ScriptLab & Story Editing

ScriptLab Story Editing 2019

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Hands-on training for film professionals willing to accompany writers and directors.

TFL Catalogue 2019

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: film professionals from all over the world interested in being trained as story editors or in gaining an insight into the script development process, working with scriptwriters and directors in the writing and development of their fiction feature film scripts.

DURATION: 3 week-long residential workshops in March, June and November 2019 + 2 on-line sessions.

FEE: 1.500 Euro.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 1st, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About ScriptLab – story editing

ScriptLab – story editing is a hands-on training for film professionals willing to accompany writers and directors in the development of their fiction feature film projects. The aim of the programme is to provide an insight into the development process of a feature film – focusing on the scriptwriting stage.

The programme is structured into 3 week-long residential workshops and on-line sessions (taking place in between the 1st and 2nd, and the 2nd and 3rd workshop).

Each of the 5 selected participants joins a specific group, which involves 4 projects and is guided by a tutor, who has wide international experience as a script consultant, and with whom the story editor trainee works side by side.

Participants will acquire skills in the fields of treatment and script analysisassessment of project development and script consulting. More concretely, they will gain insight and training in working with writers, from an idea up to a professional draft of the script, helping them find the core of their story and encouraging a script loyal to the intention of the writer and/or director.

In addition, professionals active in the fields of development & production will meet with the participants along the programme to assess the progress of their work and to give them broader advice on their career.

A final presentation of the projects during the TFL Meeting Event in November concludes and completes the training: the ScriptLab – story editing participants present themselves to an audience of international producers, sales agents and other film industry professionals, have dedicated moments of networking with Decision Makers, and are granted visibility thanks to the TFL Catalogue.

Who can apply?

ScriptLab – story editing is aimed at script consultants, producers, development executives, film festival and fund representatives, readers for production companies/film funds, etc. from all over the world, interested in gaining an insight into the development process of fiction feature film scripts.

Applicants must confirm their availability for all the workshops. The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Participation fees & scholarships

Course participation fee: 1.500 Euro.

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. 

A number of partial scholarships, covering tuition costs, will be assigned to participants coming from low audiovisual capacity countries according to Creative Europe – MEDIA criteria*.

* Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

How to apply?

The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF, and all in English – are:

- a motivation letter explaining why you would like to take part in the programme;
- a CV (2 pages maximum).

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 materials. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via Skype meetings in early February 2019.

For more information please contact:

Workshop dates

1st residential workshop: 18-24 March 2019 (Sounion, Greece)
2nd residential workshop:  18-25 June 2019 (Barolo, Italy)
3rd residential workshop and TFL Meeting Event: 19-24 November 2019 (Turin, Italy)

1st on-line session: April-June 2019
2nd on-line session: July-November 2019

with the support of
  • Eu Creative Europe Media

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