REwriteIT - Feature ScriptLab

If you have written one or more (realized) short films and are currently working on your first or second feature film idea, then you are most welcome for this intensive Lab that will take place from January 30, 2023 to November 30, 2023.

BNP Paribas Fortis

BNP Paribas Fortis is a proud partner of REwriteIT: Feature ScriptLab.

"High value coaching and feedback opportunities like this are invaluable to kickstart your career."

Jack Goessens

REwriteIT: Feature ScriptLab is an 11-month development program for screenwriters working on their first or second feature film. The starting point of REwriteIT are (mini)treatments and during the Lab we work towards a first or second version of a complete screenplay. After the first residency, a personal development plan is discussed with each participant. The Lab includes two multi-day residencies with Writers Rooms, master classes, improvisation sessions with actors and coaching sessions during Ostend Film Festival (FFO) in Ostend (Belgium) and  the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) in Utrecht (Netherlands). Besides two residencies, the program consists of online coaching sessions.

Participation is open to two filmmakers from the Netherlands and two from Belgium.

Inscriptions for 2023 are closed.

Program 2023

Residency 1 (Ostend Film Festival)

  • January 30 - February 4: Story, synopsis, structure, treatment

  • April 13 - 16: Online Session 1 - Treatment
  • June 14 - 18: Online Session 2 - Scene by scene-breakdown

Residency Session 2 (Utrecht) 

  • September 22 - 29: First draft screenplay
  • November 25 & 26: Online Session 3 - Second draft screenplay


Livia Perneel, Céline Timmerman, Luciënne Venner & Dwight Fagbamila


Stijn Coninx en Jolein Laarman