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Meet the TFL Community at the Berlinale 2020!

February 14, 2020

The TFL Community is ready to land at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival (20 February – 01 March 2020) with a rich programme: in addition to the participation of the TFL Staff & Pedagogical Team in several activities, 7 TFL Films will be screened in various sections, while many TFL Alumni will attend the Berlinale Talents and present their projects at the European Film Market.

5 TFL Titles to premiere at Berlinale; special screenings for SOLE and PELICAN BLOOD

As previously announced, no less than 7 TFL Films will be presented at Berlinale. 

Competing for the Golden Bear, Burhan Qurbani’s BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ will world premiere on Wednesday, February 26th at 15.30, at Berlinale Palast. Additional screenings are scheduled on February 27th and March 1st. 

Three titles have been selected in PanoramaWILDLAND, the debut feature by Jeanette Nordahl, written by Ingeborg Topsøe, will premiere on Friday, February 21st at 19.00 (Zoo Palast 1). SEMINA IL VENTO, by Danilo Caputo, will be screened on Saturday, February 22nd at 21.00 (CinemaxX 7). Last but not least, PARI by Siamak Etemadi will debut on Tuesday, February 25th at 21.00 (CinemaxX 7).

The Generation 14plus section will welcome the European Premiere of YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by Massoud Bakhshi, on Sunday, February 23rd at 12.30 (Zoo Palast 1). The film will land on European screens after its successful presentation at Sundance Film Festival 2020, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. 

Moreover, Carlo Sironi will attend the programme “On Transmission” with a special screening of his film SOLE, preceded by an open discussion with award-winner Paolo Taviani on Saturday, February 22nd at 16:30 at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg.

Last but not least, PELICAN BLOOD by Katrin Gebbe will be screened in Lola at Berlinale a joint project of the Berlin International Film Festival, the German Film Academy and German Films. First screening is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd at 20:15 at Cubix 4.

More info on the films and all the screenings here.

TFL Community flies to the European Film Market & Berlinale Talents

We are glad to announce that 3 TFL Projects will be presented at the European Film Market

CROCODILE TEARS by Tumpal Tampubolon (Indonesia), produced by Mandy Marahimin (Indonesia), developed in FeatureLab 2019

THE SKY IS MINE by Deepak Rauniyar (Nepal), winner of the TFL World Co-Production Fund 2019

TOLL by Carolina Markowicz (Portugal), developed in the TFL Extended – Creative Production workshop 2019

TFL Alumni Simon Jaquemet, Hicham Lasri, Adina Pintilie, Laura Schroeder, John Trengove and Yorgos Zois will also present their new projects. 

Furthermore, many familiar faces will attend Berlinale Talents: director Deepak Rauniyar and producer Mandy Marahimir, as well as TFL Extended participants Hayk Matevosyan, Yayo Herrero, Laura Nasmyth, Konstantinos Antonopoulos and Elisa Pirir.

TorinoFilmLab’s special events

Gathering so many members of the TFL Community, the Berlinale Film Festival is always a good occasion to organize TFL special events: optimizing travelling and therefore reducing our carbon footprint.

This year’s edition will welcome a two-day Audience Design Consultancy on the project CUBAN DANCER by Roberto Salinas, recipient of the TFL Audience Design Fund 2019 (€ 40.000). The consultancy is a comprehensive part of the fund and will help the film team to define a strategy to reach, build and engage audiences, with the support of two TFL experts: Riema Reybrouck and Benjamin Cölle.

Finally, TFL Production and TFL Audience Design Fund advisor Daniele Segre will participate in a special Berlinale Talents Circle entitled WCF Audience Design: The Earlier the Better - Contextualising Visibility, together with Vincenzo Bugno and Isona Admetlla representing the World Cinema Fund; while Head of TFL Extended Angelica Cantisani will participate in a case study on LAS MIL Y UNA, in the frame of the World Cinema Fund Day 2020.


If you wish to know more about TFL programmes and initiatives, we invite you to contact TFL Staff attending the 70th Berlinale Film Festival.

Mercedes Fernandez | Managing Director | mercedes.fernandez@torinofilmlab.it
available for meetings on 20 - 27 February 

Angelica Cantisani | Head of TFL Extended, PM SeriesLab | angelica.cantisani@torinofilmlab.it
available for meetings on 20 - 27 February 

Violeta Bava | FeatureLab Head of Studies | violeta.bava@torinofilmlab.it
available for meetings on 20 - 27 February

Olimpia Pont Cháfer | TFL Partnerships | olimpia.pont@torinofilmlab.it
available for meetings on 20 – 27 February 

Vincenzo Bugno | Curator | vincenzo.bugno@torinofilmlab.it
available for meetings on 20 – 27 February 

Juliette Fournier | Head of Communication, PM ScriptLab | juliette.fournier@torinofilmlab.it
available for meetings on 24 - 26 February