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TFL Up & Coming Italia
in collaboration with
AGICI Anica Centro Nazionale del Corto Torino Short Film Market Film Commission Torino Piemonte Fondo Audiovisivo FVG Milano Film Network

TFL Up & Coming Italia 2020

QUICK FACTS

TARGET PARTICIPANTS: emerging Italian producers who have already obtained national and/or international recognition and are taking their first steps into international co-production.

The producers must apply with a feature film project (fiction or creative documentary) in development stage, for which they aim at finding international partners.

DURATION: from 18th to 20th of November 2020 (3 days).

FEE: The participation is free of charge and includes a tailor-made plan of activities and attendance at the TFL Meeting Event. Participants must pay for their travel and accommodation costs (if any).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 30th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon)*
*Applicants will be notified in September

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO TFL UP & COMING ITALIA

 


About TFL Up & Coming Italia
TFL Up & Coming Italia is a new initiative dedicated to Italian cinema, addressed to emerging producers taking their first steps into international co-production.

A group of 6 emerging producers will be the protagonist of an exclusive plan of activities that will take place during the TFL Meeting Event, from the 18th to 20th of November 2020. They will receive dedicated guidance and will enhance visibility among the Decision Makers thanks to the TFL Catalogue.

The TFL Meeting Event is the annual showcase of the projects, talents and films developed at TorinoFilmLab, featuring a global co-production forum for independent original or adapted feature films (with a focus on emerging directors through FeatureLab), and a presentation of the professionals trained within the scheme. It is also a moment to reward the best projects with the TFL Production Awards, as well as collateral prizes backing the further development, production and post-production.

The aim of TFL Up & Coming Italia is to provide a new generation of Italian producers with tools and guidance to work internationally, while experiencing first-hand the final event of presentation of the projects developed by TFL during the year.

The selected participants will be offered a special "welcome package" through dedicated sessions of meetings with experts and mentors, which aims at putting them in contact with potential partners, expanding their industry network and, at the same time, enhancing their knowledge and experience in co-productions, markets and international financing. This tailor-made plan of activities will include a series of masterclasses and case studies on the following themes: international co-production; European co-production markets and forums; European funding and tax incentives; worldwide sales. These topics will be presented and analysed by highly qualified European and international professionals who regularly collaborate in TFL training programmes.

After these first dedicated training sessions, the producers of TFL Up & Coming Italia will join the other guests in the TFL Meeting Event forum, which includes the public presentations of projects developed within TFL's programmes, one-to-one meetings and networking moments. The participants will also be the protagonists of a presentation and networking event organized in collaboration with TFI – Torino Film Industry, which will bring together high-profile Italian and international guests.

To enhance the visibility of the TFL Up & Coming producers, their profiles will be presented in the TFL Catalogue 2020. This will guarantee a significant added value in terms of exposure, which will help them to strengthen their connections with the industry.

TFL Up & Coming Italia is a TorinoFilmLab initiative realized in collaboration with AGICI – Associazione Generale Industrie Cine-Audiovisive Indipendenti, ANICA – Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive Multimediali, Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio & Torino Short Film Market, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG – Friuli Venezia Giulia, Film Commission Torino Piemonte and Milano Film Network.


Who can apply?
Emerging Italian producers
who have already obtained national and/or international recognition and are taking their first steps into international co-production with a feature film project (fiction or creative documentary).

Applicants must confirm their full availability for all the days of the workshop.

The working language of all activities, meetings and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate and all written material must be translated.


Participation fee
Participation TFL Up & Coming Italia is free of charge and includes a tailor-made plan of activities and attendance at the TFL Meeting Event. Participants must pay for their travel and accommodation costs (if any).


How to apply?
The requested materials – to be submitted all together in 1 single PDF (10 MB max.), and all in English – are:

1) Motivation letter explaining why you would like to take part in the programme – 1 page max
2) Synopsis – 1 page max.
3) Intention note about the project – 1 page max.
4) Artistic concept & audio-visual reference
5) Web links to previous film(s) of the director
6) Biographies of producer, director & writer (if on board)
7) Production company profile – 1 page max.
8) Detailed budget (Euro) and detailed financing plan – including structure of potential co-production (names and/or countries of potential companies, and percentages of financing from each country). Suggested form for the Financing Plan
9) Development and production timetable
10) Marketing & distribution strategy – 3 pages max.
11) Treatment - 10 pages max.

Please click here to access the online application form and submit your project. Before starting the application process, you will need to create an account on the TFL Visitor Page.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: June 30th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. CET (noon).

Participation will be confirmed by Mid-September.

 

For more information please contact: francesco.giaivia@torinofilmlab.it

 

The Selected projects of Up & Coming Italia must indicate TorinoFilmLab support in the film credits, by displaying the TorinoFilmLab logo and the caption “Developed at TorinoFilmLab”.