The 2015 edition of the TorinoFilmLab was officially closed with the 8th TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event, where development production and distribution awards were assigned to a total of €435.000.
The co-production market for independent feature films and adaptations, with a focus on emerging directors, included a presentation of the projects to hundreds of industry professionals developed at TorinoFilmLab throughout the year, including 200 decision makers.
The international Jury, chaired by Alberto Barbera, and comprised of Paula Astorga, Benjamin Domenech, Atiq Rahimi and Fien Troch, decided to award 5 TFL World Production Awards (amounting to a total of € 270.000):
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay/Germany/Brazil/Uruguay) – € 50.000
NOTHING ELSE MATTRESS by Bryn Chainey (Australia) – € 50.000
A A by Jack Faber (Poland/Israel) – € 50.000
SUNSET by László Nemes (Hungary) – € 50.000
DAOUD’S WINTER by Koutaiba Al-Janabi (Iraq/Netherlands/France) – € 70.000
Other prizes were also awarded. The Audience Award, voted among the FrameWork projects by all the Decision Makers attending the TFL Meeting Event, worth €30.000 went to A A by Jack Faber (Poland/Israel)
Three TFL World Distribution Awards, to a total worth of €43.000 were awarded. This is a prize aimed at supporting innovative audience engagement strategies at the moment of distribution – were officially presented to as many winning projects that have participated in this year’s Audience Design programme connected to the TFL World Distribution Fund:
EVA DOESN’T SLEEP by Pablo Agüero (France/Argentina/Spain)
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY by Tamer El Said (Egypt/Germany)
REY by Niles Atallah (Chile/France)
The ARTE International Prize, assigned by ARTE France Cinema to one of the Script&Pitch projects, worth €6.000 went to A CIAMBRA by Jonas Carpignano (Italy)
The Post-Production Award EP2C, assigned to a FrameWork project, which allows the producer to participate in a workshop on post-production, went to Ohna Falby from Life to Live Films (United Kingdom) producer of THE GIRL FROM THE ESTUARY.
The Les Arcs Coproduction Village Prize, consisting in the automatic selection at the Arc 1950 Coproduction Village, went to THE STAFFROOM by Sonja Tarokic (Croatia). The Digital Production Challenge II Award, consisting in the participation in the DPC II Workshop, is granted by FOCAL Resource and went to the Script&Pitch project SWEET MONSTER by Laurie Lassalle (France). The Production Minds Award, consisting in a 6-month free subscription to the on-line pre-production Platform, went to THE GIRL FROM THE ESTUARY by Gaëlle Denis (United Kingdom/France).