Project development

Less is More (LIM)

Less is More has been set up to empower a generation of filmmakers intent on opening new avenues and finding new audiences by tackling new issues.

Dates: 1-7 March, 2021
            31 May - 6 June 2021
            30 September - 7 October 2021
Applications for 2022 open in December 2021

LIM uses creative limitations as a tool. Clever limitation strategies help bring out a filmmaker’s unique imprint, giving his or her work a strong advantage in an overcrowded market.

The Annual Training Programme is for 16 feature film projects & 12 Development angels per year, taking part in three workshops. By “Development angels”, LIM understands film professionals — creative producers, story-editors, development executives, commissioning editors… — wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects. 

Workshop 1

The purpose of this first workshop is to clear for the filmmakers: to find the core of each project, both thematically and narratively. It is a search for the force driving each story as well as to reveal the subconscious interrogation lying at its heart.

Workshop 2

LIM’s team and participants enter phase 2 of their work: once the core has been found, it needs to find its form, both as a story and as a film. Continuing the path of the first rewrites between the first two workshops, the goal is to establish a bone structure for the script while integrating the creative trigger of budget limitations. Working with both consultants and groups helping to find the way…

Workshop 3

For an entire week, with a coalition of combined groups and consultants, the projects enter the final stage of development. The aim is to finalise a solid treatment or a first draft. It’s about asking the right questions to find the right answers, finding doors and windows, connecting the need for limitations to enhance a powerful story.

Photo: © Gabriel Brunet Sanz



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Target groupScriptwriters, Directors, Filmmakers, Producers
Requirements The scheme is open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature film projects, as well as to artists coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts.
Project-based, Without project
Intermediate | Senior
300 Fee is per workshop