Torino Film Lab 2017 – Call for Applications: FeatureLab 360

Torino Film Lab 2017 – Call for Applications: FeatureLab 360

Torino Film Lab 2017 – Call for Applications: FeatureLab 360

by January 24, 2017

About FeatureLab 360

FeatureLab 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 TorinoFilmLab 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.

Who can apply and how? 

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.

The requested materials 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.

The requested materials are to be submitted all together in one PDF file.

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.

You can click here 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).
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