How to apply

Writers/Directors – Producers/Story-editors



16 film projects selected each year from all over the world wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects within a low to micro budget frame: LIM is welcoming writers / directors with a first, second or third feature project, as well as artists coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts, who apply with a project at an early stage of development.
LIM programme includes 3 one-week residential workshops, in Brittany, France — March 7-14 / in Transylvania, Romania — May 30 – June 10 / and in Poland — October 8-15.


Writers / directors (applying with a project at an early stage of development)

850 signs maximum – spaces included
Short treatment
15000 signs maximum – spaces included
Director’s intention note stating what kind of film do you have in mind, and why you want to make this project now more than another one?
5000 signs maximum – spaces included
Letter stating why and how you intend to shoot this film with a limited or very limited budget
(don’t tell us you won’t pay anybody… or your country is cheap anyway: we need a bit of your « brain juice »!)
10000 signs maximum – spaces included
Biography / Experience
850 signs maximum – spaces included
Link to one previous film/artwork the most representative of your writer/director touch

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.

The participation fee is 900 EUR for writers/directors. 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.