Less is More (LIM)
Dates: 1-7 March, 2021
31 May - 6 June 2021
30 September - 7 October 2021
Applications for 2022 open in December 2021
LIM uses creative limitations as a tool. Clever limitation strategies help bring out a filmmaker’s unique imprint, giving his or her work a strong advantage in an overcrowded market.
The Annual Training Programme is for 16 feature film projects & 12 Development angels per year, taking part in three workshops. By “Development angels”, LIM understands film professionals — creative producers, story-editors, development executives, commissioning editors… — wanting to strengthen their ability to follow the development of feature film projects.
The purpose of this first workshop is to clear for the filmmakers: to find the core of each project, both thematically and narratively. It is a search for the force driving each story as well as to reveal the subconscious interrogation lying at its heart.
LIM’s team and participants enter phase 2 of their work: once the core has been found, it needs to find its form, both as a story and as a film. Continuing the path of the first rewrites between the first two workshops, the goal is to establish a bone structure for the script while integrating the creative trigger of budget limitations. Working with both consultants and groups helping to find the way…
For an entire week, with a coalition of combined groups and consultants, the projects enter the final stage of development. The aim is to finalise a solid treatment or a first draft. It’s about asking the right questions to find the right answers, finding doors and windows, connecting the need for limitations to enhance a powerful story.
Photo: © Gabriel Brunet Sanz
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