The 3rd annual Word to Screen event held in association with the 20th Mumbai Film Festival will be held on August 30 & 31. Seven titles published by DC Books have entered its final round. The program gives a platform for writers to sell their work to filmmakers
In the nonfiction category My story written by Kamala Das, The autobiography of Nalini Jameela titled Njan Lymgikathozilali, G R Indugopan’s Thaskaran Maniyanpillayude Aatmakatha and in fiction category K R Meera’s Aarachar (Hangwoman), V J James’s Chorashastram,T D Ramakrishnan’s Francis Itty kora and Benyamin’s Manjaveyil Maranangal (Yellow Lights of Death) are selected for the final round.
Headed by Yoda Press founder Arpita Das, the programme gives authors, book publishers and film agents a platform to sell their works for potential adaptations for films and television series. Entries are open for fiction, non-fiction and short stories in Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. Owners of selected entries will be given a chance to interact with filmmakers.
According to a press note this year’s event will have an additional feature titled Authors Corner, where publishers and writers will be invited to transform their work into different formats.