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TFL Extended - Script Development 2018


TARGET PARTICIPANTS: Professional scriptwriters and directors from all over the world developing scripts for fiction feature films.

DURATION: Residential workshop in Turin from 22nd to 25th June 2018.

FEE: 1.500 Euro per individual participant; 2.000 Euro per team (max 2 participants).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: Extended deadline May 24th, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About TFL Extended – Script Development
TFL Extended - Script Development is a new TorinoFilmLab initiative addressed to teams of international professionals, with projects at an early development stage and who are willing to dive deep into the writing process along with an intensive development workshop.

Participants have the rare opportunity to discuss their work in one-to-one meetings with the experts and in group sessions and to develop their projects with the help of a creative team of talented writers.

20 projects will be selected to work in 5 groups, each guided by a tutor with a wide international experience as a script consultant.
Throughout the workshop, the participants will test the widest range of opportunities for the creative development of their scripts by working on the project treatment to move towards the writing of a step outline.

Beyond the training, participants will have the chance to join the TFL community of international and high-qualified professionals and to network with their colleagues during the TFL Alumni Meeting, held each year in July during Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Who can apply?
TFL Extended – Script Development
is open to professional scriptwriters and directors from all over the world.

It is possible to apply as an individual or as a team of two co-writers.

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.

The selection process of TFL Extended – Script Development will be the following: each participant will be confirmed one week after the registration, according to the compliance and the quality of material and seats still available.

Participation fees
Workshop participation fee: 1.500 Euro per individual participant; 2.000 Euro per team (max 2 participants).
Once that the application has been confirmed, participants must send a proof of the payment within the following 2 days, or they will lose their seat.

This amount covers workshop training. Participants must pay their travel, board and lodging costs.

TorinoFilmLab doesn’t provide any scholarship for this workshop.

In many Countries, public institutions make scholarships available 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.

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 REGISTRATION: May 24th, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon)

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The workshop is composed of group sessions & one-to-one meetings with TorinoFilmLab experts. Beyond the training, participants will have the chance to join the TorinoFilmLab community of International and high-qualified professionals and to network with their colleagues.

The participants will be coached by the following trainers:

Philippe Barrière
Story editor
Born in 1978 in Montargis, France, Philippe Barrière has a Masters in philosophy and formal logic at La Sorbonne University. Script consulting is way for him to combine his interest for analysis and his passion for cinema. Over the past years, Philippe Barrière has had several relevant experiences in the field of script consulting such as Head of the development for Mille et une Productions or, since 2010, as an independent script consultant.
Trained at TorinoFilmLab (Script&Pitch 2014), Philippe is currently an expert for the TFL Extended initiatives.

Isabelle Fauvel
Development advisor & story editor
After gathering experience as a producer, Isabelle created Initiative Film in 1993, a company dedicated to film development. She gives lecture in forefront international events, works as a consultant for Creative Europe - MEDIA programmes and collaborates with many film schools.
She also facilitates book adaptations through initiatives such as Shoot the Book!, and scouts talents for the Jerusalem Film Lab. Isabelle co-ideated TFL AdaptLab programme.

Eilon Ratzkovsky
Creative producer
Eilon served as Chief Producer and CEO of July August Productions since its creation in 2004 until 2017, when he joined the TFL staff and also created QUIDDITY, a content company. He produced over 20 feature films such as Eran Kolirin’s The Band’s Visit, The Exchange and Beyond the Mountains and Hills, Mountain by Yaelle Kayam, Zero Motivation by Talya Lavie, Funeral at Noon by Adam Sanderson, Seven Days by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, and many others. Among his TV productions are Yellow Peppers by Karen Margalit, Mermaids by Shachar Magen and Adam Sanderson, and Milk & Honey by Dani Rosenberg and Tom Shoval.

Eva Svenstedt Ward
Story editor
Eva studied production at National Theatre School of Canada, scriptwriting at Binger Filmlab ans has a MSc from INSEAD, France. Fiction producer for Swedish Television from 1993, she moved to development in 2000, becoming Head of Development in 2004. Among the myriad projects, she script-edited Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy for SVT. Eva was Creative Producer at Swedish Film on children series The Roofters and recently Executive Script Editor on Yellow Bird's 6 feature film adaptations of Liza Marklund's books.

Gino Ventriglia
Story editor
Gino works as a tutor for TorinoFilmLab as well as for other international development programmes such as Interchange, POWR at the Baltic Event, the Jerusalem Film Lab, Nordic Genre Boost, Bridging the Dragon and Biennale College - Cinema. He teaches drama at the Italian National School of Cinema in Rome and at Scuola Holden in Turin. He arranged the publication of Dancer in the Dark (minimum fax, 1999) and Il Cinema Oltre le Regole - Alternative Scriptwriting (BUR, 2000).

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