January 19, 2024

A shower of open calls: entering 2024 with TFL

Why enter the year calmly and slowly when you can do it spectacularly with five (and more to come) calls for applications open?

A bit of a disclaimer here: we do believe that hard work takes time as well as filling up in the best way possible an application form. In order to provide you with a gentle beginning of the year we recapped all the calls currently and soon-to-be open. Take a moment, make yourself a cup of tea and plan your future weeks, perhaps leading you to the TFL community.

TFL Audience Design Fund
Three € 45,000 grants to support films in their distribution phase through the implementation of innovative audience engagement and outreach strategies plus a series of consultancies.
Target: international co-productions (between countries that are part of the Creative Europe MEDIA strand and countries not participating in the MEDIA strand) in post-production stage - fiction, creative documentaries, and animation, over 60 minutes.
Deadline: 23rd January 2024
Bonus track: The consultancies are 100% tailor-made. Ask the TFL experts what you need!

Red Sea Lodge
An intensive creative training programme realised in partnership with the Red Sea Labs focused on discovering upcoming filming talents from the Arab-Saudi-Asia-Africa regions.
Target: the call is addressed to teams of writer-directors (or writer and director) and a producer working on first or second-time feature films.
Deadline: 20th January 2024 (for Saudi projects) & 30th January 2024 (for Arab, African, and Asian projects)
Bonus track: the programme is opening to Asian participants for the first time.

Long-term residential programme focused on the development of innovative and marketable international fiction TV series projects
Target: scriptwriters, writer-directors and producers coming from all over the world working on a TV series project in early stage of development.
Deadline: 1st March 2024
Bonus track: for the first time SeriesLab final presentation will be hosted by the TFL Meeting Event.

SeriesLab Story Editing
Long-term residential programme providing professionals with an insight into the development process of a TV series.
Target: audiovisual professionals who want to be trained as story editors by working with the SeriesLab participants on their fiction TV series projects.
Deadline: 1st March 2024
Bonus track: this programme represents the newest entry in the TFL landscape.

TFL Co-Production Fund
Two € 50,000 production grants, combined with tailored consultancies, to support films in advanced development stage.
Target: fiction, creative documentaries and animation projects over 60 minutes that are international co-productions between countries that are part of the Creative Europe MEDIA strand and countries not participating in the MEDIA strand.
Deadline: 13th March 2024
Bonus track: your invitation to our co-production market, the TFL Meeting Event 2024.


For those of you finding themselves already quite busy, we come to the rescue with our short-term programmes.
First topic: films!
The online training TFL Next Film (in partnership with Ventana CineMad, MICT Film Festival and BrLab – Projeto Paradiso) will open its application call from Tuesday 23rd January until the 8th of March and it will be held in May, while its residential twin TFL Extended Film - organised together with the Netherlands Film Fund - will be online and accepting applications in March and onsite with the proper workshop in June. 

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