Françoise von Roy

Script Consultant

Based in Berlin, Françoise von Roy works internationally as a script advisor on diverse projects, including genre, experimental, documentary, art film and serial narratives. Apart from consulting on individual productions, she lectures on development and screenwriting and mentors students at various institutions, e.g. the Dutch Film Academy, German Film and Television Academy (dffb), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), University of Malta and Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti. She works for the Venice Biennale Cinema College and consults regularly on projects selected by the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film and the German Ministry of Culture and Media (BKM).

Together with Franz Rodenkirchen she holds the regular script development workshop ‘Script Circle’ for writers and filmmakers and the yearly intensive workshop ‘6 Days of Practice’ for producers and other professionals involved in script development. Françoise has worked in the film and television industry since the 1990s in various fields of production and development. She holds an MA in Media Production and a BA in Film and Philosophy from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

Françoise is particularly interested in supporting filmmakers in their individual processes of development - at any stage, from early idea, screenplay, to editing - discovering what and how their works will communicate and engage, whilst always acknowledging that this is, above all, a creative process.


For each consultation of treatment, script or edit a prep fee is invoiced in addition to the consulting fee.
Consulting Fee full day 800 €
Consulting Fee half day 500 €
Hourly Fee 125 €
Prep fee 300 €

Consulting Projects (a selection of completed films):

HANDLING THE UNDEAD - dir Thea Hvistendahl (NO), Sundance 2024

PARADISE IS BURNING - dir. Mika Gustafson (SE, IT, DK, FI); Venice Orizzonti 2023

THE QUIET MIGRATION - dir. Malene Choi (DK) Berlinale Panorama 2023

FAMILY TIMES - dir. Tia Kuovo (FI, SE) Berlinale Encounters 2023

MAMMALIA - dir. Sebastian Mihailescu, writer Andrei Epure, Sebastian Mihailescu (RO, PL, DE) Berlinale Forum 2023

FREMONT - dir. Babak Jalali, writers Carolina Cavalli and Babak Jalali (US) Sundance 2023

AMANDA - dir. Carolina Cavalli (IT) Venice Orrizonti Extra 2022

THE WOODCUTTER STORY - dir. Mikko Myllylahti (FI, DE) Cannes Film Festival, Semaine, de la Critique 2022

MERKEL - dir. Eva Weber (UK, DK, DE) IDFA Frontlight 2022


QUICKENING - dir. Haya Waseem (CAN) World premiere Discovery Toronto 2021

ANATOMIA - dir. Ola Jankowska (PL, FR) Venice Giornate degli Autori Venice 2021

COMPARTMENT NO. 6 - dir. Juho Kuosmanen, w. Andris Feldmanis, Liv Ulman (FI, EST, DE, RU); Cannes Film Festival Competition - Grand Prix 2021

HIVE - dir. Blerta Basholli (KOS, CH, AL); Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury prize, Audience Award and Directing Award 2021

DAS MÄDCHEN UND DIE SPINNE - dir/w Ramon and Silvan Zürcher (CH); Berlin Int. Film Festival - Encounters, Fipresci prize and Best Directors award 2021

MOGHUL MOWGLI - dir. Bassam Tariq, writer Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq (USA, UK) Berlin Int. Film Festival, Fipresci prize 2020

NASIR - dir. Arun Karthick Rotterdam Int. Film Festival (IN) 2020

THE ART OF RETURN - dir. Pedro Collantes (ES); Venice Int. Film Festival 2020

OTTO BARBARUL - dir. Ruxandra Ghitescu (RO, BE); Sarajevo Film Festival 2020, Cluj 2021 Best Romanian Feature

SUNBURNED - dir. Carolina Hellsgard (DE, NL, PL) Göteburg Film Festival 2020

STUPID YOUNG HEART - dir. Selma Vilhunen, writer Kirsikka Saari (FI) Berlin Int. Film Festival - winner Crystal Bear 2019

THE ORPHANAGE - dir. Shahrbanoo Sadat (DK, LU, FR, DE, AF) Cannes Quinzaine 2019

THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION - dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, (LS, ZA, IT) Venice Int. Film Festival) 2019

THE END OF LOVE - dir. Keren Ben Rafael, writers Keren Ben Rafael and Élise Benroubi (FR) Venice Int. Film Festival 2019

LESSONS OF LOVE - dir Chiara Campara w. Chiara Campara and Lorenzo Faggi (IT) Venice Int. Film Festival 2019

TASTE OF PHO - dir. Mariko Bobrik (PL, DE) San Sebastian Film Festival 2019

LA BELLE INDIFFERENCE - dir. Kivanç Sezer, (TR) Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival 2019

RAIA 4 - dir. Emiliano Cunha, (BR) Int. Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias 2019

TWO A.M. - dir. Loretta Fahrenholz; Ann Arbor Film Festival 2019

ELECTRIC GIRL - dir.  Ziska Riemann w Angela Christlieb, Dagmar Gäbler, Ziska Riemann, Luci van Org 2019

THE ISLAND OF HUNGRY GHOSTS - dir. Gabrielle Brady (DE,UK, AUS); Tribeca Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature 2018

TEHRAN: CITY OF LOVE - dir. Ali Jaberansari, writers Ali Jaberansari and Maryam Najafi (IR) London Film Festival 2018

YUVA - dir. Emre Yeksan (TR) Venice Int. Film Festival 2018

DEVA - dir. Petra Szöcs, writers Petra Szöcs, Gergö V. Nagy (HU) Venice Int. Film Festival 2018

BENZINHO - dir. Gustavo Pizzi, writers Karine Teles and Gustavo Pizzi (BR) Sundance Film Festival 2018

ENDZEIT - dir. Carolina Hellsgard, writer Olivia Vieweg (DE) Toronto Int. Film Festival 2018

DIE DEFEKTE KATZE - Susan Gordanshekan (DE) Berlin Int. Film Festival 2018

MY FATHER’S WINGS - Kivanç Sezer (TR) Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival 2016

DEADWEIGHT - dir. Axel Koenzen, writers Axel Koenzen and Horst Markgraf (DE) Berlin Int. Film Festival 2016