करना किसी भी कलाकार के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण बात भी है।

एसोसिएशन के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष रॉबिन भट्ट, जो कि अब तक 75 से अधिक फ़िल्में लिख चुके हैं, का कहते हैं, यह अवार्ड अच्छे लेखन की पहचान करने और उन्हें पुरस्कृत करने से कहीं ज्यादा इस इंडस्ट्री में लेखकों की होती उपेक्षा को उजागर कर अच्छे लेखकों को केंद्र में लाने के लिए है

वहीं एसोसिएशन के मानद महासचिव (नरल सेक्रेटरीसुनील सालगिया कहते हैं, “वाहवाहीप्रशंसा और सराहना ही लेखक के लिए एकमात्र पुरस्कार हैं, जो उसे मज़बूत बनाते हैं इसलिए आपके प्रतिस्पर्धीमित्र और साथियों द्वारा दिए गए पुरस्कारों से बड़ा कोई पुरस्कार नहीं हो सकता है।”

पहले अवार्ड के लिए, वर्ष 2019 में रिलीज़ या प्रसारित हुई हिंदी फ़ीचर फ़िल्मों, टेलीविज़न शो और वैब सीरीज़ पर विचार किया जाएगा। मनोरंजन की इन तीनों विधाओं में सर्वश्रेष्ठ स्क्रिप्ट, स्क्रीनप्लेसंवादसर्वश्रेष्ठ गीत की कुल 15 श्रेणियों में अवार्ड के लिए प्रतिस्पर्द्धा होगी जहाँ एक ओर, 2019 में रिलीज़ होने वाली सभी फ़ीचर फ़िल्में स्वतः ही फ़ीचर फ़िल्म श्रेणियों में पुरस्कारों के लिए शामिल मानी जायेंगी, टेलीविजन शो और वैब सीरीज़ के लेखकों को एसडबल्यूए की वैबसाइट पर जाकर सबमिशन (आवेदन) करना होगा सबमिशन प्रक्रिया 20 दिसम्बर 2019 से 20 जनवरी 2020 तक जारी रहेगी

आइए, कलम के जादूगरों को सम्मानित करने का उत्सव मनाएँ!

आवेदन जमा करने की अंतिम तिथि (विस्तारित): 31 जनवरी 2020 (मध्यरात्रि)।

अवार्ड समारोह: 16 मई 2020

समारोह स्थल: सैंट एंड्रयूज़ ऑडिटोरियम, बांद्रा (पश्चिम), मुम्बई

इस वर्ष कुल 15 श्रेणियों में एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड दिए जायेंगे। सूची इस प्रकार है:

फ़िल्म

1.       श्रेष्ठ कहानी

2.       श्रेष्ठ पटकथा

3.       श्रेष्ठ संवाद

4.       श्रेष्ठ नवोदित लेखक

 

टीवी सीरियल – ड्रामा

1.   श्रेष्ठ कहानी

2.   श्रेष्ठ पटकथा

3.   श्रेष्ठ संवाद

 

टीवी सीरियल – कॉमेडी

1.   श्रेष्ठ कहानी

2.   श्रेष्ठ पटकथा

3.   श्रेष्ठ संवाद

 

वैब सीरीज़

1.   मौलिक ड्रामा के लिए श्रेष्ठ स्क्रिप्ट

2.   मौलिक कॉमेडी के लिए श्रेष्ठ स्क्रिप्ट

3.   वैब सीरीज़ के लिए श्रेष्ठ लेखन (किताब/उपन्यास/नाटक पर आधारित) 

 

गीत

1.   फ़िल्मों में श्रेष्ठ गीत

2.   टीवी शो/ वैब सीरीज़ में श्रेष्ठ गीत  

अधिक जानकारी और आवेदन जमा करने के लिए इस लिंक पर जायें: https://awards.swaindia.org/ 

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Screenwriters Association launches SWA Awards for Best Writing!

