19 May 2017

ODYSSEY, Michael Madsen’s new project, to open this year’s selection of Bio to B pitches

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.


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 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:

  • Constructing Albert          
    by Laura Collado, Jim Loomis (Spain)
  • Listen to My Song  
    by Danny Mitchell (United Kingdom, Columbia)
  • ODYSSEY international pitch premiere
    by Michael Madsen (Denmark, Finland, France)
  • Valentin - Son of Europe  
    Original Title: Valentin - Figlio d'Europa  
    by Antonio Martino (Italy, Romania, France)
  • White Cube  
    by Wojtek Pustola (Poland)


  • America international pitch premiere
    by Giacomo Abbruzzese (Italy)
  • Cuban Dancer
    by Roberto Salinas (Italy, USA)
  • A look at the Ground international pitch premiere
    Original Title: Uno sguardo alla terra
    by Peter Marcias (Italy)
  • Sons of Mostar international pitch premiere
    Original Title: Djeca Mostare - Figli di Mostar    
    by Dan Daddy (Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovia)
  • Sqizo (Working Title) international pitch premiere
    by Duccio Fabbri (Italy)
  • Tasmania Buyers Club
    by Nicola Moruzzi (Italy)
  • Underwater Habits           
    Original Title: L'ora d'acqua         
    by Claudia Cipriani (Italy)


  • Cesare Maltoni: the scientist who changed our lives international pitch premiere
    Original Title: Un ritratto di Cesare Maltoni
    by Alessandro Rossi, Michele Mellara (Italy)
  • Disco Ruins international pitch premiere
    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 international pitch premiere
    Original Title: L'uomo con la lanterna     
    by Francesca Lixi (Italy)
  • Waiting for the Perfect Poet      
    A casa del poeta non esiste il pianto (working title)      
    by Stefano Croci, Silvia Siberini (Italy, Netherlands)



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