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FeatureLab 2017 selection announced: debut features, Southeast Asia & family relationships prevail!

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FeatureLab 2017 selection announced: debut features, Southeast Asia & family relationships prevail!

May 2, 2017

TorinoFilmLab is delighted to announce the full line-up of FeatureLab 2017. Emerging directors will prevail this year with no less than 10 first features projects. Two second feature projects, to be directed by Katrin Gebbe and Franco Lolli (who both had their debuts in Cannes), will also be participating. Family relationships definitely constitute the recurring theme of this edition.

Very much welcome, the presence of filmmakers from North Africa & Southeast Asia is remarkable, as these 2 regions provide half of the projects selected. Notably, two Indonesian projects will attend as part of a partnership with BEKRAF, the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy.

The FeatureLab programme foresees the participation of teams of scriptwriters, directors and producers as well as audience designers in two project development workshops, and in the TFL Meeting Event. The first workshop will kick off in the Netherlands in June. Besides benefiting from tailor-made consultations on various creative & production aspects of their development, the projects will compete for a number of production grants at the TFL Meeting Event in November.

4 audiovisual professionals will receive hands-on training in the FeatureLab – audience design action of the programme, where they will explore possibilities and learn to create audience engagement strategies for films in advanced development.

FeatureLab – 360 line-up
ABOU LEILA by Amin Sidi-Boumédiene (Algeria) - 1st FEATURE
Producers: Louise Bellicaud & Claire Charles-Gervais – In Vivo Films, France.

ALFA by Una Gunjak (Bosnia & Herzegovina) - 1st FEATURE
Producers: Amra Bakšić Čamo & Cecilia Frugiuele – SCCA/, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sinisa Juricic – Nukleus Film, Croatia.

THE DEFENDANT by Franco Lolli (Colombia)
Co-written by Virginie Legeay (France)
Producers: Franco Lolli – Evidencia Films, Colombia & Sylvie Pialat – Les Films du Worso, France.

FEATHERS OF A FATHER by Omar El Zohairy (Egypt) - 1st FEATURE
Co-written by Ahmed Amer (Egypt)
Producer: Juliette Lepoutre – Still Moving, France.

NATURAL LIGHT by Dénes Nagy (Hungary) - 1st FEATURE
Producers: Marcell Gerõ & Sára László – Campfilm, Hungary.

PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe (Germany)
Producer: Verena Gräfe-Höft – Junafilm, Germany.

SOLE by Carlo Sironi (Italy) - 1st FEATURE
Producer: Giovanni Pompili – Kino Produzioni, Italy.

TASTE by Bao Le (Vietnam) - 1st FEATURE
Producers: Thi Phuong Thao Dong – Le Bien Pictures, Vietnam & Weijie Lai – E&W Films, Singapore.

WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE (formerly known as A WRONG SEASON) by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines) - 1st FEATURE
Producer: Armi Rae Cacanindin – Quantum Films, Philippines.

WILDLAND directed by Jeanette Nordahl (Denmark) - 1st FEATURE
Written by Ingeborg Topsøe (Denmark)
Producer: Eva Jakobsen – Snowglobe Film, Denmark.

Indonesian projects (in partnership with BEKRAF)
Producer: Yulia Evina Bhara – Kawankawan Film.

TALE OF THE LAND by Loeloe Hendra - 1st FEATURE
Producer: Siska Raharja – Elora Production.

FeatureLab – audience design line-up
Ilaria Gomarasca, Italy
Paul Rieth, Germany
Gisela Ritzén, Sweden
Clara Miranda Scherffig, Germany