What’s Your Story? is an intensive five-day short film development writing workshop for film directors and screenwriters - part of the new Talents Generator Factory initiative promoted by Talents and Short Film Market (TSFM) - which will take place during Oostende Film Festival from January 30th till February 3th.

TSFM What’s Your Story? will take place from Monday, January 30 until February 3, 2023. The workshop, led by two experienced tutors, is dedicated to ten selected filmmakers who will work together in order to kickstart their respective storylines for an upcoming short film in just five days.

The workshop will require active participation and a mindset open to collaboration from all participants. The work will be conducted both in class during the face-to-face hours and in between the meetings, with specific tasks and assignments to be accomplished for the following day.

At the end of the workshop, two participants will be picked by the tutors and invited to take part in another Talents Generator Factory event that will take place in Italy in June 2023. The second event will be focused on the feasibility and production of the developed projects and it will be concluded with a co-production pitching session and a series of one-on-one sessions with film professionals.

The second workshop does not include any registration fees for participants. Accommodation (B&B) will be provided by TSFM. Travel costs will be covered by each participant. Following an evaluation of each individual case, flat-rate travel reimbursement may be awarded.

How to participate?

Every director or duo of director and producer/scenarist, living in Flanders and in the early stages of development of a short film project, can participate in the five-day workshop. Registration costs 500 EUR* for one participant or 800 EUR* for a team of two. 

Registration is open until December 23, 2022

* Prices include four nights' accommodation, breakfast and lunch.