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Stefano Tealdi

Stefano Tealdi




FeatureLab Trainer 2022
FeatureLab projects Trainer 2021
FeatureLab projects Trainer 2020
Decision Maker 2019
ScriptLab - original Trainer 2017
ScriptLab - adaptation Trainer 2017


Born in South Africa he established Stefilm in Torino, Italy in 1991 where he develops, produces and/or directs drama and documentary film features and series. His recent productions are: Rispet (feature length fiction film by Cecilia Bozza Wolf - in post-production). When We Were Bullies by Jay Rosenblatt (short, Sundance 2021). Exemplary Behaviour (Golden Dove DOK Leipzig, FIPRESCI and Interreligious Award 2019); My Home, in Libya (Locarno Film festival, DOK Leipzig, Chicago Int. Film Festival 2018, Premio Corso Salani - Trieste FF e Best Doc Glocal - Torino 2019), Wonderful Losers. A different world (Best doc feature Warsaw FF 2017, Trieste FF 2018 and Lithuania’s candidate to the Academy Awards 2019) and The Strange Sound of Happiness (special mention Next Masters DOKLeipzig 2017, Terra di Siena – Premio della Critica, Special mention In-Edit, Barcelona 2018). He tutors on production, storytelling and pitching for: Biennale Cinema and VR College Venice, Amman Film Industry, Marchè du Film Cannes, Documentary Campus, Eave, ESoDoc, La Fabrique Cinémas - Institute Francais, Factory, Films de 3 Continents – Produire au Sud, Imagination – Arab Film Scriptwriting, Jump In – Poitiers FF, Ouga Film Lab, Red Sea Lodge, TFL-Torino Film Lab, Scuola Holden, ZagrebDox Pro, 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);