TSFM Vol. 4

EVENTS

SCHEDULE

Thursday November 21st

Friday November 22nd

Saturday November 23rd

IL CIRCOLO DEI LETTORI – SALA GRANDE

Via Bogino 9, Torino

10:00 – Pitch - Oltrecorto - Session 1

Oltrecorto is an international co-production pitching session dedicated to feature film and TV series projects created from previously shot and released narrative short films. After the screening of their short film, the director or the producer has 5 minutes to explain to the audience how the narrative will be developed into a feature or a series. After the pitch, the participants meet decision makers who are interested in developing the feature/series, or who are open to give feedback on the projects’ potential for the audio-visual market.

Projects

– The Manchador_beta (مردچادر) by Kaveh Tehrani
– Piggy (Cerdita) by Carlota Pereda

Moderated by: Maurizio Di Rienzo (SNGCI)

11:30 – Pitch - Oltrecorto - Session 2

Oltrecorto is an international co-production pitching session dedicated to feature film and TV series projects created from previously shot and released narrative short films. After the screening of their short film, the director or the producer has 5 minutes to explain to the audience how the narrative will be developed into a feature or a series. After the pitch, the participants meet decision makers who are interested in developing the feature/series, or who are open to give feedback on the projects’ potential for the audio-visual market.

Projects

– The Shape of Snow (La consistenza della neve) by Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi
– A Siege (Ostrom) by Istvan Kovacs

Moderated by: Maurizio Di Rienzo (SNGCI)

14:30 - Pitch - VR Stories

Through a selection process that followed an international call, VR Stories identified 7 projects with a strong cinematic feel, especially in their ability to tell stories. Creators will be asked to present their work in a 5 minutes pitching session in the presence of industry experts and decision makers. A series of one-to-one meetings will follow, during which they will have the opportunity to discuss their work and try to obtain the funding and support they need to proceed with the project development and international distribution.

Projects

– Bioluminescence – First Contact by Abel Kohen, Jon Rowe
– Mono by Chiara Tosi
– Breaking Your Skin by Marco Della Coletta
– The Quest by Giuseppe Petruzzellis
– Nexus by Rodolfo Lissia
– Holy Place by Laura Catalano
– Deusa das aguas by João Paulo Miranda Maria

Moderated by: Giusy Mandalà (EmergingSeries)

15:45 - Masterclass - New challenges in storytelling: writing for VR

Torino Film Lab Masterclass

Virtual Reality started new forms of storytelling: storyboarding and writing for VR contents are totally new subjects. Creating a VR contents requires taking into account the audience visual autonomy, given by the 360 degrees, and the necessity to engage a highly digital literate user who meanwhile is the main character. Is therefore needed to experiment new storytelling model and to force new languages playing with emotional perspectives.

Masterclass by Luigi Ventriglia (Story Editor)

Made in collaboration with Film Commission Torino Piemonte

16:30 - Masterclass - Sustainability across the film business

Torino Film Lab Masterclass

It was recently proved that if all the players involved in the film industry would integrate sustainability into their policies and operations, 1.120 ton of CO2 emissions might be avoided. Sustainable practices should be provided since the writing stage of a project and accompany it all along the development, production, distribution and promotional path. This panel will focus specifically on writing and post-production stages, supported by case-study analysis.

Masterclass by Alessandro Passadore (Viola Film), Fabrizio Nastasi (Imago VFX), Marisa Di Lauro (SMAT)

Made in collaboration with Film Commission Torino Piemonte

17:30 - Panel - Irish Film Focus: Focus Scannán na hÉireann

Panel featuring Susanna Pellis (Irish Film Festa)

Supported by Culture Ireland, Embassy of Ireland to Italy

Curated by Galway Film Fleadh and Irish Film Festa

10:00 - Pitch - Short Comedies

Short Comedies is an international co-production pitch for short films in the comedy genre. There is no prescribed theme. Every pitcher has 5 minutes to give their presentation. Afterwards, the pitchers will get a chance to meet the decision makers interested in the projects.

