TorinoFilmLab opens 2 funding

TorinoFilmLab opens 2 funding opportunities for production & distribution of international co-productions!

1 World Co-Production Fund Award (€ 50.000) to support the making of the film

The TFL World Co-Production Fund consists of a € 50.000 grant to support co-production between European producers and international co-producers. The fund wants to encourage directors developing their 3rd feature film project onward and will be awarded to a production company based in one of the countries participating in the Creative Europe-MEDIA Sub-programme to support the making of the film, which must be completed by May 30th, 2021.

Deadline to submit projects, which should be in advanced development stage (at least 25% of the budget confirmed) or in pre-production, is June 12th, 2019.

The TFL team will assess all the applications and shortlist 3 projects that will be invited to the TFL Meeting Event 2019 (Turin, Italy). On this occasion, the 3 projects will be presented to more than 200 European and international professionals (co-producers, distributors, sales agents and broadcasters) attending the forum, and will have the opportunity to find new partnerships during one-to-one meetings. They will also take advantage of a dedicated consultation run by an expert on international co-production.

In Turin, the 3 shorlisted projects will also be interviewed by the selection committee that will assign the TFL World Co-production Award to one of them, during the TFL Meeting Event Award Ceremony.

3 TFL Audience Design Fund Awards (€ 40.000 each) to promote the release in 3 territories

The TFL Audience Design Fund will grant 3 Awards of € 40.000 each to encourage the implementation of innovative audience development and outreach strategies at the moment of distribution. The applicant must be a producer or a sales agent established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA sub-programme and the film must be released in 3 territories by May 30th, 2021.

Deadline to submit projects (in pre-production, production or post-production stage), is June 3rd, 2019.

The TFL Audience Design Fund includes a TFL Audience Design consultation with 2 TFL Alumni trained in the FeatureLab – audience design programme. The film team together with the experts will brainstorm to sketch out the key goals and points to address in the strategy outline. The consultants will present a 10-page Audience Design Strategy, which will highlight the actions to be prepared during the pre- to post-production and carried out up during the distribution, so as to later report the results to the Fund.

All the 3 selected projects will be presented to our audience of industry professionals in the TFL Catalogue 2019, distributed during the TFL Meeting Event in November 2019.

The TFL World Co-Production Fund as well as the TFL Audience Design Fund have been created thanks to the Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-Programme support to International Co-production Funds.