Magazine article Screen International

Torino FeatureLab Reveals 2018 Projects (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Torino FeatureLab Reveals 2018 Projects (Exclusive)

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Cristian Mungiu has already been announced as one of this year’s guest directors.

TorinoFilmLab 2017 project ‘WIldland’

The TorinoFilmLab (TFL) has announced the ten new projects selected for the 2018 FeatureLab.

Coming from Europe, Latin America and Asia these projects will be developed for six months at a workshop held in Sardinia with the help of the already announced tutors, headed by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days).

Six of the ten films have female directors.

Focusing on first and second feature films, the TFL FeatureLab selects projects at an advanced stage of production and helps a team of directors, scriptwriters and producers get their ideas on screen. Eight out of the selected projects are debut films.

TorinoFilmLab has also selected three film professionals to receive advanced training on audience engagement strategies for feature film: Alban de Fraipont (Belgium), digital communication and marketing strategist with a background web programming and video editing; Nanna Lykke (Denmark), audience designer for Beofilm, working on both feature and TV series projects; Anna Ragagnin (Italy), production assistant for the production company HT Film, which specialises in film funding.

Six films developed within FeatureLab premiered at international festivals in 2018 so far, with American satirical comedy Diamantino, by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, set to compete in Cannes Critics’ Week. …

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