TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

in partnership with
Veneto Film Commission Scuola di Cinema Carlo Mazzacurati
supported by
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo

TFL Extended - Veneto Writing Lab 2022



Veneto Writing Lab is a unique writing residency addressed to international professionals, with feature film projects at an early development stage who are willing to dive deep into the writing process in an inspiring environment dedicated to peace of mind, clarity of thought and creativity.
Participants will have the rare opportunity to discuss their work in group sessions and one-to-one meetings, coached by script consultants and mentors, and to develop their projects with the help of a creative team of talented writers.

Up to 12 projects will be selected to work in 3 groups, each guided by a tutor with a wide international experience as a script consultant. Throughout the workshop, the participants will test a wide range of possibilities for the creative development of their projects by working on the treatment.

Veneto Writing Lab is an exclusive residency for writers and directors only and it offers coaching and training, along a 4-day trajectory. During the lab, the participants will also join a location tour of the territory, to live a unique experience in touch with nature.

Other than the training, the participants will have the chance to join the TFL community of international and high-qualified professionals and to network with their colleagues during the workshop.
Professionals can enhance their skills while finding productive collaborations and networking with international colleagues.

Veneto Writing Lab is organised thanks to the partnerships with Veneto Film Commission and Scuola di Cinema Carlo Mazzacurati. The Lab is supported by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.



Professional scriptwriters and directors from all over the world developing scripts for fiction feature films.


Residential workshop in Padova (Italy) from 5th to 11th October 2022.


Workshop participation fee: 2,200 Euro per project (1 participant).

This amount covers workshop training, hotel and the subsistence during the residential workshop. Participants must pay their travel costs to Padova.

TorinoFilmLab doesn’t provide any scholarships for this workshop, but up to three partial scholarships will be provided by Veneto Film Commission, to the applicants residing in the Veneto region. More details will be given once the participants will be selected.

In many countries, public institutions make scholarships available for this kind of training.

In order to confirm the attendance in the workshop, participants must send proof of the payment within 2 days following the selection notification email.


Friday, 2nd September 2022, 6.00 PM CET


Veneto Writing Lab is open to professional scriptwriters and directors from all over the world. It is possible to apply only as an individual.

In the case of projects based on novels, short stories or other literary works, applicants must have secured an 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.


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

- project logline (2 lines max, font 14) - please note that this logline will be used for communication purposes and to announce the eventual selection of the project in the programme

- a project synopsis (1 page maximum, font 14)

- treatment (5 pages min - 10 pages max, font 14)

- a director's/scriptwriter's intention note (1 page maximum, font 14);

- 2 pages max with: the CV of the participant, a YOUTUBE link (with NO password) to previous work (30’ max), a YOUTUBE link (with NO password) to 1’ video presentation;

- materials about the audio-visual approach: still pictures, video mood board, etc. (1 page max, font 14, optional).

Applications that don’t respect the above-listed criteria will be rejected.

Please click here to access the online application form and submit your materials. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL platform.

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