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TorinoFilmLab launches its first ScriptLab workshop online

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- The first module of the training programme of the Torino lab, reserved for projects in their first phase of development, will begin on 16 April in a digital version with 20 filmmakers

TorinoFilmLab launches its first ScriptLab workshop online
The participants of the 2020 TFL ScriptLab

Initially set to unfold in Lviv in Ukraine this past March, but entirely redesigned to adapt to the ongoing worldwide health crisis, the TFL ScriptLab lands online. The first module of the training programme of the TorinoFilmLab, reserved to projects in their first phase of development, begins today 16 April in a digital version, welcoming 20 filmmakers currently at work on their first or second feature (the selection also includes a third feature), coming from all over the world.

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The projects are divided into five groups of four, each one guided by a TFL tutor: Philippe Barrière (France), Rasmus Horskjaer (Denmark), Franz Rodenkirchen (Germany), Maria Solrun (Island) and Françoise von Roy (Germany). This first workshop will unfold between mid-April and mid-May to offer an ongoing creative context, through a combination of plenary sessions, in group and individual, as well as several special events to stimulate networking. The work will continue throughout the year, until the TFL Meeting Event set for November 2020.

“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,” states Eva Svenstedt Ward, Head of Studies at ScriptLab, about the necessary and temporary digital evolution of the workshop.

Standing out from the list of ScriptLab participants this year are, with their second features, Swiss director Hannes Baumgartner (Midnight Runner [+see also:
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interview: Hannes Baumgartner
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]
), Dutch director Rosanne Pel (Light as Feathers [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rosanne Pel
film profile
]
), Croatian filmmaker Hana Jušić (Quit Staring at My Plate [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hana Jušić
film profile
]
), Israeli filmmaker Yona Rozenkier (The Dive [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Belgian director Cecilia Verheyden (Achter de wolken [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and Spanish director Celia Rico Clavellino (Journey to a Mother's Room [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Celia Rico Clavellino
film profile
]
). "The ScriptLab 2020 selection is exciting and diverse,” said TFL curator Amra Bakšić Čamo. “Projects are dealing with themes such as contemporary identities, families, history, social and environmental issues, whilst originally interpreting genres and questioning forms and formats. We are happy that our selection this year mostly presents female writer and director projects, hopefully announcing a new era in our industry.”

The 20 projects of the 2020 TFL ScriptLab:

After Dark - Erenik Beqiri (Albany) (first feature)
Blustar - Stella Kyriakopoulos (Greece), co-written with Margaret Shin (United States) (first feature)
Calf’s Head - Rosanne Pel (Netherlands) (second feature)
Elbow - Aslı Özarslan (Germany), co-written with Claudia Schaefer (Germany) (first feature)
God Will Not Help - Hana Jušić (Croatia) (second feature)
Home - Or Sinai (Israel) (first feature)
Insectarium - Hannes Baumgartner (Switzerland), in collaboration with Swiss Films (second feature)
La cercanía - Jorge Thielen Armand (Venezuela) (third feature)
Mongrel - Chiang Wei Liang (Singapore) (first feature)
Night Butterflies - Marta Prus (Poland) (first feature)
Pax Europa - Oliver Adam Kusio (Poland) (first feature)
Recognition - Ondřej Novák (Czech Republic), co-written with Lucia Kajánková (Slovacchia) (first feature)
Siberia - Yona Rozenkier (Israel) (second feature)
Skiff - Cecilia Verheyden (Belgium), in collaboration with VAF – Flanders Audiovisual Fund (second feature)
Sleepless City - Guillermo García López (Spain) (first feature)
Small Country - Pablo Aparo (Argentine) (first feature)
Spectrum - Philbert Aimé Mbabazi (Rwanda) (first feature)
The Flares - Danielle Lessovitz (United States) (second feature)
The Little Love - Celia Rico Clavellino (Spain) (second feature)
Uk Kei - Leonor Teles (Portugal), co-written with Ágata de Pinho (Portugal) (first feature)

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(Translated from Italian)

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