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TFL Extended – Creative Production 2019


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

DURATION: Residential workshop in Turin from 18th to 21st November 2019 and TFL Meeting Event on 22nd and 23rd November 2019.

FEE: 2.000 Euro per team of participants (writer/director and producer).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: October 1st, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About TFL Extended – Creative Production
TFL Extended – Creative Production is a 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 15 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.

Producers in the team of work will also join the TFL Meeting Event co-production forum (November 22nd and 23rd) just after the workshop, and take part in 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. Writers and directors will benefit from more consultancies with experts, linked to the artistic and esthetical development of the project.

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 collaborations and networking with international colleagues.

After the workshop in Turin the participants will re-work their materials and will receive further advice 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: all applications received will be examined after October 1st and the list of projects selected will be communicated by October 10th.

Participation fees
Workshop participation fee: 2.000 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.

TorinoFilmLab does not 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:

- 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).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: October 1st, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

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The workshop is composed of group sessions & one-on-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 small 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 work together with writers and directors during group sessions and be involved in the creative processes necessary to achieve the best possible result by creating strong stories. Furthermore, they will attend special masterclasses with international experts and meet them in one-on-one meetings to receive concrete feedbacks on their projects.