2017
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Program

9.00 a:m – Pasticceria Abrate, via Po 10
MAIA breakfast with decision makers
Meet some key players of the Short Film Industry
with a good cup Italian of coffee!

By invitation only

Circolo dei Lettori

Via Bogino, 9

 

10.00 a:m – Sala Grande

Oltrecorto is a project for feature length films and TV series which are the evolution of a completed short film. The shorts and projects, will be presented during a pitch, to an audience of producers and broadcasters who are looking for new talent, in a bid to create a bridge between the world of shorts and the production world.
Curated by Ludovica Fonda and Jacopo Chessa

 

Oltrecorto | Pitch (part 1)

After all the shorts screenings, each participant will have 10’ to present the development project.
Coordinated by Maurizio Di Rienzo

The Knife Salesman, by Michael Leonard, 10’, Australia, 2017 > The Grafton Point, feature film project
A young couple, Christopher and Katherine, move to the insular bay-side community of Grafton Point where their idyllic new life is interrupted by Tom, a traveling knife salesman. The incident awakens hidden trauma in Katherine and breeds insecurity, doubt and jealousy in Christopher as he struggles with his inability to protect her.
Presented by: Michael Leonard
Contact: goldenmossfilms@gmail.com

Tie, by Marius Olteanu, 29’, Romania, 2015 > Monsters, feature film project
Dana and Arthur are, on the outside, the perfect wife and the perfect husband, living a perfect life. But inside, monsters are lurking. A night spent with strangers brings their silent needs to the light of day. Their past, their sexuality, the struggle to keep up with society and family values give birth to a new definition of love.
Presented by: Marius Olteanu
Contact: mariusolteanu@gmail.com

 

11.15 a:m – Piemonte Lounge
Coffee break


11.30 a:m – 
Sala Grande

Oltrecorto | Pitch (part 2)

Le Barrage, by Samuel Grandchamp, 13’, Switzerland, 2015 > Up North, feature film project

A boy of ten sets off on a weekend trip with his father to explore the largest dam in Europe. This is the beginning of a long promised trip, but over the course of the journey the cracks in their relationship, and a broken family background, resurface. The flood barrier they end up facing is not the one they had once dreamed of.
Presented by: Samuel Grandchamp
Contact: samuelgrandchamp@gmail.com

The Crossing, by Ameen Nayfeh, 11’, Palestine, 2017 > 200 meters, feature film project
Mustafa and his wife Salwa find themselves torn apart by the Israeli separation wall that divided the Palestinian landscape. When his son falls ill; and with no approved permission to reach his family, Mustafa finds himself on a challenging journey to break through the wall.
Presented by: Ameen Nayfeh
Contact: ameen.nayfeh@gmail.com

 

12.30 a:m – Sala Grande

Oltrecorto | Paolo Genovese from the short to a feature

In collaboration with SNGCI – Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani (Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists).

The film maker Paolo Genovese will describe his own personal experience of passage from the short to a feature film with particular reference to – a short and a feature – he made with Luca Miniero, Incantesimo napoletano. Paolo Genovese is one of the Italian authors that the SNGCI has been following from his start in short film making, as has happened with many film makers who have been awarded the Nastro d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) by film journalists for their initial work.
Conducted by Maurizio Di Rienzo

 

1.30 p:m – Sala Biliardo and Sala Filosofi
Lunch – By invitation only

 

2.30 p:m – Sala Grande

Distributors meet buyers | Pitch

In this pitch selected distributors will present their shorts catalogue to buyers.
Each distributor will have 10’ for the presentation.
Coordinated by Enrico Vannucci

Scuola Nazionale di Cinema – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production, Rome, Italy
CSC Production is the production company of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the oldest Italian school of cinema. Its purpose is to produce and promote alumni first feature films and students shorts. The line up includes a selection of 18 titles, some of which have been presented at the Venice Film Festival-SIC and Cannes-Cinéfondation.
Presented by: Vanessa Zerda Rueda
Contact: b.dante@cscproduction.it

