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TFL Next - Film Development


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: Online workshop divided into 2 sessions. First session from June 15th to 19th; second session on June 29th and 30th

FEE: 800 Euro (+VAT, if due) for an individual participant. 1.000 Euro (+VAT, if due) for a team (maximum 2 participants).



About TFL Next - Film Development
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 the creative development through intensive coaching. 12 projects will be selected for each workshop and divided into 3 groups, to work on their treatment alongside peers and a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant.

The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions and one follow-up meeting. It will start with a first, 5 day-long sessionwhere participants discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with their tutors. Then, participants will have 1 week to rework their materials which will be discussed in a second 2 day-long session. One month later, they will receive further advice and support on the development of their project from their tutors through an additional online consultancy.

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, participants will gather during special online events aimed at exchanging skills and finding productive collaborations.


Who can apply?
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.

Confirmation is based upon reviewing the materials submitted and approval of payment.


Participation fees
Course participation fee: 800 Euro (+VAT, if due) for an individual participant. 1.000 Euro (+VAT, if due) for a team (maximum 2 participants).

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.


Please click on the "Apply Now!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the online application form and submit your project. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page (if you don’t have one yet).

Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2020.

The list of selected participants will be communicated by the end of May.

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