TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding



with the support of
creative europe media
nl film fond
in partnership with
Jameson CineFest
in collaboration with
lao koon

FeatureLab 360 2017



TARGET PARTICIPANTS: creative teams of scriptwriter, director and producer from all over the world interested in 360° approach for developing their 1st or 2nd feature film projects. FeatureLab – 360 focuses on projects at an advanced stage of development.

FeatureLab – 360 projects will have the chance to compete for the TFL Production & Audience Awards, the TFL Co-Production Awards (provided that they fulfil conditions of eligibility), and the TFL prizes supporting the production process (see Funding > Production support).

DURATION: 3 week-long residential workshops in June, September and November 2017.

FEE: 2.500 Euro (per team of 2 people)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 1st, 2017, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).


About FeatureLab
FeatureLab – 360 focuses on artistic & creative aspects as well as on production & promotion strategies in the development of 1st and 2nd fiction feature films. It is aimed at teams of scriptwriter, director and producer working on projects that are already at an advanced stage. The programme is structured into 3 residential workshops taking place over a period of 6 months.

10 projects are selected to benefit from individually tailored tools. Participants meet with various trainers, who are internationally experienced in the main areas of filmmaking: alongside having script consultations, they work with experts from the fields of directing, cinematography, sound, post-production, but also of production, financing & sales, and audience engagement. This diversity of approaches helps the teams to boost the project development process throughout the six months of the participation in the programme.

A final presentation of the projects during the TFL Meeting Event in November concludes and completes the training and development process: all participants present their projects publicly to an audience of international producers, sales agents and other film industry professionals, have one-to-one meetings with Decision Makers, and are granted visibility thanks to the TFL Catalogue. Moreover, the projects are assessed by an international Jury awarding two different categories of production grants, and compete for a variety of collateral awards (for further details see the pages dedicated to Funding > Production support and Funding > Collateral prizes).

Who can apply?
FeatureLab – 360 is dedicated to creative teams of writer, director and producer from all over the world, developing a 1st or 2nd fiction feature film project

Conditions of eligibility:
- the project must be the director’s 1st or 2nd feature film;
- at least a first draft of the script must be ready when applying;
- shooting must not begin earlier than December, 1st 2017.

Participation fees & scholarships
Participation fee: 2.500 Euro (per team of 2 people).

Scholarships may 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 – to be submitted all together in one PDF – are:

1) Synopsis – 1 page max.
2) Intention note – 3 pages max.
3) Script
4) Audio-visual references
5) Web links to previous film(s) of the director
6) Biographies of writer, director & producer
7) Production company profile – 3 pages max.
8) Detailed budget & financing plan – including structure of co-production (names & countries of companies, and percentages of financing from each country)
9) Development/production timetable
10) Marketing & distribution strategy – 3 pages max.

Please click on the "Apply Now!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the on-line application form and submit your project. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

Deadline for applications: March 1st, 2017, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

For more information please contact:

The selected projects of the TorinoFilmLab FeatureLab programme must indicate TorinoFilmLab support in the closing credits by displaying the TorinoFilmLab logo, together with the caption "Developed at TorinoFilmLab".

The Selected and Awarded projects of the TorinoFilmLab FeatureLab programme must indicate TorinoFilmLab support both in the opening and closing credits by displaying the TorinoFilmLab logo, together with the caption "Supported by TorinoFilmLab".


More information

1st residential workshop: 5-11 June 2017 (Netherlands)
2nd residential workshop: 10-15 September 2017 (Miskolc, Hungary)
3rd residential workshop and TFL Meeting Event: 21-26 November 2017 (Turin, Italy)