The Torino Short Film Market has reached its second edition. Organized by the Italian Short Film Center, in collaboration with the Torino Film Festival-Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the TSFM renews its 2016 ambitions, what’s more this edition will be longer and spread around town.

This year the market will take place in the course of three days in three different locations in Torino: Circolo dei Lettori, Centro di Produzione Rai and Torino Incontra.

The number of event sponsors has also grown since 2016; we wish to thank the Ministero dei Beni e Attività Culturali e del Turismo, the Regione Piemonte, the Film Commission Torino Piemonte, the Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Torino, the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, SIAE – Società Italiana Autori ed Editori and Unifrance for supporting this project.

The novelties are many, to start with a day dedicated to digital contents, curated by Simone Arcagni, called Digita!, which brings together projects and investors from VR to web series; the panel on music scores and archive image rights; the screenings curated by Massimiliano Nardulli and Enrico Vannucci; a meeting with Italian film makers shortlisted at the Torino Film Festival.

All these novelties added to what was set up in 2016: Oltrecorto, curated by Ludovica Fonda and Jacopo Chessa, a pitch of projects for features and TV series which derive from shorts; Distributors meet buyers, a pitch of distributors catalogues presented to buyers; Supporting short films, a panel addresses regional European funding for shorts in view of international coproduction.

This edition of Torino Short Film Market even more so than the 2016 one will be a meeting place for the many operators who inhabit the shorts industry, for those seeking young talent and new trends spanning from cinema to the digital world.


Jacopo Chessa
Director of the Torino Short Film Market