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FELICITY selected in Competition at Berlinale!

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FELICITY selected in Competition at Berlinale!

December 15, 2016

Berlinale unveiled the first titles of its 67th edition, and there are exciting news for FELICITY by Alain Gomis (France/Senegal): the film is selected for the festival's main Competition, where it will have its World Premiere together with works by directors such as Aki… read more

2 Script&Pitch 2016 projects selected for CineMart 2017

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2 Script&Pitch 2016 projects selected for CineMart 2017

December 14, 2016

International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has revealed its line-up for the upcoming 2017 edition and 2 TorinoFilmLab projects from this year will be part of it! read more

ScriptLab: a new partner, a new tutor... and more than 500 applications received!

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ScriptLab: a new partner, a new tutor... and more than 500 applications received!

December 13, 2016

A total of 519 submissions were received: this is an amazing result for the first edition of ScriptLab! A huge thank you to all the people who applied to the new TorinoFilmLab programme dedicated to script development for feature film projects at an early stage.​ read more

TFL-supported films POP AYE and THE WOUND to premiere at Sundance World Dramatic Competition

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TFL-supported films POP AYE and THE WOUND to premiere at Sundance World Dramatic Competition

December 1, 2016

Here come the first TFL films of 2017! Congratulations to POP AYE and THE WOUND for being 2 of the 12 titles in the selection of the World Dramatic Competition of the Sundance Film Festival. Both first features (and both developed at FrameWork 2014), they represent half of the only 4 debut… read more

SeriesLab 2017 selection unveiled: 9 projects to take part in new programme & to be presented at Series Mania Coproduction Forum

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SeriesLab 2017 selection unveiled: 9 projects to take part in new programme & to be presented at Series Mania Coproduction Forum

November 30, 2016

At the end of a year of triumphs for the feature films supported by the lab, TorinoFilmLab is thrilled to unveil the selection for SeriesLab; the new programme will guide international scriptwriters and directors in the development of innovative TV series projects that were never presented anywhere… read more

IMPERIUM goes to Les Arcs Coproduction Village!

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IMPERIUM goes to Les Arcs Coproduction Village!

November 28, 2016

AdaptLab 2016 project IMPERIUM by Jan-Ole Gerster, that was presented at the TFL Meeting Event 2016, has been invited to the co-production platform of the Les Arcs European Film Festival as the winner of Les Arcs Coproduction Village Award at TorinoFilmLab. read more

TFL Meeting Event 2016: here are the Awards & winners!

TFL Selections & Awards

TFL Meeting Event 2016: here are the Awards & winners!

November 25, 2016

The 2016 edition of TorinoFilmLab was officially closed with the TFL Meeting Event, where 14 development, production and distribution awards were assigned for a total value of over € 470.000. read more

New production faces mix with established names at TFL Meeting Event 2016

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New production faces mix with established names at TFL Meeting Event 2016

November 18, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is pleased to announce the presence of more than 100 producers, as well as several film fund representatives, in attendance at this year’s TFL Meeting Event. read more

TFL presents “Film Initiatives” panel & welcomes guests from a wide range of training institutions at its Meeting Event

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TFL presents “Film Initiatives” panel & welcomes guests from a wide range of training institutions at its Meeting Event

November 14, 2016

Within the framework of this year’s TFL Meeting Event, TorinoFilmLab is pleased to announce a session called Film Initiatives, dedicated to a public presentation of trainings, workshops and residencies for feature film development organized by the lab and its partners.  read more

THE FEVER and LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES backed by ANCINE

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THE FEVER and LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES backed by ANCINE

November 11, 2016

Great news from Brazil for two FrameWork projects - THE FEVER by Maya Da-Rin and LILY AND THE DRAGONFLIES by René Guerra received production support from ANCINE | Agência Nacional do Cinema! read more

Early stage projects looking for int’l partners & vying for new LAGO Award: discover the Script&Pitch and AdaptLab line-up

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Early stage projects looking for int’l partners & vying for new LAGO Award: discover the Script&Pitch and AdaptLab line-up

November 11, 2016

TorinoFilmLab proudly presents its line-up of “early development stage” projects, coming from the programmes that fully focus on the scriptwriting process: Script&Pitch and AdaptLab, respectively dedicated to original features and adaptations. read more

FELICITY and THE WOUND win TFL Audience Design Fund support and join TFL Coming Soon line-up

