LIM’s Scheme is composed of three main workshops:
LIM Annual Training Programme [DEVELOPMENT BOOSTER] for 16 feature film projects & 12 Development angels per year, taking part to three workshops.
LIM Prewriting workshops [CREATIVITY BOOSTER]: tailor-made workshops for domestic talents (cinema, TV, video games, etc.) within each partners country.
LIM Showcase Event, Booster of International collaborations & coproduction meetings.
ANNUAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
LIM starts out on its 2020 journey at the Hotel Wolski, located in Lasek Wolski Forest. In the forest are many scenic walks – in Sowiniec Hill with the Piłsudski Mound, the baroque Camaldolese Monastery atop Srebrna Góra (the Silver Mountain), the zoological garden, three rocky nature reserves… – so participants will be able to enjoy strolls. The purpose of this first workshop is clear for the filmmakers: to find the core of each project, both thematically and narratively. It will be a search for the power driving each story as well as revealing the subconscious interrogation lying at its heart.
Przegorzały, Krakow region, Poland
For a whole week, the team and participants set up camp in a small village on Brittany’s rocky northern coast – the home of Le Groupe Ouest – in what used to be a farm in the heart of the countryside, a few hundred meters from the ocean. LIM’s team and participants enter phase 2 of their work: the deep digging. Combining feedback from professionals and following the path of the first rewrites in between the first two workshops, the goal is to establish a bone structure for the script while integrating the creative trigger of budget limitations.
Plouneour-Brignogan, Brittany, France
For a whole week, the team and participants set up camp in the Lithuanian countryside, in the woods, next to Vilnius. Here, with a broader coalition of combined groups and consultants, the projects enter the final stage of development. The purpose is to finalise a strong treatment or a first draft if possible. This is about raising the right questions and finding the right answers, finding doors and windows, connecting the need for limitations to enhance a powerful story.
Vilnius region, Lithuania
Prewriting Workshops are the result of LIM’s first years of experience and Le Groupe Ouest constant experimentation and dialogue with Labs in cognitive research, using a deeper understanding of how the brain works in creative phases when ideas emerge, and how ideas implement themselves in order to gain consistency. While scouting and exchanging with national funds representatives, we realised there was a need to reinforce talents at the very premisses of the projects before entering the development phase itself.
Targeting national and local talents of LIM Partners (12 participants per workshop who can be writers, directors or producers), the Prewriting Workshop offers to tackle initial ideas, reinforcing them to become strong future feature projects before entering long-run development process. The workshop introduce how budget constraints can trigger creativity when you introduce them early enough.
Through the Prewriting Workshops, the aim is to help stimulate the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers within LIM partnering countries/regions.
LIM Showcase Event is held in Brittany to present the projects to producers, coproducers, sales agents, funds, etc. Filmmakers benefit from the input of industry professionals from all over Europe during a tailor-made Showcase Event. High profile producers, sales agents, or distributors give intensive feedbacks to every project to give an understanding of how the stories / films will be perceived by the Industry. The goal is also to start potential collaborations.
Plouneour-Brignogan, Brittany, France
7-8 September 2020