KurzFilmAgentur, Hamburg, Germany
The sales department of KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg has been licensing short films all over the world for over 20 years. Their catalogue currently consists of ca. 250 international, award winning short films of all genres and subject matters. Every year they add 15-20 current shorts, which are edgy, top quality films that manage to surprise.
Presented by: Stine Wangler
Contact: sales@shortfilm.com

Lights On, Torino, Italy
Lights On aims to establish privileged relationships with talented directors and producers. Their main goal is to be the film’s first promoter, from planning the right festival strategy, to the release in different territories, until it reaches the widest possible audience. Lights On is Hungry for Quality Cinema.
Presented by: Greta Fornari
Contact: lightson@lightsonfilm.org

Premium Films, Paris, France
Created in 1998, Premium Films is a French sales company specialized in short films. They represent many internationally acclaimed and award winning short films (among them the Academy Award nominee Everything Will Be Ok and the Palme d’Or winner Waves ‘98). In 2013 Premium Films expanded its activity to feature films.
Presented by: Martina Fiorellino
Contact: mf@premium-films.com

Sacrebleu Productions, Paris, France
Since 1999, Sacrebleu has produced more than 60 films, selected in more than 1200 international festivals and rewarded in many: the Palme d’or for Barken Island in 2010, the Silver Bear for The Great Rabbit in 2012, the Audience Award at Annecy for Longway North in 2015 and the César for Best Animated short film for Sunday Lunch in 2016.
Presented by: Aurélian Michon
Contact: distribution@sacrebleuprod.com

Some Shorts, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Some Shorts is a sales and festival strategy and distribution company specializing in visually powerful and daring films, many of which have premiered at prestigious festivals and won numerous awards. They work with a small catalogue to reach the fullest potential of each film.
Presented by: Wouter Jansen
Contact: info@someshorts.com

Les Valseurs, Paris, France
Launched in 2013, Les Valseurs are aiming to help new artistic points of views emerge and to improve cross-cultural partnerships. Their most recent acquisitions are João Paulo Miranda Maria’s Meninas Formicida (Orizzonti Venice), Ayce Kartal’s Kötü Kiz (Jury Prize Annecy, TIFF) and Eugène Green’s feature documentary Faire la parole (TFF).
Presented by: Justin Pechberty
Contact: justin@lesvalseurs.com

Zen Movie, Rome, Italy
Zen Movie is a short film distribution company founded in 2016 by director Giulio Mastromauro and actress Virginia Gherardini. It distributes Italian and international shorts in festivals around the world and operates also as sales agent. The main objective of Zen Movie is supporting and promoting young authors from the new cinema generation.
Presented by: Giulio Mastromauro
Contact: distribuzione.zenmovie@gmail.com

2.30 p:m – 4.30 p:m – Sala Gioco

Oltrecorto | One-to-one meetings
Meetings among players present at Oltrecorto and
the projects presented will be organized by TSFM.
Once the programmed meetings are over, equipment in the
room may be used for informal on the spot meetings.


4.30 p:m – 6.00 p:m – 
Sala Gioco

Distributors Meet Buyers | One-to-one meetings
Meetings among buyers present at Distributors Meet Buyers
and the distributors selected will be organized by TSFM.
Once the programmed meetings are over, equipment in the
room may be used for informal on the spot meetings.

 

5.00 p:m – Sala Grande

Distributors Meet Buyers | Alternative distribution
Movieday, an on demand distribution platform for movie theatres, will illustrate its strategy for the diffusion of shorts in theatres.

 

5.30 p:m – Sala Grande

Torino Short Film Market | Awards

The Sub-Ti Award

Provides sub-titling in Italian free of charge by the namesake sub-titles company to a non Italian short entered at the TSFM, to foster its diffusion and sale in Italy.

The Cortocircuito Award
Awarded by Mediaset Premium to a short programmed at the TSFM. The prize entails the purchase of the short by the Italian pay-tv channel Premium Cinema.

