ScriptLab 2020 Immersive feature script development program.
Home Agenda & Deadlines

ScriptLab 2020

Immersive feature script development program.

Following the success of the ScriptLab 2019-2020, CineSud is going to launch the second edition of the development program for first and second feature film scripts. If you have written or directed one or more short films and are currently working on the idea for your first feature film, you are welcome to join this intensive training lab starting from March 2020! Participation is open for filmmakers from all over the world.


18 maart 2020
om 18:00


15 november 2020
om 00:00



Bekijk route


Starting in March, the 8-months first feature film development program will enable scriptwriters to finish their stories from the stage of the idea. The course will feature two multiday residence-sessions with writers rooms, lectures and discussions in the south of Limburg, online sessions with script advisors and networking and pitching sessions during filmfestivals. Mentors for the second edition of ScriptLab are Marietta von Hausswolff (Torino Film Lab, Sundance Labs)Jolein Laarman  (Verdwijnen, In jouw naam), Moniek Kramer (Lucia de B.) and Anne Gensior (MIDPOINT Feature Launch, Torino Film Lab)

Want to join the ScriptLab?

If you would like to join the ScriptLab*, please read the conditions and fill in the form below. Everyone can register (fill in the form below). You can register for the ScriptLab 2020 no later than February 20, 2020, 11:59 PM. The entries are assessed by an external committee consisting of professionals. The selected plans will be announced on March 2, 2020. 

Participation is open for filmmakers from all over the world.


The ScriptLab 2020 will take place from March 18 till November 15, 2020 in several residences in the south of Limburg, the Netherlands (the exact locations will be announced in February). A maximum of 5 projects will be selected. The costs are €775 (excl. VAT) and €600 (excl. VAT) for the second scriptwriter on the project. The price includes two multiday residencies, three online sessions, accommodation and provisions during the residencies. You can find the complete program on the bottom of this page.

* please be aware of the fact that the writing has to be done in English, as some of the coaches and mentors are international experts.

Submit here!

Do you want to sign up for the ScriptLab? Then complete the form below (you have to register (for free) first) and upload your project. The submissions are open till February 20, 2020, 23.59 PM. You will be informed whether you have been selected on March 2, 2020. Please keep in mind that the ScriptLab is designed for fiction projects with feature length duration.

Please send the following in one PDF file of a maximum of 6 pages and a maximum of 5mb:

  • A tagline, logline, synopsis, genre, format (TV, web, etc.), intended playing time (max. 2 pages)*;
  • A motivation letter and specific challenges/questions that you are struggling with (max. 2 pages)*;
  • A mood board or other relevant information (links to earlier work serve as a recommendation)(max. 1 pages)*;
  • (Brief) CVs of yourself (max. 1 page)*.

* marked with * are mandatory.


When submitting to the ScriptLab 2020, please take into consideration:

  • Every participant will need to allocate at least 8-10 hours a week for writing of the script during the individual task period; 
  • All the deadlines and content materials for each deadline must be respected. Failing to send the materials on time may result in the exclusion from the ScriptLab; 
  • All the materials will be shared within the group and coaches;
  • The writing process is in English.
De deadline voor dit formulier is verstreken.

Program ScriptLab 2020

ScriptLab 2020 | March 18-22, 2020 | Session 1 - Synopsis, Structure and Treatment
ScriptLab 2020 | Writing Session - April-May 2020
Script Lab 2020 | September 9-13, 2020 | Sessions - Script: Frist Draft
Script Lab 2020 | September-November 2020 | Individual Task & Online Sessions
Over de gastspreker: Jolein Laarman

Jolein Laarman worked as production designer on a variety of different feature film and television productions before she realised that writing is her real passion. Since then she has written many different television films, series, short and feature films such as the feature films Broos’, ‘Tussenstand’, ‘Het zusje van Katia’, ‘Onder Ons’, ‘Kauwboy’, ‘Verdwijnen’, which won many national as well as international prizes.

Over de gastspreker: Marietta von Hausswolff

Marietta von Hausswolff is a Swedish screenwriter for TV and film, and an international script consultant whose work over the last 11 years includes, among others, Sundance Labs, TorinoFilmLab, Binger Amsterdam, Biennale College Venice, Tiff Studio Toronto FF and Talent Campus Berlinale.

Over de gastspreker: Moniek Kramer

Moniek Kramer wrote and directed around twenty stage performances and a dozen scripts among which the cinema film Lucia de B. is one. She also worked on telefilms, short films and television series such as Rembrandt en van Gogh.

1 Reactie

Di-Hsuan Chiu schreef op 20/02/2020 om 05:26

Reageren is alleen mogelijk wanneer je bent ingelogd met een CineSud Account. Log in of maak gratis een account aan.