A new approach for Film Industry Professionals
to boost talents in development
Training Programme for Development angels
Call for entries is open.
Deadline Sunday 25 February 2024.
LIM elaborated a training programme for film industry professionals — creative producers, story-editors, development executives, commissioning editors… — wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development phase of feature film projects.
LIM is welcoming applicants from (and/or living in) the European Union, Eurimages Countries and non-EU countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme, as well as the United Kingdom*.
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.
One of LIM’s battle points is the necessity to work collectively at European level on opening new horizons of humanism in a troubled world. Through our work with researchers in cognitive sciences, anthropology and other fields adjacent to storytelling, we have developed tools so as to better understand the creative process, but also guide authors through the different phases of project & script development.
Leaning on our perceptions and sensitive story and film reception, we try to desacralize the act of writing in itself in order to reinvest the moment where the shape of a story has to find its own emotions, architecture and singularity.
During that phase of work, we use extensively the tremendous field of possibilities that oral telling can open. Using the telling as a very flexible digging tool during the development process.
How can Development angels use limitations as a positive and creative tool to help an exciting development process, and in the meantime help the author shape and strengthen both story and meaning.
Online & On-site
First part of the workshop will be held online (two times a half day) and conceived so as to present LIM approach and tools participants will be able to apply in their everyday work.
Second part will then be held in residency in Le Groupe Ouest camp, just before the start of LIM MEET. The participants will be able to work on specific projects in development phase, and will evaluate the evolution of their feedback craft through video sessions.
Online – August/September 2024 (dates to be confirmed)
On-site – 28 September – 3 October 2024 in Plouneour-Brignogan (3 days of workshop and attendance to LIM MEET, our international event where they will meet LIM2024 Filmmakers & Industry guests)
The applicants must send the following materials through the online form:
Biography / experience / filmography
10 000 signs space included maximum = 2 pages
“Tell Us” (3 minutes maximum)
This “Tell Us” would be a short, one-take, face-to-camera video presenting yourself but most importantly your relation to storytelling, your expectations and why you would like to learn more about new tools so as to follow narrative process.
Please do not edit this video. Keep it simple. Use a Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion or Dropbox link (no WeTransfer link please).
The working language of all LIM workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
* List of countries accepted in LIM2024 (nationality or resident): Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israël, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.