WoS Fabrique

As part of the War on Screen Film Festival, WoS Fabrique is a support programme for the screenwriting, producing, and directing of fiction films dedicated to the representation of conflicts. WoS thereby aims to contribute, at the international level, to the emergence of a new generation of screenwriters, producers, and directors drawn to a theme that, now more than ever, pervades our society.

WoS Fabrique intends to present war from as many angles as possible, and to better understand its causes, consequences and human motives.

Participants are free to explore all film genres (science fiction, espionage, melodrama, comedy etc.). The fictional plot should take place in a contemporary or future timeframe, either during, before or after a war, as soon as the conflict conditions the behaviour of the characters.

At the end of a residency, divided into two sessions during which the young talents are assisted by a member of the film industry who offers them professional advice on script development, the participants submit their projects. Three laureates are then selected and awarded with a grant to help them bring their film projects to fruition.

WoS Fabrique joins forces with three European institutions : the Fémis in France, the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Germany, and the Lodz Film School in Poland.

The WoS Fabrique programme is supported by the Grand-Est Region, the Department of Marne, Châlons-agglo and the City of Châlons-en-Champagne. 


COVID19 RELATED INFORMATION : Regarding the global sanitary situation, WoS Talent Lab reserve the right to move online in case of force majeure.

Our WoS Fabrique residency program is open to the students and former students from our partnering schools. 

Applications are made by pairs (one author and one producer). 2 projects by school will be selected to enter the program. In the end, there will be 1 laureate from each school, who will receive prices from 15 to 20 000€ to help them produce their short films. 

The laureate movies will be played during the festival. 

The residency program is in English and lasts 3 months, divided in 2 sessions. 

Session 1 : Scenarios development by the participants

  • From October 1-8, 2021
  • Le Jardin d'Hiver (Châlons-en-Champagne)

Session 2 : Scenario finalization and presentation by their author-producer duos

  • From December 6-12, 2021
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame-Du-Reclus (Talus-Saint-Prix)

ℹ️ Final laureate : January 11, 2022

Download the call for project for La Fémis

Download the call for project for Babelsberg Filmuniversität Babelsberg

Download the call for project for Lodz Film School

For any question, please feel free to contact Julie Maillard, General manager at: jmaillard@waronscreen.com.

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