Application Guidelines


Candidates are requested to fill out the registration form completely and accurately and to send it to IDM electronically, together with the rest of the application material. Applications sent by post or via e-mail will not be accepted.

Application Documents

Applicants shall submit:

  • CVs of all participants (max 1 page per participant);
  • a concept description (max 7.500 characters, spaces included)
  • an outline of the pilot episode (max 4.500 characters, spaces included)
  • a brief video presentation (1 per team max 3’)
  • a brief document in which authors explain how their project is linked to South Tyrol territory
  • 15 pages maximum of sample script

Registration fee

Please use the following bank details to pay the €100,00 registration fee:

IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige

Banca Popolare di Sondrio
IBAN: IT23 Q 05696 11600 000004070X01

Purpose of the credit transfer: “Registration fee RACCONTI Script Lab”.

The payment confirmation should be uploaded in the registration phase.


All application material must be submitted in English. Since the working language will be English, excellent English skills are required.


The application deadline is 31st May 2019 (midnight).

Selection Process

IDM will send all candidates the acknowledgment of the receipt for the application documents, which will then be formally reviewed. Applications which do not meet the specified requirements will not be accepted.

All applications will be examined by a team of international and high-experienced readers, which will select a shortlist of projects to submit to the selection committee.

Following this process,  the selection committee, composed of the Head of Study, IDM team and the tutors, will select the attendees who/ the projects which will then be invited by IDM to participate in the RACCONTI #8 | IDM Script Lab. The criteria for selection are:

  • Concept originality;
  • Promotion of the South Tyrol  and its natural and cultural resources;
  • Considerations as to submitted material production prospects.

Reasons for selection or non-selection will not be disclosed.

Notification of Participants

IDM will notify the candidates who are being invited to participate in both sections of the RACCONTI #8 | IDM Script Lab by the end of August.

Participation in the RACCONTI #8 | IDM Script Lab

The selected participants will be invited to participate in the RACCONTI #8 | IDM Script Lab. The Script Lab includes two one-week sessions, which will take place in South Tyrol and will be organized exclusively for the participants. Session 1 from 18th to 22nd of September 2019, Session 2 from 11th to 15th November 2019.

Between and after these sessions participants will be working on their projects. The results are expected by the beginning of January 2020 and before the final pitching session.

Alternative Participants

If the authors of one of the selected project are not able to participate in one of the sections of the RACCONTI #8 | IDM Script Lab, another project will be select to take their place.

Closing Event

Following the writing phase after the second session an industry event will conclude the RACCONTI program. At this event, all projects developed in the RACCONTI #8 | IDM Script Lab will be presented to the industry and all screenwriters can take advantage of the networking opportunities that IDM will provide at this event. The event will be part of a European market or festival, which will be communicated soon. IDM will cover the accreditation to the event. Participants must pay travel costs and accommodation during the event.


The RACCONTI initiative is designed to promote the development of the local film industry and of South Tyrol as a film location in the long term.