Projects

– Breaking App by Todor Velev
– The Forger (Falsarinn) by Ragnar Snorrason
– Goleador by Francesca Frigo
– Jumper by Bálint Erkel
– Plastic (Igelit) by Tomáš Brožek
– Pram Snatcher by Theo James Krekis
– Shake Your Money Maker by Cedomir Pakusevskij

Moderated by: Maurizio Di Rienzo (SNGCI)

11:30 - Pitch - Distributors Meet Buyers

At this event, delegates from film distributors will have 5 minutes to pitch their company’s catalogue, and particularly their company’s editorial line, choices, and policy of distributing short films. There will be no questions from the public in this session. After presenting, the pitchers will have the opportunity to meet one-to-one with buyers or other interested professionals.

Companies

– Agence du court métrage, presented by Nathalie Lebel
– BFI – British Film Institute Film Sales, presented by Violette Martin
– Capricci Films, presented by Jim Martín
– Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti, presented Francesca Giuffrida
– EROÏN, presented by Audrey Clinet
– interfilm, presented by Cord Dueppe
– Network Ireland Television, presented by Derry O’Brien
– Prem1ere Film, presented by Saverio Pesapane

Moderated by: Maurizio Di Rienzo (SNGCI)

14:30 – Masterclass - Training programs to support international co-productions

Torino Film Lab Masterclass

A showcase of two Italian film productions that have benefited from TorinoFilmLab funds, representing two successfully International co-production cases: L’ospite (The Guest) by Duccio Chiarini, winner of the TFL Production Award and Maternal by Maura Delpero, winner of the Audience Design Fund.

Masterclass by Tommaso Arrighi (Mood Film), Alessandro Amato (Dispàrte)

16:00 - Masterclass - Integrating Accessibility and Translation into the Filmmaking Process

Sub-TI and Sub-TI Access Masterclass

Accessible and translated versions of films for sensory-impaired and foreign viewers are typically produced during the distribution stage of film production, with minimal input from filmmakers. Research suggests this approach can negatively impact on the quality of these versions, as their production remains outside filmmakers’ control. In this talk, Joshua Branson presents accessible filmmaking as an alternative approach to standard, industrial models of film accessibility and translation. Bringing together filmmakers, translators, subtitlers and audio describers to collaboratively produce accessible and translated versions of films, accessible filmmaking bridges the gaps between film, translation and accessibility. Not only does it provide filmmakers greater control over their artistic vision, it also allows translators and accessibility professionals to question their own practices and to look beyond standard conventions. What happens when filmmakers are involved in the translation and accessibility of their films? How can the history of film inform the way we approach subtitling, dubbing and audio description today? How does collaboration between filmmakers and translators lead to unconventional and creative practices? And, ultimately, what can accessible filmmaking do for filmmakers, translators and audiences? These are some of the questions I wish to explore during this talk.

Masterclass by Joshua Branson (GALMA)

Introduced by Federico Spoletti (Sub-TI Ltd)

17:00 - Panel - Meet GREC – Groupe de Recherches et d’Essais Cinématographiques

50 Years of Filmmaking Research and Experimentation

Panel featuring Anne Luthaud (GREC), Marcello Cavagna (GREC)

With the participation of UniFrance

10:00 - Pitch - Premio Rodolfo Sonego

The Rodolfo Sonego Award competition for short film screenplays, originates from Lago Film Fest in July. The authors who have already find a producer during this time will have 5 minutes to pitch their script in front of Torino Short Film Market’s attendees. One-to-one meetings will follow to receive feedbacks on the pitch and looking for funding opportunities.

Scripts

– Al termine della notte, written by Daniel Coffaro
– Colomba, written by Rebecca Gatti
– Gaia, written by Zeno Du Ban
– Un (quasi) rapimento sull’A4, written by Gemma Pistis, Michela Nuti

Moderated by Viviana Carlet (Lago Film Fest), Mary Stella Brugiati (Premio Rodolfo Sonego), Alessandro Bosi (Premio Rodolfo Sonego)

11:30 - Pitch - Pitch Your Fest!

