TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding


TFL Extended - Documentary 2019


TARGET PARTICIPANTS: Professional directors and producers from all over the world developing feature-length documentary films.

DURATION: Residential workshop in Turin from 7th to 10th June 2019.

FEE:  1.700 Euro per team (max 2 participants).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: April 26th, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About TFL Extended – Project Development Documentary
TFL Extended - Documentary is addressed to teams of international professionals, with documentary projects at an early development stage who are willing to dive deep into the writing process through an intensive development workshop.

Participants will have the rare opportunity to discuss their work in group sessions and one-to-one meetings with high profile tutors and to develop their projects with the help of an experienced  team of documentary filmmakers.

25 projects will be selected to work in 5 groups, each guided by an experienced creative advisor who will help in the development process to meet funders' demands and strategize for the completion, distribution, and marketing of their documentaries.
Throughout the workshop, the participants will test a wide range of possibilities for the creative development of their projects by working on the treatment.

TFL Extended – Documentary is aimed at encouraging the creative process necessary to achieve the best possible result for creating strong stories, which can meet the audience and market’s requirements.
The workshop offers coaching and training as well as answering to the specific professionals’ needs, along a 4 day trajectory.

Other than the training, the 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 finding productive collaborations and networking with international colleagues.

After the 4 days in Turin the participants will re-work their materials and will have the chance to receive further advice and support on the projects’ development from their tutors with an additional one-time consultancy by Skype.

TFL Extended – Documentary 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 director/producer or director/D.O.P..

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

The registration process of TFL Extended – Documentary 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: 1.700 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 scholarships 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:

- Project description that includes a log line, synopsis, research summary and optionally- treatment or visual approach;
- Director's intention note (1 page maximum);
- Financing plan;
- A CV (2 pages maximum);
- Materials informing about the audio-visual approach: still pictures, video mood board, trailer 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: April 26th, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).