Program

LOVERS GOES INDUSTRY 2018

21 Aprile/April 21st

 

 

FILM COMMISSION TORINO PIEMONTE

 Sala Il Movie (Via Cagliari, 40-42 - Torino)

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

INGRESSO LIBERO/FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 PANEL

DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR LGBTQI CINEMA

10:00 – 11:30

 

Intervengono/Speakers

Giovanni Minerba (Lovers Film Festival's, Italy), Robin Campillo (filmmaker, France), Cesare Petrillo (distributor at Teodora Film, Italy), Franck Madureira (Queer Palm's founder and director, France), William Page (FilmDoo's CEO, UK), Jakub Mróz (distributor at Tongariro, Poland), Tom Abell (distributor at Peccadillo, UK), Giorgio Lisciandrello (programmer at Sicilia Queer Film Festival and activities manager at SudTitles, Italy), Davide Scalenghe (filmmaker for Current TV, Italy), Daniele Segre (production & distribution advisor at TorinoFilmLab, Italy)

 

 INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS

SHOWCASE

12:00 – 1:00

 

Marco Urizzi – Wide/Eye On Films (France)

www.widemanagement.com

 

Aleksandra Abykova - M-Appeal (Germany)

www.m-appeal.net

Cosimo Santoro - The Open Reel (Italy)
www.theopenreel.com

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCOLO DEI LETTORI

Via Bogino 9 - Torino

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

INGRESSO RISERVATO ACCREDITATI INDUSTRY

FOR INDUSTRY BADGE ONLY

 

PROGRAM

PITCH WORK IN PROGRESS

PITCH PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

ONE TO ONE MEETINGS

 

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

LOVERS GOES INDUSTRY 2018

 

7 MINUTES

A Feature Film by Ricky Mastro

Pitched by Léon Diana (Producer Director)

Budget: 20,000 € (production) + 56,333 € (post-production)

 

Synopsis

The film takes place in Toulouse and tells the story of Jean, a 55 year-old policeman, who receives a phone call from his son Maxime to meet in a hotel. It's there that he discovers his son and son's boyfriend hanged. The autopsy shows that he died from an overdose of GHB, just seven minutes after his boyfriend. During an evening organized by Maxime's friends, Jean discovers club BISOU, where his son used to frequent. He meets Fabien. Trying to know more about what happened, Jean goes to the club several times over and is quickly welcomed by the Bisouers. When Fabien becomes attached to him and little by little, Jean mixes his mourning with the desire to discover his son's world. The two men begin a relationship that causes Jean to live in a world that he could never have imagined.

 

Director's Profile

Ricky got a Bachelor's degree in Drama from the University of Washington (USA), in Cinema from the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado and a Master's in LGBT Identities from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (São Paulo). He has written and directed 7 shorts. He was part of Fucking Different São Paulo. He created RECIFEST (Festival LGBTQ in Recife, Brazil). He lives in Toulouse where he is getting his Diplôme Universitaire de Recherche et Création Audiovisuel at ENSAV. He is in the production of his first feature, 7 minutes. He is the programmer of the Festival of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Goiás – Brazil.

 

Director's Intention Note

The nightlife attracted me, but I saw a lot of people around me to start to use drugs. However, two boys caught my attention: they were gorgeous, and they used GHB. One night, one of them suffered an overdose and died at the side of his boyfriend. A disturbing story for the boy's father who found him dead. My goal is to know what motivates these young people to close themselves, absorbed by music, in these black boxes, on a stage with lots of traps and prisons of human passions. How can a father understand the loss of a child to this artificial paradise?

 

Website

www.7minutesfilm.com

 

 

NAKED

A Feature Documentary by Zoe D'Amaro

Pitched by Zoe D'Amaro

Production: Volya Films (NL) in coproduction with Godmother Films (NL)

Budget: 256.000 €

 

Synopsis

NAKED is a character-driven film about intimacy, pornography and women's empowerment. It documents the intertwined journeys of porn director Jennifer Lyon Bell and performers Sadie Lune and Parker Marx. They come from different backgrounds, but share one thing in common: they all embraced pornography steered by deeper drives than just money making. They find in porn a space for creative expression and self-realization, as well as a provocative tool to shape a new form of radical activism.

 

Director's Profile

Zoe D'Amaro is a filmmaker and a yoga teacher. Originally from Italy, she lives in The Netherlands for the last 20 years. In 2007, she co-founds Godmother Films in Amsterdam. Zoe writes, directs and produces short films, documentaries, interactive content and music videos. Her work has been screened by festivals worldwide and showcased by international broadcasters such as ZDF ARTE, RAI and BBC.

 

Director's Intention Note

Both as a person and as a filmmaker, I have always been concerned with gender equality and women's rights. That is why I never saw pornography in a positive light. On the contrary, I always perceived it as an exploitative expression of male power and as a vicious tool for the objectification of women. I would have never envisioned that feminism and porn could come together, nor could I have imagined that pornography might be experienced as a tool for self-empowerment. Until I met filmmaker Jennifer Lyon Bell and performers Sadie Lune and Parker Marx, who challenged my preconceived ideas and introduced me to a hidden corner of the porn universe.

