Launch of the new European platform for project development of limited budget feature films

Open to writers & directors
Deadline for Romanian applications: 8th January 2017, MIDNIGHT (Romanian time)

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


About LIM

What if lowering the cost of films was a trigger for more creativity and a more in-depth filmmaking? And this without putting always the cost-reduction effort on the filmmakers’ and production teams’ shoulders… What if the issue was to write scripts within cost constraints, and make it a highly creative and stimulating game for writers and directors?

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations Orson Welles

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Who can apply

23 core participants, 16 film projects of limited budget feature films selected each year from all over the world

Writer-directors and teams of writers & directors, already known either for their short films or first feature films, wanting to work through the prism of limited budget feature film production (between 100.000 and 500.000 euros)

Open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature film projects, as well as to artists coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts.

Emerging European producers (story editors trainees) wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the script development of the selected feature film projects within a low to micro budget frame > see more info below

NB: The working language of all LIM workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.

LIM’s content

Development work, during a period of 8 months from March to October 2017, supervised by 4 very experienced script-consultants (all of them being writers in activity) as well as low to micro budget specialists (line producers, first AD, etc.)

3 one-week workshops in residency in small villages in three different parts of Europe (dates are subject to change):
> Flanders 5-12 March 2017
> Transylvania 5-13 June 2017
> Brittany 1-8 October 2017

In between each workshop: individual online follow-up with script-consultant

Every year, LIM will also provide to participants two events (one in Transilvania International Film Festival at mid-term of the scheme in June, and one on-line in October) enabling them to present their projects to European producers and film-professionals. More than 100 film professionals from all over Europe and beyond will be invited to be part of the live event or follow the on-line presentations and masterclasses

LIM’s goal is to generate the creation of a European network of professionals working around limited and very limited fiction feature film, thus triggering both coproductions, new funding, distribution and broadcasting opportunities

HOW TO APPLY


The requested materials

WRITERS / DIRECTORS
To be submitted all together in one PDF:

  • Summary (5 lines max)
  • Short treatment
    (3 pages max)
  • Note of intention stating why you want to make this project (1 page max)
  • Letter stating how you intent to shoot this film for less than 500 000 EUR
    (2 pages max)
  • Updated CV (2 pages max)
  • Selection(s) in festival(s) of previous films – short or features
  • Link to selected previous work*

*Submitted materials should be in English or have English subtitles/translation; show reels will not be accepted.

NB: all material must be redacted in English using font
Courier | 12 points

Deadline for applications

  • Deadline for Romanian applications: 8th January 2017, MIDNIGHT (Romanian time)
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed via scheduled Skype meetings mid-January 2017
  • Final selection in February 2017

Please click on “Apply now” to access the on-line application form and submit your project

 

Apply now

 

Application for producers (story editors trainees)

PRODUCERS
wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the script development of the selected feature film projects within a low to micro budget frame.

To be submitted all together in one PDF:

  • Note of intention stating why you want to strengthen your ability to follow the script development of feature film projects within a low to micro budget frame
    (1 page max)
  • Updated CV (2 pages max)
  • Filmography of your production company

NB: material must be redacted in English using font
Courier | 12 points

Apply now

Further information

Participation fees & scholarships

Participation fees: 900 EUR for writers/directors, 600 EUR for producers.
This amount covers workshop training, on-line sessions, accommodation and subsistence during the workshops. Participants must pay travel costs.
Scholarships can be allocated for travel costs to participants from countries with no support mechanisms.
We encourage participants to apply for financial support with their national/regional funding bodies first. In many countries, grants are available for this training.

Credits for selected projects

The selected projects must indicate LIM support both in the opening and closing credits, by displaying the LIM Logo and the caption “Supported by LIM”.

For more information please contact: lim[at]legroupeouest.com


Le Groupe Ouest European Film Lab
La Gare | 29890 Plounéour-Trez | lim[at]legroupeouest.com


 

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