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FELICITY and THE WOUND win TFL Audience Design Fund support and join TFL Coming Soon line-up

November 8, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is glad to announce that two more films will be granted support through the TFL Audience Design Fund in 2016: FELICITY by Alain Gomis and THE WOUND by John Trengove. read more

A Taste of TFL to showcase 18 TorinoFilmLab-trained talents: promising international professionals coming from different fields

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A Taste of TFL to showcase 18 TorinoFilmLab-trained talents: promising international professionals coming from different fields

October 31, 2016

After a successful launch within last year’s TFL Meeting Event, A Taste of TFL will be back this November with its convivial networking formula. read more

TorinoFilmLab announces Jury members & Awards for FrameWork projects

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TorinoFilmLab announces Jury members & Awards for FrameWork projects

October 24, 2016

As the TFL Meeting Event 2016 is getting closer, we are pleased to announce the composition of this year’s Jury. Its members will assign several Production and Co-Production Awards to the best among the FrameWork projects. read more

ALI, THE GOAT, AND IBRAHIM to be screened at 13th Dubai IFF!

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ALI, THE GOAT, AND IBRAHIM to be screened at 13th Dubai IFF!

October 13, 2016

Be it summer or autumn, Cannes or Toronto, TFL films keep traveling around the world! ALI, THE GOAT, AND IBRAHIM by Sherif Elbendary will have its World Premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (7-14 December). read more

TorinoFilmLab unveils TFL Coming Soon line-up & announces massive sales agents/festivals presence at TFL Meeting Event

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TorinoFilmLab unveils TFL Coming Soon line-up & announces massive sales agents/festivals presence at TFL Meeting Event

October 13, 2016

The TFL Meeting Event 2016 will feature the second edition of the TFL Coming Soon work-in-progress showcase, whose kick-off last year offered its guests previews of titles that went on to become festival favourites like Juho Kuosmanen’s THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI, Oliver… read more

Call for ScriptLab 2017 now open!

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Call for ScriptLab 2017 now open!

October 4, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is thrilled to announce the launch of the call for applications for its new, comprehensive script development programme ScriptLab, exploring the many different ways a film can be born... read more

Alice nella Città welcomes Kevin Meul's TFL debut

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Alice nella Città welcomes Kevin Meul's TFL debut

September 29, 2016

From Belgium to Rome via TorinoFilmLab! Belgian scriptwriter & director Kevin Meul's debut feature and TFL film MY FIRST HIGHWAY will be featured within Alice nella Città competition (13-23 October), the independent and parallel sidebar of the Rome Film Festival … read more

TFL talks & people at Gdynia Industry

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TFL talks & people at Gdynia Industry

September 20, 2016

Thanks to the support of the Polish Film Institute, this year's edition of Gdynia Film Festival (19-24 September) will host the TFL Creative Brainstorming Meeting with TFL experts, partners and staff. read more

SeriesLab call for applications now open!

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SeriesLab call for applications now open!

September 12, 2016

TorinoFilmLab launches the first edition of SeriesLab, aimed at developing innovative and high-profile international TV series projects. read more

Orizzonti Award for Best Director to Fien Troch & TFL film HOME

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Orizzonti Award for Best Director to Fien Troch & TFL film HOME

September 12, 2016

Huge congrats to Flemish director Fien Troch for winning the Orizzonti Award for Best Director with her new feature and TFL film HOME! read more

TFL reshapes its programmes & launches new initiatives in 2017!

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TFL reshapes its programmes & launches new initiatives in 2017!

September 7, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is restructuring its entire curriculum into 3 main Labs: ScriptLab, FeatureLab and SeriesLab, the last one being a completely new initiative to kick off in 2017. Take a sneak peek at what TFL will look like next year! read more

THE WOUND gains two Final Cut Awards in Venice

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THE WOUND gains two Final Cut Awards in Venice

September 6, 2016

Double good news from Venice: South African writer/director John Trengove's TFL film THE WOUND was awarded two of the main prizes at the 4th edition of Final Cut in Venice (3-5 Sept.), the workshop aimed at providing concrete assistance in the completion of films from Africa… read more

Busan to screen 6 TFL films & host 2 Alumni in Cali retrospective!

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Busan to screen 6 TFL films & host 2 Alumni in Cali retrospective!

