January 18, 2012
  • TFL goes transmedia again: apply now for Writer’s Room 2012

  • Interested in adaptation? Check out TFL’s new programme AdaptLab

  • Interchange: selections are open for 2012!

  • The Pixel Lab 2012 call for applications is now on-line


TFL goes transmedia again: apply now for Writer’s Room 2012

These are the last weeks to apply to the second edition of TorinoFilmLab's Writer's Room programme, realized in collaboration with Power to the Pixel and focusing on the process of developing a transmedia project within a team framework.

The project selected for this year's workshop is entitled Sequence, written and developed by Adam Sigel (Writer, Producer, Content Strategist - Afterworld and The Red Book). Sequence will be presented across multiple platforms that include a traveling installation art exhibit, an online web experience, mobile apps and social media as well as a full-length feature film. The subject matter deals with a mysterious phenomenon surrounding the evolution of supernatural abilities in humans. The project's central themes are based on the question of how humans come to experience truth, knowledge and meaning.
The selected group will work together under the guidance of tutor and story editor Gino Ventriglia. Additional trainers with backgrounds in web and game development will also be brought in to provide insight and feedback. Participants will workshop this project through 10 months of development, within 3 week-long residential sessions and 2 on-line sessions. This hands-on experience will allow participants to hone their skills while being part of a team, learning how to work with other professionals on creating an interdisciplinary transmedia project.
The project will be developed by the group along with its author, Adam Sigel, who will participate in the residential sessions together with the tutor and trainers. The aim of the workshop is to enrich the project, pre-selected for its quality and value, by exploring and analyzing the various components (live events, Web, mobile apps, games, film, etc). The group will present the results of their work at the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November 2012.
The Writer's Room is aimed at professionals working across different platforms and mediums, such as story architects, games writers, audience engagement designers, writers (script, TV, journalists etc.) and producers, who have experience within cross-media production.
Selections are open!? Deadline for applications: January 30th, 2012
For more detailed information about the course structure and how to apply please click here

Interested in adaptation? Check out TFL’s new programme AdaptLab

AdaptLab is an advanced course designed for professional European scriptwriters and/or writer/directors wishing to develop an adaptation from 8 previously selected novels.
AdaptLab is a long-term training course consisting of three 5-day residential workshops and two on-line sessions for 8 participants. It follows the whole adaptation process analysing the book's potentials, exploring the different possibilities of its story world, and following the development of the extended treatments and/or scripts with the possibility of presenting the work to a group of international producers, sales agents and other industry professionals from all over the world during the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November 2012. Participants will also be guided by cross-media experts in exploring the possibilities of expanding the story world through other media (mobile, internet, graphic novels).
The programme is aimed at experienced European scriptwriters and/or writer-directors that are interested in learning more about adaptation working on previously selected novels.
There is no entry fee. TorinoFilmLab will cover participants' accommodation expenses during the workshops. All travel expenses during the programme must be covered by the participants.  
The AdaptLab 2012 deadline for applications is January 31st, 2012.
For more detailed information about the workshops and how to apply please click here or e-mail

Interchange: selections are open for 2012!

Interchange is dedicated to teams of writer/director and producer from Europe or the Arab world working at a fiction feature film and film professionals interested in script editing training and it is run by TorinoFilmLab, the Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE.
The aim is to build cooperation between film professionals from Europe and the Arab countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen), selecting 12 teams of writer/director + producer and 3 Arab trainee script consultants, and bringing them together for 2 residential 5-day workshops, one in Torino at the end of May/beginning of June and one in Dubai in December.
The training is designed to match the needs of experienced professionals who want to develop their skills through concrete work on their projects - under the expert guidance of international tutors - and who are ready to share their ideas with colleagues and engage themselves in discussions in order to improve and increase their knowledge. The trainee script consultants will be trained as story editors working each on 4 of the 12 selected projects.
There is no entry fee. TorinoFilmLab covers participants' accommodation expenses during the workshops.?
For more information about the workshops and how to apply please click here.
Deadline for applications: March 4th, 2012

The Pixel Lab 2012 call for applications is now on-line

Power to the Pixel’s leading cross-media course returns for a third year: The Pixel Lab will take place in Potsdam (Germany) from 1–7 July 2012, supported among others from TorinoFilmLab.
The Pixel Lab is a project-focused business development course for European film and media professionals, helping producers, storytellers and media professionals develop the skills needed to create, finance and distribute cross-media properties with a focus on future proofing project development, company growth and competitiveness in the international multi-platform marketplace.
Power to the Pixel will select up to 40 producers, storytellers, decision-makers and executives to attend an immersive six-day workshop. Producers attending the Lab with a cross-media project receive distance mentoring over the summer (July–September) to help take their project to the next level. For the final section of the Lab, project producers will attend a four-day session in London, October 2012, running in tandem with Power to the Pixel’s annual Cross-Media Forum. During this last stage they will receive pitch presentation training, culminating in project presentations to select invited industry guests and an afternoon of business meetings with financiers and potential partners. One producer will be awarded The Pixel Lab Cash Prize, judged on the quality of their final day pitch.
The deadline for applications is 30 March 2012.
For more information about the programme please visit the dedicated page on Power to the Pixel website.
TorinoFilmLab, via Cagliari 42 - 10153 Torino, Italy
T +39 011 2379 221 - F +39 011 2379 299 -
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