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3 TFL Alumni selected for CineMart 2016

3 TFL Alumni selected for CineMart 2016

December 11, 2015

No less than 3 TFL Alumni will take part in International Film Festival Rotterdam's co-production market, CineMart (31 Jan-3 Feb 2016). read more

TFL-developed film AGNUS DEI to premiere at Sundance

TFL-developed film AGNUS DEI to premiere at Sundance

December 9, 2015

Anne Fontaine's new feature AGNUS DEI (LES INNOCENTES) will be showcased at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival (21-31 January). The film is written by TFL Alumnae Sabrina B. Karine and Alice Vial, and Pascal Bonitzer. read more

WCF supports JESUS, 2 Alumni projects backed by HBF and Creative Europe

WCF supports JESUS, 2 Alumni projects backed by HBF and Creative Europe

December 2, 2015

Chilean writer-director Fernando Guzzoni’s JESUS (Script&Pitch 2012, FrameWork 2013) is having a winning streak! read more

8th TFL Meeting Event Awards & Winners

8th TFL Meeting Event Awards & Winners

November 27, 2015

Thursday, 26th November – The 2015 edition of TorinoFilmLab was officially closed with the 8th TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event, where development, production and distribution awards were assigned for a total of € 435.000. read more

Tell and share #yourtfl experience

Tell and share #yourtfl experience

November 19, 2015

Since 2008 TorinoFilmLab supports emerging filmmakers from all over the world. Thanks to its activities it became more than an international laboratory, it's a community where stories and talents can grow. Use ‪#‎yourtfl‬ hashtag to tell and share your experience at… read more

Two TFL projects awarded in Tallinn

Two TFL projects awarded in Tallinn

November 19, 2015

Director Lina Luzyte and producer Dagne Vildziunaite’s Lithuanian-Romanian co-production TOGETHER FOR EVER (Script&Pitch 2012) gained the FilmFly Award for Best Project in the International Works in Progress Section of the Baltic Event.  read more

TFL Alumnus Pietro Marcello to pre-open 33rd Torino Film Festival

TFL Alumnus Pietro Marcello to pre-open 33rd Torino Film Festival

November 11, 2015

BELLA E PERDUTA (LOST AND BEAUTIFUL) by Italian writer-director and TFL Alumnus Pietro Marcello will have its Italian premiere as the pre-opening film of the 33rd Torino Film Festival.  read more

An AdaptLab project selected for the Baltic Event's Co-Prod. Market

An AdaptLab project selected for the Baltic Event's Co-Prod. Market

November 9, 2015

Good news from the North: the Baltic Event’s Co-Production Market 2015 (16-18 November)  announced its selection. Taking place during the Black Nights Film Festival Industry@Tallinn program, it is the largest co-production platform in the region of Northern and Central… read more

TFL films around Europe

TFL films around Europe

November 6, 2015

November is looking to be an amazing month: the 8th TFL Meeting Event is getting closer and 3 film festivals around Europe feature no less than 9 TFL-supported films. read more

FREAKING shooting started

FREAKING shooting started

November 6, 2015

Good news for the TFL project FREAKING by Julia Ducourneau: the shooting for the French writer-director's debut feature started a few days ago in Liège (Belgium)! read more

TFL Coming Soon: the new work-in-progress showcase of TorinoFilmLab!

TFL Coming Soon: the new work-in-progress showcase of TorinoFilmLab!

October 23, 2015

TorinoFilmLab is thrilled to announce the launch of a new activity enriching the programme of its upcoming 8thMeeting Event (Turin, 25-27 November 2015): TFL Coming Soon. Targeted exclusively at sales agents and film festivals, this work-in-progress… read more

Great news for Script&Pitch 2016!

Great news for Script&Pitch 2016!

