FeatureLab 2021 call for applications

FeatureLab is Torino Film Lab‘s flagship annual programme focusing on artistic and creative aspects as well as on production and promotion strategies in the development of 1st and 2nd feature films. It welcomes teams of director + producer (together with a scriptwriter, if on board), working on film projects – fiction, creative documentaries, experimental, animation and any possible kind cinema form – at an advanced stage of development.

The programme run from June to November 2021 and concludes with the presentation of the projects at the TFL Meeting Event. On this occasion, the selected projects will compete for the TFL Production Awards (including a number of awards dedicated to international co-productions, provided that they fulfil conditions of eligibility), and collateral prizes supporting the production process.

Who can apply?

FeatureLab is dedicated to creative teams of director and producer (together with a scriptwriter, if on board) from all over the world, developing a 1st or 2nd feature film project

Conditions of eligibility:
– the project must be the director’s 1st or 2nd feature film;
– at least a first draft of the script (or an analogue document, according to the type of project) must be ready when applying*;
– shooting must not begin earlier than December, 1st 2021.
* Fiction feature projects must apply with a script (extended treatment is not accepted)

Participation fees & scholarships
Participation fee: 3.000 (+ VAT, if due) Euro per team of 2 people. Extra fee of 2.000 Euro (+ VAT, if due)  if a scriptwriter or a co-writer also attends the programme).This amount covers workshop training, on-line sessions, hotel and part of the subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay their travel costs. In many countries scholarships are available for this training.

A number of partial scholarships, covering tuition costs, will be assigned to participants coming from European low audiovisual capacity countries, including Serbia.

Deadline for applications: January 18th, 2021, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon)Contact: greta.fornari@torinofilmlab.it

FeatureLab is realized with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-Programme of the European Union, Comunidad de MadridAyuntamiento de Madrid and the Austrian Film Institute; in partnership with German Films.

For more information, please visit TFL website.