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TFL Extended - Creative Production 2018


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

DURATION: Residential workshop in Turin from 19th to 22nd November 2018 and TFL Meeting Event on 23rd and 24th November 2018.

FEE: 3.000 Euro per team of participants (writer/director and producer).

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: October 1st, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About TFL Extended – Creative Production
TFL Extended – Creative Production is a new TorinoFilmLab initiative addressed to teams of international professionals (writer/director + producer), with projects at an early development stage and who are willing to dive deep into the writing and productive process along with an intensive development workshop.

This professional training is open to 20 teams of writer/director & producer and it is centred on the in-depth development of their feature-length fiction film projects.

The project-based training is designed to match the needs of professionals who want to develop their skills through concrete work on their projects - under the expert guidance of international high profile 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 main aspects around which the course is built are: creative development and production, pitching, audience design, sales and distribution, financing and post-production.

All participants will also join the TFL Meeting Event co-production forum (November 23rd and 24th) just after the workshop, and take part to the annual showcase of projects, talents and films developed at TorinoFilmLab. TFL Meeting Event is a moment to meet Decision Makers from all over the world in the fields of production, sales, distribution, public funds and festivals.

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 workshop.
Professionals can enhance their skills while initiating productive collaboration and networking with international colleagues.

After the workshop in Turin the participants will re-work their materials and will receive further advices and support on the projects’ development from their tutors with an additional consultancy by Skype.

Who can apply?
TFL Extended – Creative Production
is open to professional scriptwriters/directors and producers from all over the world.

It is mandatory to apply as a team of participants: one producer and one writer and/or director.

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 – Creative Production will be the following: each application will be confirmed one week after the registration, according to the compliance and the quality of material and places still available.

Participation fees
Workshop participation fee: 3.000 Euro per team of participants.

Once the application has been confirmed, participants must send a proof of the payment within the following 2 days, or they will lose their place.

This amount covers workshop training and the participation to all TFL Meeting Event activities for both professionals. Participants must pay their travel, board and lodging costs.

Unfortunately, TorinoFilmLab is unable to provide any scholarship for this workshop.

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 producer’s intention note (1 page maximum);
- The top-sheet budget
- CVs (2 pages maximum per each CV);
- 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.

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).

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: October 1st, 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 during the co-production forum TFL Meeting Event.

Writers and directors will 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 projects by working on the treatment.

Producers will sometimes work together with writers and directors during group sessions and be involved in the creative processes necessary to achieve the best possible result from strong stories. Furthermore, they will attend special masterclasses with international experts and meet them in one-to-one meetings to receive concrete feedbacks on their projects.


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