FeatureLab 2014

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FrameWork supports emerging international talent with individually tailored tools for development, financing and marketing.

TFL Catalogue 2014

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: creative teams of writer/director & producer from all over the world, developing a 1st or 2nd fiction feature film project, which previously participated one of the TorinoFilmLab training programmes. The course is aimed at projects at an advanced stage of development (full script, in pre-production).

DURATION: 2 residential workshops: 22-29 July 2014? (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) and 21-27 November 2014 (Turin, Italy).

FEE: none.

About FrameWork

FrameWork supports emerging international talent with individually tailored tools for development, financing and marketing.

The programme lasts 5 months (from July to November), assisting projects and assessing both content and production strategies through 2 residential workshops, individual meetings and on-line sessions that are defined during the process.

Through close dialogue with each core team, TorinoFilmLab works to define each project’s particular needs and aims in order to enhance and strengthen its resources and opportunities. Intense script and project development increases the momentum of the projects in reaching the production stage. After studying the most feasible production strategies, each project team will have the coordinated efforts of the TorinoFilmLab at their disposal throughout the programme.

During the workshops participants get to meet various guest trainers coming from different fields, each of whom has a specific area of expertise: from directing to sound design, from co-production issues to sales, from financing to marketing, and so forth. The trainers and subjects vary from year to year and always guarantee a tailored approach for the specificities of each project.

At the end of the programme all projects are pitched in front of producers, sales agents and other Decision Makers who are invited to the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November, during the Torino Film Festival. On this occasion, an international Jury assigns a number of Production Awards to the best projects that have been developed: selected projects are granted amounts of funding starting from 50.000 Euro. TorinoFilmLab’s partners also award other collateral prizes and an Audience Award is assigned to the project resulting the most voted by the attending Decision Makers.

9 teams of writer/director & producer are selected to enter the FrameWork programme.

Who can apply?

FrameWork is open in priority to creative teams of writer/director & producer working on a feature film project that was developed in one of the TorinoFilmLab programmes. TorinoFilmLab Alumni* may also apply with a project that did not previously participate in a TFL programme. TorinoFilmLab reserves itself the right to scout a very limited number of non-EU projects.

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 1st December 2014.

*The TorinoFilmLab Alumni are the people who officially participated in one of the TorinoFilmLab training programmes in the following capacities:

- Script&Pitch > writer/director/story editor
- AdaptLab > writer/director
- Interchange > writer/director/producer/story editor
- Writers’ Room > cross-platform author/developer
- FrameWork > writer/director/producer

Workshop dates

1st residential workshop: 22-29 July 2014? (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
2nd residential workshop and Meeting Event: 21-27 November 2014 (Turin, Italy)


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