September 6, 2016

After the amazing TFL summer, the upcoming autumn seems to be as... hot! 6 TFL films will be screened at the 21st Busan International Film Festival (8-15 October)! read more

7 TFL films land in Toronto!

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7 TFL films land in Toronto!

September 5, 2016

More good news in this unstoppable hot TFL summer: after Locarno, Venice and San Sebastián... 7 TFL films will be screened at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (8-18 September)! read more

GODLESS wins the Golden Leopard in Locarno!

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GODLESS wins the Golden Leopard in Locarno!

August 13, 2016

Great news from the Alps: bulgarian writer/director Ralitza Petrova's TFL-developed film GODLESS wins the Golden Leopard at the 69th Locarno Film Festival International Competition! read more

JESÚS to compete in San Sebastián Official Selection!

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JESÚS to compete in San Sebastián Official Selection!

August 5, 2016

Fernando Guzzoni's TFL-supported 2nd feature JESÚS is selected for the main competition of the Basque fest. As they say, good news comes in threes: with Locarno, Venice and San Sebastián, 3 TFL films will be in the main competitions of as many… read more

Venice selects EL CRISTO CIEGO, HOME and QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE!

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Venice selects EL CRISTO CIEGO, HOME and QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE!

July 28, 2016

The great TorinoFilmLab summer continues with no less than 3 films to premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (31 August-10 September), one of which in the main Competition! read more

Strong TorinoFilmLab presence in Wroclaw

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Strong TorinoFilmLab presence in Wroclaw

July 27, 2016

TFL lands in Poland with 4 films at the 16th T-Mobile New Horizon International Film Festival (21-31 July) held in Wroclaw, but this is not all! read more

Ralitza Petrova's TFL film GODLESS to premiere in Locarno!

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Ralitza Petrova's TFL film GODLESS to premiere in Locarno!

July 13, 2016

The 69th Locarno Film Festival - which kicks off next August (3-13) - reveals its full line-up: guess who's among the only 3 first features selected in its International Competition? Ralitza Petrova's TFL-developed GODLESS! read more

7 TFL films fly to Karlovy Vary IFF (and so does the TFL Alumni Meeting!)

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7 TFL films fly to Karlovy Vary IFF (and so does the TFL Alumni Meeting!)

June 22, 2016

No less than 7 TorinoFilmLab-supported films will be screened within the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1-9 July), where the 5th TFL Alumni Meeting will take place. read more

THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD to be presented at Munich IFF

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THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD to be presented at Munich IFF

June 6, 2016

Congratulations to Anca Miruna Lăzărescu for being selected at the 34th Munich International Film Festival with her TorinoFilmLab project THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD, which marks the feature directorial debut of the Romanian-born German helmer.  read more

TOGETHER FOR EVER to premiere in Karlovy Vary

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TOGETHER FOR EVER to premiere in Karlovy Vary

June 1, 2016

Lithuanian writer/director and TFL Alumna Lina Lužyte's debut feature TOGETHER FOR EVER is featured in the East of the West Competition of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1-9 July). read more

"OLLI MÄKI" tops Un Certain Regard, DOGS and RAW score FIPRESCI Prizes!

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"OLLI MÄKI" tops Un Certain Regard, DOGS and RAW score FIPRESCI Prizes!

May 22, 2016

TorinoFilmLab triumphs at Cannes 2016, with 5 films receiving as many Awards in Un Certain Regard and at the Critics' Week: yesterday THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen won the Prize of Un Certain Regard, while the FIPRESCI Prize of … read more

MIMOSAS wins Grand Prize and DIAMOND ISLAND gets SACD Award at Cannes Critics' Week!

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MIMOSAS wins Grand Prize and DIAMOND ISLAND gets SACD Award at Cannes Critics' Week!

May 20, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is proud to announce that 2 TFL-supported film were awarded at the 55th Cannes Critics' Week: MIMOSAS by Spanish writer/director Oliver Laxe, honored with the main prize, and DIAMOND ISLAND by Cambodian writer/director Davy Chou. read more

50 TFL films and counting

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50 TFL films and counting

May 10, 2016

We are thrilled to celebrate the 50th TFL-supported film realized since 2008! Anu Aun's THE POLAR BOY (Script&Pitch 2008), produced by Luxfilm, will have its Estonian release today. read more

Major grants for THE VOICE, THICK LASHES OF LAURI MÄNTYVAARA and A CIAMBRA

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Major grants for THE VOICE, THICK LASHES OF LAURI MÄNTYVAARA and A CIAMBRA

May 5, 2016

Good news never come alone: 3 TFL-developed projects received funding, György Pálfi's THE VOICE, Hannaleena Hauru’s THICK LASHES OF LAURI MÄNTYVAARA and Jonas Carpignano's A CIAMBRA. read more

TFL reaches 7 films on the Croisette with HEAVEN SENT at ACID!

