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BIOGRAFILM 2018 Industry

Once Aurora, The Lone Girl and Kemp scoop awards at Bio to B

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- Biografilm's event oriented toward professionals in the biographical and biopic documentary film sector wrapped up on 16 June, with In a Future April winning the DOK Leipzig Award

Once Aurora, The Lone Girl and Kemp scoop awards at Bio to B
The winners of Bio to B 2018 (© Theodora Moisescu)

The prizes of the Bio to B - Doc & Biopic Business Meeting, the event that Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives dedicates to business-to-business networking for audiovisual professionals with the aim of promoting and supporting Italian and European biographical and biopic documentary productions, have been awarded.

The jury composed of Catherine Le Clef (Cat&Docs, France), Louis Balsan (Films Boutique, Germany), Diana Karklin (Rise&Shine, Germany), Hussain Currimbhoy (Sundance Film Festival, United States) and Anaïs Clanet (Wide House, France) awarded the Best European Project award to a project from Norway: Once Aurora, directed by Benjamin Langeland and produced by Thorvald Nilsen.

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The Lone Girl – directed by Marco Amenta and produced by Simonetta Amenta for Euro Film – won the award for Best Italian Project, while the Best Project from Emilia-Romagna went to Kemp, a filmdirected by Edoardo Gabbriellini and produced by Ilaria Malagutti for Mammut Film.

The DOK Leipzig Prize, awarded by Leena Pasanen – artistic director of Biografilm’s German festival partner – went to the Italian Project In a Future April by Federico Savonitto and Francesco Costabile, produced by Altreforme in collaboration with Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini, Cinemazero and AAMOD. The project also won an invitation to DOK Leipzig and its industry programme, with full coverage of the team's accreditation and hospitality costs.

The Bio to B - Doc & Biopic Business Meeting is hosted in collaboration with MIBACT, the Municipality of Bologna, Bologna Welcome and the D.E-R - Documentaristi Emilia-Romagna.

The full list of winning projects at Bio to B 2018 includes:

Best European Project
Once Aurora - Benjamin Langeland (Norway)
Producer: Thorvald Nilsen

Best Italian Project
The Lone Girl - Marco Amenta (Italy)
Producer: Simonetta Amenta, Euro Film

Best Project from Emilia-Romagna
Kemp - Edoardo Gabbriellini (Italy)
Producer: Ilaria Malagutti, Mammut Film

DOK Leipzig Award
In a Future April - Federico Savonitto, Francesco Costabile (Italy)
Producer: Altreforme, Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini, Cinemazero, AAMOD

(Translated from Italian)

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