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TFL book on Audience Design available on-line!

TFL News & Events

TFL book on Audience Design available on-line!

November 19, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is glad to share its new publication, Audience Design – An Introduction, curated by the two long-time tutors of the pioneering TFL programme launched in 2011: Valeria Richter (Denmark) and Lena Thiele (Germany). The book can be downloaded and consulted free of charge on our… read more

TFL Meeting Event 2018: industry professionals in attendance

TFL News & Events

TFL Meeting Event 2018: industry professionals in attendance

November 15, 2018

Over 190 international Decision Makers from more than 50 countries will attend the upcoming TFL Meeting Event 2018 (23-24 November), with a ratio of about 55% female presence to 45% male. read more

SeriesLab 2019 unveils 9 selected projects!

TFL Selections & Awards

SeriesLab 2019 unveils 9 selected projects!

November 12, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is thrilled to unveil the selection for the third edition of SeriesLab. The programme will guide international scriptwriters and directors in the development of innovative and unpublished long TV series projects at an early stage of development. read more

TFL Meeting Event 2018: discover the FeatureLab Awards & Jury

TFL News & Events

TFL Meeting Event 2018: discover the FeatureLab Awards & Jury

November 9, 2018

The TFL Meeting Event 2018 (23-24 November) is only 2 weeks away, and we are delighted to unveil the composition of this year’s Jury, whose members will assign several TFL Production and Co-Production Awards to the best FeatureLab projects, to be announced… read more

TorinoFilmLab unveils new Artistic Team for 2019

TFL News & Events

TorinoFilmLab unveils new Artistic Team for 2019

November 7, 2018

After the September announcement of a radical restructuring and an enlarged international crew to boost its activities in 2019, TorinoFilmLab – an initiative of Turin’s Museo Nazionale del Cinema – now reveals the members of its new Artistic Team. read more

TFL Meeting Event 2018 to include 2nd edition of “TFL Up & Coming” initiative for emerging producers

TFL News & Events

TFL Meeting Event 2018 to include 2nd edition of “TFL Up & Coming” initiative for emerging producers

October 31, 2018

For the second time, the TFL Meeting Event will be enriched by the TFL Up & Coming initiative. The aim of this action is to support emerging, predominantly non-European producers attending the event by offering them a special “welcome package” and enhanced visibility. read more

TFL Meeting Event 2018: 10 “TFL Coming Soon” films in progress unveiled

TFL News & Events

TFL Meeting Event 2018: 10 “TFL Coming Soon” films in progress unveiled

October 29, 2018

As the 11th edition of the TFL Meeting Event (23-24 November) approaches, we are very excited to announce the selection for our TFL Coming Soon 2018 work-in-progress showcase, dedicated to presenting films developed within TorinoFilmLab’s programmes that are in their final… read more

TFL Meeting Event 2018: ScriptLab projects to vie for CNC Award & new Hamilton Behind The Camera Award!

TFL News & Events

TFL Meeting Event 2018: ScriptLab projects to vie for CNC Award & new Hamilton Behind The Camera Award!

October 19, 2018

As the TFL Meeting Event 2018 is approaching, we are excited to announce the awards that will be kindly offered by TorinoFilmLab's partners to some of the 20 ScriptLab projects of this year. read more

TFL launches ScriptLab 2019 & welcomes new Head of Studies, Eva Svenstedt Ward

Calls & Opportunities

TFL launches ScriptLab 2019 & welcomes new Head of Studies, Eva Svenstedt Ward

October 10, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is glad to launch the new call for applications for our flagship script development programme ScriptLab, and to unveil the first name among the new executive roles that will integrate TFL’s revamped structure: we are thrilled to welcome on board as ScriptLab Head… read more

HIS MASTER’S VOICE premieres in Competition at Tokyo IFF!

TFL Films

HIS MASTER’S VOICE premieres in Competition at Tokyo IFF!