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TFL reaches 7 films on the Croisette with HEAVEN SENT at ACID!

April 19, 2016

We are excited to announce that Wissam Charaf's HEAVEN SENT is the 7th TorinoFilmLab-supported film on the Croisette: it will have its World Premiere in the ACID selection.  read more

MIMOSAS, RAW and DIAMOND ISLAND to premiere at Cannes Critics' Week

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MIMOSAS, RAW and DIAMOND ISLAND to premiere at Cannes Critics' Week

April 18, 2016

3 out of the 7 feature films selected in the Competition of the 50+5 edition of the Critics’ Week, the oldest of the Cannes Film Festival sidebars, come from TorinoFilmLab. Two of them - which are both first features, thus competing for the Golden Camera - were developed within… read more

EVA NOVÁ wins big at the Slovak Film Awards 2016

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EVA NOVÁ wins big at the Slovak Film Awards 2016

April 17, 2016

Huge congratulations to Marko Škop for winning it all at the "Sun in a Net" Slovak Film Awards 2016. read more

DOGS, THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI and APPRENTICE selected for Un Certain Regard

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DOGS, THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI and APPRENTICE selected for Un Certain Regard

April 14, 2016

It's going to rain TFL films at Cannes Film Festival 2016! We are proud to announce that 3 titles supported by TorinoFilmLab are competing in Un Certain Regard, and two of them are first films in the run for the Golden Camera. read more

FrameWork 2016 selection announced

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FrameWork 2016 selection announced

April 12, 2016

9 projects to attend the flagship TFL programme and to be eligible for World Production & Audience Awards at the next TFL Meeting Event (22-25 November 2016). read more

POPEYE, THE WOUND and HUNTING SEASON shoots started!

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POPEYE, THE WOUND and HUNTING SEASON shoots started!

April 8, 2016

It's harvest time for FrameWork 2014: the shooting of 3 directorial debuts - awarded with as many World Production Awards at the same year's TFL Meeting Event - started in the last days. read more

8 TFL films at the 35th Istanbul Film Festival

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8 TFL films at the 35th Istanbul Film Festival

April 7, 2016

If you want to taste what TorinoFilmLab is about, fly to Istanbul! No less than 8 TFL supported films will compete in various sections of the 35th Istanbul Film Festival (7-17 April 2016). read more

FictionLab - TV Series finalists revealed

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FictionLab - TV Series finalists revealed

April 5, 2016

FictionLab - TV Series, a Lab dedicated to TV series writing, created in collaboration with Film Commission Torino Piemonte, announces its 9 finalists. read more

WEDNESDAY 04:45 wins it all at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards

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WEDNESDAY 04:45 wins it all at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards

March 30, 2016

Script&Pitch 2010 entry WEDNESDAY 04:45 by Alexis Alexiou scored 9 prizes out of its 13 nominations at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards. And another TFL film, INTERRUPTION by Yorgos Zois, developed at FrameWork 2012, won the Best New Director Award. read more

Audience Design selection & TFL Audience Design Fund winners revealed!

TFL Selections & Awards

Audience Design selection & TFL Audience Design Fund winners revealed!

March 24, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is excited to announce the selection for its Audience Design programme and the projects supported by the TFL Audience Design Fund. read more

2 TFL projects selected for the 12th Cannes Cinéfondation Atelier

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2 TFL projects selected for the 12th Cannes Cinéfondation Atelier

March 8, 2016

DAOUD'S WINTER - by Iraqi writer/director Koutaiba Al Janabi - and SOW THE WIND - by Italian writer/director Danilo Caputo - are among the 15 projects selected for the 12th Cannes Cinéfondation Atelier. read more

TFL Alumnus László Nemes wins Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Oscars!

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TFL Alumnus László Nemes wins Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Oscars!

February 28, 2016

TorinoFilmLab proudly congratulates László Nemes, whose feature directorial debut SON OF SAUL won the prestigious Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. read more

FCTP joins TFL for FictionLab - TV Series programme!

