A Long Way Home
What it is?
A maximum number of five selected participants for A Long Way Home for Filmmakers will attend an online developing workshop under the guidance of a tutor and supported by a creative producer participating in A Long Way Home for Creative Producers, to whom they have been matched during the selection process, in order to start the transition of their completed short film into a feature film project.
Selected participants will be assisted by a tutor who will work with them during two-on-one sessions (one filmmaker, one creative producer and one tutor). In order to further develop their projects, selected participants will be required to write text materials in between these sessions.
During TSFM Volume Events, selected participants will be required to present the outcomes of their online workshop. They will have ten minutes to pitch the feature film project together with the creative producer to an audience of film professionals. Following the pitch session, participants will attend a series of two-on-one meetings with industry professionals scheduled by the TSFM team.
Who is it for?
A Long Way Home for Creative Producers online workshop is exclusively dedicated to emerging creative producers, from any country of the world, aiming to improve their expertise in the development of a feature film project based on or inspired by a previously completed short film proposed by a filmmaker. Applicants with little or no experience of feature film productions are encouraged to apply.
At the A Long Way Home pitch session, a diversified audience of cinema professionals – commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, festival representatives, directors, producers, and film institutions – will provide feedback to the selected projects.
When is it scheduled?
A Long Way Home pitch session is scheduled on during TSFM Volumes editions every November.
Please note that the time and date of the pitch session might change. The TSFM team will inform prospective participants of any change of time and date that may occur as soon as any new information will be available.
Where is it located?
A Long Way Home pitch session and one-on-one meetings are scheduled to take place in Torino, Italy.
What language will be used?
Selected feature film projects will be pitched exclusively in English.
Who are the tutors?
The head of the programme is Massimiliano Nardulli. During the last 15 years he worked as curator, programmer and artistic director for several festivals around Europe among which Brest European Short Film Festival and Amerique Latine Biarrtiz (France), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland), NexT and Timishort (Romania), !F Istanbul (Turkey). Massimiliano is one of the creators and curators of TSFM (Italy), of the European Talent Lab for low budget films LESS IS MORE and of Word-Frame, a laboratory for storytelling and scriptwriting for short films. He has worked as script advisor, associate producer and tutor for several international projects. He is a member of Académie des Arts et Techinque du Cinéma – César (France) and Gopo Award (Romania), and he sat on the board of Breizh Film Fund (Brittany, France).
How do I apply?
In order to find out the dates and the requirements of the open calls, please click on the current year on the right column of this page.
When is the deadline for submissions?
In order to find out the dates and time of the deadline, please click on the current year on the right column of this page and check the open call.
How much does it cost?
The participation fee for the online workshop is 600,00 € (+ VAT, if due) per individual. The sum is payable before the beginning of the online workshop via bank transfer only.
Scholarships are available for selected participants who are citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
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