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SeriesLab

in partnership with
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MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
hosted by
MIA

SeriesLab Europe 2022

QUICK FACTS

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: professional European scriptwriters, directors and producers. The course is aimed at drama series projects at an early development stage.

DURATION: one 5-day long residential workshop in May, an on-line workshop in August and a final industry pitching presentation in October 2022.

FEE: 3.000 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team (1 or 2 participants).

DEADLINE: 6th January, 2022, 2:00 p.m. CET (noon).



About SeriesLab
TorinoFilmLab launches the fifth edition of SeriesLab, an annual programme aimed at developing innovative and high-profile international TV series projects.

The lab stands out for involving all the main players involved in TV series production – scriptwriters, producers and TV broadcasters – and for offering a close link between scriptwriting process and TV industry.

It is open to up to 9 projects, which will join an intensive course – from May to October 2022 – and foresees 2 residential and 1 on-line workshops.

The lab follows the entire process of creation of a TV series concept, offering the support of highly qualified tutors and story editors in generating ideas and structuring the material, up to a final presentation in front of a selection of the major key players of the international TV industry, from a special event organized by TorinoFilmLab in conjunction with one of the main European TV series markets.

From this new edition, SeriesLab wants to empower the pedagogical support offered to the talents of the projects selected, in developing and producing successful TV drama series for an international audience. During the first workshop, participants will benefit on a special training session guided by international experts and mentors.

The aim is to draft the treatment of the pilot and the concept presentation (mini-bible) of the project.

SeriesLab is realised in partnership with VAF - Flanders Audiovisual Fund thanks to which SeriesLab welcomes 1 project from the Flanders region of Belgium and with MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, hosting the May module.

The final presentation of SeriesLab 2022 projects will be hosted by MIA, in Rome in October.


Who can apply?
SeriesLab is open to professional European* scriptwriters, directors and producers who are nationals of countries that are part of Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union. Each participant can submit only 1 project, individually or in a team of two members; in exceptional cases, a third participant (co-writer or attached producer) can join by paying an additional fee.

The programme is open to both original concepts and adaptations; in this second case the team must have secured the rights for the book or other work on which the series is based.

Candidates have to send a concept for a short or long TV series. Concepts for documentaries projects will not be accepted.

It is highly recommended to present the project together with a production company. The attached producer must join the workshops together with the team of authors.

Applicants must confirm their availability for the workshops and the final presentation.

The working language of all SeriesLab workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
 

* EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) + Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine.


Participation fees & scholarships
Course participation fee: 3.000 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team (1 or 2 participants)*. 
A third participant (co-writer or attached producer) can join in exceptional cases, with an additional cost of 2.000 Euro (+ VAT, if due).

* 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.

TFL will assign a number of partial scholarships, covering tuition costs, to participants coming from European low audiovisual capacity countries according to Creative Europe – MEDIA criteria*.

**Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Iceland, Hungary, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine.


How to apply?
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF – are:
- logline (2 lines maximum)
- an updated CV for each participant (2 pages maximum, per cv)
- concept presentation (7.500 characters, spaces included)
- pilot outline structured in bullet points:
a) for 1’ to 50’ format 16-25 points and 7.500 characters (spaces included)
b) for 51’ to 59’ format 35-45 points and 10.000 characters (spaces included)
- producer’s letter of interest (if the project has a producer attached, this document is mandatory)
- audiovisual approach documents (moodboard, etc.), if available

The material must be redacted using font Courier, 12 points.
Submitted materials should be in English or have English subtitles/translation.

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: 6th January, 2022, 2:00 p.m. CET (noon).

For more information please contact:
angelica.cantisani@torinofilmlab.it

The selected projects of SeriesLab must indicate TorinoFilmLab support in the opening and closing credits, by displaying the TorinoFilmLab logo and the caption “The project has been developed during SeriesLab”.

 

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Workshops & on-line sessions

1st workshop: May 2022 (residential, Germany)
2nd workshop: August 2022 (online)
3rd workshop, final presentation and meetings: mid-October 2022 (residential, Rome)


Due to the epidemic of Covid-19 and any possible mutation of it, we draw your attention to the fact that TorinoFilmLab may have to cancel the residential workshop(s) or to postpone it to another date for responding to the recommendations of health and government organizations. In such a case, TorinoFilmLab will notify the participants of its decision without delay. In case of cancellation, the sessions will be held online.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2022

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
January 6, 2022

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