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TFL Next - Film Development


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: Online workshop divided into 2 sessions. First session from September 14th to 18th; second session on September 28th and 29th.

About TFL Next - Film Development
TFL Next consists of carefully crafted workshops to help filmmakers to move forward with their projects. This is a unique opportunity to enhance, share and test ideas with peers and high-level tutors from all over the world.

The workshops are addressed to international professionals with feature film projects, encouraging the creative development through intensive coaching. 12 projects will be selected for each workshop and divided into 3 groups, to work on their treatment alongside peers and a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant.

The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions and one follow-up meeting. It will start with a first, 5 day-long session where participants discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with their tutors. Then, participants will have 1 week to rework their materials which will be discussed in a second 2 day-long session. One month later, they will receive further advice and support on the development of their project from their tutors through an additional online consultancy.

Thanks to the TFL Next's global experience, the participants will have the chance to develop a strong international network: on top of the script sessions, participants will gather during special online events aimed at exchanging skills and finding productive collaborations.


Who can participate?
The online workshops are open to scriptwriters, directors and producers from all over the world. The project can be presented individually or in a team (maximum 2 participants per team) and must be in the shape of a feature film project at an early development stage.

The workshops are treatment-based; which means that participants will exclusively work on the treatment of the feature film (the tutors will not be required to read a full script). 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.

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The projects selected for the TFL Next - Film Development workshop are:

- AZURE by Stratis Chatzielenoudas and Takis Papanastasiou (Greece)
- BE ORDINARY by Tracy Choi (China) and Sebrina Cheng (Taiwan) –
selected in partnership with MFTPA – Macau Films & Television and Culture Association and IFFAM – International Film Festival & Awards Macao
- DO THE DEAD SING by Joyce Datiles (United Kingdom)
- HORI by Arun Deo Joshi (Nepal)
- LONG DAY, LONG NIGHT by Penny Kin Kuan Lam and Peeko Wong (China) –
selected in partnership with MFTPA – Macau Films & Television and Culture Association and IFFAM – International Film Festival & Awards Macao
- MISSION VIRGINIO by Cecilia Gragnani (Italy)
- PARADISE by Wout Malenstein (Netherlands)
- ROMERIA by Carla Simón (Spain)
- SKIN by Tongpong Chantarangkul (Thailand)
- SOLO by Suman Sen (India), produced by Dominique Welinski (France)
- THE ARCHBISHOP HAS ARRIVED by Paula Romy (Germany)
- THE BIG MERMAID by Justin Ambrosino (Belgium)