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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. 

 

Bio To B 2019 – Projects

BIO TO B | DOC & BIOPIC BUSINESS MEETING – It’s the annual event hosted by Biografilm Festival dedicated to networking business to business between media and film professionals

The aim is to promote and support Italian and European documentary projects. At his sixth edition, Bio To B, thanks to its specialist focus and high profile selection, is one of the most important appointments in Europe dedicated to documentary cinema.

This year 19 selected projects are:

AFTER THE BRIDGE
by Davide Rizzo, Marzia Toscano (France/Italy)
produced by Sayonara Film

CLIMBING IRAN
by Francesca Borghetti (France/Italy)
produced by Nanof, Hirya Lab

DEAR COCHISE
by Guido Passi (Italy)
produced by Cinefonie Scarl

FRAGMENTS OF A LOVE SPEECH
by Claudio Casazza (Italy)
produced by Alberto Gabbrielli, Claudio Casazza

FULCI FOR FAKE
by Simone Scafidi (United Kingdom/Italy)
produced by Paguro Film ltd, 341Production

FUTAPASS
by Alberto Gemmi (France/Italy)
produced by Paola Dall’Olio - Zid Films

THE GLASS EYE
by Duccio Chiarini (Italy)
prodotto da Asmara Films

THE HOUSE OF LOVE
by Luca Ferri (Italy)
produced by Effendemfilm and LAB 80 Film

I’LL STAND BY YOU
by Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie (Lithuania/Italy)
produced by Lukas Trimonis, Maximilien Dejoie - In Script, M&N

IN THE NAME OF GERRY CONLON
by Lorenzo Moscia (Italy)
produced by Nightswim Srl

KIM AND THE OTHERS
by Anna Reiter, Christian Caiumi (Italy)
produced by Anna Reiter, Christian Caiumi

EL MILAGRO DE BARRANQUILLA
by Pietro Mereu (Italy)
produced by Simona Di Sarno - DS Production SRL

PATERNICILLINA - STORY OF A FORGOTTEN DIRECTOR
by Marco Berton Scapinello, Francesco Rubattu (Italy)
produced by Theater 7/2 Productions

PIERO VIVARELLI: LIFE AS A B-MOVIE
by Fabrizio Laurenti, Niccolò Vivarelli (Italy)
produced by Teatime Film, Istituto Luce, Wildside

THE ROSSELLINS
by Alessandro Rossellini (Belgium/Latvia/Italy)
produced by B&B Film

THERE WAS AND THERE WASN’T
by Andrea Capranico (Canada/Italy)
produced by Ripley Point Pictures, Ladoc

THIS IS ITALIAN WARSHIP
by Valentina Pellitteri (Italy)
produced by Serena Gramizzi, Bo Film & Cristian Cappucci, InClouds

WE ARE THE THOUSAND
by Anita Rivaroli (Canada/Italy)
produced by Indyca SRL, Primitive Entertainment

WU MING AND THE ART OF RADICAL RESISTANCE
by Armin Ferrari (Italy)
produced by Altrove Films

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