“When limitation is a strength” | International call for projects is still open
If you’re writing your first, second or third feature,
If you’re ready to accept working within a limited budget in order to gain creative freedom,
If you believe that brainstorming with script consultants and other filmmakers from all around the world, on top of a mountain in Transylvania or in a remote fishing village on Brittany’s coast can strengthen your screenplay,
then, LIM is for you!
LIM offers a new generation of filmmakers, already aknowledged for their short films, first features, or achievements in visual arts or theater, the opportunity of designing their own route into limited budget feature film production.
In addition to actual script development, the scheme involves meeting potential producers or coproducers and financial partners.
Pierre Hodgson, script consultant in LIM:
“One of the things we try to do at LIM is to make sure that the projects are as close as possible to each filmmaker and we impose on them as little as possible. At the same time, it is our job to ensure that scripts come out of LIM as narratively efficient as possible in order that they preserve their unique quality in the face of a founding system.”
Antoine Le Bos, LIM’s Artistic Director about participants of LIM 2018:
“The excitement of playing with limitations, the constant acceleration of ideas and feedbacks, how they can feed each other from each other, have an amazing result in terms of making the projects develop quickly, and maybe in a more intense way. I am amazed by how they are excited to also help the other projects as much as helping their own. That is very beautiful.”
LIM’s second year involved 16 projects from 16 countries, and proved the incredible added value of combining forces to maximize narrative power in the service of creative freedom.
LIM consists of 3 workshops in 3 different European countries between March and October 2019. Between these workshops, regular deadlines and online sessions insure a process of regular exchange and follow up over the 9 months period.
Supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, LIM is led by Le Groupe Ouest (France), developed with Control N (Romania), Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds – VAF (Belgium), Krakow Festival Office – KBF (Poland), and the Transilvania International Film Festival – TIFF (Romania), in partnership with the Lithuanian Film Centre, the Norwegian Film Institute, as well as the Macedonian Film Agency.