September 25, 2018

TFL-supported film HIS MASTER’S VOICE by György Pálfi will have its world premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (25 October – 3 November 2018)! read more

COUREUR selected at Film Fest Gent 2018!

TFL Films

COUREUR selected at Film Fest Gent 2018!

September 14, 2018

Autumn starts at its best: TFL Film COUREUR by Kenneth Mercken will have its world premiere at the 45th Film Fest Gent (9-19 October 2018) as the closing film of the ExploreZone youth competition! read more

Registrations open for TFL Industry Pass 2018!

Calls & Opportunities

Registrations open for TFL Industry Pass 2018!

September 11, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is excited to present the opportunity for international film professionals including producers, sales agents, distributors, funds & festival reps, broadcasters etc. to register for TFL Industry Pass 2018. The pass offers full access to the activities of the 2-day pitching &… read more

TFL scores again: SUNSET and TEL AVIV ON FIRE awarded in Venice

TFL Films

TFL scores again: SUNSET and TEL AVIV ON FIRE awarded in Venice

September 10, 2018

After conquering top prizes at Berlinale, Cannes Critics’ Week and Locarno Festival, TorinoFilmLab continues its extraordinary year of successes with SUNSET by László Nemes, which was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the Venice Film Festival 2018. read more

TFL boosts its activities in 2019 with renewed structure, enlarged international team

TFL News & Events

TFL boosts its activities in 2019 with renewed structure, enlarged international team

September 4, 2018

After 10 intense years of successful activity in the fields of training, development and funding focused on the discovery and support of worldwide emerging film talents, with almost 100 completed films and 700 professionals trained in the last decade, TorinoFilmLab radically… read more

A LAND IMAGINED wins the Golden Leopard in Locarno!

TFL Films

A LAND IMAGINED wins the Golden Leopard in Locarno!

August 11, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that A LAND IMAGINED by YEO Siew Hua, supported by TorinoFilmLab's Audience Design Fund won the Golden Leopard, top honour of the International Competition of the 71st Locarno Festival. This marks the second time a TFL-supported film is awarded the prestigious… read more

Open call for the new TFL Extended – Creative Production!

TFL Extended

Open call for the new TFL Extended – Creative Production!

August 1, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is excited to present another opportunity for international professionals: a new residential workshop addressed to teams of international professionals (writer/director + producer), with projects at an early development stage and who are willing to dive deep… read more

TorinoFilmLab announces new partners and starts scouting for ScriptLab 2019!

TFL News & Events

TorinoFilmLab announces new partners and starts scouting for ScriptLab 2019!

July 27, 2018

We are only about halfway through the year, but TorinoFilmLab is already projected into the future: we are therefore pleased to announce the first confirmed partnerships for ScriptLab 2019, which will allow filmmakers from selected countries to access TFL’s flagship programme. read more

TorinoFilmLab’s SUNSET and TEL AVIV ON FIRE at the Venice Film Festival

TFL Films

TorinoFilmLab’s SUNSET and TEL AVIV ON FIRE at the Venice Film Festival

July 25, 2018

After conquering the Golden Bear in Berlin with TOUCH ME NOT and the Grand Prix at the Cannes Critics’ Week with DIAMANTINO, the lab sets off towards the Venice Lido with two titles, among which László Nemes’ much awaited second feature. read more

3 TFL-supported projects awarded by the World Cinema Fund!

TFL Films

3 TFL-supported projects awarded by the World Cinema Fund!

July 19, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that 3 projects developed at TorinoFilmLab have received production and distribution support from the World Cinema Fund! read more

4 international co-productions awarded with the TFL Audience Design Fund

TFL Selections & Awards

4 international co-productions awarded with the TFL Audience Design Fund

July 17, 2018

We have the pleasure to unveil the new winners of the TFL Audience Design Fund, which grants financial support as well as Audience Design consultations with TFL experts to international co-productions between Europe and the rest of the world. Namely, each film project will be awarded with € 40… read more

Locarno:  THE GUEST and BIRDS OF PASSAGE in "Piazza Grande", A LAND IMAGINED and 3 Alumni in Competition

TFL Films

Locarno: THE GUEST and BIRDS OF PASSAGE in "Piazza Grande", A LAND IMAGINED and 3 Alumni in Competition

July 11, 2018

Massive TFL presence at Locarno Festival 2018! We are thrilled to announce that L’OSPITE (THE GUEST), the second feature film by Italian director Duccio Chiarini, will have its world premiere on the Festival’s iconic Piazza Grande on the next 9th of August. The presentation of the… read more

TorinoFilmLab ON AIR – TFL partners with on-line radio FRED!

