RACCONTI #6 IDM Script Lab is all about new approaches to storytelling for television and dedicated to one motto.

TV of Tomorrow

This time, writers have the opportunity to apply for two different sections of the program, which both have the same goal: to create an outstanding TV series concept with a courageous, new approach and the help of international experts.

Writers can chose to apply either as staff writers to develop a TV series concept in a Writers’ Room under the guidance of a renowned head writer OR as creators with their own TV series ideas and develop their concepts in an individually tailored mentoring program that culminates in an exclusive presentation for international producers.

In the Writers’ Room RACCONTI #6 takes the tested method to the next level. For the first time writers will develop a TV series with an additional cross-platform narrative. A team of five screenwriters will flesh out a concept for this TV series in close collaboration with German production company FFP New Media. IDM is happy to announce that German writer Christian Jeltsch (“Tatort”) will lead this room as a head writer and develop his idea with the selected staff writers. British transmedia expert David Varela (“Sherlock”) will consult the team.

The TV series targets the international market and the Writers’ Room will comprise writers from Italian and German speaking countries.

In the Mentoring-section RACCONTI #6 encourages writers to submit their proposals for a TV series to be considered by a high profile jury of European experts. There are no restrictions in terms of genre, format or location, but there is one challenge: We are looking specifically for ideas that are “high concepts” and can be realized as a “low budget” production. RACCONTI offers you the chance to develop a highly original and courageous idea without the limitations of your domestic market. The goal is to attract an international producer to this project.

The jury will select four projects whose writers will participate in the Mentoring Section of the Script Lab. These writers will be guided through the development process by British story consultant John Yorke (“The Missing”). In addition, two producers will mentor the projects from a strategic point of view: Israeli producer Maria Feldman (“False Flag”) and French producer Harold Valentin (“Dix Pour Cent”).


Dates and Facts

Deadline for applications is January 16, 2017.

Both sections of the program take place simultaneously under the roof of the RACCONTI IDM Script Lab and consist of two one-week workshops in South Tyrol and a writing phase in between and after with online-consultations.

Session 1 takes place from May 1-7, session 2 from June 12-18, 2017.

The working language is English.

Masterclasses of international experts are open to all participants.


RACCONTI #6 Writers‘ Room in cooperation with Workshops with support of
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