In partnership with the international development programme LIM I Less is more, FOCAL offers a five-day workshop that focuses on the development before entering the writing process.
In this workshop, the participants can test their story ideas for their
potential and are given techniques and tools to explore and generate
unexpected, driving and meaningful narrative options. The
workshop helps the participants get into research mode. It inspires them to play with the possibilities that
accompany every idea. The two
international script consultants teach how to use constraints to push
creativity further. They invite the participants to tackle their ideas and
strengthen them through theory and practical exercises.
The participants will not only work on their own story ideas, but are also involved in the discussions on the other projects. The tutors will create a safe environment for this inspiring and valuable learning by sharing.
The LIM methodology has been developed mainly for fiction projects. Authors from documentaries are welcome if they also want to work on fiction.
For further information about LIMs methodology and the LIM Prewriting Workshop, please watch the 2021 LIM online presentation by Antoine le Bos, Artistic Director of LIM I Less is more.
Ralitza Petrova, a French-Bulgarian director, studied film and video art at the University of the Arts London and later fiction directing at the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS). Her short films have won many prizes worldwide. Her feature debut GODLESS won 2016 the Golden Leopard for Best Film in Locarno. Since then, the film has won many international awards.
Miguel López Beraza
Miguel López Beraza, a Spanish director and cinematographer, studied documentary film in DOCNOMADS and scriptwriting at the EICTV Cuba. His first short film, ‘Walls’, won 2015 the Goya Academy Award. Miquel works as a script consultant for Locarno Open Doors since 2019. He has also worked as a pitching trainer at the Go Short Film Festival Campus.