TFL News & Events

TorinoFilmLab ON AIR – TFL partners with on-line radio FRED!

July 2, 2018

Fresh news for all the curious cinema-lovers around the world: TorinoFilmLab is partnering up with FRED Film Radio, the multilingual and multichannel on-line radio for independent cinema and film festivals! read more

Eurimages supports 5 TFL Projects!

TFL Films

Eurimages supports 5 TFL Projects!

June 28, 2018

Wonderful news after the 151st Eurimages Board of Management Meeting held from 18 to 22 June 2018 in Montreal, Canada: Eurimages granted Co-Production funding support to 5 TFL Projects, which joined the 2 already announced in the penultimate meeting. read more

TFL Extended – Script Development: new workshop in September!

TFL Extended

TFL Extended – Script Development: new workshop in September!

June 27, 2018

We are glad to announce that TorinoFilmLab has opened the registrations for the new TFL Extended – Script Development, which will take place in Turin from 21st to 24th September 2018! read more

Day #1 of TFL Extended – Script Development!

TFL Extended

Day #1 of TFL Extended – Script Development!

June 22, 2018

TorinoFilmLab’s intensive training scheme is back in Turin: TFL Extended – Script Development is kicking off today with 20 participants working on their feature film projects! During 4 days, the scriptwriters and directors will test the widest range of opportunities for the… read more

SeriesLab 2019: Series Mania Forum reveals the dates of the final pitching session!

TFL News & Events

SeriesLab 2019: Series Mania Forum reveals the dates of the final pitching session!

June 22, 2018

Save the date: Series Mania Festival Lille Hauts-de-France will be held on 22-30 March 2019, and the European Project and Talent Forum is scheduled for 25-27 March. Series Mania Forum is the most important event for international TV series industry, bringing together professionals from… read more

Karlovy Vary IFF welcomes 5 TFL Films from Central Europe & Latin America!

TFL Films

Karlovy Vary IFF welcomes 5 TFL Films from Central Europe & Latin America!

June 18, 2018

The Czech festival is kicking off next week (29 June-7 July 2018) in the city Karlovy Vary, with a line-up comprising no less than 5 TFL Films. read more

HISTORY OF LOVE selected at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2018!

TFL Films

HISTORY OF LOVE selected at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2018!

May 29, 2018

We are glad to share some excited news from the 53rd Karlovy Vary Film Festival (29 June - 7 July): besides the TFL Alumni Meeting 2018, the Czech festival will welcome the world premiere of TFL Film HISTORY OF LOVE by Sonja Prosenc in Competition! read more

International sales agents fall strong for TFL Films!

TFL Films

International sales agents fall strong for TFL Films!

May 24, 2018

We are glad to announce that the twelve most recent TFL Films were bought by as many sales companies during last year! read more

From Cannes to Turin:  “TorinoFilmLab presents” DOGS!

TFL Films

From Cannes to Turin: “TorinoFilmLab presents” DOGS!

May 22, 2018

DOGS by Bogdan Mirică (France/Romania/Bulgaria/Qatar, 2016, 104') is the second TFL Film to be presented at Cinema Massimo, Turin, in the frame of the cycle “TorinoFilmLab presents”.  read more

DIAMANTINO scores Grand Prize at Cannes Critics' Week!

TFL Films

DIAMANTINO scores Grand Prize at Cannes Critics' Week!

