The 8th edition of TFL Coming Soon - which focuses on the showcase of TFLfilms almost ready for the festival circuit - took place in a fully renovated shape thanks to the new partnership with European Work in Progress.
The 5th EWIP hosted the TFL Coming Soon section.
Two projects developed within FeatureLab are included in the selection:
A middle class Chinese family leads a seemingly harmonious life, until their son brings home a mysterious new friend.
Production company: First Light Films (China)
Co-production companies: Tambo Film (Denmark), Films du Milieu (France)
Looking for: World sales, Distributors, Post-production funding
The project has been awarded the 'European Work in Progress mm filmpresse Award'.
LAST SHADOW AT FIRST LIGHT by Nicole Midori Woodford
FeatureLab 2018 | TFL Co-Production Award € 50,000
16-year-old Ami embarks on a mystical road trip to Japan searching for her long-lost mother in a bid to change the destiny of her separated family members dealing with a traumatic event buried in their past.
Production company: Potocol (Singapore)
Looking for: Post-production financing, Distribution
The project was one of the 3 titles that got the 'European Work in Progress Crew United Prize'.
Between 17th and 19th October 2022, they competed with around 25 other carefully selected projects* for the numerous prizes (a total of 52,500 euros in funding to be assigned by the joint partners) awarded by a distinguished international jury. Among the prizes, has been launched the new EWIP-TorinoFilmLab Audience Design Award that foresees an Audience Design Consultancy with TFL experts that aims at analyzing the film from a marketing and audience engagement perspective, providing creative ideas to support the moments of sales and distribution. The award went to SULTANA’S DREAM by Isabel Herguera.
* The TFL Co-Production Awards are assigned thanks to the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme support to International Co-production Funds.
To take a step back, year after year the projects presented within TFL Coming Soon attracted critical acclaim and have been selected at some of the most prestigious festivals. For instance, during the last editions were showcased:
AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Makbul Mubarak (Venice and Toronto 2022)
DAUGHTER OF RAGE by Laura Baumeister (Toronto 2022)
RUNNER by Marian Mathias (Toronto 2022)
A MALE by Fabian Hernández (Cannes 2022)
WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Locarno and Toronto 2021)
WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang (Venice 2021).
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