Pitch Your Fest! is a pitch session dedicated to festivals that have a short film section in their program. Each festival representative will have 5 minutes to introduce their event in front of an audience before having the opportunity to meet with professionals who are interested in the pitch.

Festivals

– Bruxelles Short Film Festival (Festival du court métrage de Bruxelles) presented by Romane Pangrazzi
– Glasgow Short Film Festival presented by Matt Lloyd
– Motovun Film Festival presented by Inja Korać
– International Izmir Short Film Festival (Uluslararası İzmir Kısa Film Festivali) presented by Ekin Asar
– SKEPTO International Film Festival presented by Mauro Montis
– Shorts in Big (Cortos en grande) presented by José Gil Rincón

Moderated by Massimiliano Nardulli (TSFM)

14:30 - Masterclass - Audience Design: working on audience engagement since film development

Torino Film Lab Masterclass

The Audience Design is a new branch of activity in film industry aimed to develop audience engaging since the early film development. Thanks to this study area TorinoFilmLab would offer a scholarly approach to support the movie alongside all its working stages and then maximise its connection with the audience. Discussion will be assisted with showcase of successfully case studies.

Masterclass by Benjamin Cölle (Audience Designer and Producer), Greta Nordio (Audience Designer)

Made in collaboration with Film Commission Torino Piemonte

17:00 – Panel - BE SHORT NOW! - Great Expectations

The relationship between short and feature films has been tricky since the very beginning. Born as ethnographical and documentary clips in 1895, very soon Cinema found its fictional language to narrate short stories before developing a new grammar that allowed longer stories to be told and therefore to kickstart that same feature film industry as we still know it today.
Apparently every short film director's biggest dream is to make a feature film. Supposedly every short film director’s biggest fear is to not being able to make a feature film. Presumably every short film director’s biggest question is how to finally make a feature film. But, is it really that so?
The panel aims to tackle the probably most debated topic among young filmmakers about the transition from short to feature films. In doing so it will discuss the relationship within the two forms, the differences in the production processes between shorts and features, the (possible?) coexistence of both in a filmmaker’s career – especially at later stage – and the purposes and desires of filmmakers and other stakeholders of the film circuit regarding this iconic passage. Starting from ontological issues, the discussion will soon focus on a series of practical examples arisen from the personal expertise of the panellists followed by open questions from the audience.
Moderated by Enrico Vannucci (TSFM, Venice Film Festival), the panel features Ludovica Fonda (R.T.I. – Mediaset Group, TSFM), Laura Briand (Les films d’ici), Marija Razgute (Producer, Midpoint, Lithuanian Shorts), Daniel Vadocky (Negativ, Art Film Fest) and Lendita Zeqiraj (Film Director).

This panel discussion is part of the BE SHORT NOW! initiative.

BE SHORT NOW! is a series of industry events focusing on short films and their festival ecosystem promoted by Encounters Festival, FILMFEST DRESDEN, Gijon International Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Torino Short Film Market and Vienna Shorts.

Curated by Enrico Vannucci (TSFM)

IL CIRCOLO DEI LETTORI – SALA BIBLIOTECA

Via Bogino 9, Torino

14:30 - One-to-One Meetings - Oltrecorto

Oltrecorto One-to-One meetings will be held on the 21st from 14:30 to 16:30 in Sala Biblioteca.

Dedicated to pitchers and TFi accredited professionals, exclusively upon reservation.

16:30 - One-to-One Meetings - VR Stories

VR Stories One-to-One meetings will be held on the 21st from 16:30 to 18:00 in Sala Biblioteca.

Dedicated to pitchers and TFi accredited professionals, exclusively upon reservation.

10:00 - Workshop - Boosting your Film Festival!

Financial Planning, Collaborations and Creativity at Film Festivals

The workshop will provide an insight in successful collaborative projects and creative international network solutions for film events. An important focus will be dedicated to the new Creative Europe’s scheme for film festivals networks
Registration upon reservation at torino@europacreativa-media.it

Financial planning is certainly one of the most difficult tasks festival organisers have to tackle. Public resources and funding opportunities seem to shrink year by year and, especially in the short film circuit, the absence of major private sponsors allegedly condemns festival organisers to either reduce the budget or even cancel projects. However this bleak image might not be entirely true and ways to find funding opportunities and make successful bids are available.
The workshop will provide an insight in successful collaborative projects and European role-model co-operations and analyse the pros and contras of creative international network solutions for film events (and how they can be helpful in terms of festival funding). An important focus will be dedicated to Creative Europe MEDIA and the responsibilities of festivals towards their funding partners, their network partners and their own teams.