May 17, 2018

TorinoFilmLab has a new occasion to celebrate thanks to Cannes Critics' Week: the Jury chaired by Norwegian director Joachim Trier decided to honour DIAMANTINO by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt with the main award, the Nespresso Grand Prize! read more

Start your interactive journey into the world of TFL!

TFL People

Start your interactive journey into the world of TFL!

May 15, 2018

On the occasion of TorinoFilmLab’s 10th anniversary, we are pleased to invite you on an interactive journey into the world of TFL. Discover the people behind the numbers, the stories behind the awards: the adventure starts here. read more

TorinoFilmLab enriches the TFL collection on Festival Scope!

TFL Films

TorinoFilmLab enriches the TFL collection on Festival Scope!

May 14, 2018

TorinoFilmLab has been partnering for two years with the on-line platform Festival Scope to present a wide selection of TFL Films – accessible for free to all cinema-lovers around the world*. The TFL Collection comprises 32 titles by emerging directors who received support from TorinoFilmLab.… read more

Happy 10th anniversary, TorinoFilmLab!

TFL People

Happy 10th anniversary, TorinoFilmLab!

May 11, 2018

When we announced the launch of TorinoFilmLab, on the first Friday of Cannes Film Festival 2008, we knew that we were at the dawn of a beautiful adventure… but we weren’t expecting the road to be so exciting, so rich in successes and gratification! read more

TFL Agenda: let’s meet on the French Riviera!

TFL News & Events

TFL Agenda: let’s meet on the French Riviera!

May 10, 2018

We are happy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of TorinoFilmLab exactly where it all started: Cannes Film Festival. On the eve of this special occasion, have a look at the TFL Agenda on the Croisette! read more

SeriesLab 2019: Open call for submissions!

Calls & Opportunities

SeriesLab 2019: Open call for submissions!

May 8, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is proud to launch the third edition of SeriesLab, its advanced training programme aimed at developing innovative and high-profile international TV series projects! read more

3 TFL Projects on the French Riviera!

TFL People

3 TFL Projects on the French Riviera!

May 7, 2018

We are always thrilled to receive updates about the projects developed with TorinoFilmLab, and it is extremely gratifying when prestigious institutions such as Cinéfondation – Résidence & L’Atelier and La Fabrique Cinéma pick up TFL Projects! read more

FeatureLab 2018 welcomes 10 international projects & 4 Audience Designers!

TFL Selections & Awards

FeatureLab 2018 welcomes 10 international projects & 4 Audience Designers!

May 7, 2018

10 creative teams of scriptwriter, director and producer working on their first or second feature films have been selected to join the upcoming edition of FeatureLab. 4 international film professionals will accompany them through this 6-month course as Audience Designer trainees. read more

TFL-supported film BIRDS OF PASSAGE will open the 50th Directors’ Fortnight!

TFL Films

TFL-supported film BIRDS OF PASSAGE will open the 50th Directors’ Fortnight!

April 17, 2018

TFL Films strikes again at Cannes! After the selection of DIAMANTINO for the 57th Cannes Critics’ Week announced yesterday, we are thrilled to announce that BIRDS OF PASSAGE by the Colombian pair Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego will open the 50th Directors’ Fortnight (May 9th-19th)! read more

DIAMANTINO selected for the Cannes Critics’ Week 2018!

TFL Films

DIAMANTINO selected for the Cannes Critics’ Week 2018!

April 16, 2018

The 85th TFL Film will premiere at the 57th edition of Cannes Critics’ Week: DIAMANTINO, by the American pair of Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt is one of the 7 feature film in Competition! read more

Cannes Film Festival 2018: familiar faces on the Croisette!

TFL People

Cannes Film Festival 2018: familiar faces on the Croisette!

April 12, 2018

The Official Selection of the 71th Cannes Film Festival (May 8th-19th 2018) revealed this morning holds some exciting promises for the TFL Community: no less than 3 films involve professionals closely related to TorinoFilmLab! read more

Open call for the new TFL Extended – Script Development!

