How to apply

Writers/Directors – Development angels



LIM and its team of international script-consultants are opening a new call for film professionals — creative producers, story-editors, development executives, commissioning editors… — wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects within a limited budget frame.

LIM is the Creative Europe programme in which new methodological approaches to using constraints as a trigger for greater creativity in screenwriting are tested and conceived in a European and international context.

We have chosen the term “Development angels” as an alternative to the more restricted notion of “Story editors” because we strongly believe that the art of development should be an across-the-board collaboration between script professionals, producers, sales agents, film-fund managers and everyone involved in the process. We believe everyone will benefit from evolving common tools and a common language together with writers and directors.

Each “Development angel” selected by LIM team will be able to work alongside selected writer-directors or writer-director teams within our Script Lab in group sessions and in individual meetings. They will also benefit from dedicated masterclass moments designed to highlight specific development tools.

The idea is that four “Development angels” will participate in each of our three one-week LIM sessions in Europe through the year. All in all twelve participants selected from this call will thus be able to monitor the development of four projects over that period, while also being coached separately in giving feedbacks and in methodology by a dedicated tutor, LIM’s Artistic Director, Le Groupe Ouest founder, Antoine Le Bos.

producers, story-editors, development and film fund executives must send the following materials through an online form:
Biography / experience / filmography
10 000 signs space included maximum = 2 pages
“Tell Us” (3 minutes maximum)
A “Tell Us” is a short, one-take, face-to-camera video of yourself telling us why you want to apply to LIM as a “Development angel”. Please do not edit this video. Keep it simple. Use a Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion or Dropbox link (no WeTransfer link please).


300 EUR for attending one workshop (5 or 6 days)


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