October 13, 2015

From the 2016 edition, Script&Pitch introduces a major novelty. For the first time two producers will be integrated in the Script&Pitch training programme, providing participants a sort of tailored coaching. read more

ADAMA among the 3 EFA nominees for Best European Animated Feature 2015

ADAMA among the 3 EFA nominees for Best European Animated Feature 2015

October 13, 2015

We happily announce that ADAMA, directed by Simon Rouby and co-written with Julien Lilti, is one of the three nominees for Best European Animated Feature at the 28th European Film Awards! The Awards Ceremony will take place in Berlin on next December 12. read more

TFL Meeting Event 2015 Jury unveiled

TFL Meeting Event 2015 Jury unveiled

October 8, 2015

TorinoFilmLab is glad to announce the jury of its 8th Meeting Event! Alongside TFL Advisory Board President Alberto Barbera, Director of the National Museum of Cinema in Turin and Director of the Venice Film Festival, the Jury will feature Mexican film activist Paula Astorga, Argentinian… read more

THE FEVER to participate in the Cinéfondation Residence

THE FEVER to participate in the Cinéfondation Residence

October 6, 2015

Brazilian writer/director Maya Da-Rin was selected to participate in the 31st session of Cannes Cinéfondation Residence in Paris with her deabut feature project THE FEVER.  read more

MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD to represent Malaysia at the Oscars

MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD to represent Malaysia at the Oscars

October 5, 2015

Good news for Liew Seng Tat's MEN WHO SAVE THE WORLD. The project, developed at FrameWork 2010, has been selected as Malaysia's candidate at the 88th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film Category! read more

Two TFL Alumni at the 59th BFI London Film Festival

Two TFL Alumni at the 59th BFI London Film Festival

October 1, 2015

BFI London Film Festival will start in a week (7-18 October) with two TFL projects within its programme.  read more

Two TFL projects fly to Busan!

Two TFL projects fly to Busan!

September 29, 2015

GO HOME by Lebanese writer-director Jihane Chouaib (Interchange 2011) among the 8 films selected at the 20th Busan International Film Festival.  read more

Torino Award at the San Sebastián's 14th International Film Students Meeting

Torino Award at the San Sebastián's 14th International Film Students Meeting

September 28, 2015

Thanks to the collaboration with the San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Torino Award was assigned for the 2nd year within the Festival's 14th International Film Students Meeting.  read more

EVA NOVÁ gained the FIPRESCI Prize at TIFF 2015

EVA NOVÁ gained the FIPRESCI Prize at TIFF 2015

September 21, 2015

Monday brings good news! Marko Skop's EVA NOVÁ, featured in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), gained the FIPRESCI AWARD. read more

VAF supports TFL project CARGO

VAF supports TFL project CARGO

September 16, 2015

Breaking news for Script&Pitch 2015 participant Gilles Coulier. The Belgian writer-director's debut feature CARGO received a production grant from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF). read more

TFL projects gained two Collateral Awards at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

TFL projects gained two Collateral Awards at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

September 14, 2015

UNDERGROUND FRAGRANCE by Chinese director Peng Fei and THE WAIT by Italian writer-director Piero Messina dwere both awarded with collateral prizes at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. read more

ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM among the 3rd Final Cut in Venice winners

ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM among the 3rd Final Cut in Venice winners

September 10, 2015

Final Cut in Venice, aimed at providing post-production support and at creating possible synergies to films coming from Africa, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, announced its winning projects. read more

QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE shooting started

QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE shooting started

September 8, 2015

Croatian writer-director Hana Jušić’s debut feature QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE shooting started few days ago. read more

THE SWAN selected to participate in IFP's No Borders International Co-Production Market 2015

THE SWAN selected to participate in IFP's No Borders International Co-Production Market 2015

September 7, 2015

Good news for an AdaptLab project: English scriptwriter-director Claire Oakley has been selected to participate in IFP’s Independent Film Week No Borders International Co-Production Market 2015 with her project THE SWAN. read more

5 TFL projects featured in the Toronto programme

5 TFL projects featured in the Toronto programme

September 4, 2015

After the big hit of lots of TFL-supported projects competing in major film festivals such as Locarno, San Sebastián and Venice, TFL Alumni strike again! The Toronto International Film Festival 2015 (10-20 September) line-up will feature several TFL projects, here's the details. … read more