TFL Extended

Open call for the new TFL Extended – Script Development!

April 11, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is excited to present another opportunity for international professionals: a 4-day-long residential workshop aimed at developing fiction feature film projects by diving deep into the scriptwriting process! read more

Curtains close on the first TFL Extended – TV Series in Turin!

TFL Extended

Curtains close on the first TFL Extended – TV Series in Turin!

April 10, 2018

The first edition of TFL Extended, the new training workshop open to all audiovisual professional, was officially closed yesterday. TFL Extended – TV Series welcomed 19 participants from all over the world who benefited from TFL Tutors’ know-how and learned how to implement the… read more

Discover the 9 original SeriesLab projects at Series Mania! Book of Projects now available on-line

TFL News & Events

Discover the 9 original SeriesLab projects at Series Mania! Book of Projects now available on-line

April 8, 2018

After the first workshop held in Amsterdam, Netherlands (December 2017) and the second workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden (February 2018), the second edition of SeriesLab is coming to an end. read more

TFL Audience Design Fund now receiving applications!

Calls & Opportunities

TFL Audience Design Fund now receiving applications!

April 5, 2018

We are pleased to launch the new call for applications for the TFL Audience Design Fund! This scheme completes the comprehensive support offered by TorinoFilmLab to worldwide audiovisual professionals by adding a further essential step: Audience Engagement & Distribution. read more

The TFL Alumni Meeting returns to Karlovy Vary IFF!

TFL News & Events

The TFL Alumni Meeting returns to Karlovy Vary IFF!

April 4, 2018

We are glad to announce that the TFL Alumni Meeting 2018 will be held - for the 5th time - in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic). read more

EL CRISTO CIEGO for the first time screened in Turin!

TFL Films

EL CRISTO CIEGO for the first time screened in Turin!

March 27, 2018

TorinoFilmLab, in collaboration with Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Cinema Massimo, inaugurates a new cycle of monthly meetings called "TorinoFilmLab presents...". This new initiative aims at offering a selection of films developed and supported by the TorinoFilmLab programmes during… read more

2 David di Donatello 2018 for A CIAMBRA!

TFL Films

2 David di Donatello 2018 for A CIAMBRA!

March 22, 2018

Last night was full of emotions for the TFL Community: the Academy of Italian Cinema decided to assign 2 David di Donatello Awards – the most important Italian prizes – to the TFL Film A CIAMBRA by Jonas Carpignano: Best Director and Best Editing! read more

Cristian Mungiu & Sofian El Fani join FeatureLab 2018 line-up of trainers!

TFL News & Events

Cristian Mungiu & Sofian El Fani join FeatureLab 2018 line-up of trainers!

March 13, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is glad to unveil the latest professionals to join FeatureLab 2018 as trainers: Director Cristian Mungiu (Romania), Cinematographer Sofian El Fani (Tunisia) and Sound Designer Peter Albrechtsen (Denmark)! read more

TFL announces Special Prize for a TFL Extended – Series TV trainee!

TFL Extended

TFL announces Special Prize for a TFL Extended – Series TV trainee!

March 1, 2018

Few seats are still available to participate in the TFL Extended - TV Series workshop, aiming at developing the fundamental techniques and skills to work on a TV series project and acquire a depth understanding of markets, audiences and broadcasters. read more

FICCI 2018: Colombia hosts the world premiere of SAL & welcomes Berlinale-winner THE HEIRESSES

TFL Films

FICCI 2018: Colombia hosts the world premiere of SAL & welcomes Berlinale-winner THE HEIRESSES

February 28, 2018

The 58th FICCI - Cartagena International Film Festival is kicking off today with no less than 2 TFL Films from the region in its line-up: Colombian SAL by William Vega (World Premiere) & Paraguayan THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (Latin American Premiere)! read more

TOUCH ME NOT and THE HEIRESSES win top prizes at Berlinale 2018!

TFL Films

TOUCH ME NOT and THE HEIRESSES win top prizes at Berlinale 2018!

