The full programme of the third edition of TFI Torino Film Industry will be available as of November 10, 2020, on which day all accredited guests will be able to access the platform and start planning their networking activities.

We remind you that applications for free accreditation may be made by November 16.


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Wednesday 18 November

  • 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Pitch: Oltrecorto

    A pitching session for directors and/or screenwriters. Selected participants will have 5′ to introduce their Feature Film or TV Series projects based on a previously completed short film.

    - Huldra, by Bjorn Favremark & John Boisen, Sweden from the short film Huldra, 15’, 2020
    - Jealous Alan, Martin Clark, UK from the short film Jealous Alan, 15’, 2019
    - Sabras, by Sushma Khadepaun, India from the short film Anita, 20’, 2020
    - Toki, by Marina Tsukada, Japan from the short film Mitsuki, 27’, 2020

    The event will be available on the Filmchief platform, pitches will also be available on-demand on Bsquare

  • 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Panel: Selecting short film content for broadcasting

    Covid-19 crisis had given a great boost to the online consumption of audiovisual content globally, short film included, and the increased audience engagement online gave the start of a so-called "new norm" for audiovisual distribution. But what is the involvement of short content?

    Moderated by Jing Haase (International Distribution, SFI), Carla Vulpiani (Programmer, TSFM)

    In collaboration with Swedish Film Institute (Svenska Filminstitutet)

    Guests: Catherine Colas (Programming Manager, ARTE/ZDF), Martina Fiorellino (Sales Agent, Premium Film), Helena Ingelsten (Commissioning Editor, SVT), Sari Volanen (Commissioning Editor, Yle)

  • 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
    Panel: Midpoint shorts - An introduction

    This panel aims to introduce MIDPOINT Institute and the program it developed for short filmmakers to an audience of new professionals facing the industry. An open discussion with both faculty members and former alumni of the project will reveal useful information about MIDPOINT Shorts, its activities and the impact for prospective filmmakers undertaking the course.

    Moderated by Enrico Vannucci (Programmer, TSFM)

    In collaboration with MIDPOINT Institute and When East Meets West

    Guests: Pavel Marek (Director and Script Consultant, FAMU, Midpoint Institute), Soňa Morgenthalová (Program Coordinator, Midpoint Institute), Mateusz Pacewicz (Screenwriter and Director), Lun Sevnik (Screenwriter and Director)

  • 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Masterclass: Pitch realization workshop - a talk with Christopher Mack (Netflix)

    The workshop will share some best practices on how to create and document the best version of a character- driven series. By asking the right questions and looking at a series using the character's goals and motiva- tions versus the plot, it is possible to create a professional-looking pitch document that will allow a buyer to easily decide whether or not a speci fic show is right for their streaming service or network.

    Christopher Mack (USA) - Director, Creative Talent Investment & Development at Netflix International Originals

Thursday 19 November