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TFL Extended - ProcidaLab 2021 | Italy

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An exclusive residency for writers only, aimed at encouraging creativity in a supportive space.


Are you a screenwriter searching for a poetic corner of paradise where to be capable of focusing and being completely absorbed in your project development?  Do you feel inspired only if surrounded by wild nature and whispering waves echo in the background? Would you like to experience the real Italian cultural wealth, enjoy the best typical cuisine in a place where tranquility is still one of the main attractions?

Well, you’re on the right webpage: ProcidaLab is what you have been dreaming for.
ProcidaLab is a unique writing residency addressed to international professionals, with feature film projects at an early development stage who are willing to dive deep into the writing process in an inspiring environment dedicated to peace of mind, clarity of thought and creativity.
Participants will have the rare opportunity to discuss their work in group sessions and one-to-one meetings, coached by script consultants and mentors, and to develop their projects with the help of a creative team of talented writers.

8 projects will be selected to work in 2 groups, each guided by a tutor with a wide international experience as a script consultant.
Throughout the workshop, the participants will test a wide range of possibilities for the creative development of their projects by working on the treatment.

ProcidaLab is an exclusive residency for writers only, aimed at encouraging creativity in a supportive space that fosters inspiration while living a unique experience in touch with nature.
The workshop offers coaching and training as well as answering to the specific professionals’ needs, along a 4-day trajectory.
Other than the training, the participants will have the chance to join the TFL community of international and high-qualified professionals and to network with their colleagues during the workshop.
Professionals can enhance their skills while finding productive collaborations and networking with international colleagues.


ProcidaLab is open to professional scriptwriters and writers/directors from all over the world, with a feature film project in development. Each project can be submitted by one participant only.

In the case of projects based on novels, short stories or other literary works, applicants must have secured an option for the work they wish to adapt.
The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential to participate.


Workshop participation fee: 2.200 Euro per project (1 participant).
This amount covers workshop training, hotel, transports to and into the island and part of the subsistence during the residential workshop. Participants must pay their travel costs to Naples airport. In many countries, scholarships are available for this training. 
Once that the application has been confirmed, participants must send proof of payment within the following 2 days, or they will lose their seat.


The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF, and all in English – are:
- A project synopsis (1 page maximum) & treatment (10 pages maximum!);
- A director's/scriptwriter's intention note (1 page maximum);
- A CV (2 pages maximum);
- Materials informing about the audio-visual approach: still pictures, video mood board, etc. - optional;
- A link (with password) to one previous short film or audio-visual work (30 minutes maximum) - optional.
In the application form, candidates will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about the status of their project.
Applications that don’t respect the above-listed criteria will be rejected.

Please click on the "Apply Now!" button in the right-side column of this page to access the online application form and submit your project. Before starting the application process, you must create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: July 20th, 2021, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

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About Procida 
Procida is a 4 km-wide tiny spot of land in the Bay of Naples, a fisherman’s outpost made up of pastel-colored houses, narrow streets, wild nature, and near-empty beaches. A place that follows its own rhythm, where people go to enjoy “slow tourism” and to get to know the community and its tradition.
In January it was named Italy’s Capital of Cultural for 2022, becoming the first island to ever be granted the title, because of its cultural and artistic vitality.

Due to the epidemic of Covid-19 and any possible mutation of it, we draw your attention to the fact that TorinoFilmLab may have to cancel the residential workshop(s) and held it online for responding to the recommendations of health and government organizations. In such a case, TorinoFilmLab will notify the participants of its decision without delay. 

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Down below are the writers/directors selected for Procida Lab 2021:

Antonio Sequeira (Portugal)
Piotr Starzyk (Poland)
Janet Marrett (United Kingdom)
Alise Zarina (Latvia)
Josh Kim (USA)
Charlotte Madsen (Denmark)
Keegan Pedersen (USA)

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