Project development

Cinekid Script LAB

During the Cinekid Script LAB, an international group of writers and writer/directors will work on their plans for children’s feature films. The programme offers tailor-made coaching and training; it answers to the specific writer’s and story’s needs, along a six-month trajectory.

Dates: The workshop sessions of this Lab take place during Cinekid for Professionals in October, and the Berlinale the following February, with a follow-up online session in April.
Points of focus
  • Offering a specific focus on writing for young audiences
  • Improving the writing and pitching skills of its participants
  • Development towards a new (and better) draft of their script
  • Connecting writers who are working on scripts for young audiences
  • Increasing the international network of its participants.
  • October (during Cinekid for Professionals)
    • Introduction to fellow participants; individual coaching
    • Individual coaching
    • Plenary workshop (Test & Pitch with Kids)
    • Come back sessions
    • Participation in Cinekid for Professionals

    November to January
    • Follow-up sessions
    • Participants reconnect with their coach to discuss their progress (by phone or Skype)

    February (during Berlinale)
    • Individual coaching
    • Screening(s) Generation program
    • Plenary workshop (Scripts in Action)
    • Presentations by industry experts
    • Come back sessions
    • Participation in the Berlinale

    April
    • Individual online aftercare sessions
  • Facilitating an exchange of knowledge among its participants
Learning outcomes
  • Connecting writers who are working on scripts for young audiences;
  • Increasing the international network of its participants;
  • Facilitating exchange of knowledge between its participants;
  • Offering a specific focus on writing for young audiences;
  • Improving the writing and pitching skills of its participants;
  • Development towards a new (and better) draft of their script.
Target groupScriptwriters
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Project-based
Intermediate
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6250