On the occasion of our Diamond Jubilee year, in 2020, the Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) has launched SWA Awards 2020 – the only awards in India dedicated entirely to screenwriters and lyricists of Hindi Feature Films, Television Shows and Web series.

Judged by a jury of eminent screenwriters, these awards will be the most coveted and prestigious awards for writers in India, much like the awards of other prestigious international writers’ guilds and literary organisations. The Screenwriters Association, with a membership of 30 thousand, has consistently been in the forefront of the cause of writers, proactively fighting to protect the rights of all its members. Its goal has been to get the film and TV industries to acknowledge the central role that writers play in the creation of cinema and TV shows.

While India has a plethora of awards events, by some puzzling logic, writing awards are generally relegated to the unimportant stages of the ceremony, with a generally dismissive attitude. Not just that, often the jury is forced to succumb to the organizers’ pressure to award the most popular or box-office successes.

SWA awards, on the other hand, will celebrate the outstanding writing of the year by having knowledgeable, experienced and credible writers on the jury, following a fair and accountable process of assessing, selecting and awarding quality writing. We do believe that a writer is best equipped to appreciate the nuances of the art and craft of another writer. Being judged and awarded by one’s own fraternity is indeed a writer’s greatest honour.

Current SWA President, Robin Bhatt (with more than 75 writing credits) says, “Acknowledging and awarding good writing is more than overdue in an industry that has doggedly ignored writers. SWA awards brings the writer centre-stage!”

Hon. General Secretary, Sunil Salgia says, “Applause, Praise, Appreciation and Awards are the only rewards a writer cherishes, and there can be no bigger Award than one given by your Competitors, Friends and Peers.”

For the first SWA Awards, Hindi Feature Films, Television Shows & Web series released in 2019 will be eligible to compete in 15 categories including best script, screenplay, dialog, best lyrics, and so on. While all feature films released in 2019 will automatically be considered for the awards in the Feature Film categories, submissions are right now open for Television Shows, Web series and Lyrics. 

This diamond jubilee let’s celebrate the Kohinoor of content – the Screenwriter. 

SUBMISSION OPENS ON: 20TH DECEMBER 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE (EXTENDED): 31ST JANUARY 2020 (MIDNIGHT) 

AWARDS NIGHT: 16TH MAY 2020

VENUE: ST. ANDREWS AUDITORIUM, Bandra West, Mumbai.

Submissions NOW OPEN for SWA Awards 2020 for screenwriters and lyricists in 15 categories.

Read more and Submit Your Entry athttps://awards.swaindia.org/
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अलविदा, मदन पाल जी!

वरिष्ठ गीतकार मदन पाल का 15 दिसम्बर को मुम्बई में निधन हो गया। वें 66 वर्ष के थें। दाह संस्कार के लिए उनके पार्थिव शव को दिल्ली ले जाया गया।

दो दशकों से भी लम्बे कैरियर में उन्होंने दिल का आलम मैं क्या बताऊँ तुम्हें (आशिक़ी, 1990) बन ठन चली (कुरुक्षेत्र, 2000), मरहबा मरहबा (दीवार: लेट्स ब्रिंग आर हीरोज़ होम, 2004) जैसे गाने लिखें।

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन श्री मदन पाल के निधन पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त करता है। हम ईश्वर से उनकी आत्मा की शांति की प्रार्थना करते हैं।

मदन पाल जी की फ़िल्मोग्राफ़ी इस लिंक पर उपलब्ध है: www.imdb.com/name/nm1007819/

 

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श्री राजेंद्र सिंह ‘आतिश’ को श्रद्धांजलि!

