April 06, 2023

TFL Audience Design Fund: the 3 titles of 2023

The three TFL Audience Design Fund awards of 2023 - € 45,000 grants combined with specific consultancies to support the moments of sales and distribution - have been assigned to three titles:

TFL Audience Design Fund: the 3 titles of 2023

ZE by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (previously ScriptLab 2019 and FeatureLab 2021) | France - Mongolia - Portugal - The Netherlands

A teenage shaman falls in love with a girl, upending his fragile existence in modern Mongolia.

Getting the TFL Audience Design Fund for my film means: reaching our dream audience.

BRIEF HISTORY OF A FAMILY by Jianjie Lin (FeatureLab 2018 - TFL Co-Production Award) | China - France - Denmark

The fate of a middle-class Chinese family becomes intertwined with a mysterious new friend of their only son.

Getting the TFL Audience Design Fund for my film means: Audience, here we come! No matter where you're hiding, we will find you and treat you with this one-of-a-kind experience

KAMAY by Ilyas Yourish and Shahrokh Bikaraan | Afghanistan - Belgium - France - Denmark

A Hazara family from Afghanistan seeks justice after the death of their daughter at Kabul University.

Getting the TFL Audience Design Fund for my film is a very grateful opportunity and the final push at the end of a very long and intense ride that will ensure that our film finds its audience.

More information is also available in the dedicated article published by Screen International

The Head of Studies of the programme is Valeria Richter and the Audience Design advisor is Nicolò GallioOver the months, they will receive online consultancies by Isona Admetlla (Coordinator of the Berlinale-World Cinema Fund), Rafael Sampaio (BrLab, Klaxon Cultura Audiovisual in São Paulo, Brazil), Síle Culley (Audience Design consultant), Ewa Bojanowska (former Head of Marketing New Europe Film Sales), Chiara Liberti (former Acquisition manager for the Italian distributor I Wonder Pictures), Benjamin Cölle (Audience Design consultant & trainer and Managing Director of Pluto Film Distribution Network). Moreover, the experts Gabor Greiner (sales agent Films Boutique) and Claudia Tomassini (international film publicity) will complete the consultancies.

The fund targets international co-productions in the post-production stage and it’s possible thanks to the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

In the image: a still from Brief History of a Family

All the updates once a month in your mailbox, subscribe to the TFL newsletter.