Mentors include Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory and film director Thanos Anastopoulos.

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The TorinoFilmlab has revealed the nine projects that will take part in the 2016 edition of FrameWork, the initiative’s flagship lab for first and second feature film projects.

Amongst the first and second-time filmmakers is Iranian director Massoud Bakhshi, whose first feature A Respectable Family debuted in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2012, and Israeli director Tom Shoval, whose 2013 drama Youth was named best Israeli feature at the 2013 Jerusalem Film Festival.

This year’s mentors include Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory, script consultants Franz Rodenkirchen, Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten and Anita Voorham, film director Thanos Anastopoulos, cinematographer Marko Brdar, post-production expert Niko Remus, producer Didar Domehri, acting coach and casting director Tatiana Vialle, sound designer Peter Albrechtsen and film promotion consultant Joanna Solecka.

The first session will take place in Izola (Slovenia) from May 30 to June 6, in parallel with the 12th edition of Kino OTOK – Isola International Film Festival.

The second session will be held in Turin (Italy) from November 20 - 25, within the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event during the 34th Torino Film Festival.

At the latter event, selected projects will receive monetary grants in the form of the World Production and Audience awards. 

The exact amounts have not yet been confirmed but in 2015 five World Production Award winners received €50,000 and €70,000, plus one Audience Award of €30,000.

The nine FrameWork projects will be pitched to more than 200 professionals, who vote to assign the Audience Award. An international Jury will assign a number of World Production Awards, and the film lab’s partners will award collateral prizes.

FrameWork is supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-Programme, MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture), Piedmont Region, City of Turin, and RE-ACT (Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Slovenian Film Center).

Framework 2016 projects:

The Fever

Writer & director: Maya Da-Rin – 1st feature.

Producer:Leonardo Mecchi – Enquadramento Produções (Brazil).

The Guest

Writer & Director: Duccio Chiarini – 2nd feature.

Producer: Tommaso Arrighi – Mood Film (Italy).

Neither I From You, Nor Me From You

Writer & director: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu – 2nd feature.

Producer: Bogdan Craciun – Libra Film (Romania)

The Orphanage

Writer & director: Shahrbanoo Sadat – 2nd feature.

Producer: Katja Adomeit – Adomeit Films Aps (Denmark).

Port Authority

Writer & director: Danielle Lessovitz – 1st feature.

Producer: Virginie Lacombe – Madeleine Films (France).

Shake Your Cares Away

Writer & director: Tom Shoval – 2nd feature.

Producers: Gal Greenspan – Green Productions (Israel).

The Staffroom

Writer & director: Sonja Tarokić – 1st feature.

Producer: Ankica Jurić Tilić – Kinorama (Croatia).

La Vita Nuova

Writer & director: Carlo Zoratti – 1st feature.

Co-writer: Cosimo Bizzarri.

Producer: Henning Kamm – Detailfilm Gmbh (Germany).


Writer & director: Massoud Bakhshi – 2nd feature.

Producer: Mahmoud Bakhshi – Bon Gah (Iran).