Writers / Directors




In 2024, 16 filmmakers will be selected to develop their 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature film project.

LIM is welcoming writers & directors 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*, applying with a fiction project at an early stage of development.
LIM is also open to candidates coming from theatre, documentary and visual arts.

LIM programme includes three one-week workshops between March and October 2024, as well as a tailor-made Event, LIM MEET, to benefit from the inputs of industry professionals coming from all over Europe.

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

850 signs maximum – spaces included (= 10 lines)

Short treatment
10 000 signs maximum – spaces included (= 3 pages)

Director’s intention note stating your purpose, what kind of film do you have in mind, and tell us why do you want to develop this project now ?
5 000 signs maximum – spaces included (= 1 page)

LIM Motivation
In a few lines, write how your project suits LIM’s commitments: use of self-imposed limitations, creation of meaning in a changing world…

5 000 signs maximum – spaces included (= 1 page)

Biography / Experience
850 signs maximum – spaces included (= 10 lines)

Filmography and/or other works
Maximum of 10 films + links to watch these 10 films

Link to one previous film/artwork the most representative of your writer/director touch

Tell Me (4 to 5 minutes maximum): in addition to the documents you are sending for your application, we would like you to send us what we call a « Tell Me » which is a short video of yourself pitching your project. This video should be:
A Webcam shot in one take, as simple as possible, no editing.
Should just be you telling us the story you have in mind, taking us close to your main character(s) struggle.
Give as much as possible a vision of where the story goes (beginning, middle and end), what will be the drive, as well as the atmosphere. Please, try to take/catch us even if you’re in a very beginning stage of development.
More about the Tell Me →


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.

* 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.