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TFL Next - Film

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TARGET PARTICIPANTS: International scriptwriters or writers/directors together with a producer (if on board). Candidates should apply with a feature film project at an early development stage.

DURATION: Two online workshops each divided into 2 sessions.
First workshop: first session from March 29th to April 2nd; second session from April 19th to April 23rd.
Second workshop: first session from April 12th to 16th; second session: from May 10th to 14th.
 

FEE: 1.700 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team of participants (max 2 participants).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: February 15th, 2021.

About TFL Next - Film
TFL Next consists of carefully crafted workshops to help filmmakers to move forward with their projects. This is a unique opportunity to enhance, share and test ideas with peers and high-level tutors from all over the world.

The workshops are addressed to international professionals with feature film projects, encouraging creative development through intensive coaching. 16 projects will be selected for each workshop and divided into 4 groups, to work on their treatment alongside peers and a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant.

The workshops will be divided into 2 development sessions. They will start with a first, 5 day-long session where participants discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with their tutors. Then, participants will have some time to rework their materials which will be discussed in a second session.
After the development training, all the participants will meet again in a virtual pitching session, where tutors and industry guests will give feedback on their projects. The aim of this session is to test the first reactions to the project and receive additional inputs and suggestions from high-qualified professionals.

Thanks to the TFL Next's global experience, the participants will have the chance to develop a strong international network: on top of the script sessions and meeting with industry representatives, participants will gather during special online events aimed at exchanging skills and finding productive collaborations.


Who can participate?
The online workshops are open to scriptwriters, directors and producers from all over the world. The project can be presented individually or in a team (maximum 2 participants per team) and must be in the shape of a feature film project at an early development stage.

The workshops are treatment-based; which means that participants will exclusively work on the treatment of the feature film (the tutors will not be required to read a full script). In case of projects based on novels, short stories or other literary works, applicants must have secured an option for the work they wish to adapt.

The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.


Participation fee
Workshop participation fee: 1.700 Euro (+VAT, if due) per project (maximum 2 participants in the team of work).

After confirming their participation, participants must send proof of the payment within the following 2 days in order to confirm their seat.

TorinoFilmLab doesn’t provide any scholarships for this workshop. In many countries, public institutions provide scholarships for this kind of training.


How to apply?
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF, and all in English – are:

- A project synopsis (1 page maximum) & a treatment (10 pages maximum);
- A director's/scriptwriter's intention note (1 page maximum);
- A CV (2 pages maximum);
- Materials informing about the audio-visual approach: still pictures, video mood board, etc. - optional;
- A link (with password) to one previous short film or audio-visual work (30 minutes maximum) - optional.

In the application form, candidates will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about the status of their project.

Applications that don’t respect the above-listed criteria will be rejected.

 

For more information please contact:
costanza.fiore@torinofilmlab.it