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How do I apply?

To apply to our onsite retreats, online mentorship sessions, or to simply get your script reviewed, submit your script for review at our Filmfreeway page. After reading and reviewing all the scripts sent to us, we will be in touch with the result of your application. Every single writer who applies to Nostos will receive a 500-word feedback review of their work.

How do the onsite retreats work?

We host 2-week onsite retreats at both our Tuscany countryside villa. A group of up to 8 - 12 writers work with a over the course of two weeks to develop their screenplay. Delicious locally sourced meals and accommodation are provided to allow writers to fully concentrate on their writing. Days are structured with breakfast at 9am, a morning workshop and free discussion, lunch, an afternoon of free writing (and one-to-one feedback sessions upon request), and dinner. Weekends are free.

When is the next retreat taking place?

Please check our Retreats & Workshops page, and our Filmfreeway page, for detailed information on our upcoming events.

How much do the retreats cost?

The cost of our retreats and workshops varies from $3500 to $4500, depending on the room type.


This fee includes all accommodation, meals by our local cook, and group workshops and one-to-one mentor sessions over the two weeks. Travel to and from the retreat location is not included.

The cost of these onsite retreats varies according to location and room type; for more information, don't hesitate to contact us!

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! Nostos offers one scholarship per year to one writer with the most promising script.

We are also partnered with organisations such as the PAGE Awards, IEFTA, and others to provide as many writers as possible with scholarships to attend the retreat.

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