Magazine article Screen International

TorinoFilmLab Unveils Major Expansion and New Artistic Team (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

TorinoFilmLab Unveils Major Expansion and New Artistic Team (Exclusive)

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Matthieu Darras to step down, to be replaced by two curators, three heads of studies.

Amra Baksic Camo, Vincenzo Bugno, Violeta Bava, Jane Williams

The TorinoFilmLab (TFL), the year-round initative that supports first and second time international filmmakers through training, development, funding and distribution activities, has unveiled a major expansion and reorganisation of its staff.

After three years in the role, artistic director Matthieu Darras is stepping down to be replaced by the newly-created roles of two curators and three heads of studies. The curators are Bosnian producer Amra Bakšić Čamo and Berlinale World Cinema Fund project manager Vincenzo Bugno. They will take up their roles in January 2019.

Camo has participated in several TFL programmes and is the founder of Sarajevo-based production company SCCA/pro.ba, as well as the head of the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink industry programme. Bugno is one of the co-creators of the Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund, and a member of the Berlinale’s selection committee.

The three new heads of studies are Swedish producer Eva Svenstedt Ward, Argentinian producer Violeta Bava, and Italian script consultant Nicola Lusuardi who will head up the ScriptLab, FeatureLab and SeriesLab respectively.

Ward was a script consultant on the Millennium trilogy, Bava works as a consultant for the Venice film festival and was the director of the Buenos Aires Lab co-production market, and Lusuardi is a screenwriter for RAI and Sky. …

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