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LIM | Less is More

Le Groupe Ouest

LIM - Less Is More - training action was launched in 2016. Created by Le Groupe Ouest (France) and its Romanian partners (Control N and TIFF), with the support of its founding partners, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (Belgium) and Krakow Festival Film Office (Poland), LIM is European in essence.

Categories

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Project

Project-based

Level

Junior , Intermediate , Senior

Dates

March - October 2022

Its aim is to help filmmakers to fully integrate limitation as a constraint from the beginning of the script development process to jump into the feature film adventure through the prism of limited budget production.

The scheme is open to 1st to 3rd feature film projects as well as to talents coming from virtual arts, theatre, documentary and web video creators. 16 writers or writer-directors and 12 emerging producers are selected each year from all over Europe.

Supervised by script consultants, from March to October, they attend 3 one-week workshops set in villages in 3 different countries of Europe. After the second workshop, a two-day meeting event is organised for participants to meet a wide scope of industry professionals (producers, sales agents...) in order to boost project development.

Parallel to the development training program, LIM organises “Pre-Writing” workshops for its national partners. On the ground, LIM trains young filmmakers to find their own narrative voices and to enable their international outlook. The training methodology is based on Le Groupe Ouest’s 15 years' experience. The coaching is both collective and intimate to explore the singularity of each project.

Specific tools have been developed to stimulate the creation process. More than just a training program, LIM is now also acting as a laboratory exploring new approaches to screenwriting. In 2019, LIM created the StoryTANK, a European Think Tank fully dedicated to storytelling.

All the videos of the interviews and brainstorming sessions with screenwriters, storytellers and researchers (from different fields) are broadcast throughout the year on the StoryTANK Youtube channel and website.

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