Tuesday 16 January 2024 - 10:00 to Wednesday 17 January 2024 - 18:00
Tabakalera - Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea

The British Council is delighted to present “Future Screens Film Lab: From Short to Feature”, the second edition in Spain of "Future Screens", a two-day film lab for emerging talents and future leaders of the film industry who want to gain the tools and skills necessary to further their careers and create a network within the sector. This exciting project is organised by British Council Spain, the BFI (British Film Institute), and Tabakalera - Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea, with the support of the British Embassy in Spain.

On this occasion, the lab is aimed at filmmakers who wish to take the leap from producing a short film to a feature film. It will be open to teams of writers/directors/producers of up to 3 people who apply with a shared project. However, individuals who are not part of an existing team can also apply.

Where and when:

  • At the Laboratorio audiovisual in Tabakalera - Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea, Pl. de las Cigarreras, 1, 20012 Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa
  • Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th January 2024 from 10.00 to 17.30h (approx) 

Deadline to apply:

  • 13th December at 23:59 CEST. If your application is successful the British Council will cover the cost of your training. We'll inform you on 20-21st December if you've been selected, and at that point will provide you with further details about the programme contents and wraparound activities. 

The training will be in English and is free of charge. 

More information: arts@britishcouncil.es

Designed and developed by Samm Haillay in collaboration with the BFI, the UK's leading organisation for film and moving image, the purpose of “Future Screens Film lab: From Short to Feature” is to provide filmmakers with the tools and skills necessary to create and collaborate on their first feature film. During the lab, participants will be able to explore the similarities and differences between the creative process behind creating a short and a feature, dive into script structure, discover financial and pitching tips, as well as understand the importance of failing. Programme workshops will include:

  • It’s not just a different ball park it’s a different sport
  • Following the money - financing and pitching session
  • My brilliant film idea and how it never happened
  • How to read a script – first audience tool kit
  • Anatomy of your project
  • The Arena

Samm Haillay co-founded Kirlian in 2018, a tech, consultancy and production house supported by Creative UK, aimed at developing an assistive tech solution to guarantee the effective development of future facing cinema. Previously he founded Third in 2001, an independent production company dedicated to the creation of visionary artistic works in cinematic and gallery contexts. Working across narrative and documentary, he has produced multiple features premiering at Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto and London Film Festivals. These films received over 70 international awards and nominations including an Independent Spirit Award Nomination in 2020. In addition, his short form work has collected over 50 prizes including Berlin, Venice, Edinburgh and Chicago. Samm is also a member of BAFTA, EAVE and ACE and delivers mentoring and training through Visions du Reel, Sydney Film Festival, Attagirl, BFI, Feature Expanded, the Venice Biennale College Cinema, Film London, Creative England Rotterdam lab and Locarno Open Doors.

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, committed to fostering cultural exchange between the UK and the rest of the world. Its work in the Arts focuses on changing perceptions and encouraging greater equality, diversity and inclusion across the arts and society. It promotes creativity, innovation and excellence through the development of transformative and inclusive projects with the purpose of nurturing the construction and consolidation of global communities of collaboration.

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