SHIFT Workshops 2022

Early development program for your new ideas.

Many new filmmakers do not take enough time to thoroughly develop a film plan, both artistically and in terms of business. During SHIFT Film Festival 2022 we will focus on the writing and (early) directing process of your next film idea.

Writer's Workshop

Join us and improve your script writing skill! Take your script and project plan to a higher level in intensive group coaching. Team up to correct and improve your story, brainstorm with other participants, and learn from your coach.

Director's Workshop

Enhance your Director’s vision! Learn to affirm your style and find your voice through our Director’s workshop. Team up to correct and improve your directing skills, and exchange with the other participants and the coach, on the importance of a vision, and what it needs to be made your own.

Join us during these SHIFT Workshops

Want to give a boost to the development of your next film? At the occasion of the SHIFT Film Festival, CineSud organizes a Writer's Workshop and Director's Workshop, on Saturday 17 September in Royal Theater Heerlen.

Date: Saturday September 17, 10.00-17.00 uur

Location: Royal Theater, Stationsplein 5, Heerlen

Cost: €45 (Incl. BTW) for one session, €75 for both and lunch

Deadline to apply: August 22, 2022 using the form below

Please keep in mind that only one filmmaker per project can participate in the coaching and that the project plans will be shared with the other participants in order to best stimulate content discussion and analytical skills. It is possible to bring your co-screenwriter or co-director to the sessions, in which case a surcharge of €35 on the listed price applies.

Apply here!

Submit your project

Apply via the button above and deliver all the requested materials in English in one single PDF of max. 9 pages and max. 5mb. If the materials are bigger than asked for, the project will not be taken into consideration.

  • Tagline, logline, synopsis, genre, format (fiction, documentary, tv, web, etc.), duration of the project (max. 1 page);
  • Motivation (max. 1 page);
  • Director's vision (max. 2 pages);
  • (Short) biographies of yourself and other crew/cast-members. If not available yet: who are you planning to work with? (max. 2 pages);
  • Moodboard and/or other relevant extra information (screeners of former work are recommended) (max. 2 pages);
  • (Indication of the) budget and financing plan (if you already have co-financing, let us know!) (max. 1 page).

The selected projects will be announced on the 25th of August. 

SHIFT Workshops | Selected projects 

The selected projects will be announced on the 25th of August.

Contact us.

Do you have any questions or just want to get in touch with us? Contact us by using the contact form.