Project development

MFI Script 2 Film

An advanced script and project development programme.

MFI Script 2 Film Workshops offer an advanced training programme which provides a platform for the effective script and project development of European & international feature films. It consists of consists of 2 on-location workshop sessions and 2 online sessions per yea.

  • 19 June - 2 July, 2018 (Nisyros, Dodecanese, Eastern Aegean)
  • August/September 2018, 3-week online session
  • 21-28 October 2018 (Rhodes, Dodecanese, Eastern Aegean) 
  • December 2018, two-week online session.
The programme helps to fully develop the participating screenplays, from first or subsequent draft to final draft. Through a process of workshops that focus on script analysis, revision and rewriting, it aims to produce solid screenplays that will have a strong dramatic impact for international audiences.

The programme offers participants the tools to set up an effective project development process (presentation, financing and formation of co-productions). It helps to analyse participating projects' potential in terms of markets & audiences, and to strategise their production.

The programme offers selected seats for script development professionals (screenwriters, script consultants, trainers, commissioning editors, producers, decision makers) who wish to improve their skills in a practical framework. It incorporates them as "assistant trainers" working next to the programme's tutors for the development of participating scripts.

The programme involves some of the most established screenwriting teachers, producers and industry experts from Europe and the USA as trainers and tutors. Furthermore, in every workshop session, renowned international filmmakers offer lectures and participate in Q&A sessions.

The programme is open to European and international creative teams (screenwriters, producers, directors) with a feature film project in development and to script development professionals without a project.

The first module focuses on the evaluation of projects’ dramatic, stylistic & production values, as well as the methods to optimize the aforementioned values, and increase the projects’ potential for artistic & commercial success.

The second module offers a basic training in strategies for film development. It addresses issues such as each project’s production needs and how a specific project can & should be made. Areas discussed include international film markets, identifying & targeting audiences, promoting & fundraising process, co-productions strategies, as well as establishing own companies as a tool for producing participating projects. Special attention is given to budgeting, marketing, and distribution.

The third module concerns an introduction to a strategy for promoting participating projects. Special attention is given to presentation techniques. Participants are trained in pitching techniques, and undertake pitching exercises (working out the pitch, and presenting to fellow participants). These exercises are taped and later on commented.

At the end of the first residential session, participants are expected to have:
  • a deep understanding of their scripts’ re-writing needs, as well as,
  • a clear sense of the necessary & appropriate steps needed to set up the process of its actual production.

Target groupProducers, Scriptwriters, Directors
Requirements Projects with creative and production potential, professional track record, rough 1st draft completed.

Project-based, Without project
Junior | Intermediate | Senior
2000 Screenwriters, directors, commissioning editors without a project: 1,500, producers: 1,000 (for 1st residential session & on-line sessions) - an additional 500 euro for the 2nd residential session.
Scholarship opportunities available.
Included For both residential sessions.
Included For both residential sessions.