HOME and TOUCH ME NOT shooting updates

HOME and TOUCH ME NOT shooting updates

September 2, 2015

Flemish writer-director Fien Troch’s 4th feature HOME shooting ended a couple of weeks ago in the area of Brussels. read more

GODLESS wins CineLink Work in Progress Restart Award & other TFL Alumni awarded in Sarajevo

GODLESS wins CineLink Work in Progress Restart Award & other TFL Alumni awarded in Sarajevo

August 25, 2015

The 21st Sarajevo Film Festival came to a close last Saturday and so did CineLink. We are excited to announce that in the Work in Progress section TFL project GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova (Bulgaria), produced by Rossitsa Valkanova for Klas Film, won the Restart… read more

TIKKUN scores Special Jury Prize in Locarno!

TIKKUN scores Special Jury Prize in Locarno!

August 17, 2015

After a triumphant World Premiere at the Jerusalem Film Festival, TorinoFilmLab-supported film TIKKUN by Israeli writer/director Avishai Sivan won big again, this time in the Competition of the Locarno Film Festival. read more

FAMILY FILM selected for New Directors competition at San Sebastián Film Festival!

FAMILY FILM selected for New Directors competition at San Sebastián Film Festival!

August 3, 2015

Great news: yet another TorinoFilmLab film is going to premiere in September, the eleventh since the beginning of 2015! We are very proud to announce that FAMILY FILM by Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu, his debut feature developed at FrameWork 2013, will compete for the Kutxa New… read more

4 TorinoFilmLab debut films at Venice Film Festival 2015

4 TorinoFilmLab debut films at Venice Film Festival 2015

July 29, 2015

The presence of TorinoFilmLab-supported films at the 72nd Venice Film Festival is sizeable, with four debut features: one in Competition, two in Orizzonti, and one at the Venice Days. The selected directors come from Italy, Israel, Greece and China. read more

TFL Distribution Fund title EVA NO DUERME in Competition in San Sebastián!

TFL Distribution Fund title EVA NO DUERME in Competition in San Sebastián!

July 24, 2015

We are very excited to announce that EVA NO DUERME by Argentinian writer/director Pablo Agüero, one of the 3 winning projects of the TFL Distribution Fund 2015, will premiere in the main Competition of the 63rd San Sebastián International Film Festival. This makes it the first TFL… read more

TIKKUN wins big at 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival!

TIKKUN wins big at 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival!

July 20, 2015

Triumphant World Premiere at 32nd Jerusalem Film Festival for TIKKUN by Israeli writer/director Avishai Sivan, produced by Plan B Productions (Israel). read more

TIKKUN in International Competition & big TFL Alumni presence in Locarno!

TIKKUN in International Competition & big TFL Alumni presence in Locarno!

July 15, 2015

The line-up of Festival del film Locarno has just been unveiled and we are thrilled to announce that TIKKUN by Avishai Sivan (Israel), developed at Script&Pitch 2011 and FrameWork 2012 and supported with a TFL Production Award of 60.000 Euro, is one of the 18 titles selected for this year… read more

4 TFL Alumni in the CineLink line-up

4 TFL Alumni in the CineLink line-up

July 14, 2015

CineLink, the development and financing platform of the Sarajevo Film Festival presenting the most promising regional feature projects, unveiled its final selection a couple of weeks ago. We are happy to announce that the project teams chosen to participate in this edition include four… read more

TFL Alumnus Itamar Alcalay wins Jerusalem Film Lab top prize

TFL Alumnus Itamar Alcalay wins Jerusalem Film Lab top prize

July 13, 2015

Produced by Tel Aviv-based Lama Films, DARKROOM is the feature debut for the Israeli director, who has directed various documentaries. read more

Eurimages supports TOUCH ME NOT and LAND

Eurimages supports TOUCH ME NOT and LAND

June 23, 2015

Once again - and for the second time this year -, Eurimages supports two TorinoFilmLab projects: they both come from FrameWork (with one of them also developed at Script&Pitch) and received TFL Production Awards. read more

TFL Distribution Fund: 3 supported projects announced!

