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TFL Extended – Feature Film 2020


TARGET PARTICIPANTS: International scriptwriters or writers/directors together with a producer (if on board). Candidates should apply with a feature film project at an early development stage.

DURATION: Residential workshop in Turin from 17th to 21th of April 2020.

FEE: 1.700 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team of participants (max 2 participants).

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS: February 28th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About TFL Extended – Feature Film
The workshop is addressed to teams of international professionals with fiction feature film projects at an early development stage. Participants will have the rare opportunity to discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with high profile tutors and to develop their projects with the help of a creative team of talented writers.

25 projects will be selected to work in 5 groups, each guided by a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant. The workshop foresees 4 and a half days of intensive coaching and training and encourages the creative development of the selected projects by working on the treatment.

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, to enhance skills and find productive collaborations.

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

Who can apply?
TFL Extended – Feature Film is open to scriptwriters, directors and producers from all over the world. 
The registrations can be submitted individually or in team (maximum 2 participants per team) and must be linked to a feature film project at early development stage, which will be developed during the workshop.

The workshop is treatment-based; which means that participants will exclusively work on the treatment of the feature film and that the tutors will not be required to read a full script.

In the 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.

Confirmation is based upon reviewing the materials submitted and approval of payment.

Participation fees
Workshop participation fee: 1.700 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team of participants (max 2 participants).
Once that the project has beens selected, participants must send a proof of the payment within the following 2 days in order to confirm 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 provide scholarships 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.

In the application form, candidates will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about the status of their project.

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: February 28th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).




February 28, 2020