LIM starts out on its 2019 journey in Przegorzały – a suburb of Krakow. For a whole week, the team and participants set up camp 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
Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania
During an important European film event, the core of all the 16 LIM projects still in an early development stage, will be presented to an audience, confronting the authors with film professionals. Among these professionals are producers, distributors, sales agents, broadcasters. An essential tool for this public presentation is a very personal video giving the essence of each project, recorded by the filmmaker him or herself. The aim of this encounter is to also create an international network of film professionals, all united around LIM’s objectives: the use of limitations as a launching pad for a new momentum in independent cinema…
Deep in the mountains, 20 kilometers from the nearest village, 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. Long walks in the Transylvanian forests with combined consultants and groups, help find the way…
Muntele Băișoarei, Romania
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. 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.