ScriptLab & Story Editing

ScriptLab Story Editing 2020

Call for applications closed!

The aim of the programme is to provide insight into the development process of a feature film – focusing on the early scriptwriting stage.

TFL Catalogue 2020

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 2020 + 2 on-line sessions.

FEE: 1.500 Euro (+ VAT, if due).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 1st, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

About ScriptLab – story editing

ScriptLab – story editing is a hands-on training for film professionals who want to work with writers and directors in the development stage 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 early scriptwriting stage.

The programme is structured into 3 week-long residential workshops and 2 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, with a wide international experience as a script consultant, who acts as a mentor to the story editor trainee.

Participants will acquire skills in the fields of treatment and script analysis, assessment 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.

After completing the programme, the ScriptLab participants will also be invited to attend the annual TFL Alumni Meeting, a special networking event dedicated to the TFL Community. The TFL Alumni Meeting is exclusively open to former participants of the ScriptLabFeatureLab and SeriesLab programmes.

ScriptLab –  story editing is realized with the support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union.

Who can apply?

ScriptLab – story editing is aimed at script consultants, producers, development executives, readers for production companies/film funds, etc. from all over the world, interested in deepening their knowledge of how to nurture a feature film from idea to screenplay and gaining experience of working with peer to peer group development.

Applicants must confirm their full 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 (+ VAT, if due).

This amount covers workshop training, on-line sessions, hotel and part of the subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay their 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, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, 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 how your work would benefit from participating in this programme and why you want to understand how to nurture a filmmaker’s vision from idea to screenplay;
- 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: November 1st, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via Skype meetings in mid-January 2020.

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Workshop dates

In the light of the global crisis related to COVID-19, TorinoFilmLab has been adapting the original structure of its programmes to the new circumstances, in an open discussion with our tutors, partners & participants.
An updated calendar will be available as soon as possible.


Updated dates

1st online workshop: 16 April-16 May 2020
2nd online workshop: 15-26 June 2020 
3rd online workshop:  31 August-11 September 2020
Last workshop and TFL Meeting Event: 16-21 November 2020 (Turin, Italy TBC)

with the support of
  • Eu Creative Europe Media

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