February 25, 2018

The Jury of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival decided to reward two debut films accompanied by TorinoFilmLab, stage by stage throughout their creative process: the Golden Bear went to TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie while THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi won both the Silver Bear Alfred… read more

From TFL Alumni to TFL Trainers: Katja Adomeit, Ritesh Batra and many more!

TFL People

From TFL Alumni to TFL Trainers: Katja Adomeit, Ritesh Batra and many more!

February 20, 2018

TorinoFilmLab cultivates a special relationship with its Alumni, accompanying them during all the steps of their careers. The TFL programmes not only contribute to the production of feature films but also help strengthening many skills: it is therefore a natural continuation to integrate the TFL… read more

TorinoFilmLab community is getting ready for a remarkable Berlinale 2018!

TFL Films

TorinoFilmLab community is getting ready for a remarkable Berlinale 2018!

February 15, 2018

We are extremely excited about the new edition of Berlin International Film Festival, kicking off today. Take a look at what the TFL Community has to offer! read more

ScriptLab 2018 selection: millennial stories, journeys of self-discovery & investigation thrillers in the line-up!

TFL Selections & Awards

ScriptLab 2018 selection: millennial stories, journeys of self-discovery & investigation thrillers in the line-up!

February 15, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is delighted to announce the full selection of ScriptLab 2018: 20 feature film projects at an early stage of development and 5 story editor trainees will take part in this 9-month scriptwriting programme. read more

Open call for FeatureLab 2018: discover the trainers line-up!

Calls & Opportunities

Open call for FeatureLab 2018: discover the trainers line-up!

February 6, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is exciting to launch the new call for applications for FeatureLab 2018, with deadline on March 1st, 2018. We are looking for 10 feature film projects at an advanced stage of development and 4 Audience Designer trainees to join this year’s edition! read more

TorinoFilmLab unveils the new face of FeatureLab & announces dates for 2018 Meeting Event!

TFL News & Events

TorinoFilmLab unveils the new face of FeatureLab & announces dates for 2018 Meeting Event!

February 1, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is delighted to launch the new season of FeatureLab, its training programme for teams of writers, directors and producers working on their 1st or 2nd feature film projects at an advanced stage of development, and for audiovisual professionals interested in gaining hands-on experience… read more

French cannibals & zombies in the spotlight: TFL loves genre cinema!

TFL Films

French cannibals & zombies in the spotlight: TFL loves genre cinema!

January 31, 2018

From a cannibalistic veterinary student to zombies invading Paris: French genre cinema is witnessing a breath of fresh air. TFL did nurtured - within its FeatureLab programme - two debut films that highly contribute to this new ‘French touch’: RAW by Julia… read more

TorinoFilmLab launches TFL Extended - TV Series call!

Calls & Opportunities

TorinoFilmLab launches TFL Extended - TV Series call!

January 18, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is excited to present a new opportunity for International professionals: a 4-day-long residential workshop aimed at developing the fundamental techniques and skills to work on a TV series project! read more

Strong presence of TorinoFilmLab at IFFR 2018!

TFL Films

Strong presence of TorinoFilmLab at IFFR 2018!

January 17, 2018

The programme of IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 is finally available: discover all the selected TFL Films and many more surprises! read more

Berlinale selects THE HEIRESSES and TOUCH ME NOT for its Competition!

TFL Films

Berlinale selects THE HEIRESSES and TOUCH ME NOT for its Competition!

January 15, 2018

We are excited to announce the presence of 2 TFL films – the only feature debuts – among the 10 titles joining the festival’s main Competition! read more

TFL Extended lands in Qatar & Singapore in January with 3 tailor-made workshops!

TFL Extended

TFL Extended lands in Qatar & Singapore in January with 3 tailor-made workshops!

January 9, 2018

TorinoFilmLab is thrilled to announce the three workshops taking place in Qatar and Singapore in January 2018 in the framework of its TFL Extended activities. read more