Treatment-based workshop divided into 2 development sessions.
TFL Next consists of carefully crafted workshops to help filmmakers move forward with their projects. This is a unique opportunity to enhance, share and test ideas with peers and high-level tutors from all over the world.
The workshop is treatment-based, which means that participants exclusively work on the treatment of their feature film projects.
The workshop is divided into 2 development sessions:
- a first 5 day-long session, where participants discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with their tutors
- then, participants have 3 weeks to rework their materials
- a second 2 day-long session, where participants share and discuss their work again in individual meetings with their mentors and group sessions with other participants.
20 feature film projects at an early development stage presented by international scriptwriters or writers/directors together with a producer (if on board) will be selected and divided into 5 groups.
The participants will work on their treatments alongside peers and a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant, implementing the fundamental techniques and skills necessary to develop and produce successful feature films.
Thanks to TFL Next's global experience, the participants will have the chance to develop a strong international network: on top of the script sessions and meeting with industry representatives, participants will gather during special online events aimed at exchanging skills and finding productive collaborations.
1st session: from 24th to 28th April 2023
2nd session: from 16th to 20th May 2023
1,700 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team of participants (max 2 participants).
Upon selection, participants must send proof of payment within the following 2 days, to confirm their seat. TorinoFilmLab doesn’t foresee any scholarships for this workshop. In many countries, public institutions provide scholarships for this kind of training, and TorinoFilmLab can provide a selection letter to facilitate the request.
The online workshops are open to scriptwriters, directors and producers from all over the world. The project can be presented individually or in a team (maximum 2 participants per team) and must be in the shape of a feature film project at an early development stage.
The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential to participate.
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF, and all in English – are:
- project logline (2 lines max, font 14) - please note that this logline will be used for communication purposes and to announce the eventual selection of the project in the programme
- project synopsis (1 page max, font 14)
- treatment (5 pages min - 10 pages max, font 14): please note that a treatment is a long version of the synopsis that further details the plot and characters.
- director's/scriptwriter's intention note (1 page max, font 14)
- 3 pages max with: the CV of all project team members, a link (with NO password) to previous work (30’ max), a link (with NO password) to 1’ video presentation (it must include all the project team members; in this video, you are asked to present yourself/yourselves and explain why you’re interested in applying to TFL Next)
- materials about the audio-visual approach: still pictures, video mood board, etc. (1 page max, font 14, optional).
Click on "APPLY NOW!" to access the application form and submit your candidature (before starting the application process, you need to create an account on the TFL platform).
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 note that applicants based in Finland can also have the chance to benefit from a discount on the total fee, thanks to the support of the Finnish Film Foundation.
For more information please contact: email@example.com
A BURNING HUNGER (SPAIN)
Javier Ferreiro López, Silvia Fuentes
After the hospitalization of his sister Clara to an Eating Disorders Unit, Afonso has to face all the demons he has been keeping at bay while he was taking care of her.
A MANUAL HOW TO HIT YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE WALL ELEGANTLY (LITHUANIA)
Two co-workers with different anger issues set on a work trip that is going to change their lives.
Emilia Fort, Salvador Sunyer
1955. Silvana (18) tries to save her father’s charcoal business by trafficking in black truffles. Liuet (16), her neighbour, shows her how to find them with his boar Basarda, but soon buried family conflicts will come to the surface.
COMING OF RAGE (POLAND)
Since being scouted to become a fashion model in 90s Paris, a suburban teenager from a poverty-stricken background is challenged to find opportunity and herself in a misogynistic world of the Fashion Industry.
DEU NOME A TERRA (BRAZIL)
Fernanda Brasileiro Costa, Camilla Lapa
Hakan returns to a Brazil where race is systematized by the state. Looking for a document that will legalize her as an indigenous person, Hakan rediscovers her roots among her family and her ancestors.
Project selected thanks to the partnership with Projeto Paradiso.
FACE TO FACE (SPAIN)
Javier Marco, Belen Sac
Famous TV host Lina appears at the house of her social media hater to ask him to say face to face all the threats he has posted. They soon discover they are not so different.
Project selected thanks to the partnership with Ventana CineMad.
Vasilisa Kuzmina, Sergei Yahontov
After the war in Ukraine breaks out, Asya, a girl with Russian- Iranian roots, flees Moscow and goes to Iran to make a documentary about women’s protests. The Iranian Ministry of Culture’s fixer, assigned to censor her filming, dramatically changes her plans.
In a time when our thoughts are monitored for criminal activity, a man attempts to avenge his family by committing an entirely “unconscious” act of murder.
FROM UP HERE THE EARTH IS BEAUTIFUL (ITALY-NORWAY-PORTUGAL)
Maria Galliani Dyrvik, Nuno Escudeiro
When Margherita injures a border police to protect her friend Awad, she is forced on the run for her freedom on a mountain marked by centuries of persecution.
HUNDREDTH BRIDE (FINLAND)
Hundredth Bride is a story about a Serbo-Albanian couple during the four days between their arranged engagement and their televised wedding.
IN BETWEEN WORLDS (VIETNAM)
Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Mai is a Vietnamese yet lives her whole life in the Czech Republic. She gets an offer from Vietnam to have an arranged marriage. Will she agree with it or will she resist and remain „westernly“ selfish and independent?
Project selected thanks to the partnership with Talents and Short Film Market.
JUST ANOTHER MOTHER (BRAZIL)
Letícia Simões, Thiago Macedo Correa
Three single moms unite with a goal: earn money quickly. Together they will overcome, in an unusual way, the violence of everyday life.
PARAPHRASE ON THE FINDING OF A GLOVE (GERMANY)
Mareike Wegener, Hannes Lang
A film about Cloe's lockdown-inspired fantasies concerning a found glove, dedicated to the woman who lost it.
SOMETHING ALWAYS HAS TO BURN (SWEDEN)
When an ex-con youth leader is tasked with maintaining order amongst the local youths during a police-sanctioned Koran burning, the opportunity arises for him to show his former girlfriend that he’s a now a changed person so that he might one day win back her trust and be reunited with his son.
SOUTH WINDOW (ICELAND)
Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir, Melkorka Davidsdottir Pitt
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
SPIRIT DIVINE (GERMANY)
Sorina Gajewski, Milena Krmek
A young, conventional doctor experiences an existential crisis while visiting her father at a radical, esoteric resort in Andalusia, which teaches men how to cry.
THE DAMNED (COLOMBIA)
Colombia, 1948. When war knocks at Catalina’s door, it begins to populate her reality and her nightmares, while her family battles to survive.
THE SILENCE OF TIME (COLOMBIA)
Adriana Cepeda Espinosa, Ingrid Pérez López
In the context of Colombia’s armed conflict, Marialy’s adolescent son goes missing. As she desperately looks for him, she realizes fantasy and reality can be interchangeable.
Anita Ceko, Luka Galešic
After she places her ill and narcissistic mother in a nursing home, a forty-year- old withdrawn virgin Viktorija starts experiencing joys of life for the first time.
WATER TANK ROAD (INDIA)
Sheena Fernandes, a “woke” Indian-American academic, returns to her family’s wistful hometown of Nagercoil, India, eager to reconnect to her roots with her doting white boyfriend, Simon, in tow. When her grandmother’s maid, Mansi, suddenly goes missing, Sheena’s growing obsession to find her leads her down a hallucinatory journey led by the ghostly and bride-like "figure under the bedsheet" who haunts Sheena as she buckles under the weight of cultural expectations.
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