LIM 2017 – Call for applications for development of limited budget feature films

LIM 2017 – Call for applications for development of limited budget feature films

by December 1, 2016

About LIM

What if lowering the cost of films was a trigger for more creativity and a more in-depth filmmaking? And this without putting always the cost-reduction effort on the filmmakers’ and production teams’ shoulders… What if the issue was to write scripts within cost constraints, and make it a highly creative and stimulating game for writers and directors?

Supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, LIM, the European platform for project development of limited budget feature films, is initiated by Le Groupe Ouest (France) and developed in partnership with Control N (Romania), Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds – VAF (Belgium), Krakow Festival Office – KBF (Poland), and the Transilvania International Film Festival – TIFF.

The aim of LIM is to help writers and writer-directors to fully integrate the cost constraint from the beginning of the script development process. Our program is aimed at helping feature projects whose final costs will be between 100.000 and 500.000 euros.

Our aim through LIM is to give the opportunity to a new gifted generation of filmmakers, already known for their short films, to jump into the feature film adventure through the prism of limited budget production. The scheme will also be open to 2nd and 3rd feature film projects, as well as to artists coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts.

LIM’s content

LIM will be structured around 3 one-week workshops in residency in small villages in three different parts of Europe:

Flanders — 5-12 March 2017

Transylvania — 5-13 June 2017

Brittany — 1-8 October 2017

LIM is a project with 23 core participants. 16 film projects from witers and/or directors are selected each year from all over the world, as well as 4 emerging European producers wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects within a low to micro budget frame. The development work will be supervised by 4 very experienced script-consultants (all of them being writers in activity) as well as low to micro budget specialists (line producers, first AD, etc.).

Call for applications 2017

The call for applications for the first edition of LIM in 2017 is now open. Applications from writers/directors and producers are accepted though the web form until 14th December 2016, 12:00pm CET (noon). Find all application guidelines and list of application attachments on LIM website.