Torino Incontra

Via Nino Costa 8

Sala Einaudi

Entry to screenings is reserved to accredited TSFM guests only

 

9.00 – Distributors meet Buyers program 1, 93’

A selection of films from the distributors’ catalogues presented at the Distributors meet buyers pitch

Welcome Home Allen by Andrew Kavanagh, Australia, 2016, 11’
All Small Bodies by Jennifer Reeder, Germany/USA, 2017, 19’
Kurzfilmagentur | sales@shortfilm.com
Botanica by Noel Loozen, Netherlands, 2017, 13’
Hiwa by Jacqueline Lentzou, Greece, 2017, 11’
Some Shorts | info@someshorts.com
You will be fine by Céline Devaux, France, 2017, 15’
Eden by Julie Caty, France, 2017, 5’
Sacre Bleu | distribution@sacrebleuprod.com
Helen’s Birthday by Tanno Mee, Estonia, 2017, 18’
Premium Films | mf@premium-films.com

 

10.45 a:m – Distributors meet Buyers program 2, 94’

A selection of films from the distributors’ catalogues presented at the Distributors meet buyers pitch

Shadow Animals by Jerry Carlsson, Sweden, 2017, 21’
Premium Films | mf@premium-films.com
Denise by Rossella Inglese, Italy, 2017, 15’
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande, Italy, 2017, 15’
Zen Movie | distribuzione.zenmovie@gmail.com
Meninas Formicida by João Paulo Miranda Maria, France/Brazil, 2017, 13’
Wicked Girl by Ayce Kartal, France/Turkey, 2017, 8’
Les Valseurs | distribution@lesvalseurs.com
Il Tratto by Alessandro Stevanon, Italy, 2017, 15’
A Swedish Classic by Måns Berthas, Sweden, 2017, 8’
Lights On | lightson@lightsonfilm.org

 

12.30 p:m – Prix UniFrance, 49’

The Prix Unifrance 2017 short film winners.

Marlon by Jessica Palud, France/Belgium, 2017, 19’
(Grand Prix, Prix RTI, Prix Grand Action)
Punchline Cinema | info@punchlinecinema.com
Les Bigorneaux by Alice Vial, France, 2017, 24’
(Mention spéciale du jury)
Les Films du Cygne | jonathan@lesfilmsducygne.com
Negative Space by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 2017, 6’
(Prix Movistar+, Prix UR Sveriges)
Sève Films | laure@sevefilms.com

 

1.30 p:m – Focus Piemonte, 83’

The best of Piedmontese short production over the last two years. Jointly programmed with the Film Commission Torino Piemonte and CSC – Animazione.

Eidos by Alberto Comerci, Elena Ortolan, Italy, 2016, 5’
Eva by Chiara Tessera, Italy, 2017, 6′
Arzena Velenifera by Ludovica Ottaviani, Anna Sireci, Maria Testa, Italy, 2016, 5′
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Dip. Animazione | animazione@fondazionecsc.it
Quello che non si vede by Dario Samuele Leone, Italy, 2016, 11’
Ouvert | info@ouvert.it
Birthday, Alberto Viavattene, Italy, 2017, 15’
Fatta male by Ludovico Bossi, Italy, 2017, 17’
Framed by Marco Jemolo, Italy, 2017, 7’
Lights On | lightson@lightsonfilm.org
Altre by Eugenio Villani, Italy, 2017, 17’
Haselwurm | haselwurm@gmail.com

 

3.15 p:m –  Aperitivo Prosecco, 97’ – rerun

Before the sumptuous binge of shorts present in the TFSM video library we would like to invite you to a classy aperitif with two sublime programs. The taste of shorts has never been so refined. Seeing is believing!