Doris Bauer is co-director at VIS Vienna Shorts, the international short film festival in Vienna. 2012 she co-founded the Austrian Film Festival Forum, an association of the most important film festivals in Austria, of which she was the spokeswoman until 2018. She studied Political Science at the University of Vienna. From 2006 to 2014 she worked as the managing director of the video library Filmgalerie 8½. Between 2008 and 2014, she was the director of the summer short film festival espressofilm.

Workshop organised by Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA.

Curated by Doris Bauer (VIS Vienna Shorts) with contributions by Anne Gaschütz (FILMFEST DRESDEN) and Matt Lloyd (Glasgow Short Film Festival).

Introduction held by Silvia Sandrone (Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Torino).

14:30 - One-to-One Meetings - Short Comedies

Short Comedies One-to-One meetings will be held on the 22nd from 14:30 to 16:30 in Sala Biblioteca.

Dedicated to pitchers and TFi accredited professionals, exclusively upon reservation.

16:30 - One-to-One Meetings - Distributors Meet Buyers

Distributors meet Buyers One-to-One meetings will be held on the 22nd from 16:30 to 18:00 in Sala Biblioteca.

Dedicated to pitchers, festivals and short film buyers, exclusively upon reservation.

14:30 - One-to-One Meetings - Premio Rodolfo Sonego

Premio Sonego One-to-One meetings will be held on the 23rd from 14:30 to 16:30 in Sala Biblioteca.

Dedicated to pitchers and TFi accredited professionals, exclusively upon reservation.

16:30 - One-to-One Meetings - Pitch Your Fest!

Short Comedies One-to-One meetings will be held on the 23rd from 16:30 to 18:00 in Sala Biblioteca.

Dedicated to pitchers and TFi accredited professionals, exclusively upon reservation.

IL CIRCOLO DEI LETTORI – SALA GIOCO

Via Bogino 9, Torino

18:30 - Reception - Irish Networking Reception

by invitation only

A networking cocktail reception will follow the panel Green Shot – Why Ireland? Celebrating the Irish Culture and its welcoming traditions, accompanied with food and drinks inspired by the Green Island, the Embassy of Ireland in Italy invites professionals and market participants to in deep the conversation about Irish film festivals and promotions, production opportunities, short film and audio-visual culture in a pleasant, informal environment.

Attending guests of honour: Miriam Allen, Eibh Collins (Galway Film Fleadh), Jennifer Smyth (Screen Ireland), Mich Hannigan (IndieCork), Derry O’Brien (Network Ireland Television), Susanna Pellis (IrishFilmFesta), film producers Fiona Kinsella, Lara Hickney, Claire Mc Cabe, Ronan Cassidy, Jack Hichey and film directors Tristan Heanue, Riognhnach Ní Ghrioghair, Paul Webster.

Offered by the Embassy of Ireland, Italy in the frame of the Focus Scannán na hÉireann, supported by Culture Ireland, Screen Ireland

18:30 - Reception - Celebrating French Cinema Networking Cocktail

by invitation only

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of UniFrance and 50th anniversary of GREC.

Happy birthday to France Cinema! Torino Short Film Market invites markets’ attendees to a toast in honour of UniFrance, body of French cinema’ promotion and to the GREC – Group for Filmmaking Research and Experimentation, respectively for the 70th and the 50th anniversary. Thankful for the strong on-going collaboration, TSFM homages these fundamental Institutions and their profound dedication in short film promotion and production of up-and-coming directors.

18:30 - Reception - TSFM Awards Cocktail

by invitation only

A collective goodbye to a successful Volume 4 edition and a big welcome to Torino Short Film Market Volume 5!

