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TFL Meeting Event 2018: discover the awards & winners!

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TFL Meeting Event 2018: discover the awards & winners!

November 26, 2018

The 11th edition of TorinoFilmLab was officially closed with the TFL Meeting Event, where 15 development, production and distribution awards were assigned for a total value of € 433.000.

A global co-production forum for independent feature films and adaptations, with a focus on emerging directors. A public presentation of the projects developed at TorinoFilmLab throughout the year. A moment to reward the best projects with awards, production & distribution grants. The TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event, taking place on November 23-25 within the Torino Film Festival, brought together more than 300 industry professionals from all over the world.

Within the FeatureLab programme, 10 projects in advanced development were presented.

The international Jury – comprising Cameron Bailey (Canada), Artistic Director & Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival; festival programmer and co-production expert Teresa Cavina (Italy); multi-awarded director, producer and TFL Alumnus Babak Jalali (Iran/UK); producer and TFL Alumna Ankica Jurić Tilić (Croatia), and Paolo Moretti (France), newly appointed General Delegate of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight – has decided to award 2 TFL Production Awards (amounting to a total of € 80.000):

SMALL BODY by Laura Samani (Italy/Slovenia) – € 40.000
THE WOODCUTTER STORY by Mikko Myllylahti (Finland) – € 40.000

and 4 TFL Co-Production Awards (amounting to a total of € 200.000):

COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON by Mounia Akl (Lebanon/France/Sweden/Norway)
THE SETTLERS by Felipe Gálvez (Chile/Argentina/Denmark)
BLOOD AND WATER by Jianjie Lin (China)
YOU ARE THERE by Nicole Midori Woodford (Singapore/Japan)

The following prizes were also awarded:

3 TFL Audience Design Fund Awards (for a total of € 120.000), supporting innovative audience engagement strategies at the moment of distribution, were officially assigned to:

A LAND IMAGINED by Yeo Siew Hua (Singapore/France/Netherlands)
MADE IN BANGLADESH by Rubaiyat Hossain (France/Bangladesh/Denmark/Portugal)
THE PLAY by Alejandro Fernandéz Almendras (Chile/France/Czech Republic/South Korea)

CNC Award
The prize of € 8.000, granted by CNC - Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée and dedicated to the further development of one of the projects from the ScriptLab programme, was assigned to:
ALCARRÀS by Carla Simón (Spain)

A special mention from the CNC Jury went to:
THE ROOT CROWN by Katarzyna Gondek (Poland)

Hamilton Behind The Camera Award – Talent for the Future
The prize, granted by Swiss watch brand Hamilton to one of the ScriptLab projects, includes a cash prize of € 5.000 to support the development of the script, as well as a watch dedicated to cinema for the director-author. It was assigned to:
THEREFORE I AM by Wregas Bhanuteja (Indonesia)

Amsterdam Post Lab Award
The prize is assigned to a FeatureLab project: it allows the producer to participate in the Amsterdam Post Lab post-production workshop and offers a € 7.500 grant in post-production services at the Filmmore facilities and a € 7.500 grant to be spent in the Warnier-Posta sound studio. The prize went to:
THE WOODCUTTER STORY by Mikko Myllylahti (Finland), produced by Emilia Haukka – Aamu Film Company

Digital Production Challenge II Award
The award, granted by FOCAL resource, covers participation in the DPC II workshop, and went to ScriptLab project:
THANATOS by E del Mundo (Philippines/USA)

Sub-ti Award
The prize, offered by Sub-Ti Ltd., will provide a FeatureLab project with English or Italian or German subtitles. Winner:
TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani (Greece)

Sub-ti Access Award
The prize, offered by Sub-ti Access Srl., will provide a FeatureLab project with subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired, and audio description for the blind and visually impaired, with audio subtitles. Winner:
THREE by Juanjo Giménez (Spain/France)

A community of 700 film professionals trained within TFL, 93 completed films and 20 films entering production in 2019, dozens of prizes in the main festivals worldwide as well as Oscar candidatures, more than 40 international partners and a total of around 3000 international guests brought to Torino are only some of the TFL figures.

TorinoFilmLab is a project by Museo Nazionale del Cinema; supported by MiBACT - Direzione Generale Cinema, Regione Piemonte, Città di Torino, and Creative Europe – MEDIA; promoted by Torino Film Festival and Film Commission Torino Piemonte.

The TFL Meeting Event 2018 was possible thanks to the financial partners: CNC – Centre national du cinema et de l’image animée and Hamilton; associated partners: Amsterdam Post Lab, Filmmore, Warnier-Posta, FOCAL resource, IFP, Sub-ti and Sub-ti Access; technical partners: Consorzio dell’Asti Docg, Coop, Riserva Carlo Alberto, Gin Malfy and San Pellegrino; official carrier: Air France; in partnership with Torino Film Industry; in collaboration with Festival Scope; IT services: Eventival and b.square; logistic partners: CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Wetaxi and Turismo Torino.