November 22, 2011
  • A guide to the TFL Meeting Event

  • TorinoFilmLab supports projects with a variety of Awards

  • Welcome, TorinoFilmLab 2011 Jury!

  • TorinoFilmLab films at the 29th Torino Film Festival

  • Check out the TFL section of Festival Scope!

  • Apply now for Script&Pitch, Writer’s Room, Interchange 2012


A guide to the TFL Meeting Event

2011 marks the 4th edition of the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event, rounding off the Script&Pitch and FrameWork programmes for this year: a two-day event which is a public presentation of the organisation’s projects, a market for international co-productions and a chance to reward the best projects with production grants.
The 4th TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event will take place on 27-28 November 2011. This year’s Meeting Event programme will be richer than ever. 16 Script&Pitch and 11 FrameWork projects seeking co-production agreements will be presented in front of 120 producers, sales agents and industry professionals from all over the world: get to know the participants and explore the projects! You can also download the full Book of Projects 2011 here, and find a list of the 2011 Meeting Event industry attendants, our Decision Makers, here
As usual, the Meeting Event will  also represent an opportunity for TorinoFilmLab participants to receive prizes aimed at supporting the further development and the production of the films. From the International Relations ARTE Prize to the Development Awards, from the Post-Production Award to the Audience Award and the Production Awards: discover everything about our prizes here.
This year TorinoFilmLab has a new Jury, assessing the FrameWork projects and assigning Production Awards. Interested in knowing more? Just click here to find out who the members of the Jury are.
Beside the public pitches of the 27 international feature film projects and the individual meetings with their writers, directors and producers, the Meeting Event will be an occasion to get to know the two brand new additions of 2011: TorinoFilmLab will be introducing the Audience Designers programme and the transmedia development course, Writer’s Room. Moreover, 3 Pixel Lab and 1 Special Guest transmedia projects will be pitched, and their authors and producers will be available for meetings with attending professionals.

TorinoFilmLab supports projects with a variety of Awards

The Meeting Event will be an opportunity for TorinoFilmLab participants not only to pitch their projects in front of an international professional audience and look for producers, co-producers and sales agents, but also to receive prizes aimed at supporting the further development and production of the projects.
TorinoFilmLab is proud to announce the creation of the new International Relations ARTE Prize (6.000 Euro), to be assigned to one of the Script&Pitch projects during the Meeting Event. We would like to thank the ARTE International Relations Department for making this new award possible thanks to their support.
On this occasion the decision makers will also vote to assign up to six Development Awards, which allow filmmakers coming from Script&Pitch to work on their projects for another year within TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork programme. 
A Post-Production Award will be given to one of the FrameWork projects, enabling the respective producer to attend the EP2C training programme. TorinoFilmLab grants this award to financially support the participation of the winner to the EP2C workshop.
The invited professionals will also vote to assign an Audience Award of 30.000 Euro to one of the FrameWork projects.
Finally, the TorinoFilmLab Jury will assign a number of Production Awards (from 50.000 Euro to 200.000 Euro) to a number of projects coming from the FrameWork programme. The awards are given to enable the making of the film, without any obligation to spend the money in Italy.

Welcome, TorinoFilmLab 2011 Jury!

We have the pleasure to announce the composition of the Jury for the upcoming 2011 TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event.
The jurors who will assign the Production Awards to a number of FrameWork projects will be: Alberto Barbera, Director of the National Cinema Museum of Turin (Italy), Joanna Lapinska, Director of Wroclav Film Festival (Poland), Jani Thiltges, producer at Samsa Film (Luxembourg), Sophie Bourdon, freelancer for the international film industry and former director of ACE - Ateliers du Cinema European (France), and Christian Volckman, film director (France).
TorinoFilmLab would like to welcome and thank them for their work in assessing the projects and taking the final decision on the Production Awards winners.

TorinoFilmLab films at the 29th Torino Film Festival

So far, in its first 3 years of activities TorinoFilmLab assigned 15 Production Awards, 2 Post-Production Awards1 Audience Award and supported the development of a number of 1st and 2nd feature films, 10 of which already entered into production. We proudly announce the screening of 4 projects that were supported by our programme in the dedicated “TorinoFilmLab” section of the 29th Torino Film Festival.
The Thai film HI-SO by Aditya Assarat and the Portuguese-German co-production SWANS by Hugo Vieira da Silva were both presented, among other festivals, in the Forum section at Berlinale. THE SLUT by Israeli director Hagar Ben Asher was in competition at Cannes Semaine de la Critique in 2011. This special section is also going to include a work in progress of Armenian director Maria Saakyan's project I’M GOING TO CHANGE MY NAME A.K.A. ALAVERDY, which participated in FrameWork 2009.
Besides the "TorinoFilmLab" section, the festival will screen SETTE OPERE DI MISERICORDIA by the Turin-born twins Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio: the project, which was developed in the very first edition of FrameWork in 2008 and selected in the Locarno 2011 competition, will be shown in the Festa Mobile section, a voyage through the best films of the year, emerging trends and unusual premiere viewings.

Check out the TFL section of Festival Scope!

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Festival Scope, the B2B online platform for film professionals.
Festival Scope is a great tool created to allow industry professionals to view festival programming online. This partnership enriches the offer of the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event, giving our Decision Makers a chance to view the previous works of our Script&Pitch and FrameWork participants and yet another opportunity to access information about the projects they are currently developing. Online. Anytime, anywhere.
We are pleased to inform you that professionals registered with the TorinoFilmLab are now able to screen the previous films of the directors who have a project at the TorinoFilmLab, as well as to read their Book of Projects materials on Festival Scope. All our industry guests were provided with a free and speedy registration.
Enjoy TorinoFilmLab on Festival Scope!

Apply now for Script&Pitch, Writer’s Room, Interchange 2012

3 TorinoFilmLab calls for applications are currently open.
The rich and varied offer of these TFL programmes ranges from script development for writers from Europe and the rest of the world to a training programme for transmedia creators, to script development collaboration between Europe and the Arab World.
Script&Pitch is an advanced course in screenplay development for scriptwriters and story editors from all over the world. Find out more about the programme here.
Deadline for applications: December 10th, 2011
In 2011 TFL has launched the transmedia training course Writer’s Room, which will take place in tandem with Script&Pitch. Information about Writer’s Room 2012 can be found here.
Deadline for applications: January 30th, 2012
TFL also features Interchange: at its 3rd edition in 2012, Interchange is a programme for teams of writer/director and producer from Europe or the Arab world working at a fiction feature film and film professionals from the Arab world interested in script editing training. For more info about Interchange click here.
Deadline for applications: March 4th, 2012
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