TFL Next

TFL Next - TV / first workshop 2021

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Online workshop divided into 2 sessions.


TARGET PARTICIPANTS: International scriptwriters or writers/directors together with a producer (if on board). This professional workshop is aimed at implementing the fundamental techniques and skills necessary to develop and produce successful TV Series. Candidates should apply with a TV Series project at an early development stage.

DURATION: Online workshop divided into 2 sessions. First session from March 22nd to March 26th; second session on April 21st and 22nd.

FEE: 1.700 Euro (+ VAT, if due) per team of participants (max 2 participants).



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 development of TV Series requires a mix of creativity and genuine sense of team spirit between writers, story editors and other stakeholders such as producers and broadcasters. The aim of the workshop is to offer to international professionals the tools necessary to develop their own original and ambitious TV Series projects.

16 projects will be selected for each workshop and divided into 4 groups, to work on their concept alongside peers and a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant.

The workshop will be divided into 2 development sessions. It will start with a first, 5 day-long session where participants discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with their tutors. Then, participants will have 1 week to rework their materials which will be discussed in a second 2 day-long session.
After the development training, all the participants will meet again in a virtual pitching session, where tutors and industry guests will give feedback on their projects. The aim of this session is to test the first reactions to the project and receive additional inputs and suggestions from professionals.

Thanks to the 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.


The online workshop is open to international professional scriptwriters, directors and producers. The registrations can be submitted individually or in team (maximum 2 participants per team) and must be linked to a TV Series project at an early development stage, which will be developed during the workshop.

The workshop is concept-based; which means that participants will exclusively work on the concept of the TV series project (the tutors will not be required to read a full script). In case of projects based on novels, short stories or other literary works, applicants must present a secured 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 in order to participate.


Workshop participation fee: 1.700 Euro (+VAT, if due) per project (maximum 2 participants in the team of work).

After confirming their participation, participants must send proof of the payment within the following 2 days in order to confirm their seat.

TorinoFilmLab doesn’t provide any scholarships for this workshop. In many countries, public institutions provide scholarships for this kind of training.


The requested materials – to be submitted all together in one PDF, and all in English – are:

- A project logline (2 lines maximum);
- Concept presentation (7.500 characters, spaces included);
- 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.

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