एसडबल्यूए के भूतपूर्व मानद महासचिव और वरिष्ठ स्क्रीनराइटर श्री राजिंदर सिंह आतिश का दिनांक 14 दिसम्बर 2019 को दिल्ली में निधन हो गया। वे 73 वर्ष के थें। उन्हें स्वास्थ्य संबंधी समस्याएँ थीं जिसके चलते उनके छोटे भाई जो कि दिल्ली में ही रहते हैं, इलाज और देखभाल के लिए दिल्ली ले गए थे।

आतिश जी अविवाहित थें और मुम्बई के चारकोप इलाके में अकेले रहा करते थें। उन्होंने नागिन (1976), जानी दुश्मन (2002) जैसी फ़िल्मों की कहानियाँ लिखी। इसके अलावा उन्होंने कई पंजाबी फिल्में और हिंदी टीवी सीरीयल भी लिखें। 1998 से 2006 तक वे स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन (तब फ़िल्म राइटर्स एसोसिएशन) के मानद महासचिव भी रहें।

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन और इसके सभी सदस्य उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करते हैं। ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति दे।

Rajendra Singh Atish

Schedule and Sessions of the Indian Screenwriters Festival (ISF)

The Screenwriters Association is collaborating with Gujarat Literature Festival for their 8th edition, to be held in Ahmedabad, from December 18 to 22, 2019, at Gujarat University premises. As a specially curated sub-festival under the GLF umbrella, a first of its kind ‘Indian Screenwriters Festival’ (ISF) will be launched, in Ahmedabad. ISF is being held in association with Screenwriters Association, Mumbai, and will serve as a platform for an exciting dialogue and exchange between screenwriters from the Hindi film industry and Gujarati cinema.

Here’s the official schedule of the festival:

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Link to register for the workshop: http://gujlitfest.com/workshop-registration/

SWA and Gujarat Literature Festival launch ‘Indian Screenwriters Festival’

The Screenwriters Association is collaborating with Gujarat Literature Festival for their 8th edition, to be held in Ahmedabad, from December 18 to 22, 2019, at Gujarat University premises. As a specially curated sub-festival under the GLF umbrella, a first of its kind ‘Indian Screenwriters Festival’ (ISF) will be launched, in Ahmedabad. ISF is being held in association with Screenwriters Association, Mumbai, and will serve as a platform for an exciting dialogue and exchange between screenwriters from the Hindi film industry and Gujarati cinema.

Under ISF, stimulating One on One sessions with maverick writer Vijayendra Prasad (in conversation with Abhijeet Deshpande) and ace writer-director Vishal Bhardwaj (in conversation with Anjum Rajabali) will be conducted on December 21 and 22, respectively. In addition, a 5-day screenwriting workshop has been planned in association with Whistling Woods International, from December 18 to 22, 2019. This extensive workshop will have instructors like Anjum Rajabali (screenwriter, senior SWA activist & EC member), Vinod Ranganath (screenwriter, senior SWA activist & EC member), Shellee (lyricist & SWA EC member) and Abhijeet Deshpande (writer-director & SWA EC member), along with other noted screenwriters. 

Link to register for the workshop: http://gujlitfest.com/workshop-registration/

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SWA collaborates with Gujarat Literature Festival 2019

The Screenwriters Association is proud to collaborate with the Gujarat Literature Festival for their 8th edition, to be held in Ahmedabad from December 18 to 22, 2019, at Gujarat University premises. 

GLF is the most popular and largest literary event held in Gujarat. It’s target is to draw more youth into cerebral pursuits. It also redefines literature in today’s context and includes oral story-telling, books, audio, video and digital forms of literary creativity and expression. GLF aims to present literature in a contemporary and appealing way by promoting reading, writing and better understanding of literature, exchange of ideas and free thinking among the youth.

In the run up to this season, several events will be hosted by partner organisations at multiple venues, beginning early December. The GLF will then open with workshops from Wednesday, December 18. December 19 onwards events including an inaugural programme, the GLF awards and a dinner have been planned. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, (December 20, 21 and 22) will mark almost 10 to 12 hours a day of engaging sessions. 

