Kinoteka & LFA Studio: THE ART OF ADAPTATION - an intensive lab for writers, directors and creative producers
29-31 March 2017
Location: London Film Academy

An intensive 3-day programme aimed at directors, writers and creative producers with proven experience (credits on shorts or first low-budget features) and who are adapting source material (novels, short stories, plays, blogs and other factual writing) for the screen / developing an adapted screenplay for a fiction feature film.   The 10 selected filmmakers will participate in Q&As, practical lectures, workshops and masterclasses with industry professionals, such as: writer/director Borys Lankosz (‘The Reverse’), screenwriter/script doctor Michael Holden (‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’),  writer/director David Pope, Will Tennant (head of film, Imaginarium Studios, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’), Ivana MacKinnon (‘Slumdog Millionaire’);   previous speakers included: Agnieszka Holland (‘In Darkness’), Pawel Pawlikowski (‘Ida’), Ben Blaine (‘Nina Forever’) and Michael Radford (‘Il Postino’). Participants will have the opportunity to polish their skills in story development, pitching and film financing, with a focus on the art of adaptation.

There will be multiple opportunities for participants to network with film/TV industry professionals. 

This programme is free for the 10 selected participants (accommodation and travel expenses are not covered, however, participants from Poland will have their travel and accommodation covered by the PCI in London). 

Please complete an application form at and email the following materials to

  1. your current CV (in PDF format)
  2. one-page synopsis (in PDF format) and, if available, a treatment

The deadline for submission is 4pm on 1 March 2017.
The 10 selected scriptwriters will be notified by email by 10 March 2016.



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