MAGAZZINI OZ

Via Giolitti 19, Torino

08:30 - Networking Breakfast - Polish Shorts

by invitation only

– info@kff.com.pl

A casual get together over a cup of coffee hosted by the Krakow Film Foundation (KFF) to celebrate the wonderful Polish Shorts, which conquer world festivals. Informal networking will follow a short introduction to KFF’s activities and presentation of KFF’s films. Don’t let the early hour discourage you – there will be fantastic people to meet, great topics to talk about, tasty sandwiches and a lot more to enjoy!

Krakow Film Foundation is a non-profit organisation the key objective of which is wide promotion of Polish animated, short fiction and documentary films. KFF is the main organiser of the Krakow Film Festival – one of the oldest European film events. It runs three projects focusing on international promotion of Polish films: Polish Docs, Polish Shorts and Polish Animations. Occasionally KFF distributes documentary films in the territory of Poland. In 2016 the Foundation launched a new activity, KFF Sales & Promotion, which handles sales of Polish documentaries. The Foundation organises numerous events related to film promotion: screenings, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. both in Poland and abroad.

Offered by Krakow Film Foundation Sales – Polish Shorts

08:30 - Networking Breakfast - Vallée d’Aoste

by invitation only

– industry@filmcommission.vda.it

The Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste is a non-profit Foundation that aims to attract production companies and promote the regional area of Aosta Valley as a film-friendly environment for all kinds of audio-visual products. It provides free assistance and exclusive opportunities to audio-visual professionals who choose to produce their work in Aosta Valley: Easy and immediate access to any location, quick and simple procedure for obtaining permits, confidential and affordable rates (services and accommodation), consultancy, information and suggestions, staff available for scouting and shooting.

Through its Film Fund, the Film Commission financially supports development and production costs of audio-visual projects from all over the world that use Aosta Valley for their shorts, feature, documentaries, TV and web series. Vallée d’Aoste has set a series of initiatives to foster local entrepreneurship and to reinforce the international network of local professionals. With this aim the Networking Breakfast has been organised within the frame of the Torino Short Film market: discover Aosta Valley, the opportunities of Vallée d’Aoste Film Commission and meet local professionals & projects!

Offered by Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste

LAB – Zenith Room

Piazza Vittorio Veneto 13, Torino

22:30 - After Dinner - SEEYOUSOUND Meets TSFM @ LAB

ATŌMI – A/V Liv

Starting from the personal search of ATŌMI concerning the use of the resonant frequencies of the solar system planets, passing through the 3D images by Mattia Disisto that widen these concept through an analysis of the dual transience of energy, expressed in the symbolic combination of: micro and macro universes, particles and planets, essence and matter, thus manipulated live by Andrea Vercetti. Followed by Rills dj-set

Curated by Seeyousound Music Film Experience

Seeyousound Music Film Experience puts the dialogue between cinema and music at the heart of its cultural activity, since 2015. During the Torino Short Film Market it will present a special selection of live A/V selected from the most innovative productions of the contemporary Italian scene. We also chose two talented local DJs to let you enjoy the Italian taste for clubbing.

22:30 - After Dinner - SEEYOUSOUND Meets TSFM @ LAB

Project-TO vs. Avanguadie

Live soundtrack composed by Riccardo Mazza on scenes taken from experimental cinematographic masterpieces of the Twenties and Thirties, chosen and reworked in live video by Laura Pol. In the performance avant-garde cinema is taken from its technical-expressive evolution while it conquers its artistic autonomy on the various aspects and characteristics of filmic language, in relation to other artistic languages such as theater, the arts figurative and music within its formal identification.

Curated by Seeyousound Music Film Experience

Seeyousound Music Film Experience puts the dialogue between cinema and music at the heart of its cultural activity, since 2015. During the Torino Short Film Market it will present a special selection of live A/V selected from the most innovative productions of the contemporary Italian scene. We also chose two talented local DJs to let you enjoy the Italian taste for clubbing.

ESPERIA

Corso Moncalieri, 2, Torino

23:00 - Torino Film Industry Party

Come to celebrate with us the end of TSFM Vol. 4!