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 four European institutions : the Fémis in France, the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Germany, the Lodz Film School in Poland, and the ECAM in Spain.

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


Manele Labidi





For the second year in a row, Manele Labidi will be present alongside the participants to WoS Fabrique as their script development advisor.

Manele Labidi is a French director. Before directing the short film, Une chambre à moi, a tragicomic variation on the work of Virginia Woolf, she practiced theatre and radio writing. In 2020, she released Un divan à Tunis, her first feature film distributed in more than 40 countries and awarded the Audience Award at the Venice Mostra. In France, it was seen by nearly 330,000 spectators.


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

Our WoS Fabrique residency program is open to young professionnals coming 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 start producing their short film and get funding to fully finance their film production.

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

Download the call for project for the ECAM

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

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