Skillshare: Developing a feature film

In collaboration with Centre for Creativity of the Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana.

An event for film creatives at the start of their careers or new projects who want to get inspired by a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success.


Isabelle Fauvel: Development as a crucial journey

In practical terms, the development of a project starts when the decision is made to dedicate time, skills, and money to one project in particular, but in a broader sense, development is a perpetual activity for anyone who wants to write, direct, or produce. Isabelle Fauvel’s masterclass will focus on project development at any stage of writing, as well as skills, talents, and networks, tackling all the specifics of development and co-development.


After gaining experience as a producer, Isabelle Fauvel created Initiative Film in 1993: the first company dedicated to film development. Since then, she has been a privileged partner of writers, directors and producers for all matters related to project and talent development, such as talent and book scouting, script consultancy, story editing and giving insightful advice throughout the project gestation. She works as an expert or tutor for international industry organisations and events such as the MFI (Mediterranean Film Institute), ACE Producers, and TFL (Torino Film Lab), which includes creating training programs on-demand. She also ventures into the world of publishing, facilitating book adaptations with Shoot the Book!, the crime novel festival Quais du Polar in Lyon etc. Initiative Film has been scouting for Jerusalem International Film Lab since its creation 2012. Fauvel strives to contribute to the circulation of ideas and talents and to enrich the field of film development.

Chaired by Nadina Štefančič.

The event will be in English. Admission is free, but please book your spot at


Location: Manzioli Palace, Izola
Date: 03. June 2022
Time: 11:00
Program category: Pro Otok
Section category: Pro Otok