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FCTP joins TFL for FictionLab - TV Series programme!

February 26, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is glad to announce a new programme: FictionLab - TV Series, realized in partnership with Film Commission Torino Piemonte (FCTP). read more

Gilles Coulier starts shooting CARGO

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Gilles Coulier starts shooting CARGO

February 24, 2016

Belgian writer/director Gilles Coulier's first feature CARGO shooting started this week. read more

2 TFL films awarded at the Berlinale

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2 TFL films awarded at the Berlinale

February 20, 2016

Great news from Berlin: ALOYS by Tobias Nölle gained the FIPRESCI Award in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, while IN THE LAST DAY OF THE CITY by Tamer El Said received the Caligari Film Prize! read more

4 TFL films fly to New York

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4 TFL films fly to New York

February 19, 2016

The new edition of New Directors/New Films (16-27 March 2016) - held annually in New York - will feature no less than 4 TFL films - among a total of 27 selected -  and 5 Alumni! read more

Alvaro Brechner wins ARTE International Prize at Berlinale Co-Production Market

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Alvaro Brechner wins ARTE International Prize at Berlinale Co-Production Market

February 16, 2016

Congratulations to Uruguayan writer/director and TFL Alumnus Alvaro Brecher for receiving the ARTE International Prize at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.  read more

TFL announces new executive roles

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TFL announces new executive roles

February 11, 2016

We are glad to announce some changes in TorinoFilmLab’s staff structure.  read more

3 TFL Alumni triumph in Rotterdam & Göteborg

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3 TFL Alumni triumph in Rotterdam & Göteborg

February 8, 2016

We are glad to share some great news from the northern film festivals: among 8 films selected for the main competition, TFL Alumnus Babak Jalali's RADIO DREAMS won the Hivos Tiger Award at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam; furthermore, the TFL-developed project… read more

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ awarded at CineMart 2016

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BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ awarded at CineMart 2016

February 4, 2016

Some fresh good news from the 33rd edition of CineMart co-production market! TFL Alumni and creative duo Burhan Qurbani & Martin Behnke gained the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ!   read more

2 TFL films nominated at the César 2016

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2 TFL films nominated at the César 2016

January 27, 2016

Great news coming from the other side of the Alps: 2 TFL films among the Académie des César 2016 nominations. read more

Aide aux Cinémas du Monde supports 2 TFL projects

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Aide aux Cinémas du Monde supports 2 TFL projects

January 27, 2016

Aide aux Cinémas du Monde supports 2 TFL developed projects from as many TFL Alumni: Koutaiba Al-Janabi's DAOUD'S WINTER (Interchange 2013, FrameWork 2015) and Sherif El Bendary's ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM (Interchange 2011). read more

TFL goes to Berlinale 2015 with 3 films & 5 Alumni!

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TFL goes to Berlinale 2015 with 3 films & 5 Alumni!

January 21, 2016

We're proud to announce that 3 TorinoFilmLab films will have their World Premieres in the Panorama and Forum sections of the 66th Berlinale. And 4 more Alumni will present their new shorts and features at the prestigious German festival. read more

Script&Pitch, AdaptLab and Story Editing selections unveiled!

TFL Selections & Awards

Script&Pitch, AdaptLab and Story Editing selections unveiled!

January 18, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is glad to announce the selections for its Script&Pitch, AdaptLab and Story Editing programmes. read more

3 TFL Alumni nominated for the Oscars 2016!

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3 TFL Alumni nominated for the Oscars 2016!

January 14, 2016

TorinoFilmLab is happy & proud to share a great news: no less than 2 TFL Alumni are among the 5 nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Oscars! read more

Apply now for TFL Audience Design Fund 2016!

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Apply now for TFL Audience Design Fund 2016!

January 13, 2016

The TFL Audience Design Fund, closely linked with TFL’s established Audience Design programme, supports innovative strategies for audience engagement at the moment of distribution. In 2016, a total of 3 Awards of maximum € 40.000 each… read more

2 TFL films at the 45th IFFR

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2 TFL films at the 45th IFFR

January 6, 2016

​No less than 7 TFL Alumni are looking forward to the International Film Festival Rotterdam (27 Jan-7 Feb). Pablo Lamar's LA ULTIMA TIERRA (THE LAST LAND, FrameWork 2011) is among the 8 films selected in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competion; while Paloma… read more