ScriptLab 2021 Immersive feature script development program.
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ScriptLab 2021

Immersive feature script development program.

Following the success of the ScriptLab 2019 and 2020, CineSud is going to launch the third edition of the development program for first, second or third feature film scripts. If you have written or directed one or more short films and are currently working on the treatment for your feature film, you are welcome to join this intensive training lab starting from March 2021! Participation is open for filmmakers from the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium.


10 maart 2021
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21 december 2021
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Starting in March 2021, this 9-months feature film development program will enable scriptwriters to finish their scripts (or drafts of scripts) starting from the treatment stage. The course will feature two multiday residence-sessions with writers rooms, masterclasses and discussions (on several locations in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands), online sessions with script consultants and networking and pitching sessions during filmfestivals. The decision-makers are producer Hans de Wolf & screenwriter Chris Westendorp. The coaches of the 2021 edition are Jolein Laarman, Rogier de Blok and Anne Gensior. 

Want to join the ScriptLab?

If you would like to join the ScriptLab*, please read the conditions and fill in the form below. You can register for the ScriptLab 2021 no later than January  15, 2021, 09.00 AM. Applications can be done in Dutch or English. From the start of the program it is obliged to deliver (reading) materials in both languages. Coaching on location will be mainly in Dutch. Coaching sessions with external experts will be conducted in English. The entries are assessed by an external committee of decision makers. The selected plans will be announced on February 19, 2021. 

Participation is open for filmmakers from the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium. 


The ScriptLab 2021 will take place from March 10 till December 21, 2021 in several residences in the province of Limburg, the Netherlands (the exact locations will be announced in February). A maximum of 5 projects will be selected. The costs are €850 (excl. VAT). A second scriptwriter on a project can participate for €750 (excl. VAT). 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 (part of) the writing has to be done in English, as some of the coaches and mentors are international experts. This means that next to your writing in Dutch, there always has to be an English version as well.

ScriptLab 2021 | Decision Makers & Coaches

Meet next year's selectors and mentors!

Decision Maker | Hans de Wolf

Hans de Wolf is a television, documentary and film producer. From 1985 to 1989 he was the director of the Netherlands Film Festival. From 1990 onwards he was producer at the production company Egmond Film & Television, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards with the film Antonia's Line. His recent works include De Vogelwachter, Dreamlife, Wat Is Dan Liefde, The Beast in the Jungle, Dorst, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem, Soof: een nieuw begin, Welkom, Josine, Het begin van het einde.

Decision Maker | Chris Westendorp

Chris Westendorp is an Amsterdam based writer and director. She started as a documentary filmmaker before she got into screenwriting. She graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 2001 with the documentary Westwood Loves You. With this film she won, among others, the Prins Bernard Culture Prize. After her graduation, she immediately started to write for cinema and television. Her recent works include feature films Hemelrijken Dorsvloer vol confetti and tv-series Zeven Kleine Criminelen, Black Widow, Vechtershart.

Coach | 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. Currently she is working on a feature film Do Not Hesitate.

Coach | Rogier de Blok

Rogier de Blok is an experienced screenwriter and script coach. His feature films have been selected for many festivals, including Cannes, Berlin and Toronto and have won many (inter)national awards, including Gouden Kalveren and an EMMY Award. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam and studied Scriptwriting at the Film Academy. His works include Infiltrant, De Nieuwe Wereld.

Coach | Anne Gensior

Anne Gensior works as an international script consultant for feature films and documentaries and as a script reader for funds and workshops. Since 2017 she has been a core tutor at MIDPOINT Feature Launch and works regularly for EAVE Workshops. Anne participated as a story editor in the Script&Pitch Programme of TorinoFilmLab and works for the script development agency Script House in Berlin.

Program ScriptLab 2021

ScriptLab 2021 | June 9-13, 2021 | Session 1 - Synopsis, Structure and Treatment
ScriptLab 2021 | Online Sessions - July-October 2021
Script Lab 2021 | January 12-16, 2022 | Session 2 - Script: First Draft
ScriptLab 2021 | January-March 2022 | Individual Task & Online Sessions

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