Bio to B – Doc & Biopic Business Meeting is the annual event which Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives, dedicates to networking between cinema professionals. The objective is to promote and support Italian and European productions of documentaries, biographies and biopics. This year will mark the fourth edition of the event and will take place between the 15th and 17th of June in Bologna.
Cinema professionals from all over Europe meet during the three days of activity of networking and business. Pitching sessions, from 18 European filmmakers will take place in front of sales agents, international distributors, commissioning editors, directors of international festivals and representatives from the major TV channels.
From the top sellers there are eight who will make up the jury for this year’s event and will assign three grants for the best projects presented: Best European Project, Best Italian Project, Best Project from Emilia-Romagna. With the possibility to win in more than one category.
Please find a full list of projects below, but of the projects selected, we are pleased to announce that this year, Michael Madsen, noted Danish documentary maker and video artist will premiere his new work.
The jury for 2017 will be made up of: Catherine Le Clef – President, Cat&Docs; Anaïs Clanet – General Manager, Wide House; Philippa Kowarsky – Managing Director, Cinephil; Adam Neuhaus – Director of Development, ESPN; Louis Balsan – International Sales, Film Boutique; Scott Veltri – Head of International Sales, Magnolia Pictures; Diana Karklin – Sales Acquisitions Manager, Rise & Shine; Rob Williams – Vice President, Participant Media.
Attendees of Bio to B also have the opportunity to encounter the jury if they buy an Industry Pass, it allows the possibility to ask for up to two one-to-one meetings with members of the jury, until the places are full.
Bio to B takes place in collaboration with Regione Emilia-Romagna, Mistero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, D.E-R Documentaristi Emilia Romagna, Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission to offer professionals of the documentary sector the opportunity to meet and network on an international level.
Here is the complete list of projects:
by Laura Collado, Jim Loomis (Spain)
Listen to My Song
by Danny Mitchell (United Kingdom, Columbia)
by Michael Madsen (Denmark, Finland, France)
Valentin - Son of Europe
Original title: Valentin - Figlio d'Europa
by Antonio Martino (Italia, Romania, France)
by Wojtek Pustola (Poland)
by Giacomo Abbruzzese (Italy)
by Roberto Salinas (Italy, USA)
A look at the Ground
Original Title: Uno sguardo alla terra
by Peter Marcias (Italy)
Sons of Mostar
Original Title: Djeca Mostare - Figli di Mostar
by Dan Daddy (Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
By Duccio Fabbri (Italy)
Tasmania Buyers Club
by Nicola Moruzzi (Italy)
Original Title: L'ora d'acqua
by Claudia Cipriani (Italy)
Cesare Maltoni: the scientist who changed our lives
Original Title: Un ritratto di Cesare Maltoni
by Alessandro Rossi, Michele Mellara (Italy)
by Francesca Zerbetto (Italy)
The Children Of Pentcho
Original Title: I bambini del Pentcho
by Stefano Cattini (Italy, United Kingdom)
The Man with the Lantern
Original Title: L'uomo con la lanterna
by Francesca Lixi (Italy)
Waiting for the Perfect Poet
Original Title: A casa del poeta non esiste il pianto
by Stefano Croci, Silvia Siberini (Italy, Holland)
Original Title: Noci Sonanti
by Damiano Giacomelli, Lorenzo Raponi