59 seconds by Mauro Carraro, Switzerland, 2017, 16’
Nadasdy Film | mauro.carraro84@gmail.com
A perfect day for swimming by Shira Porat, Israel, 2017, 22′
Tel Aviv University | etitsicko@tauex.tau.ac.il
Fence by Lendita Zeqiraj, France/Croatia/Kosovo, 2017, 15’
Sacre Bleu | distribution@sacrebleuprod.com
Potato by Rudolf Han, South Korea, 2017, 9’
Korea National University of Arts | noomean@naver.com
Varg by Frida Kempff and Erik Andersson, Sweden, 2017, 12’
Alaska Bouvet Media | erik@koakifilm.com
Yonder by Roberto Cinardi, Italy, 2017, 23’
Italian Short Film Center | promozione@centrodelcorto.it

 

5.00 p:m – Scuola Nazionale di Cinema – CSC Production, 91’

A selection of the most recent productions realized by students at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National Film School).

Pipinara by Ludovico Di Martino, Italy, 2017, 14’
Rocky by Daniele Pini, Italy, 2017, 15’
Episodio by Sonia Giannetto, Italy, 2017, 19’
La santa dorme by Laura Samani, Italy, 2016, 19’
La finestra by Silvia Perra, Italy, 2016, 24’
CSC Production | b.dante@cscproduction.it

Circolo dei Lettori

Via Bogino 9 – Sala Musica

9.30- 6.30 p:m

On the occasion of Torino Short Film Market, Impersive, the Milan based company, (www.impersive.com) will set up 5 VR work stations which will be accessible after on the spot reservation.

Program 1, 26’

Sergent James by Alexandre Perez, France, 2017, 7’
360° video VR
It’s Leo’s bedtime, but he thinks there is something under his bed. Is it just the harmless imagination of a young boy or… is it you?

Oh Deer! by Peter Pontikis, Sweden, 2017, 4’
Virtual Reality
A stereoscopic Virtual Reality-film and art installation in one piece, where the spectator takes the point of view of a wounded deer during a deer hunt.

Lifeline by Victor Michelot, France, 2017, 6’
Virtual Reality
How many times has destiny revealed her plans to you? In this Virtual Reality experience, a young man meets his soulmate amongst the smoke and neon lights of a music nightclub. In a flash of a moment he sees a new kind of future for him. When love comes knocking on your door, will life ever be the same as before? 

Proxima by Mathieu Pradat, France, 2017, 9’
Virtual Reality
A vibrant light leads a man into the night. He follows it without knowing where it takes him. Whenever he is about to reach it, it shirks, and drags him further. Above all, do not take your eyes off it ! Because the threat prowls: above and below.

Wide | pb@widemanagement.com

 

Program 2, 32’

The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes by Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail, USA, 2017, 8’
Virtual Arcade
A documentary short shot in Virtual Reality that chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park, managed by African Parks, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers are often the last line of defense in a race against extinction as poachers continue to slaughter elephants for their ivory tusks.
National Geographic / Here Be Dragons | marisa@dragons.org

Step to The Line by Ricardo Laranaro, USA, 2017, 12’
Virtual Arcade
California, maximum security prison, Step to the Line is a documentary that aims to provoke a transformation in the spectator’s eyes about prisoners, the prison system, and themselves. In this project, we see how release from incarceration can be just as jarring as intake, and how parallel lives diverge when someone serves time.
Oculus / Defy Ventures | ricardo@laganaro.com

Auto by Steven Schardt, USA, 2017, 12’
Virtual Arcade
In the near future, self-driving taxi services employ “safety drivers,” a transitional measure of comfort for passengers. On his first day, Musay, an Ethiopian immigrant with 40 years of driving experience, picks up a couple habituated to the service.
The VR Organization | vr@vrorg.org

 

Program 3, 15′

The Bomb, by Guido Geminiani, Italy, 2015, 4’15”
Europe, Mike is a bomb disposal expert hired to defuse a bomb fixed to an innocent. When he will meet the man he will find that nothing is as it seems. A secret linked to the past and a mysterious woman will arm a countdown to save lives and themselves.

Michael’s Mask, by Guido Geminiani, Italy, 2017, 8’15”
Michael’s Maks is a new Virtual Reality series. In the Pilot, the user is in the shoes of an actor working on a set of a virtual reality movie in Venice. He is in crisis with his identity, so his actor Coach Michael Margotta is called on the set to help hime. Michael starts to work with the actor through very sophisticated techniques. The actor’s present perception starts to be confused and mixed with different realities.

