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with the support of

VAF
Le Groupe Ouest
in partnership with

KASK
HoGent
Media Desk
Nisi Masa

Script&Pitch

with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union


QUICK FACTS

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: professional scriptwriters and writer-directors from all over the world. The course is aimed at fiction feature film projects at an early development stage.

 

DURATION: 3 week-long residential workshops in March, June and November 2015 + 2 on-line sessions.

 

FEE: 2.000 Euro. Scholarships assigned by merit.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 30th, 2014. 

 

 
About Script&Pitch
Every year TorinoFilmLab offers Script&Pitch, an advanced script development course for scriptwriters and directors of feature films from all over the world. The programme, supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, is realized with the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund and Le Groupe Ouest, and in partnership with University College Ghent School of Arts and NISI MASA.
 
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".

Tutors

Antoine Le Bos
France
Scriptwriter, Story Editor

Franz Rodenkirchen
Germany
Story Editor

Anita Voorham
Netherlands
Story Editor

Links

Script&Pitch 2014
presentation brochure

Download brochure (pdf)
promoted by
Torino Film Festival Museo Nazionale del Cinema Film Commission Torino Piemonte
supported by
MIBAC Regione Piemonte Città di Torino MEDIA Creative Europe
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