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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.

These enterprising international producers, selected in collaboration with a range of partner organizations that closely collaborate with TFL, will receive a dedicated guidance to the co-production forum and will be facilitated to navigate the fast-paced working context of the event. Furthermore they will benefit from a special, tailor-made plan of activities, aimed at connecting them with potential partners, widening their industry network and, at the same time, empowering their knowledge and experience of European co-productions, markets and funding.

TorinoFilmLab created for them a specific programme of master classes and case studies, held by highly qualified European professionals that regularly collaborate in TFL’s training programmes. After their dedicated training sessions, the TFL Up & Coming producers will join the other guests in the TFL Meeting Event programme and have one-to-one meetings with both project teams and Decision Makers in attendance.

The 13 participants hail from 8 non-European countries: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Palestine, Sri Lanka, USA. The partner organizations include Biennale College – Cinema, BrLab, the Doha Film Institute, Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Morelia Sundance Story Lab, Locarno Pro’s Open Doors and SEAFIC. Moreover, a local producer from Piemonte will join the programme thanks to a special partnership with Film Commission Torino Piemonte.

The TFL Up & Coming 2018 are:

- Biennale College – Cinema | Omar Razzak, Spain

- Brasil CineMundi | Duda Bouhid, Brazil

- BrLab | Joyce Prado, Brazil

- Cinemateca Distrital de Bogotá | Carlos Tribiño Mamby, Colombia

- Doha Film Institute | Justin Kramer, USA

- Film Commission Torino Piemonte | Andrea Zirio, Italy

- FilmLab Palestine | Yasmin Zaher, Palestine

- Independent Filmmaker Project | Alyssa Polk, USA

- International Emerging Film Talent Association | Kesmat El Sayed, Egypt

- Morelia Sundance Story Lab | Fernanda de la Peza, Mexico

- Open Doors | Sumudu Malalagama, Sri Lanka

- Ouaga Film Lab | Wilfrid J. de Dieu Pare, Burkina Faso

- SEAFIC | Steve Arounsack, Laos/USA

The profiles of the TFL Up & Coming producers will be soon available on the TFL Catalogue 2018.