Talents and Short Film Market SE #1

29.06-02.07.2023 - Schlanders/Silandro/Solaneres, Italy


Talents and Short Film Market vol. 8

27-29.11.2023 - Torino, Italy


Monday November 27th 2023 04:30 pm – 05:30 pm | Sala Grande, Circolo dei Lettori

Creative Europe Video Game and Immersive Content Presentation
CED Italy MEDIA Torino introduces the open call for new round of the grant Creative Europe Video Game and Immersive content development, presenting also the successful Italian case histories, with Saturnalia created by Santa Ragione and freshly released on Steam, and a few among the 7 Italian studios which have been awarded with the grant in 2023, marking an incredible results for Italy. Moreover, MEDIA will introduce the audience to the recently published Creative Europe study Understanding the value of a European Video Games Society. To follow, Pietro Righi Riva, producer for the Milan-based collective Santa Ragione will shed lights on financing, producing and distributing indie games, bringing on stage the case history of Saturnalia, a survival horror adventure set in an isolated village of Sardinia, haunted by an ancient ritual. With the occasion, the audience will discover some of the MEDIA 2023 recipients and their projects going through various stages of developments, including the Studios Tiny Bull with the project Will Meet Again, We Are Muesli with In Their Shoes and LKA SRL with When Sirens Fall Silent.

Introductory Speech: Silvia Sandrone (CED Italy MEDIA Torino)
Panelists: Matteo Lana (Tiny Bull), Claudia Molinari (We Are Muesli), Marco Petillo (Stormind Games), Matteo Pozzi (We Are Muesli)
Moderator: Pietro Righi Riva (Santa Ragione)

in collaboration with CED Italy MEDIA

Tuesday November 28th 2023 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm | Sala Grande, Circolo dei Lettori

AI in (short) Film, a Production Manual
Can Artificial Intelligence – or better, the Large Language Models – be applied to film production at any scale? And how? Rai Cinema, always forefront in the discussion about technology applied to film production, in collaboration with Scuola Holden and the Holden.StoryLab, will present the case history of Cassandra, a short film speaking about and conceived with the uses of LLM – soon available on Rai Play. Cassandra introduced a new production model, one that involved screenplay interrogation with ChatBot, studying of dialogues with Google Bard, elaborating visuals with Runway, character design and animation with Midijourney and HeyGen, landing to the production design details made with Looka. Disclaimer: AI provides tools, humans provide ideas (for those tools to be of any use).

Panelists: Giovanni Abitante (Director), Demetra Birtone (Director), Carlo Rodomonti (Rai Cinema)
Moderator: Carla Vulpiani (TSFM)

in collaboration with Rai Cinema Channel VR

Tuesday November 28th 2023 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm | Sala Grande, Circolo dei Lettori

Masterclass: Francesco Montagner
Francesco Montagner was born in Veneto in 1989, he is a former student of FAMU film school in Prague, Czech Republic, where since 2017 he teaches as an assistant professor. Animata Resistenza, his first documentary, opened at Venice Film Festival in 2014, while his second attempt at feature docs, Brotherhood, won the Pardo d’Oro Cineasti del Presente at Locarno Film Festival in 2021. In 2022, he completed Asterion, a silent short film which premiered in the Pardi di Domani – Corti d’Autore section at Locarno Film Festival in 2022 before winning several awards in the short film festival circuit. During this moderated masterclass Francesco Montagner will talk about his directing career and the themes he has addressed in his films so far.

Masterclass: Francesco Montagner (Director)
Moderator: Anne Gaschütz (Locarno Film Festival, FILMFEST DRESDEN)

in collaboration with Czech Center Milano

Wednesday November 29th 2023 03:30 pm – 04:30 pm | Sala Grande, Circolo dei Lettori

There’s an East wind coming – Producing short films in Eastern and Western Europe
According to the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union, countries throughout Eastern Europe are considered to have a low audiovisual production capacity, which means that the opportunities for film professionals to produce a film are inferior to those working in countries such as France, Germany, Italy or Spain. This has led to a diaspora of film professionals from the East to the West, who have moved elsewhere to increase their job opportunities. Through the personal experiences of the speakers and their expertise, the panel aims to address in more depth the reasons for this professional diaspora and to address the possibilities, especially related to short film production, of working in both the East and the West.

Panelists: Boris Despodov (Arthouse Blockbusters), Boris Hadžija (AVA Film), Dora Nedeczky (Mindwax)
Moderator: Enrico Vannucci (TSFM)

Wednesday November 29th 2023 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm | Sala Grande, Circolo dei Lettori

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Festivals* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
“Can I send you my film?” “How many people watch the submitted films?” “Do you watch all the films that you receive?” are just three of the many (endless) questions festival programmers hear every time they meet brand new filmmakers at festivals around the globe. Since the short film circuit is the first approach to the wider cinematic universe for many newcomers, year after year, while the professionals asking for a clue change, the questions remain the same, sometimes exasperating the programmers. The panel will address the most popular questions based on personal experiences and little-known anecdotes of the panelists, for an entertaining and humorous insight into the secrets of film festival life.

Panelists: Simone Bardoni (Concorto Film Festival), Anne Gaschütz (Locarno Film Festival, FILMFEST DRESDEN), Inja Korać (Zagreb Film Festival)
Moderator: Enrico Vannucci (TSFM)

Things to know

TSFM vol. 8 features four panels and one masterclass

All the panels and the masterclass take place at Il Circolo dei Lettori inside the Sala Grande

All the panels and the masterclass take place from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th November 2023