European scriptwriters can now apply for the Full Moon Creative Lab, a project dedicated to film professionals specialising in genre TV series: thriller, horror and fantasy. The program, initiated by Romanian Film Promotion and Transilvania IFF, consists of creative residencies taking place in Transylvania (Romania), during which up to 12 candidates will be mentored by accomplished international professionals. The selected participants will be guided in writers’ rooms.
The call for projects for Full Moon Creative Lab is open until September 15. Residencies are set to take place in October 2023, February and June 2024. The program is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA and the call is dedicated to writers from all EU member countries.
Application form - https://forms.gle/4cJeogPvpm3qaUsP6
Full regulations here - https://tiff.ro/en/regulations-full-moon-creative-lab
Full Moon Creative Lab has already enlisted as facilitators and mentors the award-winning screenwriter and producer Frank Spotnitz (US), pitchologist, producer and writer Agathe Berman (France), producer Eilon Razkovsky (Israel), scriptwriter and director Geo Doba (Romania), TV series producers Gabriela Iacob (Romania/Spain), broadcaster and producer Johnathan Young (UK). The list will be completed with other experts who will provide invaluable insights and support throughout the Lab.
The Lab marks the next step in developing the Full Moon Script Contest, a programme launched by Transilvania IFF in 2020. Claudia Droc, Head of International Relations for the festival explains:
„Building upon the experience of 2 editions of the Full Moon Script Contest and the Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, we believe that there is a thriving market for genre content, particularly in the realms of thriller, fantasy and horror. There is a great demand for content that possess local elements that can resonate with audiences across borders, languages, and cultures.”
Each edition will end with a pitching session at the Transilvania International Film Festival (June 2024 and respectively June 2025), in front of influential industry professionals, including producers, broadcasters, sales agents, TV and major streaming platforms representatives, as well as one-to-one meetings, fostering opportunities for the projects to find support in the marketplace.
Founded in 2002, the Transilvania International Film Festival is the first and largest international film festival in Romania and one of the most important film events in the region, with over 100,000 participants at each edition. The festival takes place every year in the heart of Transylvania, in Cluj-Napoca, a modern city with a rich history.