On Saturday, Nov. 26, the 15th TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event concluded with the awarding of numerous prizes to encourage co-productions and develop a sustainable attitude in filmmaking.
Organized by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the film co-production market each November closes the cycle of TorinoFilmLab’s annual training and development tracks. Presentations of the 30 feature film projects were held in two sections before an audience of 260 industry professionals and 630 meetings between authors, directors, and producers with 140 potential co-producers and partners with whom to start collaborations.
The Production Awards
The international jury of this 15th edition decided to award 4 production prizes – totaling 160,000 euros – to the following FeatureLab projects:
Writer & Director: Inbar Horesh
Producer: Alona Refua
Writer & Director: Prantik Basu
Producer: Tanaji Dasgupta
Writer & Director: Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Co-writer: Luigi Campi
Producer: Fani Skartouli
Writer & Director: Sara Fgaier
Producer: Marco Alessi
The TFL White Mirror Award created to support the development of a ScriptLab project dealing with environmental issues with an award of 3,000 euros goes to Flurin Giger’s (writer and director – Switzerland) debut feature A Year Without Summer.
The Green Filming Awards, for four FeatureLab projects awarded 4,000 euros each for the development of a sustainable production plan in collaboration with Trentino Film Commission, went to:
ABITANTI – 1st film
Writer/Director: Kerstin Neuwirth (Austria)
Producer: Sophie Ahrens (Germany) – Schuldenberg Films
STRAIGHT AHEAD, ON YOUR RIGHT / AL FONDO A LA DERECHA – 2nd film
Writer/Director: Marta Hernaiz Pidal (Mexico)
Producer: Rosa Galguera (Mexico) – Cine Vendaval
GLORY B – 1st film
Writer/Director: Konstantinos Antonopoulos (Greece)
Co-writer: Luigi Campi (Italy)
Producer: Fani Skartouli (Greece) – Either/Or Productions
WEIGHTLESS – 1st film
Writer/Director: Sara Fgaier (Italy)
Producer: Marco Alessi (Italy) – DUGONG FILMS
Lastly, the TFL Meeting Event was also the occasion to officially award the TFL Co-Production Fund 2022 – €50,000 thanks to the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Program of the European Union – to VIET E NAM by Minh Quý Trương.