TFL Italia

Boost IT Lab 2024

Call for applications open! Deadline: 05/09/2024

Up to 8 teams will be selected to take part in an exclusive plan of activities from 18th to 21st November 2024, as part of Boost IT Lab.


The Lab is addressed to two main targets:

  • Italian projects with high potential for international co-production, presented by an Italian production company.

  • International projects seeking Italian production partners, especially those looking for suitable Italian minority partners.

All the projects will benefit from dedicated training sessions with experts and mentors, which aims at putting them in contact with potential partners, expanding their industry network and, at the same time, enhancing their knowledge and experience in co-productions, markets and international financing.

The aim is to provide a new generation of international professionals with tools and guidance to work internationally, and to better understand the international potential of their project. Producers will also have the opportunity to network with a wider audience of decision makers by taking part in the TFL Meeting Event (21st – 23rd November 2024).

Each project team will benefit from:

  • - Online script session
  • - Four days intensive workshop
  • - One final pitch presentation in front of international producers
  • - One badge (for the producers only) for the TFL Meeting Event.

- For more information please contact:

In case you missed the online Q&A presentation please contact the project manager for the recording:

TFL Italia – Boost IT Lab is realised with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme, in partnership with Film Centre of Montenegro, ECAM, Apulia Film Commission, and with the collaboration of Film Commission Regione Campania, AGICI, ANICA, Bellaria Film Festival, Milano Film Network.


5th September 2024, 11.59PM CET.

Applicants will be notified by the end of September 2024.


The Lab will be held from 18th to 21st November 2024 in Turin (4 days) plus two optional days of attendance at the TFL Meeting Event (21st – 23rd November) for producers only.


The call for projects is addressed to two main groups:

- Emerging Italian producers in team with the directors who have already obtained national and/or international recognition and are taking their first steps into international co-production.

- International (non-Italian) producers in team with the directors who have already obtained national and/or international recognition and are working on a project that could involve an Italian minority partner.

The producers must apply with a feature film project (fiction or creative documentary) in development stage, for which they aim at finding international partners.


All activities, meetings and events will be held in English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate and all written material must be translated.


2,500 € (plus VAT, if due) per project (max 2 participants per project). This includes a tailor-made plan of training activities, presentation and networking events.

Travel, accommodation and part of the meals costs during the workshop are at participant charge. The participation to the Meeting Event (for producers only) includes accommodation, meals and all activities included in the event.

In case of selection, applicants must confirm their full availability for all the days of the workshop.


Thanks to the support of the TFL’s Partners, the following scholarships (full or partial) will be available upon selection to Boost IT Lab 2024:

  • - Film Centre of Montenegro: Guarantees the selection of one Montenegrin feature film project in development, and covers the entire participation fee for 1 project team (producer and writer/director);

  • - ECAM: Guarantees the selection of one feature film project in development chosen from La Incubatora 2024, and covers the entire participation fee for 1 project team (producer and writer/director);

  • - Film Commission Regione Campania: Partially covers the participation fee of one feature film project in development - if selected - coming from Campania region.

  • - Apulia Film Commission: Guarantees the selection of one feature film project in development, that will be selected among the projects eligible for the last edition of the Apulia Development Film Fund 2023. The scholarship covers the entire participation fee for 1 project team (producer and writer/director).


The requested materials – to be submitted all together in 1 single PDF (10 MB max.), and all in English – are:

1. Motivation letter explaining why you would like to take part in the programme – 1 page max
2. Synopsis – 1 page max.
3. Intention note about the project – 1 page max
4. Artistic concept & audio-visual reference
5. Web links to previous film(s) of the director
6. Biographies of producer, director & writer (if on board)
7. Production company profile – 1 page max
8. Detailed budget (Euro) and detailed financing plan – including structure of potential co-production (names and/or countries of potential companies, and percentages of financing from each country). Suggested form for the Financing Plan
9. Development and production timetable
10. Marketing & distribution strategy – 3 pages max.
11. Treatment - 10 pages max.


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. 

For more information contact:

In partnership with
  • Montenegro Film Center
  • ECAM
  • Unione Europea
  • Repubblica Italiana
  • Regione Puglia
  • Apulia Film Commission
with the collaboration of
  • Regione Campania
  • Film Commission Regione Campania
  • POC Campania
  • Repubblica Italiana
  • Agici
  • Anica
  • Bellaria Film Festival
  • Milano Film Network
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