March 21, 2024

Launching ScriptLab 2024

You shouldn’t change a winning combination: Eva Svenstedt Ward, as Head of Studies and Amra Bakšic Camo, as Curator are back on leading the ScriptLab class of 2024.

Launching ScriptLab 2024

The time has come, after carefully examining 612 projects applications and 109 presentations from future story editors we are ready to introduce you to the 23 participants coming from 20 different countries around the world: Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Senegal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.

The internationally renowned experts of script consultancy Séverine Cornamusaz (Switzerland), Miguel López Beraza (Spain), Aleksandra Swierk (Poland) and Selina Ukwuoma (United Kingdom) will mentor the teams, split into 4 groups during the training path. The participants will be involved in 5 intense sessions from April until November 2024, residentially in Berlin, Porto and Turin.


Atropical Energy – writer/director João Salgado (Portugal) – 1st feature film

Eva – writer/director Jonas Matzow Guldbrandsen (Norway) – 3rd feature film, co-writer Norah Mc Gettigan (Ireland)

Explorer – writer/director Hilke Rönnfeldt (Germany) – 1st feature film

Human Resource – writer/director Stefan Bohun (Austria) – 2nd feature film

Josie Goes to War – writer/director Coline Confort (France/Switzerland) – 2nd feature film, co-writer Perrine Prost (France)

Kindergarten Optimisten – writer/director Anastasia Veber (Germany) – 1st feature film  

On the Way to Forgive I Forgot Myself – writer/director Rand Abou Fakher (Syria) – 1st feature film  

Sants – writer/director Mikel Gurrea (Spain) – 2nd feature film  

Smokescreen – writer/director Artemis Shaw (Greece/USA) – 3rd feature film

The Criminals – writer/director Serhat Karaaslan (Turkey) – 2nd feature film  

The Dance of the Shadows – writer/director Kathy Mitrani (Colombia/USA) – 1st feature film  

The Funeral – writer/director Carolina Markowicz (Brazil/Italy) – 3rd feature film

The Hallucinations – writer/director Andrea Gatopoulos (Italy) – 2nd feature film  

The Healers – writer/director Lun Sevnik (Slovenia), co-writer Atila Urbancic (Slovenia) – 1st feature film  

The Void is Immense on Idle Hours – writer/director Sam Manacsa (Philippines) – 1st feature film

Villain – writer/director Kevin Biele (Germany) – 1st feature film   


One professional assigned to each group to work side by side with the tutor and get an insight into the development process of a feature film, focusing on the early scriptwriting stage: Yanis Gaye (France/Senegal), Miriam Newman (UK), Marie-Gabrielle Peaucelle (France), Michal Reich (Czech Republic).


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 Commission, ICA - Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual; and Focal who will support the participation of one project from Switzerland.




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