Open to 12 projects from all over the world, the course lasts 9 months - from March to November 2015, and foresees 3 residential workshops and 2 on line sessions. It follows the entire scriptwriting process, offering close collaboration and insights into the challenges of each step, from generating ideas and structuring the material through first and second drafts, up to a final pitch in front of the Decision Makers
invited to the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event
in November 2015, during the Torino Film Festival
The selected Script&Pitch projects will have the possibility to apply to the TorinoFilmLab FrameWork
programme in 2016, provided they fulfil the conditions of eligibility (having a first- or second-time director and a producer attached; the first day of shooting must be scheduled after November 2016).
In addition to the 12 projects, 3 Story Editors will be selected to join the workshop process, thereby completing the Script&Pitch team. A special call for this training will be launched on October 1st, 2014. Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2014.
Who can apply?
Script&Pitch is open to professional scriptwriters and writer-directors from all over the world.
Many of our participants already work together with a production company. However, it is not necessary to have a producer attached to the project.
Applicants must confirm their availability for the workshops and the final pitch.
The working language of all Script&Pitch workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
Workshops & on-line sessions
Three intensive weeklong workshops and two on-line sessions keep the project development in a constructive flow. Participants work in groups of four writers and a story editor, with a tutor heading the process. The course includes lectures, talks and one-to-one meetings with industry professionals. The tool of pitching one's project to others will be used throughout the course in various ways, for example in the form of a video pitch.
Workshop locations & dates
First residential workshop: 16-21 March 2015 (Ghent, Belgium)
Second residential workshop: 20-27 June 2015 (Brignogan, France)
Third residential workshop and Meeting Event: 20-26 November 2015 (Turin, Italy)
N.B. The workshop locations and dates are subject to change.
Participation fees & scholarships
Course participation fee: 2.000 Euro.
Scholarships can be assigned by merit.
This amount covers workshop training, on-line sessions, accommodation and subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay travel costs. In many countries scholarships are available for this training.
How to apply?
The requested materials are (all in one PDF):
- the application form (download the application form here);
- an updated CV (2 pages maximum);
- a project synopsis (1 page maximum);
- a project treatment (10 pages maximum);
- a project intention (5 pages maximum): it may include a director's/scriptwriter's motivation;
- audiovisual approach documents (moodboard, etc.);
- a previous work (optional; 30 minutes maximum)*
*please send a link (with password) to one previous short film or extract of previous materials. Submitted materials should be in English or have English subtitles/translation; show reels will not be accepted. Videos must be received by the Script&Pitch staff along with the application package no later than October 30th, 2014.
Please e-mail the files, all in English and in one PDF file to:
Deadline for applications: October 30th, 2014
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via scheduled Skype meetings on 5-6 January, 2015.
For more information please contact:
The selected projects of Script&Pitch must indicate TorinoFilmLab support both in the opening and closing credits, by displaying the TorinoFilmLab Logo and the caption "Supported by TorinoFilmLab".