THE SIXTH EDITION OF BIO TO B | DOC & BIOPIC BUSINESS MEETING TOOK PLACE FROM 13th TO 15th JUNE 2019 AT DAMSLAB
19 selected projects were presented to an audience of professionals from European cinema and 5 international Decision Makers.
BIO TO B | DOC & BIOPIC BUSINESS MEETING is an annual event, within Biografilm Festival’s programme, dedicated to networking business to business between media and film professionals through a schedule made up of pitching sessions, panel, workshops, meetings one to one. The aim is promoting and supporting European and Italian productions – with a particular attention at those produced in Emilia-Romagna – on the national and international scene of documentaries.
For its sixth edition 19 projects of either documentary or fictional biographies / biopics feature films (intended for theatrical release), European productions or co-productions in the final stages, either in production or rough cut, were selected to compete in the assignment of three grants: Best European Project, Best Italian Project, Best Project from Emilia-Romagna.
This year the grants were assigned by a jury formed by the following decision makers: Catherine Le Clef – President, Cat & Docs, France; Nicola Allietta – Senior Distribution Manager, Sweet Chili Entertainment, Denmark; Carole Baraton – Co-Founder and Sales Director, Charades, France; Sabine Bubeck-Paaz – Commissioning Editor, ZDF/Art, Germany; Lorna Lee Torres - Head of International Sales, Magnolia Pictures, USA.
Once again, the partnership with DOK Leipzig was renewed and its director Leena Pasanen awarded a prize to one of the selected projects: an invitation at DOK Leipzig and its Industry Programme.
Bio to B was proud to announce that the "Make It Real"- Bio To B Award 2019, dedicated to cinema professionals who have most distinguished themselves internationally in film production and distribution, was presented to producer Diane Weyermann, as part of the special tribute that for this edition of Biografilm Festival dedicated to the American production company Participant Media on the occasion of its 15 years of activity.