 

Website

http://www.godmotherfilms.com

 

 

PEIXE (DEEP FISH)

A Feature Documentary by Rafael Saar

Pitched by Rafael Saar

Production Dilúvio Produções

Budget 100.000,00 €

Synopsis

DEEP FISH is a creative film in the border between fiction, real and performance through the artistic work of Luís Capucho. A singular artist who survived the time when the HIV represented the death stigma. Building an amazing work of poetic power post­disease, Capucho surpasses the physical sequels that have left him mute and without part of his body movements for a while, until the current partial recovery.

 

Director's Profile

Rafael Saar is director, writer and editor. He is graduated in Film Studies at Universidade Federal Fluminense. He directed short films among them "After Everything" winner of over 10 awards such as Best Actor for Nildo Parente in Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro and Best Foreign Film at UNCIPAR. "Birdman" was screened in several festivals worldwide and it is part of "El roce de los cuerpos", an itinerant Reina Sofía's showcase. As Researcher in "Naked Eye" (Joel Pizzini, 2016) he was awarded in Festival de Brasília. Rafael edited "Sea of Fire" (Pizzini, 2014), short in competition at Berlinale 2015. His first full length documentary "Yorimatã" has been awarded as Best Film by the audience and jury at In-­Edit International Music Documentary Film Festival 2015 and It was released in 2016.

 

Director's Intention Note

Crossing hybrid aesthetic resources of fiction and documentary in an autobiographical narrative of an artist who tells his own story through books, paintings, music and a daily blog. We pursue Luis Capucho's language, his visceral and simple art, mixing his biography with the recreated characters who attend to porn cinemas and its universe. Such scenes are told from a trip in search of his unknown father and the peregrination to his deceased mother and their memories in Our Lady Aparecida Cathedral. A film that deeply dialogues with Luís Capucho in the artistic development and process of creation, and brings an fundamental and renewing story of overcoming.

 

Website

http://www.diluvioproducoes.com/peixe

 

 

 

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT

LOVERS GOES INDUSTRY 2018

 

ANDATA E RITORNO (ROUND-TRIP)

A Feature Documentary by Roberto Cannavò

Pitched by Roberto Cannavò, Vittorio Martone (Producer)

Production Humareels (Italy), co-production with con Maxman Coop (Italy)

Status Development

Date of Release November/December 2018

 

Synopsis

Andata e ritorno is a journey made of mirroring between generations. The protagonist is Porpora Marcasciano, a transsexual who took part in political movements (feminist, communist and transsexual ones) from the 70s until today. Porpora's identity is in a constant transition, neither man nor woman, by choice, since he has never completed the sex change and he has interrupted hormone treatment. The trip from Bologna towards the South of Italy is the occasion to retrace and relive a past protest experience which in not yet over. Porpora is now 60 years old and he feels the struggle of his carelessness. Without hiding his fatigue, he wants to tell and trace the trans story witnessing his personal experience and proposing a funny interpretation of the world. If some people perceive the current movimentism as a threat and some others see it a residual form, if the past one is considered as mythological and inactive, what will be the future of a trans-gender at the end of this research?

 

BUTTERFLIES IN BERLIN

A Short Film by Monica Manganelli

Pitched by Monica Manganelli, Antonio Padovani (Producer)

Production Latteplus Production (Germany), Alexandra Cinematografica S.r.l. (Italy)

Status Pre-Production

Date of Release December 2018

 

Synopsis

Alex moves to Berlin in 1932, during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.

 

 

 

EXIT

A Feature Film by Manuel Billi

Pitched by Manuel Billi

Status Pre-Production

Date of Release 2019

 

Synopsis

Paris, 1970. During a nocturnal walk at the Tuileries Gardens, Marc, a lonely 40 years old man, meets Philippe, a young activist from the « Front Homosexuel d'Action Révolutionnaire ». A year later, the man receives a phone call from a lover's comrade, announcing that Philippe has been arrested...

 

JACK

A Feature Documentary by Ilaria Ciavattini, Elsi Perino

Pitched by Annalisa Prandi (Producer)

Status Production

Date of Release Summer 2019

 

Synopsis

In a hopeless province in the North of Italy, with a background of weapons factories, sport haunting and small lakes for eased fishing, Jack undertakes a transition path to transform his body into the one he has always desires and felt as his own: the one of a men. He lives a routine made of occasional jobs, café friends and few leisure time. Jack begins wondering about what being a man means, beyond the physical appearance and about the kind of he wants to be and opens a discussion about masculinity models of the valley where he lives.

 

MARK'S DIARY

A Feature Film by Giovanni Coda

Pitched by Giovanni Coda

Production Labor - Università di Derby (UK), Atlantis Moon (Usa)

Status Pre-Production

Date of Release June/July 2018

 

Synopsis

Mark e Andrew are two disabled boys. When they met, an incredible attraction explodes but it can just flourish as a "mental construction". A virtual love, a one day lasting dream and the awareness that nothing will be the same again.

 

 

 

 

 

LOVERS GOES INDUSTRY 2018

Project Manager: Flavio Armone, Salvo Cutaia

Guest Manager: Elisa Liani

Project Administrator & Digital Supervisor: Valerio Filardo

Moderator: Marco Petrilli

 

Lovers Goes Industry is co-organized with Drugantis association and the contribution of Compagnia di San Paolo, the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Torino Film Lab, ARCI Torino, Ucca, Circolo dei Lettori.

 

 

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