STRUCTURAL CONSTELLATIONS – European Residential Master Class by our partner FOCAL – IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS until March 10th!

The entire European industry agrees that for economic growth and cultural diversity within the audiovisual industry, creative development remains crucial. In other words, the “golden” triangle – scriptwriter, director or transmedia designer and producer – is at the heart of any successful project development. The ambition of Structural Constellations is to foster interdisciplinary co-operation within the development teams and to strengthen its actors’ creative skills in order to improve the quality of the scripts while fostering a market perspective to reach a larger audience.What you get from STRUCTURAL CONSTELLATIONS?

•The reframing of your project with regard to the story / the scenes / the characters
•The enhancement of your creative potential and your story development skills
•The consolidation of your positioning in / monitoring of the creative process
•Enhanced interaction within the development team of your project
•Acquisition of techniques and tools to apply autonomously to other projects and to solve problems/conflicts with any team.

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STRUCTURAL CONSTELLATIONS offers a shared and unique creative experience. Upon completion of the two Modules, the participants will have acquired precise, comprehensive and practical know-how and skills on behalf of their current and future projects. This intensive European Master Class proposes an interactive and pragmatic approach among peers, drawn up by Matthias Varga von Kibéd and co-animated by Marcus Richmann during the first module and Marc Wehrlin during the second module.

A short film presenting the method, the detailed schedules, the dates for both Modules and the registration form are available at

20 to 25 participants with a film – fiction or documentary – or a transmedia project in development. Preference will be given to applicants in maximum 3-person teams (screenwriter, author-director/director/new media designer, producer, script consultant), but applicants by individuals are also eligible.

Dates and Venues of the two Modules:
Only applications to both Modules are eligible:
1st Module: 1 to 5 May 2018 in Retz, Austria
2nd Module: 26 to 30 November 2018 near Geneva, Switzerland

Registration deadline: 10 March 2018

Application material:
The applicants must have professional experience in the development of feature or documentary films or transmedia projects. They must submit:
• their curriculum vitae
• a short motivation letter
• the synopsis of their project

1 team (maximum 3 people): 1’000 Euro
1 individual participant: 700 Euro
The fee includes tuition, accommodation and meals. Travel costs are not included.
Up to 11 participants (in teams or individually) are eligible for a scholarship covering the
fee, part of the travel costs and full subsistence expenses, provided that they have not
already benefited from another scholarship for the same expenses. The scholarships are
primarily for participants from low-income countries.

Language: English

Organization: Marc Wehrlin, Vanja Baumberger

The Mentors:

Matthias Varga von Kibéd
Professor of logic and philosophy of science and his wife, psychologist Insa Sparrer, have developed Systemic Structural Constellations since 1989. Matthias Varga von Kibéd has been a lecturer for over 20 years and has written many scientific publications. He has applied Systemic Structural Constellations in numerous programmes for filmmakers.

1st Module: Marcus Richmann
Marcus Richmann works as a systemic therapist (individual synthesis), imagination/dream therapist and business coach in Berne. He offers screenwriting structural constellations as well as therapeutic family and organisational constellations. He is also the author of novels and screenplays.

2nd Module: Marc Wehrlin 
Freelancer for different cultural and cinematographic organizations, Marc Wehrlin has a vast experience as mediator and practitioner of the Systemic Structural Constellations.


All details about the programme can be found at

an interview of Matthias Varga von Kibéd at

and the application form at

STRUCTURAL CONSTELLATIONS is proposed by FOCAL, the Norwegian Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, the Austrian Film Institute and the Wajda School, with the support of the Compensating Measures of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture – MEDIA Desk Suisse