 Highlights: 
  • Gujarati Sahitya Mahotsav will celebrate best of Gujarati literature and culture.
  • Tabariya will be GLF’s best foot forward to connect with the children.
  • Fountainhead will present of best of writing, primarily in English and Hindi, besides other Indian languages.
  • GLF Awards will return to felicitate best of the creativity in Gujarati writing and publishing.
  • GLF’s Bizlitfest: Entrepreneurship, trade, business and industry are identity of Gujarat. Introducing GLF’s bizlit festival, to celebrate the essence of Gujarat.
  • Artfest: A dedicated festival will highlight the best of Gujarat’s art, architecture and heritage.
  • Food-festival and Book Market will offer a complete event experience.
  • Featuring over 200 speakers, performers and over 100 events.

To make it inclusive, it is language neutral and entry is free.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gujlitfest/

Official website (For Registrations): http://gujlitfest.com/
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Healing Your Mind and Spirit

A Mental Health Awareness Workshop to help writers deal with psychological and emotional challenges of their field

A writer’s job is a tough one. 

Not only do you have to deal with issues like uncertainty, rejection, disappointment and lack of motivation, the journey can be a lonely one as well. 

In the past year, multiple cases of suicide and depression have been reported amongst scriptwriters in our industry. 

Keeping this in mind, Screenwriters Association (SWA), India, has collaborated with Samaritans Mumbai – a mental health/ suicide prevention helpline institution – to organise a one hour long workshop, “Healing the Mind and Spirit”, to help our members learn how to deal with the emotional and psychological challenges of this journey.

We hope to make a positive difference amongst our members with this initiative and invite you to be a part of this journey.  

DATE: November 29th, 2019 (Friday)

TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

VENUE: SWA Office, 201 – 204, Richa Building, Plot No. B – 29, Off New Link Road, Opposite Citi Mall, Andheri (West) Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 053

Event Page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/449784239058048/

About Samaritans Mumbai: Samaritans Mumbai is an institution providing emotional support for those who are stressed, disturbed or suicidal. Their aim is to help those driven with worry, despair, depression, isolation, anxiety and loss of self-esteem or are tempted to suicide. Anonymity and Strict Confidentiality is maintained. Volunteers, from all walks of life, are carefully selected for their ability to listen, accept, understand and empathise with those in crisis. Callers can talk to them about their innermost feelings and thoughts without fear of being judged or criticized. This listening service is non-political and completely secular, the emphasis being on total acceptance of a caller with his/her traumas and anxieties. Callers can also talk to their volunteers face to face at their Centre. Anyone needing professional care is referred to the Treatment & Counselling unit.

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* This is a free event, which is open to ALL SWA members. To attend the event, please RSVP by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/D7pgyzaQAaswMvAA7
* This event is exclusive for SWA Members. However, in case there are vacant seats, the Event Sub-committee/SWA Management will be pleased to welcome Non-members.
* No confirmation email required. Show your valid SWA Membership Card at the venue.
* ‘First Come – First Served’ seating. Limited seats.
* Tea & Snacks will be served after the event.

* कार्यक्रम में सभी एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों की एंट्री निशुल्क है।चूँकि स्थान सीमित हैं, इसीलिए बेहतर प्रबंधन के लिए, हमें आपकी उपस्थिति के बारे में इस लिंक के माध्यम से सूचित करें: https://forms.gle/D7pgyzaQAaswMvAA7
* यह कार्यक्रम सिर्फ़ एसडबल्यू सदस्यों के लिए है। खाली सीटें रहने की स्थिति में इवेंट सब-कमिटी/ एसडबल्यूए मैनेजमेंट द्वारा ग़ैर-सदस्यों को भी आमंत्रित किया जाएगा।
* एंट्री के लिए ‘Confirmation Email’ की ज़रूरत नहीं। (सिर्फ़ कार्यक्रम के दिन अपना वैध एसडबल्यूए सदस्यता कार्ड अपने साथ लाएँ।)
* बैठने की व्यवस्था ‘पहले आओ – पहले पाओ’ के आधार पर रहेगी। स्थान सीमित।
* कार्यक्रम के बाद चाय-नाश्ते का इंतेज़ाम किया गया है।

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