Tik Tok creator academy

The TikTok creator academy is an innovative 3-week program for 12 young creators. Training will be provided by ENS Louis-Lumière at the Victorine Studios and the Villa Arson in Nice. The goal is to provide these rising creators with a program comprising mentoring and the necessary tools to develop their narrative skills, in order to produce the best possible content. At the heart of this residency is the desire to expose participants to a professional environment built around training modules (writing, directing, shooting, editing) taught by screenwriters and technicians, and to tutor residents while they work on their own projects.

Program overview

  • A remote training module dedicated to writing. Residents will also get coaching on their projects.
  • An in-person workshop module in Nice, at Villa Arson and Victorine Studios. Residents will produce their projects and alternate artistic and technical roles, under the supervision of their mentors. These pilots will be shot and produced at Villa Arson and Victorine Studios.
  • A plenary session with all participants and mentors, as well as an externel figure serving as patron of this first edition of the residency.

Program requirements

Candidate profile

All creators 18 years of age or older are eligible. Candidates must be France or EU residents. Winners of the TikTok Short Film 2022 edition are also eligible.

Synopsis of projects for the residency (no more than 3 pages)

Applicants must submit a synopsis for their projects fulfilling the following requirements :

  • No prior development by a production company or third-party, nor be an adaptation of a book, article, or any third-party product
  • No prior support from any other program
  • Creators must retain proprietary ownership on their projects including copyright
  • Projects must take into account that residents will alternate artistic and technical roles, under the supervision of a mentor. Pilots will be shot and produced at Villa Arson and Victorine Studios.

Number of admitted candidates

12 winners will be selected to participate in the Tik Tok creator academy. Winners will be selected based on the application they submit, their background and overall fit with the program, artistic ambition, and motivation. The jury will be be composed of professionals from the audiovisual industry and representatives from program partners.


La Villa Arson, Victorine Studios in Nice, online.


  • Call for applications: June 8th 2022
  • Deadline for submission of applications: June 24th 2022
  • Writing training (remote): July 18-22nd or July 25-29th 2022
  • Residency at Villa Arson (Nice): August 22nd-September 3rd 2022

Program costs

For in-person training sessions, 2nd class train tickets (French territory only), accommodation expenses and meals will be covered. Accommodation will be organized by program coordinators.

Application requirements

Applications must be saved as a single PDF attachment named « LAST NAME First name ».

Application components :

  1. A cover letter (no more than 2 pages)
  2. A synopsis of projects for the residency (no more than 3 pages), compliant with eligibility requirements
  3. A CV/résumé
  4. Links to applicant’s videos (1 or 2)
  5. A signed copy of the letter of undertaking (dowload)
  6. A proof of identity (CNI or passport)