TFL Distribution Fund: 3 supported projects announced!

June 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce the three winning projects of the latest round of the TFL Distribution Fund. Dedicated to the support of innovative audience development strategies at the moment of distribution, the Fund is designed specifically to accompany the release of each selected project in… read more

Julien Temple Guest Director of the 33rd Torino Film Festival

Julien Temple Guest Director of the 33rd Torino Film Festival

June 8, 2015

The Torino Film Festival is glad to announce that the Guest Director of the 33th edition (20-28 November 2015) will be British director Julien Temple. read more

After Cannes: Grand Prix to Laszlo Nemes, THE WAKHAN FRONT awarded at Critics’ Week and other successes

After Cannes: Grand Prix to Laszlo Nemes, THE WAKHAN FRONT awarded at Critics’ Week and other successes

May 25, 2015

TorinoFilmLab Alumni stood out in practically all sections of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, from the Competition to the Critics’ Week, to Un Certain Regard. read more

Hubert Bals Fund supports 2 Script&Pitch projects

Hubert Bals Fund supports 2 Script&Pitch projects

May 20, 2015

We are excited to announce progress in funding for two TorinoFilmLab projects. In its spring 2015 selection round, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)'s Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) selected 8 projects from different countries each of which will receive contributions from the Fund… read more

ADAMA in competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

ADAMA in competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

May 18, 2015

Exciting news from France: the first ever TorinoFilmLab-developed animated film will premiere soon... We are extremely pleased to announce that the animation feature ADAMA by French duo Simon Rouby (writer/director) and Julien Lilti (co-writer) is one of the eight feature films selected for the… read more

TorinoFilmLab announces selection for FrameWork 2015

TorinoFilmLab announces selection for FrameWork 2015

May 15, 2015

TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork 2015 programme will include 6 first and 3 second feature films projects from all over the world. The creative teams – composed of scriptwriters, directors & producers – will take part in the development lab, working on their projects throughout 2… read more

Road to Cannes: all the TFL Alumni on the Croisette

Road to Cannes: all the TFL Alumni on the Croisette

May 4, 2015

The 68th Cannes Film Festival is about to begin and we are happy to announce the important presence of members of the TorinoFilmLab community in its Official Selection, as well as in the Critics’ Week. read more

Clément Cogitore’s THE WAKHAN FRONT and more TFL Alumni in 54th Cannes Critics’ Week...

Clément Cogitore’s THE WAKHAN FRONT and more TFL Alumni in 54th Cannes Critics’ Week...

April 20, 2015

We are proud to announce that French director Clément Cogitore’s debut feature THE WAKHAN FRONT, developed at Script&Pitch 2012 is one of the 7 films selected to participate in the Competition of the 54th edition of Cannes Film Festival’s oldest sidebar, the Critics’… read more

Eastern European TFL Alumni (& tutors) strong presence in Cannes Official Selection!

Eastern European TFL Alumni (& tutors) strong presence in Cannes Official Selection!

April 16, 2015

We are proud to announce the strong presence of members of the TorinoFilmLab community in the Official Selection of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Noticeably, Alumni & tutors from Eastern Europe, and in particular from Croatia, Hungary and Romania...  read more

Kevin Meul is shooting MY FIRST HIGHWAY!

Kevin Meul is shooting MY FIRST HIGHWAY!

April 15, 2015

Another of many TFL films in the making this year just entered production: the shoot of Belgian writer/director Kevin Meul's first feature MY FIRST HIGHWAY started last Monday, April 13th, in Spain and for the most part will take place on a campsite between Barcelona and Valencia. read more

TFL project WEDNESDAY 04:45 and Paz Fabrega’s new film in Tribeca competition

TFL project WEDNESDAY 04:45 and Paz Fabrega’s new film in Tribeca competition

April 14, 2015

We are very pleased that two out of the 12 titles of the Tribeca Film Festival World Narrative Competition are signed by TorinoFilmLab Alumni, and one of them was developed within our lab. read more

Benjamin Naishtat shot EL MOVIMIENTO for Jeonju Cinema Project 2015!

