19 May 2017
The selection includes 17 of the best new pitches, 8 of which are world premieres. Prestigious international jury consisting of 8 top international sellers to award three Bio to B prizes for best pitch projects.
Cannes, May 19th, 2017 – The complete list of the projects to be presented at the 4th edition of Bio to B – Doc & Biopic Business meeting (Bologna, 15th-17th May) has been announced today in Cannes. Bio to B is the annual showcase at Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives dedicated to the promotion and support of Italian and European productions of documentaries and biopics.
Industry professionals from all over Europe will have the opportunity to attend pitching sessions of 17 of the best new European and Italian projects which have been confirmed today.
For the first time this year, a high caliber jury consisting of top international film sales executives will award three prizes as part of the event, prizes will include: Best European Project, Best Italian Project and Best Project from Emilia-Romagna.
The jury members are:
Catherine Le Clef - President, Cats&Docs;
Anaïs Clanet - General Manager, Wide House;
Philippa Kowarsky - Managing Director, Cinephil;
Adam Nehaus - 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, Distributions and Acquisitions, Participant Media.
This year Bio to B will see productions from Denmark, Poland, Spain and the UK, alongside the Italian productions, of which many are international co-productions with countries including Australia, Bosnia, Holland and the USA.
Here is the complete pitch line-up, which includes 8 projects that will be presented for the first time ever internationally during Bio to B: