What’s Next Italy is the place where international industry players can discover the excellence of the Italian Production and the freshest, yet-to-be seen Italian films. A unique opportunity to discover Italian talent, production capacity and business opportunities.
What’s Next Italy is a special programme focused on work-in-progress Italian films: an exclusive market event where international buyers can find out about 2021 titles by both well-established and emerging Italian filmmakers.
Among the titles presented in the past editions, to name just a few: Il cattivo poeta by Gianluca Jodice, Faith by Valentina Pedicini (IDFA 2019 in Competition, CPH:DOX 2020 Greatest Hits, Berlinale 2020, Berlin Critics’ Week) Spaccapietre by Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, The Walking Liberty by Alessandro Rak, Bangla by Phaim Bhuiyan (International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019), Flesh Out by Michela Occhipinti (Berlinale 2019-Panorama; Tribeca Film Festival 2019), Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti, Il mio corpo vi seppellirà by Giovanni La Pàrola, Il primo giorno della mia vita by Paolo Genovese, Volare by Gabriele Salvatores, Sembra mio figlio by Costanza Quatriglio (Locarno 2018), Like me back by L. Guerra Seràgnoli (Locarno 18), Ovunque Proteggimi by Corrado Angius (Torino 18 Festa Mobile), Daughter of mine by Laura Bispuri (Berlinale 2018, Competition), The book of vision by Carlo S. Hintermann, Love and Bullets by Manetti Bros. (Venezia 74, 5 David di Donatello Awards) Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Best film at Venezia Orizzonti 2017, Rotterdam Film Festival 2018, Göteborg Film Festival 2018, 4 David di Donatello Awards), Stories of love that cannot belong to this world by Francesca Comencini (Locarno Film Festival and Torino Film Festival 2017), L’intrusa by Leonardo Di Costanzo (Cannes- Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2017), Look Up by Fulvio Risuleo (Alice nella città 2017, Rotterdam Film Festival 2018) Ugly nasty people by Cosimo Gomez (Venezia 74, Orizzonti), Little Tito by Paola Randi (Torino Film Festival 2017) There is a light by Fabio Mollo (Globi d’oro 2017 Best actress award to Isabella Aragonese).
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