Benjamin Naishtat shot EL MOVIMIENTO for Jeonju Cinema Project 2015!

April 9, 2015

Jeonju Cinema Project (formerly Jeonju Digital Project) selected TFL Alumnus Benjamin Naishtat to take part in its 2015 edition. After premiering in last year’s Berlinale Competition, the Argentinian director’s first feature HISTORIA DEL MIEDO (Script&Pitch 2010, FrameWork 2011) won… read more

DOGS to begin shooting in August!

DOGS to begin shooting in August!

March 25, 2015

Bogdan Mirica’s TFL-developed debut feature will enter production in August. Produced by Marcela Ursu for 42 Km Film (Romania), and co-produced by EZ Films (France) and Argo Film (Bulgaria), DOGS (Script&Pitch 2013) will be shot on location in the county of Dobrogea (Romania) in 4-5 weeks… read more

Eurimages supports 2 Script&Pitch projects!

Eurimages supports 2 Script&Pitch projects!

March 20, 2015

We have the pleasure to announce that in its latest round of funding Eurimages supported two projects developed at Script&Pitch 2013. read more

3 TFL Alumni to participate in the 44th New Directors/New Films

3 TFL Alumni to participate in the 44th New Directors/New Films

February 27, 2015

Great news from the other side of the Ocean: 3 TFL Alumni to participate in New Directors/New Films!  read more

TFL Alumnus out-matches at the 22nd Czech Lions Awards

TFL Alumnus out-matches at the 22nd Czech Lions Awards

February 24, 2015

A big hit for TFL Alumnus Petr Václav (Script&Pitch 2008)! THE WAY OUT (Czech Republic/France) won almost everything at the 22nd edition of the Czech Lions Awards. read more

And the Oscar goes to... IDA!

And the Oscar goes to... IDA!

February 24, 2015

TorinoFilmLab would like to congratulate Polish writer/director and FrameWork 2014 tutor Pawel Pawlikowski. IDA gained no less than the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards!  read more

Script&Pitch, AdaptLab, Story Editing and Audience Design selection revealed!

Script&Pitch, AdaptLab, Story Editing and Audience Design selection revealed!

February 5, 2015

TorinoFilmLab is happy to reveal the selection for its Script&Pitch, Story Editing, AdaptLab and Audience Design programmes! read more

HOME to receive production funding from VAF

HOME to receive production funding from VAF

February 4, 2015

TorinoFilmLab would like to congratulate Belgian writer/director Fien Troch for being among the five Flemish features to receive production funding from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF). read more

CHRIEG awarded at the 36th Max Ophüls Festival

CHRIEG awarded at the 36th Max Ophüls Festival

January 27, 2015

Another double good news for the Swiss writer/director Simon Jaquemet’s debut feature. CHRIEG won Best Film and Best Emerging Actor (Benjamin Lutzke) at the 36th Max Ophüls Festival (19-25 January), a major event intended to discover tomorrow’s freshest talents from within the… read more

BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET 2015 SELECTION UNVEILED

BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET 2015 SELECTION UNVEILED

January 13, 2015

The Official Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015 (8-10 February 2015) projects selection was announced yesterday, and here we are with some good news! read more

Guiding Lights’ mentor/mentee pairings unveiled

Guiding Lights’ mentor/mentee pairings unveiled

January 12, 2015

Good news from the UK film industry’s mentoring scheme Guiding Lights, which supports upcoming filmmakers through first-rate mentoring, training and networking activities. read more

Eurimages supports 2 TFL projects!

Eurimages supports 2 TFL projects!

January 5, 2015

Good year TFL people! A quick good news to start an amazing 2015. At the 137th meeting held in Turin last mid-December, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund backed 15 projects for co-production. read more