DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film will be partner of Bio To B: Festival director Leena Pasanen will award the team of one of the selected projects with an invitation to DOK Leipzig & its Industry Programme, covering festival passes and accomodation for the team (for two team members up to 3 nights).
The 18/20 selected projects will participate in dedicated activities, that will give them the opportunity to find the right sales agent and international partner:
The two nominated representatives of selected projects will have two accreditations Bio To B – Industry Pitch Team reserved for them. Accommodation will also be included.
Further information regarding the organization of the event will be directly communicated to the selected projects.
STEFANO TEALDI - director and producer
Documentary production and filmmaking tutor at universities, master courses, film pitching events and markets including: Biennale Cinema College, Cannes Film Festival, Dubai Film Connection, Films de 3 Continents - Produire au Sud, La Fabrique les Cinema du Monde, Med Film Factory, Ouaga Film Lab, Scuola Holden, TFL-Torino Film Lab, ZELIG Film School. With STEFILM he produced several award-winning documentaries including CITIZEN BERLUSCONI, nominated for the Grimme Award - 2004, PORTO MARGHERA, UN INGANNO LETALE – 59th Venice Film Festival, SORRISO AMARO – 60th Venice Film Festival and at MoMA New York,CHAR, THE NO MAN’S ISLAND - Berlinale Panorama 2013, THE QUEEN OF SILENCE (best doc KRAKOW FF 2015). Recently he directed the 15 x 52’ series FOOD MARKETS, IN THE BELLY OF THE CITY (coproduced with ZDF/Arte) and produced WONDERFUL LOSERS. A DIFFERENT WORLD (best doc WarsawFF & Minsk FF 2017, Trieste FF 2018) and THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS (Special Mention DOK Leipzig 2017).
Bio to B takes place in collaboration with Regione Emilia-Romagna, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali del Turismo, D.E-R Documentaristi Emilia-Romagna, Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission to offer to professionals of the documentary sector the opportunity to meet and network on an international level.
Among the jury memebers of Bio to B 2018:
Sales & Acquisition Rise&Shine
International Sales Films Boutique
Programmer at Sundance Film Festival