TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Francesca Conti

Francesca Conti


Audience Designer, Film Commission, Production, Consulting


Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2016
TFL Alumni Meeting Attendee 2016
Audience Design Participant 2015


Expert in management of cultural projects, social innovation and participatory process, she is senior consultant at the Fondazione Sistema Toscana - Cinema Department and Toscana Film Commission in "Manifatture Digitali Cinema" (project in partnership with Mibact and Sensi Contemporanei Italian Agency for Cohesion) responsible for innovative projects in audiovisual training and audiovisual production (
As an expert in cultural programs and policies she is consultant for the Italian Film Commissions Association to develop European projects.

She produces and promotes documentaries as a tool for social awareness and local development and she is currently the executive producer for Jean Vigo Italia and VideoAstolfoSullaLuna in the documentary production "The Mountain Pact" (

Founder of ACTA Association Culture Tourism and Environment - network of experts in design and management of complex programs, member of VOD Value of Differences - urban design network, member of - Italian documentary network, and affiliated to the European cultural network Trans Europe Halles.

Educated as architect and urban planner, in 2015, she attended the Audience Design Training Lab (by TorinoFilmLab) and in 2017, the Esodoc European Social Documentary (by Zelig).

company profile

Fondazione Sistema Toscana is the in-house company of Tuscany Region for Cinema, Tourism and Culture projects. Toscana Film Commission is part of it. "Manifatture Digitali Cinema" is a three-year project developed under the umbrella of a State-Region Agreement (ApQ) in order to develop innovative actions in the audiovisual sector in two new hubs (Prato and Pisa)

Jean Vigo Italia is a well established independent movie company, founded in 1976 and based Rome (
Jean Vigo is characterized by strong identity and commitment to cultural, social and political issues. Elda Ferri, the producer, is also co-producer of the Oscar awarded film by Roberto Benigni “Life is Beautiful”, and “Pinocchio”, “The Tiger and the Snow”. Among major titles: “To Love the Damned” by Marco Tullio Giordana; “The Keys to the House” by Gianni Amelio; “The Demons of St. Petersberg” by Giuliano Montaldo; almost all the movies by Roberto Faenza, from “According to Pereira” to “The Soul Keeper”, "The Days of the Abandonment", "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You", "Anita B.", "Last summer", until the last "The Truth is in the Sky".

ACTA is a network of professionals active in sustainable development (
ACTA promotes innovative, creative and participatory models of action and tools. ACTA activities are about: management in local planning process, cultural management, design of experience products, production of movies, documentaries and digital media in culture and tourism, international projects and technical assistance about the European Structural Funds.