Open call for Story Launch – a TV LAB for Filmmakers

Story Launch – a TV LAB for Filmmakers

Deadline: March 22, 2015

Story Launch – a TV LAB for Filmmakers is focused on development of ongoing, episodic, content-rich TV series that can sustain multiple seasons. Both half-hour (25-30 minutes) and one-hour (40-60 minutes) series proposals are accepted. Our focus is on compelling stories and innovative series concepts that range from high-end to grass roots.
with a project - writers or teams that include the writer along with a producer or director
without a project – writers, producers, directors, TV development executives, commissioning editors and readers
Workshop 1               April 26 – May 2, 2015, Plzeň, Czech Republic (during the Finále Plzeň Film Festival)
Workshop 2               Autumn 2015 (exact dates and place tbc)
Participation in the Workshop 1:

The participants with a project will be developing their series concept and pilot script with the whole group in a constructive, supportive atmosphere similar to a professional writers´ room.
The participants without a project will be participating in the development of other writers’ projects.

Both groups will participate in analyzing and deconstructing existing European and US TV series (such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Girls and Togetherness) in order to explore and master the essential elements of TV writing and apply them to current and future projects.
Participation in the Workshop 2:

After the completion of Workshop 1, selected participants with a project will be invited to develop their series further in a more advanced workshop with a wider range of international mentors.  
Selected participants, working without a project at Workshop 1, will have a chance to submit their own projects for inclusion in Workshop 2.
Participation fees

  • Participation fee for the first participant applying with a project is 400 EUR and for an additional participant 300 EUR for the Workshop 1.
  • Participation fee for participants without a project is 300 EUR for the Workshop 1.
  • Students of film schools with or without a project - 200 EUR for the Workshop 1. (Confirmation of studies from a school is required.)

Application forms and guidelines including entry requirements are available at

Deadline for applications: March 22, 2015


Mediterranean Film Institute

Varvaki 38, Athens 114 74, Greece
Submissions: P.O. Box 13759, Athens 10310, Greece
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