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TFL Next – Feature Film 2022


WHAT

TFL NEXT – FEATURE FILM

TFL Next consists of carefully crafted workshops to help filmmakers move forward with their projects. This is a unique opportunity to enhance, share and test ideas with peers and high-level tutors from all over the world.

The workshop is treatment-based, which means that participants exclusively work on the treatment of their feature film projects.
The workshop is divided into 2 development sessions:

- a first 5 day-long session, where participants discuss their work in group sessions and one-on-one meetings with their tutors
- then, participants have 3 weeks to rework their materials 
- a second 2 day-long session, where participants share and discuss their work again in individual meetings with their mentors and group sessions with other participants

To discover the application’s requirements, click here

For more information please contact: costanza.fiore@torinofilmlab.it

WHERE & WHEN

Where: online

When:
- 1st session: 20th - 24th June 2022
- 2nd session: 11th - 15th July 2022


WHO

20 feature film projects at an early development stage presented by international scriptwriters or writers/directors together with a producer (if on board) have been selected and divided into 5 groups.

The participants will work on their treatments alongside peers and a tutor with a substantial international experience as a script consultant, implementing the fundamental techniques and skills necessary to develop and produce successful feature films.

Let’s get to know them a bit more!
 

THE PROJECTS TEAMS


A POEM OF FORCE
Xavier Artigas, Chloè Atkinson (Spain/UK)

Simone Weil leaves everything behind in order fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War; once there she realizes she's a useless soldier, but a great philosopher.


AMINE
Youssef Michraf (Morocco)

Amine and his friends can’t go back to high school unless they bring their fathers to the principal’s office. Amine is deeply ashamed of his dad, so he wanders the streets looking for a fifty-year old man who can take his place.
 

AN ERASMUS STUDENT’S LAST NIGHT IN ROME
David Pérez Sanudo, Marina Parès (Spain)

After the death of his brother, Marcos, 32, sees the opportunity to relieve his 20s. His Erasmus. And he ́s willing to do anything to hold on to this illusion.
 

AND ME TOO
Sondos Gamal Shabayek, Kesmat El Sayed (Egypt)

An independent Cairene is entrapped in a room with her cleaner, conservative cousin and secret boyfriend. She has to confront him about last night but to do so she has to reveal his identity, and their relationship to the two women, and risk it all.


AUTUMN WILLOW
Xiaoyan Sasha Li, Danielle Guirguis (China)

An enraged Dutch grandma goes to China to fight with her Chinese in-laws over the custody of her grandchildren after her son’s brutal murder by his estranged Chinese wife.


CALM
Justin Pechberty, Micheal Leonard (Australia)

When she is forced to come back to the dilapidated farm of her childhood, Helen begins to have strange visions, as her son becomes dangerously out of control.


EMIGRANT
Aleksandar Protic, Maja Todorovic (Serbia)

A miserable high school French language teacher decides to change her life by becoming an impostor in the highly respected social circles of foreign citizens in Serbia, starting a journey that will change everything in an unexpected way.


FIRE SEASON
Cassio P. Santos, Erika P. Santos (Brazil)

Forced to live with a son with whom he has a difficult relationship, a middle-aged Brazilian farmer tries to keep a small piece of land and fights to protect his territory, but finds bigger challenges when dealing with his fire within.


I KILLED MARADONA
Chiara Galloni, Pietro Pinto (Italy)

After surviving a boat crossing, a young Nigerian immigrant slaves away picking tomatoes on an Italian mafia-controlled farm: driven by desperation he will seek a normal life, risking it all to win his freedom.


IVAN & HADOUM
Emilia Fort, Ian de la Rosa (Spain)

Iván (33), a trans man, falls in love with Hadoum (30) from the industrial greenhouse they work in, and he realises that he doesn’t need to be the kind of man he has felt pressured to be.


NO GOOD ANYMORE
Laura Northover, Fred Rowson (UK)

After experiencing a terrorist attack in Central London, three women’s paths cross over the course of a year, as they dismantle their lives, and discover a deep, strange connection with one another.


NOSTOS
Justine Raczkiewicz, Aleksandra Rychlicka (Poland/USA)

After the death of her grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, Lena tries to return to Poland for the funeral, but the turbulence on her plane interrupts her trip and takes her on a magical realist journey through her past, wading through dreams and fragments of memory to make sense of her family, her trauma and her homeland.


ONE MILLION REASONS TO WAKE UP
Myro Klochko (Ukraine)

Do I dare Disturb the Universe.


PAULA
Annalisa Vozza, Alvaro D. Ruiz (Italy/Colombia)

After moving to Italy, a lonely Colombian teenager struggles to find her place with her estranged father while her bond to a troubled girl puts her new life to the test.


PEARL IN THE MUD
Ružica Anja Tadić (Serbia)

Luka's youth is snatched away by a godfather, who lures him into the crime. Luka reveals his late dad's hidden past and pays a high price to get out.


PINKALA
Juanjo Giménez, Luisa Romeo (Spain)

Sam is telepathic. His power turned him into an evasive, solitary being. Everything will change when he meets Alicia, the only person with whom his power doesn’t work.

PRIMAVERA
Dusan Kasalica, Jelena Angelovski (Montenegro)

A young married couple is expecting a baby. When the sex of the child is discovered, a difficult decision must be made, one that will change everything.


THE DEFENSES
Lucìa Estévez Gonzàlez, Nati Juncal Portas (Spain)

Why you stop your dance? - Observing it is for me the only way to love you.


THE STRANGE CASE OF A DIVORCE
Debarati Gupta, Soumya Mukhopadhyay (India)

Hashnouhan, a Muslim village woman, discovers her newly-wed husband has erectile dysfunction. Her family decides to annul the marriage. While the divorce case goes on, a blooming emotional attachment between the couple complicates the situation.


THE OPPORTUNITY
Luisa Romeo, Marìa de Castro (Spain)

A troubled actress tries to finance the play that will restart her career through a peculiar scam based on a false traffic accident.