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Carlo Sironi and Franco Lolli are among the winners of TorinoFilmLab's awards


- 11 prizes have been awarded at the 10th edition of the event, with prize money totalling €354,000. The CNC awarded the Greek title Selene66

Carlo Sironi and Franco Lolli are among the winners of TorinoFilmLab's awards
The winners of the 10th Meeting Event at TorinoFilmLab

The TorinoFilmLab production awards were presented at the end of the 10th Meeting Event last Saturday as part of the 35th Turin Film Festival, with prizes awarded to projects from all over the world, including Italy, Southeast Asia and Colombia. Among the 12 advanced development projects presented as part of the FeatureLab program (read the news here), the international jury lead by the president of the National Cinema Museum in Turin, Laura Milani, and including filmmakers Karim Aïnouz, Tala Hadid, Anna Rose Holmer and the producer Georges Schoucair, chose to award the two TFL Production Awards (€50,000 each) to Sole by Carlo Sironi (Italy/France/Poland) and Alpha by Una Gunjak (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Italy/Croatia/France). €50,000 also went to each of the three TFL Co-Production Award winners: The Defendant by Franco Lolli (Colombia/France) Whether the Weather Is Fine by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Philippines/France/Singapore), the story of a mother and son facing the consequences of a devastating typhoon, and Taste by Le Bao (Singapore/Vietnam), the story of a Nigerian immigrant in Saigon. The latter also won the ARTE International Prize (€6,000). The CNC Award(€8,000), set up this year and devoted to the development of one of the ScriptLab - Original & Adaptation Program projects, was awarded to the Greek feature Selene66 by Jacqueline Lentzou.

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The 10th edition of TFL came to a close with the Turin lab, which has a total of 79 films to its name (11 released this year), with 20 due to enter production in 2018, dozens of awards won at major world festivals and numerous Oscar nominations (six this year alone, including A Ciambra [+see also:
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by Jonas Carpignano). Only a few days remain before the deadline for applications to participate in the next TFL ScriptLab closes (deadline is 1 December 2017), with a little more time for FeatureLab applications, with the deadline for applications closing on 1 March 2018. Piloted this year, TorinoFilmLab has also started offering its skills for the training and development of film projects that aren’t in selection, with TFL Extended, a new program that organises customised workshops focusing on audience design, production and TV series. The first workshop is due to be held between March and April 2018 in Turin, and will focus on television series.

Below is a list of all the winners of the 10th edition of TorinoFilmLab.

TFL Production Award
Alfa - Una Gunjak (Bosnia-Herzegovina/Italy/Croatia/France)
Sole - Carlo Sironi (Italia/France/Poland)

TFL Co-Production Award
Taste - Le Bao (Singapore/Vietnam)
The Defendant - Franco Lolli (Colombia/France)
Whether the Weather Is Fine - Carlo Francisco Manatad (The Philippines/France/Singapore)

TFL Audience Design Fund Award
Birds of Passage [+see also:
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- Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego (Colombia/Denmark)
Dead & Beautiful - David Verbeek (The Netherlands)

ARTE International Prize
Taste - Le Bao (Singapore/Vietnam)

CNC Award
Selene66 - Jacqueline Lentzou (Greece)

EP2C Post-Production Award
Feathers of a Father - Omar El Zohairy (France/Egypt)

Digital Production Challenge II Award – promoted by FOCAL resource
You Are My Everything - Michal Vinik (Israel)

Programma SeriesLab Italia (dedicated to the development of Italian TV series)

Sky Award
Viola nello specchio - Rossella Di Campli

APT Award – Associazione Produttori Televisivi
Viola nello specchio - Rossella Di Campli

Special Jury Award - APT
Injury - Lorenza Di Corinto, Francesca Nozzolillo, Giordana Mari

(Translated from Italian)

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