Reel Impersive, by Guido Geminiani, Italy, 2017, 2’30”
Info soon.

Impersive / Brandon Box | guido@impersive.com

 

Program 4, 26’

Fugue VR by Michel Reilhac, France, 2017, 4’
Fugue VR is an experimental and sensory journey into the universe of the choreographer Yoann Bourgeois, which invites you to embrace the point of view of the dancer. By revisiting the myth of Sisyphus, it opens for the user the doors of a world made of sensations.
Small Bang | alexandrine@smallbang.fr

Dreaming by Gabriele Napolitano, 2017, 15’
Mara lives in a polluted world. She suffers from a serious case of obsessive rupophobia, the fear of rubbish and dirt. Due of that she doesn’t leave her house anymore. Mara deals with her phobia by following a thorough organization. One day Dario, Mara’s eight years old nephew visits her and messes everything up.
Setteventi Srl | gdaschio@gmail.com

InMusic VRE by Proxima Milano, 2017, Italy, 7’
“InMusic VR Experience” is an original VR series. It is an immersive format designed to re-imagine the way of viewing and listening to music. In fact, thanks to VR, it is possible to teleport the viewer to the most suggestive and amazing environments.
Proxima Milano | andrea@proximamilano.com

 

Centro di Produzione Rai

Via Verdi 14/A – 1st floor

9.30 a:m- 6.30 p:m

 

The video library of the Torino Short Film Market offers some hundreds of short films, selected by Massimiliano Nardulli and Enrico Vannucci during the course of the year with this event in mind. The selection was geared towards products which could best meet the expectations of market operators who have been invited and are present here.

Our video library, in addition to being an in-house research engine through which users can carry out personalized research, provides various theme programs compiled by art directors, which last – about one hour and a half – like a quality short films festival but also represent products which suit other platforms and media. Lastly, our video library hosts and promotes the most up-to-date catalogues of various European and international distributors.

Access to the video library is reserved to TSFM accredited guests

Accreditation Desk – Nov 29th-Dec1st | 9AM-6PM
Centro di Produzione Rai – Via Verdi 14/A (Ground floor)

Ask for your Torino Short Film Market accreditation.


Locations

The Torino Short Film Market will be held from November 29th to December 1st in three different locations in Torino: the Circolo dei Lettori, the Centro di Produzione Rai and the Centro Congressi Torino Incontra.


Circolo dei Lettori | Via Bogino, 9

Situated in Palazzo Graneri della Roccia, on the first floor, the Circolo dei Lettori will be the main venue location of the Torino Short Film Market 2017. All programmed events will take place here, along with the showcase of virtual reality and dinners exclusively for invited guests. An area will be dedicated to one-to-one meetings for operators. The Piemonte Lounge, managed by Film Commission Torino Piemonte and Regione Piemonte at the Circolo, will be open to accredited guests to supply information on the local production world and on the art heritage of the region and to foster business meetings in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Access to Circolo dei Lettori events is reserved to accredited TSFM guests only

Centro di Produzione Rai | Via Verdi 14/A

Located five minutes on foot from the Circolo dei Lettori and a couple of minutes from the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the Centro di Produzione Rai di Torino this year will host the:

  • Accreditation desk, (ground floor)
  • Video Library for accredited guests, (first floor)

Torino Incontra | Via Nino Costa 8

Torino Incontra, the congress center situated in the heart of the city, is a multifunctional area.
TSFM screenings will be held in the Sala Einaudi.

Access is reserved to accredited TSFM guests only

Cinema Massimo 3 | Via Verdi 18

The Massimo is the Museo Nazionale del Cinema movie theatre; it is one of the locations of the Torino Film Festival and where “All You Need is Short” screenings will be held; the program is curated by the Torino Short Film Market in collaboration with and part of the Torino Film Festival.

TSFM accreditation is not valid for entry here; it is reserved to TFF guests according to entry regulations of the TFF so you need to be accredited or have to buy a TFF ticket