In partnership with the development programme LIM I Less is more, FOCAL
offers a five-day workshop that focuses on the development before
entering the writing process.
The workshop helps the participants to get into research mode, explore and generate new ideas. It inspires them to play with the possibilities that accompany every idea. The tutors teach how to use constraints to push creativity further. The participants are given tools and methods to release their creative energy, interact playfully with their intellectual material, and generate various story ideas. The participants are supported while testing their story plot to determine if they are worth being developed in a feature-length film.
The two international script consultants from LIM/Le Groupe Ouest will create a safe environment and invite the participants to tackle their ideas and strengthen them through theory and practical exercises.
workshop is not designed to work mainly on projects the participants are
currently occupied with. Pre-writing is really the work on an idea, but not on a very specific advanced project.
Nevertheless, the experience and knowledge that the participants will
gain will also positively influence the work on their current projects.
The LIM programme and methodology have been developed mainly for fiction projects. Authors from documentaries are welcome if they also want to work on fiction.
For further information about LIMs programme, its methodology and the LIM Prewriting Workshop, please watch the introductory presentation by Antoine Le Bos, Artistic Director of LIM I Less is more.
The application must be submitted directly to LIM. More information will be published on this website by the beginning of June 2022.