Shorts With Potential of Turning into Profitable Options Take Heart Stage in Turin

Turin’s Skills and Brief Movie Market held the inaugural version of coaching and pitching program A Lengthy Method Dwelling this week, showcasing 5 feature-length tasks based mostly on or impressed by a beforehand launched brief film. This system wrapped on Wednesday, with the TorinoFilmLab Award going to “Inbetween Worlds,” directed by Diana Cam Van Nguyen. The Expertise Sardinia Award, in collaboration with Sardinia Movie Fee Basis, was gained by “A Contact of Concord,” directed by Céline Gailleurd and Olivier Bohler.

Expertise growth applications supervisor Massimiliano Nardulli informed Selection the initiative was an “evolution” of a earlier trade occasion referred to as Oltrecorto. “We wished to incorporate a coaching alternative, […] and assist the tasks in order that they’re right here of their finest form earlier than the pitching session,” he stated.

“[A Long Way Home is a place] the place somebody who has a venture can meet one mentor, who helps them alongside the best way, and a inventive producer who can provide recommendation and steerage […] For us, probably the most attention-grabbing a part of the job was to place collectively these groups of three,” he added.

“[We wondered:] How can they work collectively with out understanding one another? How can we inspire them? That was the problem we took on, and it labored out. We tried to keep away from forming groups with individuals from the identical international locations, every time doable, which introduced in nice range when it comes to backgrounds and experiences.”

The taking part groups had 10 minutes to pitch their tasks. Following their pitches, they’d the possibility to attend a number of one-on-one conferences with trade professionals.

Here’s a rundown of the 5 pitched tasks:

“Inbetween Worlds” – Helmed by Czech-Vietnamese artist and animator Diana Cam Van Nguyen and based mostly on “Love, Dad,” this animated documentary venture tells the story of a younger Vietnamese lady who lives in Prague, Mai. Her mother and father would really like her to marry a son of their shut pals in Vietnam. If Mai agrees to marry Duc, he can be given everlasting residency within the Czech Republic and she or he would obtain €30,000 for the wedding. Karolína Davidová is connected because the producer for Prague-based 13ka and Bratislava-based nutprodukcia. Israel’s Ella Kohn served because the workshop’s inventive producer.

“Concord” (Courtesy of Nocturnes Productions)

“A Contact of Concord” – Primarily based on their brief “Concord,” Céline Gailleurd and Olivier Bohler’s “A Contact of Concord” follows Lalou, a younger shepherd, who goes to a wierd resort misplaced within the coronary heart of the mountains. Right here, he secretly finds Concord, a sexual android who fascinates him. Earlier than embarking on this fiction characteristic venture, the directing duo labored on docs corresponding to “Jean-Luc Godard, Dysfunction Uncovered” and “Italia, Hearth and Ashes.” The image is being produced by France’s Nocturnes Productions. Debora Nischler, of Italy’s Albolina Movie, served because the inventive producer.

“Tough” – Primarily based on her 2019 brief “Steadiness,” Hungarian filmmaker Hanna Csata’s drama venture revolves round Karola, who desires of changing into a profitable digital musician, and she or he has not but achieved her purpose. Karola is confronted with a selection: to advance in her profession or to spend time along with her boyfriend. Barcelona-based Marc Guanyabens i Pous served because the workforce’s inventive producer.

“Virtually Heroes” – Bogdan Drumea’s venture is predicated on his 2015 brief “The Hoods.” In it, Dragoș is coming back from overseas to go to Vlad, his youthful brother who’s celebrating his 18th birthday. Not wanting to remain lengthy, Dragoș will embark with Vlad on a journey of rediscovery. The pitching workforce described it as “an city drama with sturdy coming-of-age parts,” and “a generational portrait of younger Romanians born after 1990.” Romania’s Matchbox Movie is producing, with Hungary’s Erika Kapronczai connected because the inventive producer.

“Fiume” – Primarily based on her 2021 in need of the identical identify, Turin and Berlin-based writer-director Asiyat Gamzatova’s drama venture follows Nina, who returns to the village the place she grew up. She finds her brother ready for her, in addition to the outdated household home they inherited. In a journey by way of current and previous, Nina should discover her interior peace and heal from wounds she didn’t know she had. Haris Tsampas, of Greece’s Nomad Productions, served because the inventive producer.

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