Script&Pitch 2013 – Call for participants

Deadline for applications: October 31st, 2012

About Script&Pitch

Every year TorinoFilmLab offers Script&Pitch, an advanced script development course for scriptwriters and directors of feature films from all over the world. The programme is realized in partnership with Le Groupe Ouest and NISI MASA.

Open to 16 projects, the course lasts 9 months, from March to November 2013, and foresees 3 residential workshops and 2 on-line sessions. It follows the entire scriptwriting process, offering close collaboration and insights into the challenges of each step, from generating ideas and structuring the material through first and second drafts, up to a final pitch in front of film professionals (producers, distributors, etc.) who will be invited to the Meeting Event in November 2013, during the Torino Film Festival.

TorinoFilmLab also offers two accompanying actions, which are integral parts of the Script&Pitch programme:

– the Story Editor action, open to 4 people, will give story editors, producers and development professionals an opportunity to work closely with the tutors and projects, gaining hands-on insights into the script development proces – the Audience Design action, open to 3 people, will focus on the aspects of creating audience awareness and engagement strategies. This need is rapidly increasing and our programme aims at being at the forefront of this evolution. A specific call will be launched on January 14th, 2013 (deadline: March 15th, 2013).

Who can apply?

Script&Pitch is open to professional scriptwriters, writer-directors, as well as to writerproducers and development executives. Many of our participants already have a production company interested in their project and are looking for development training to enhance both the universality and personal voice of the project. However, it is not necessary to have a producer attached to the project.

The working language of all Script&Pitch workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

Workshops & on-line sessions

Three intensive weeklong workshops and two on-line sessions keep the project development in a constructive flow. Participants work in groups of four writers and a story editor, with a tutor heading the process. In the second and third residential workshop participants are inspired and challenged by the Audience Design group. The course includes lectures (for example on dramaturgy, cross-media, film analysis) in combination with master classes and one-to-one meetings with industry professionals.

The tutors and trainers are experienced and well-connected professionals, both at a European and international level.

Workshop locations & dates

First residential workshop: 11-17 March 2013 (location TBC)

Second residential workshop: 16-22 June 2013 (Brignogan, France)

Third residential workshop and Meeting Event: 21-27 November 2013 (Turin, Italy)

The workshop locations and dates are subject to change.

Participation fees & scholarships

Course participation fee for writers (from all eligible countries) is 2.000 Euro.

Scholarships, covering half of the fee, can be assigned by merit. Course participation fee for story editors (from all eligible countries) is 1.000 Euro.

These amounts cover workshop training, on-line sessions, accommodation and subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay all travel costs. In many countries bursaries and scholarships are available for this kind of training.

For more information about the workshop and how to apply please visit the website: