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vaf film le groupe ouest BREIZH FILM FUND Polish Film Institute Mazovia Warsaw film commission l'immagine e la parola
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Desk Flanders Nisi Masa

Story editing 2016

TorinoFilmLab is restructuring its programmes!

If you are a film professional interested in being trained as a story editor, working with writers, directors and producers in the development of their fiction feature film scripts, please check out the call for applications for ScriptLab 2017, to be launched in October 2016.

 

QUICK FACTS

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: story editors, producers, development executives, film festivals and funds representatives, readers for production companies/film funds, etc. from all over the world.

DURATION: 3 week-long residential workshops from March to November 2016 + 2 on-line sessions.

FEE: 1.000 Euro. Scholarships assigned by merit.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 1st, 2015. 

 

About Story Editing
In 2015 TorinoFilmLab established Story Editing as a training programme of its own aimed at films & media professionals accompanying writers, directors and producers in the development of their projects.

While training for story editors has been a component of Script&Pitch since its inception in 2005, starting from 2015 TorinoFilmLab expanded this branch of its pedagogical offer by introducing story editing trainees in AdaptLab too to create a broader, comprehensive programme. 6 participants will be selected to be integrated transversally into TFL’s development programmes along three 5-day residential workshops and two on-line sessions.

Professionals interested in gaining hands-on experience working on original or adapted fiction feature film scripts will acquire skills in the fields of treatment and script analysis, assessment of project development and script consulting. More concretely: they will improve the ability to work closely with the writers from the treatment stage up to a draft of the script, first helping them digging to find the core of their story, then giving them feedback on the quality of their work and suggesting options for improvements that can be made - maintaining the film loyal to the intention of the writer and/or director.

The course trains participants to evaluate the potential and criticalities of projects and, crucially, to be able to communicate them to creative teams. Story Editing enhances the profile of an essential figure of the filmmaking industry, forming skilled professionals that have a hands-on knowledge on how a project can be developed at its best to meet the international market and audience. These professionals can work side by side with producers, regional and national funds, training institutions, sales agents and co-production markets.

Throughout about 9 months, participants will follow the challenges of each step of the scriptwriting process, from generating ideas and structuring the material through first or second drafts, up to a final pitch in front of the Decision Makers invited to the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November 2016, during the Torino Film Festival.

The programme, supported by the Creative Europe – Sub-programme of the European Union, is realized with the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Le Groupe Ouest, Festival di Locarno – L’immagine e la parola and NISI MASA.


Who can apply?
Story Editing is aimed at script consultants, producers, development executives, film festivals and funds representatives, readers for production companies/film funds, etc. from all over the world, interested in gaining hands-on experience working on original or adapted fiction feature film scripts.

In their application, candidates can express a preference – if they have one – in terms of interest for working on adaptations or rather on original scripts; the final decision about the programme to which participants will be assigned will be made by the TFL selection committee.

Upon communication of their selection, applicants must confirm their availability for all the workshops.

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

Participation fees & scholarships
Course participation fee: 1.000 Euro.
Scholarships can be assigned by merit.

This amount covers workshop training, on-line sessions, accommodation and subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay travel costs. In many countries scholarships are available for this training. 

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

- an updated CV (2 pages maximum);
- a motivation letter explaining why you would like to take part in the programme.

Please click on the “Apply Now!” button in the right-side column of this page to access the on-line application form and submit your project. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2015


Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via scheduled Skype meetings on December 19th, 2015.

For more information please contact:

scriptandpitch@torinofilmlab.it

With the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union

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Workshops & on-line sessions

The dates of the workshops depend on the script development programme to which each Story Editing participant will be assigned.

If the participant is selected to be attached to AdaptLab 2016
1st residential workshop: 8-14 March 2016 (Locarno, Switzerland)
2nd residential workshop: 10-16 June 2016 (location TBA, Poland)
3rd residential workshop and Meeting Event: 20-25 November 2016 (Turin, Italy)
 

If the participant is selected to be attached to Script&Pitch 2016
1st residential workshop: 11-17 March 2016 (Ghent, Belgium)
2nd residential workshop: 18-25 June 2016 (Brignogan, France)
3rd residential workshop and Meeting Event: 20-25 November 2016 (Turin, Italy)

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2016 IS CLOSED

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