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Talents and Short Film Market vol. 7

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27-30 November 2022 - Torino, Italy

Highway To End

WHAT IS IT?
Highway To End is an international co-production pitch for work-in-progress (WIP) short films. Selected participants will have ten minutes to pitch their WIP short film to an audience of film professionals.Following the pitch session, participants will attend a series of one-to-one meetings with industry professionals scheduled by the TSFM team.

WHO IS IT FOR?
Highway To End is exclusively dedicated to creative teams composed by directors, and producers, from any country of the world, that are in need of co-production support for completing the submitted WIP short films. A diversified audience of cinema professionals – commissioning editors, buyers, distributors, festival representatives, directors, producers, and film institutions – will provide feedback to the selected projects.

WHEN IS IT SCHEDULED?
Highway To End is scheduled on Tuesday November 29th 2022 at 11:30 CEST (11:30 am CEST) during TSFM vol. 7. Please note that the time and date might change. The TSFM team will inform prospective participants of any change of time and date that may occur as soon as any new information will be available.

WHERE IS IT?
Highway To End and one-on-one meetings are scheduled to take place in Torino, Italy. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, in order to comply with public health safety measures the location might be different. Furthermore, if required by the local safety health institutions, Highway To End might be moved entirely online. The TSFM team will inform prospective participants of any change of location that may occur as soon as any new information will be available.

WHAT LANGUAGE WILL BE USED?
All accompanying documents must be submitted in English. WIP short films can be spoken in any language. If a WIP copy, or rough cut edited footage are available at the moment of submission, the WIP short film or the rough cut edited footage MUST have embedded English subtitles if the film is spoken in a language other than English. Selected WIP short film projects will be pitched exclusively in English.

HOW DO I APPLY?
In order to take part in the selection process of Highway To End, applicants are required to:
  • Register and sign in at tsfm.filmchief.com (If applicants have already been accredited to TSFM from 2017 on, username and password remain the same and they can be used to sign in. In case of lost credentials, these can be retrieved directly on the website)
  • Submit a fully filled online entry form, accessible at this link

Mandatory regulations
  • The expected length of the completed WIP short film should NOT EXCEED 59 minutes in length.
  • A production company must be attached to the WIP short film BEFORE submitting the application.
  • Principal shooting of the WIP short film MUST have been completed before the pitch session in Torino.


WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS?
There is a singular deadline for submitting a complete application to Highway To End. The regular deadline is scheduled on Wednesday August 31st 2022 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Highway To End submission fee amounts to 20,00 €. The sum is payable at the end of the submission process via Paypal only.

WHEN WILL APPLICANTS BE NOTIFIED OF THE SELECTION RESULTS?
Applicants will receive a selection or rejection notice via email by Monday October 10th 2022.

IN CASE OF SELECTION IS PARTICIPATION MANDATORY?
All participants are required to travel to Torino in order to attend the Highway To End pitch. TSFM will provide lodging for 2 nights and a free accreditation to a single representative for each selected project. Travel costs will not be covered or reimbursed. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, in order to comply with public health safety measures, selected participants that might be prohibited from traveling to Torino will be able to attend the Highway To End pitch remotely from home.

IS THERE A PRIZE?
A jury of three industry professionals selected by the TSFM team will award a gap financing grant of 500 € to the best project.
Other prizes might be announced at a later stage.

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For work-in-progress short films

Scheduled on Tuesday November 29th 2022 at 11:30 CEST (11:30 am CEST)

The regular deadline is scheduled on Wednesday August 31st 2022 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST)

The submission form will be available here by the end of May 2022.