Project development / Co-production / Finance

TFL 360 Labs

TFL 360° is a year-round Multidisciplinary Lab offering the whole spectrum of activities involved in ideating, producing, financing and introducing  fiction feature films and TV series to international audiences.

March - November 2021 (three online and two residential workshops)
Application deadline: 1 October 2021 (for 2022)

Residential workshops: June and November 2021
Online: September 2021

Workshops in June and September + TFL Meeting Event in November.
1st workshop: 31 May - 5 June 2021 (online)
2nd Residential workshop: 13 - 18 September 2021 (Austria)
TFL Meeting Event: November/December 2021 (Turin, Italy)

TFL is a connected community of audiovisual professionals, with a dedicated market (TFL Meeting Event in Turin), an on-line presence and an annual Alumni Meeting.

TFL 360° 2019-2021 consists of 3 activities:

1) ScriptLab is focused on fiction feature films, both original ideas and adaptations, in early stages of development. Both experienced and emerging filmmakers from all over the world develop their projects through peer-to-peer group work, with the support of professional script consultants for the duration of nine months. The work is structured within 2 residential modules, plus 3 online modules.

ScriptLab is a programme that has changed shape over the years, yet always retained its core belief that an ongoing conversation among peers is an invaluable asset to dynamic and creative development in the early stages of writing a screenplay.

The programme welcomes 20 projects that are selected to work in 5 groups, each guided by a tutor with wide experience as a script consultant. A story editor trainee – who works side by side with the tutor – completes each group.

2) SeriesLab is an annual programme aimed at developing innovative and high-profile international TV series projects.

It is open to up to 9 projects, which will join an intensive course – from June to November 2021 – of 2 residential and 1 on-line workshops.

The lab follows the entire process of creation of a TV series concept, offering the support of highly qualified tutors and story editors in generating ideas and structuring the material, up to a final presentation in front of a selection of the major key players of the international TV industry, during a special event organized by TorinoFilmLab in conjunction with one of the main European TV series markets.

The final presentation of SeriesLab 2021 projects will be hosted by the MIA market in Rome from 13-17 October 2021.

3) FeatureLab focuses on the artistic and creative aspects as well as on production and promotion strategies in the development of first and second feature films. It is aimed at teams of director and producer (together with a scriptwriter, if on board), working on projects that are already at an advanced stage. The programme takes place over a period of 6 months.

10 projects are selected to benefit from individually tailored tools. Participants first gather for a 1-day presentation and exchange-meeting, which includes the first group sessions. The following days are dedicated to individual encounters with various trainers, who are internationally experienced in the main areas of filmmaking: alongside having script consultations, the participants work with experts from the fields of directing, cinematography, sound, post-production, but also of production, financing & sales, and audience engagement. 

A final presentation of the projects during the TFL Meeting Event in November concludes and completes the training and development process.
Target groupScriptwriters, Directors, Producers
2500 (ScriptLab projects); 3000 per team (FeatureLab and SeriesLab); 2000 for a scriptwriter participation in Features Lab
For participants from low audiovisual capacity countries