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The first Alpes/Alpi Film Lab selects eight feature film projects and eight producers

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- The 24 selected participants will work together at the brand-new training initiative for film professionals from France and Italy

The first Alpes/Alpi Film Lab selects eight feature film projects and eight producers
Director Morgan Simon, whose project Les jours évanouis has been selected

The first edition of Alpes/Alpi Film Lab, the brand-new training, development and educational initiative launched by Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Bonlieu Scène Nationale Annecy, and financed in the frame of the program Interreg Italy-France Alcotra 2014-2020 European Regional Development Fund, is finally shaping up. This programme has been created thanks to the collaboration between TorinoFilmLab and Annecy Cinéma Italien, the most important French festival dedicated to contemporary Italian cinema (read news).

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The selection process guided by Francesco Giai Via, Alpes/Alpi Film Lab Head of Studies, has led to the choice of 8 feature film projects (four Italians and four French ones) presented by teams of producers already pairing with a director. Beside them, the selection includes 4 producers from France and 4 from Italy, who have applied as single professionals.

The selected participants (12 female professionals and 12 male professionals) will work together experiencing a simulated international co-production: 8 cross-border teams will be shaped combining producer & director attached to the selected projects with one of the 8 single producers. All of them will meet in Annecy from 29 May to 1 June during the first workshop; the second workshop will take place in Turin (25-29 June), and the third once again in Annecy (29 September – 3 October). In between, they’ll work together in three online sessions, until the presentation in November 2021 during Torino Film Industry, organized by Film Commission Torino Piemonte.

Trained by the tutor producers Giovanni Pompili and Julie Billy, the participants will be guided through the whole path also by two story editors: Chiara Laudani, screenwriter and author, and Anna Ciennik, ScriptLab 2017 and Industry Village manager of the Les Arcs Film Festival.

Alpes/Alpi Film Lab is organised in collaboration with ANICA, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, CNC, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste, Genova Liguria Film Commission, Région Sud, UniFrance.

The 2021 selection:

French professionals

Jérémie Chevret – Dunot Films (Lyon)
Leslie JacobAdastra Films (Cannes)
Nadège LabéWendigo Films (Les Lilas)
Lionel MassolFilms Grand Huit (Paris)

Italian professionals

Gianluca De Angelis – Telka (Turin)
Giuseppe Gori SavelliniTICO Film (Trieste/Rome/London)
Federico Minetti – Effendefilm (Rome)
Francesca PortalupiIndyca (Turin)

French participants attached to a feature film project

La Dernière reine
Producer: Antoine Guide (Avant la Nuit – Aix-les-Bains)
Directors: Luca Renucci and Stefano La Rosa

Il faut avoir un pays
Producer: Clémentine Mourão-Ferreira (so-cle production cinématographique – Lormont)
Director: Chiara Cremaschi

La traversée héroïque
Producer: Francis Forge (La Société des Apaches – Lyon)
Director: Hugo Saugier

Les jours évanouis
Producer: Julie Viez (Cinenovo – Paris)
Director: Morgan Simon

Italian participants attached to a feature film project

La bambina di sale
Producer: Eleonora Trapani (Ddraunara – Turin)
Director: Angela Conigliaro

La prima volta
Producer: Margot Mecca (Malfé Film – Turin)
Director: Matteo Tortone

Mademoiselle
Producer: Ivan Casagrande Conti (Rosso Film – Milan)
Director: Marta Innocenti

To Get Her
Producer: Antonella Di Nocera (Parallelo 41 Produzioni – Naples)
Director: Sabrina Iannucci

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