ScriptLab & Story Editing

ScriptLab Story Editing 2024

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For film professionals interested in being trained as story editors, working with scriptwriters and directors in the writing and development of their fiction feature film scripts.


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.

For a complete overview of the programme, please visit the ScriptLab page.


DURATION: From April until November 2024. The programme comprises 3 week-long residential modules (April, June and November) and 2 online modules (September and October). 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 6th November 2023, 4.00 pm CET

If you missed the ScriptLab 2024 join the Q&A Zoom session with the curator Amra Bakšic Camo contact for the recording.

ScriptLab is organised by TorinoFilmLab - National Museum of Cinema with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme of the European Union. ScriptLab 2024 is realised in partnership with Der Divan - Das Arabische Kulturhaus - hosting the first workshop in Berlin; the City of Porto - hosting the second workshop in Portugal - with Filmaporto – Film Commission, Portugal Film CommissionICA - Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual; and Focal who will support the participation of one project from Switzerland.


 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 and the final TFL Meeting Event.

The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.


Course participation fee: 1,500 Euro (+ VAT, if due).

The fee covers training activities (residential and online sessions) and organizational support (including accommodations and part of the subsistence during the residential workshops). Participants must pay their travel costs.

Our commitment is to guarantee accessibility to the TFL’s activities to as many talented participants as possible and to ensure diversity and inclusion through selection of projects/participants.

Across TFL programmes, a limited number of scholarships - covering half of the participation fee - will be available for participants from racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and/or being from a country not providing scholarships for this kind of training; or participants in any other proven situation of need for financial support. We strongly encourage our applicants to research and apply for financial support within your national/regional funding bodies first, who may have bursaries and grants to cover the training costs.

In addition, thanks to the support of Projecto Paradiso one Brazilian professional selected in ScriptLab - Story Editing 2024 will be offered a scholarship covering the participation fee and 1 air ticket.


1st module: 6th – 12th April 2024 (Berlin, Germany)
2nd module: 13th – 20th June 2024 (Porto, Portugal)
3rd module: 9th – 13th September 2024 (online)
4th module: 28th October – 1st November 2024 (online)
5th module & TFL Meeting Event: 19th – 24th November 2024 (dates TBC – Torino, Italy)


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 to access the application form and submit your project. Before starting the process, you must create an account on the TFL Visitor Page (if you don’t have one yet).

Deadline for applications: 6th November 2023, 4.00 pm CET


Shortlisted applicants will be notified at the beginning of February and will be interviewed via Zoom meetings from 23rd to 26th February 2024.

For more information, please contact the project manager Sofia Falchetto:

supported by
  • Eu Creative Europe Media
in partnership with
  • Divan
  • Porto city
  • Filmaporto
  • Portugal Film Commission
  • ICA - Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual.
  • Focal

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