TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding


About us

TorinoFilmLab is a year-round, international laboratory that supports talents from all over the world, through trainingdevelopment, production & distribution funding activities.

Linked to the Torino Film Festival, TorinoFilmLab is promoted by Museo Nazionale del Cinema and the main film institutions established in Turin and Piedmont. 

Created in 2008, TorinoFilmLab is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività CulturaliRegione Piemonte and Città di Torino.

The main fields of intervention of TorinoFilmLab are:  
Production & Distribution Funding

TorinoFilmLab runs several activities and offers various forms of support in each of these fields. The training initiatives ScriptLabFeatureLab and SeriesLab, run throughout the year. ScriptLab and FeatureLab reach their conclusive moment at the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November during the Torino Film Festival, when projects are presented to a selected group of producers, sales agents, distributors and other professionals from all over the world working in independent filmmaking.

On this occasion, the TorinoFilmLab Jury assigns a number of TFL Production and TFL Co-Production Awards to the best projects coming from the FeatureLab programme. Additionally, TorinoFilmLab’s partners award a variety of collateral prizes backing the further development, the production or post-production of projects coming from different TFL programmes.

ScriptLab trains scriptwriters and directors developing a script for a feature film, as well as story editors. It ventures into exploring different ways in which an audiovisual project can be born: a script based on an original story, an adaptation based on a pre-existing work, and the work of a scriptwriter on commission. It consists of 2 actions: ScriptLab and ScriptLab - story editing.

FeatureLab trains creative teams of scriptwriter, director and producer from all over the world in working on their 1st or 2nd feature film projects at an advanced stage of development with a comprehensive approach. Through 3 residential workshops taking place over a period of 6 months, the teams focus on both artistic & creative aspects as well as on production & promotion strategies of their projects.

SeriesLab is aimed at professional scriptwriters and directors wishing to develop innovative and high-profile international TV series projects. The lab stands out for involving all the main players in TV series production – scriptwriters, producers and TV broadcasters – and for offering a close link between the scriptwriting process and the TV industry. 

TFL Extended 
Last but not least, TFL Extended offers special workshops to both external partner organizations (tailor-made workshops & lectures on demand) and film professionals (workshops with highly qualified tutors and story editors). Thanks to this new initiative, TorinoFilmLab puts its pedagogical expertise and its wide network of experts to the service of the largest possible audience.

TFL Audience Design Fund
Launched in 2014, the TFL Audience Design Fund is aimed at supporting innovative audience development strategies at the moment of distribution – designed specifically to accompany the release of each selected project. 

TFL Co-Production Fund
The TFL Co-Production Fund is a production grant to support co-productions between European producers and international co-producers. The fund is focused on experienced filmmakers. 

The TFL Audience Design and the TFL Co-Production Funds have been created thanks to Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme support to International Co-Production Funds.