TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Stefano Tealdi

Stefano Tealdi




FeatureLab projects Trainer 2020
Decision Maker 2019
ScriptLab - original Trainer 2017
ScriptLab - adaptation Trainer 2017
ScriptLab - story editing Trainer 2017
ScriptLab - match point Trainer 2017


Born in South Africa in 1955, he graduated in Architecture and was head of audiovisual production at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy.. He established Stefilm in 1985 where he develops, produces and directs documentary features and series, including CITIZEN BERLUSCONI, VINYLMANIA (IFFR 2012), CHAR, NO MAN’S ISLAND (Berlinale Forum 2013), THE QUEEN OF SILENCE (best doc at Krakow FF 2015); IN THE BELLY OF THE CITY (doc series). EAVE graduate, he chairs the annual Italian workshop “Documentary in Europe”, tutors for Biennale Cinema & VR College Venice, European Documentary Network EDN, Esodoc, Med Film Factory, Marché du Film Cannes, Scuola Holden, Festival des 3 Continents – Produire au Sud, Zelig Film School.

company profile

Stefilm was established in Turin, Italy, 25 years ago. Our feature length films, one-off documentaries and TV series have been awarded at the major film festivals and broadcast on many of the European, North American and Asian TV channels.
Award winning films include: MY HOME, IN LIBYA by Martina Melilli (official selection Locarno Film Festival 2018, Chicago Int. Film Festival 2018, DOK Leipzig 2018). THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS by Diego Pascal Pannarello (co-produced - Kick Film Germany - Special Mention DOK Leipzig Next Masters, 2017, Official selection Bergamo Film Meeting, CPH:dox and HOT DOCS 2018, Premio della Critica, Festival Terra di Siena 2018, Special mention In-Edit Barcelona 2018); WONDERFUL LOSERS. A DIFFERENT WORLD by Arunas Matelis (a Lithuania, Italy, Belgium, Swiss, Latvia co-production - Best Doc Warsaw FF and, Minsk FF 2017, Best Doc Trieste FF 2018, candidate for Lithuania to the Academy Awards 2019); THE QUEEN OF SILENCE (Poland /Germany/ Italy, IDFA 2014, Docpoint 2014, best Doc Krakow FF 2015); CHAR, NO MAN’S ISLAND (prod. India/ Japan/Italy/Denmark, Berlinale Forum 2013 + 30 awards); MOSTAR UNITED (IDFA 2009); VINYLMANIA (Goteburg IFF 2012, Sarajevo FF and IFF Rotterdam 2013); CITIZEN BERLUSCONI, nom. German Grimme Award 2004; SORRISO AMARO (RICE GIRLS) 60th Mostra del Cinema di Venezia 2003 and MoMA Intern. Documentary Fortnight; PORTO MARGHERA, 59th Mostra del Cinema Venezia 2002.
Documentary series include FOOD MAKERS GO GLOBAL - DIE SEELE DES ESSENS (5 x 26’, MDR/Arte 2018); FOOD MARKETS – IN THE BELLY OF THE CITY (15 X 52’/43’ ZDF/Arte 2012-2018); GLOBAL FOOD (6 x 52' France 5 2008), GLOBAL DRINKS (6 x 52' France 5 2010), BUILDING THE WINTER GAMES (3 x 45' Discovery 2006); PIEMONTE STORIES (12 x 10' Various 2006);