Alpes Film Lab 2022

Alpes Film Lab 2022

Alpes Film Lab est une initiative du TorinoFilmLab et du festival Annecy Cinéma Italien, financée par INTERREG V-A FRANCE ITALIE ALCOTRA – Fonds européen de développement régional.



Alpes Film Lab is an advanced initiative for emerging producers and directors based in France and Italy. The program focuses on the development of feature film projects (fiction, creative documentaries and animation) with a cross-border co-production potential.


The workshop will be held in English.




The call is open to emergent French and Italian producers (producers who have already received a national and/or international award/ acknowledgement – for a short or a feature film – and are taking their first steps in international co-production). Two profiles can apply:



The training will be held from the beginning of April to the end of November 2022.




The Alpes Film Lab program has no fee as it is financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Program Interreg V A – Italy-France (ALCOTRA). The economic value of the training course is € 8,393 and this amount will constitute State aid under the European Regulation n.1407/2013 “de minimis”.

All costs of room and board during the workshops will be borne by Alpi Film Lab, while the travel costs are borne by the participants.
For more information please contact:




Tuesday February 15th, 2022, 12.00 p.m. CET (noon)
• • • New deadline : Friday February 25th, 2022, 12.00 p.m. CET (noon) • • •



You hereby declare to have read and understood the Privacy Statement and allow the treatment of your personal data in compliance with the Legislative Decree No. 196 of June 30, 2003.



By applying to the program, please understand that you agree to any photographs or recorded footage of your person being released and/or broadcast, should your application be successfully selected. You also authorize TorinoFilmLab / Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy to publish any material collected for the Alpi Film Lab Catalogue (personal & project photo, contact, project information), and to use such documents for public communication.
More information and full release form here.

The selected projects must indicate Alpi Film Lab support both in the opening and closing credits, by displaying the program Logo and the caption “Developed at”.




“Alpes Film Lab” is an advanced initiative for emerging producers and directors based in France and Italy. The program focuses on the development of feature film projects (fiction, creative documentaries and animation) with a cross-border co-production potential.


During 4 residential workshops, Italian and French professionals will have the chance to work in groups, with tutors and international experts who will follow the participants in the development of their own projects in both artistic and creative aspects as well as on production. A special focus will be made on the strategies and dynamics of co-production between France and Italy, thanks to the creation of 8 teams (producer & director with a project + development cross-border partner without project) who will simulate a French-Italian co-production.


Among the topics treated during the training: development of the treatment; training on creative production; encounters with national and internationals institutions; encounters with legal experts, distributors, marketing and audience design experts; training on inclusion policies and company social responsibility; simulation of an application to regional, national and bilateral development funds; development of the project presentation; pitching training; encounters with selected directors and film professionals.


The training comprises 4 residential workshops with a final presentation during the Torino Film Industry and 2 intermediate online sessions (end of July and end of October 2022).




1st workshop: Annecy – April 8th – 11th 2022

2nd workshop: Italy (location TBC) – end of April 2022

3rd workshop: Annecy – September 28th – October 2nd 2022

Final session – Turin – end of November 2022 in the frame of Torino Film Industry


*Due to the epidemic of Covid-19 and any possible mutation of it, we draw your attention to the fact that we may have to cancel the residential workshop(s) or to postpone it to another date for responding to the recommendations of health and government organizations. In such a case, we will notify the participants of its decision without delay.

In case of cancellation, the sessions will be held online.




For each nationality (Italian and French) will be selected:


4 producers with a feature film project (fiction, creative documentary, animation) with a strong cross-border co-production potential. During the training every producer will be accompanied by his/her director.

4 producers without projects willing to develop their skills in international cross-border co-production.


Applicants must confirm their full availability for all the residential and online workshops, as well as for the final session in Turin.

The working language of all workshops, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English (minimum level: B1) is essential in order to participate. All written material, all versions and drafts of the project, must be translated.
Applications from candidates with lower language levels will also be considered.


Priority will be given during the selection phase to professionals from the eligible ALCOTRA territory.

For Italy: Regione Autonoma della Valle d’Aosta, Province di Torino e Cuneo (Regione Piemonte), Provincia di Imperia (Regione Liguria).

For France: Départements de Savoie et Haute-Savoie (Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), Départements des Hautes-Alpes, Alpes de Hautes-Provence et Alpes Maritimes (Région Sud).

Applications from all over France and Italy will also be considered.




To apply as a producer with project, the requested materials – to be submitted all together in 1 single PDF (10 MB max.) and all in English – are:


1) A short presentation (1 page maximum) with the following infos:

2) A motivation letter (1 page maximum). To specify:

3) A producer’s intention note (1 page maximum);
4) A project short synopsis (300 characters including spaces maximum);
5) A project long synopsis (1 page maximum);
6) A treatment (10 pages maximum);
7) A director’s intention note (2 pages maximum);
8) Materials informing about the audio-visual approach: still pictures, video mood board, etc;
9) Biographies of the producer and the director (1 page maximum);
10) Production Company’s profile (1 page maximum);
11) Links (with a valid password until April 11st, 2022) to the producer’s and the director’s previous audio-visual works (3 links maximum for each of them);
12) Detailed development and/or production budget (Euro), if existing;
13) Financing plan (Euro)  –  including structure of co-production (names & countries of companies, and percentages of financing from each country), according to the form model
14) Development and production timetable;
15) Producer-director agreement;
16) A high-resolution photograph (1 MB approx) of the producer and one of the director to be attached separately to the dossier.



To apply as a producer without project the requested materials – to be submitted all together in 1 single PDF and all in English – are:


1) A short presentation (1 page maximum) with the following infos:

2) A motivation letter (1 page maximum). To specify:

3) Producer’s bio (1 page maximum);
4) Production company’s profile  (1 page maximum);
5) Links (with a valid password until April 11st, 2022) to the producer’s previous audio-visual works (3 links maximum).

6) A high-resolution photograph (1 MB at least) to be attached separately to the dossier.


Click here to access the on-line Alpes Film Lab 2022 application form.

Please note that there are two different application forms: one for producers with project and one for producers without project. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.





For any further information concerning your application form please contact:
Sara Viglione
Project Manager Alpes Film Lab


Alpes Film Lab dispose d’un budget global FRANCE-ITALIE DE 797 550 €. Le projet est soutenu par le Programme Interreg V-A France-Italie ALCOTRA 2014-2020- le programme de coopération transfrontalière de l’Union européenne qui rassemble le territoire alpin entre la France et l’Italie.


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