The second edition of the Turin Film Industry is ready to go
- The initiative geared towards audiovisual professionals working at both national and international level will unfold alongside the Turin Film Festival, running from 21-26 November
Drawing in players of international clout and offering events of international interest, the TFI - Torino Film Industry could be said to represent an excellent business, networking and promotion opportunity for the various actors in the audiovisual chain. Indeed, the initiative is returning for its second edition on 21 November, running until the 26th alongside the 37th Turin Film Festival, with the Turin Readers’ Circle as its venue. Six days of activities are set to unfold, which incorporate the programme of the Turin Short Film Market, alongside a number of other events curated by the TorinoFilmLab. This will be followed by a bustling, three-day schedule - put together by the Film Commission Torino Piemonte and the Turin Film Festival - devoted to documentaries and first and second works on the one hand, and animation and TV series on the other.
The TFI line-up boasts a wide range of round tables, focus sessions, keynote speeches, workshops and pitches. Over the course of the first few days, the Turin Short Film Market will present 90 projects hailing from 42 countries (including short comedies and virtual reality content of a fictional kind). Ireland will be the guest country, with a rich delegation of directors, distributers and representatives of Irish institutions all scheduled to attend the event and a segment intitled “Focus Scannán na hÉireann” likewise on the agenda.
Meanwhile, the TorinoFilmLab will be offering best practice guidance on the topic of Green Production (“Sustainability throughout the entire film chain”). They will also be organising talks in relation to Audience Design (“Audience Design: Working on audience engagement whilst films are still in the developmental phase”) and Virtual Reality (“New forms of storytelling: Writing Virtual Reality projects”), as well as helming a panel discussion presenting two case studies of films which have benefitted from TFL funding and which are excellent examples of successful international co-production.
The event will continue with a masterclass in legal and administrative matters, whilst the final days of the programme will see the Film Commission Torino Piemonte offering up another all-important focus session, honing in on international co-production; a presentation of the most successful European funds will take place, in the presence of the producers involved and the most important national institutions in the matter. In amongst the various case studies will be Andrea Caccia’s Gold Is All There Is [+see also:
film profile], a work supported by the FCTP Piemonte Doc Film Fund which crosses the divide between documentary and fiction and which was screened at the Turin FF.
The TFI will also play host to this year’s Italian Doc Screenings Academy, a training and networking initiative promoted by Doc.It, as well as offering a space dedicated to animated film (amongst which we’ll find “Animation on Sky Arte”, a journey through the channel’s animated productions and the various forms these have taken) and another devoted to TV series, with a panel composed of some of the biggest industry players in the country further enhancing the programme.
Last but not least, the event will boast a workshop organised by the Creative Europe Desk Italy/the MEDIA programme, intitled “A welcome boost for your Festival! – Financial planning, collaboration and creativity in film festivals”, which will focus on successful collaborative projects, creative solutions for international film event networks and the new action taken by Creative Europe in support of film festival networks.
The TFI - Turin Film Industry is an initiative steered by the Film Commission Torino Piemonte, who coordinate the event alongside the Turin Short Film Market, the TorinoFilmLab and the Turin Film Festival. It is promoted by the city’s National Film Museum and the Film Department of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, together with the Region of Piedmont and the City of Turin, and is organised thanks to the support of the Italian cultural development foundation Compagnia di San Paolo.
(Translated from Italian)
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