I am your guide in fixing your story problems and getting your screenplay reader ready

I am a screenwriter. My TV Pilot ‘Blue River’ was a Quarterfinalist at Slamdance Film Festival, a Second Rounder for The Orchard Project Episodic Lab and has since been picked up by Art & Essai, a production company in Montreal, Canada, and invited to Netflix-BANFF Media Festival‘s Pitch Program as well as MIDPOINT’s Cold Open.

Two of the scripts I’ve analyzed as a script consultant are Francis Annan’s Escape from Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe, and Erol Mintaş’s Song of My Mother Winner of Best Film at 2014 Sarajevo Film Festival.

A member of The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) and a Berlinale Talents Screenwriters alumna since 2009, I participated in international film festivals (Cannes and Berlin among others) as a film critic and served as a juror at national film festivals in Turkey and my local BendFilm Festival.

Currently, I’m enjoying my position as Head of Programming at BendFilm Festival in Oregon, USA, and rewriting and endlessly tweaking five of my feature-length screenplays and an episodic TV project. I have been in the throes of writing, editing and audio recording my book, Adventures in Screenwriting: How One Writer Navigates the Dire Straits, coming out on Amazon in the next few months!

When not screenwriting and festival programming, you can find me–semi-successfully–mothering my two sons alongside a husband whose availability for childcare and cooking is what makes all of the above possible.

Get in touch with me selin@magicofstory.com

Selin Sevinç, 2022