FEATURE EXPANDED 2018 AWARDS
The jury of Feature Expanded 2018, formed by Andrea Lissoni, Hila Peleg and Anna Lena Vaney, assigned four awards and decided to acknowledge two feature film projects for their prompt subject matters and for their challenging artistic approach.
Both projects focus on communities, that may be secluded but are actively part of our society. Moreover such communities represent the potential for a transformative and perhaps more rewarding life of exchange and creativity.

Feature Expanded Distribution Award and ottod’Ame Film Award
Floris Schoenfeld The miraculous breakdown of PUK*, shot in psychiatric institute – the project explores alternative forms of knowledge and creativity, in a world more and more driven by functions and policies.

Feature Expanded Development Award and SUB-TI Award
Sophio Medoidze
’s Let us Flow – A portrait of the nomadic Tush community in her native Georgia, the project explores resilience, intergenerational dialogue and relationships with place.

FEATURE EXPANDED 4th EDITION

20 – 25 June 2018, HOME, Manchester
on-line sessions July – October
14 – 18 November 2018, Lo schermo dell’arte, Florence

The six month Feature Expanded programme combines:

  • A week intensive residential at HOME in Manchester that mixes masterclasses, case studies, workshops, networking opportunities and screenings alongside individual tutorials and group work
  • Online tutorials with the Feature Expanded experts
  • A four day residential at Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival in Florence to attend the festival and continue tutorials before pitching films to a jury and a selected group of industry professionals
  • Feature Expanded Distribution Award: provides one of the film projects with a theatrical distribution in the UK and Ireland by HOME Artist Film and in Italy by Lo schermo dell’arte.
  • Feature Expanded Development Award: provides one participant with a 4 day intensive residency in Stockholm to work with script consultant Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten on the script development of his/hers film project.
  • ottod’Ame Film Award is a cash prize of 3000 euro offered by the italian fashion brand to support the research of one of the film projects.
  • SUB-TI Award consisting in the subtitles in one European language for the awarded film, offered by SUB-TI.

Each of the twelve participants is assigned an experienced producer as a tutor who will work with them in developing their Film project throughout the Programme both on a one-to-one basis and in groups of four artists.

Feature Expanded Tutors are: Jacqui Davies, Samm Haillay and Yorgos Tsourgiannis.

CASE STUDIES

Eric Baudelaire // Also Known as Jihadi

Producer and Curator Olivier Marboeuf, covers the journey of Eric Baudelaire’s Also Know as Jihadi (2017) as well as example from his longstanding career producing artists films

Rä Di Martino // Controfigura

Marco Alessi of Dugong Films and the producer of Rä Di Martino’s Controfigura (2017) covers the journey of this film

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SCREENINGS

Rä Di Martino // Controfigura

Eric Baudelaire // Also Known as Jihadi

Gillian Wearing // Self Made 

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WORKSHOPS

Script & non-script development
Marietta Von Hausswolff von Baumgarten  will lead an advanced level workshop on developing feature projects with or without scripts, and how to best use existing industry formats for presenting projects to potential partners and funders.

Working with Actors
Sam Rumbelow has over 30 years industry experience as an actor and method coach, and collaborated with Gillian Wearing on her first feature film Self Made. This workshop will cover advanced skills for directing and working with actors, both professional and non-professional.

Pitching your film
 Pitching expert Sibylle Kurz will lead a group seminar and one to one sessions with the participants.

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MASTERCLASSES

Industry and European markets
Rebecca De Pas introduces film markets and delivers a practical seminar on how to prepare and present a film project to possible partners/producers in the context of co-production markets.

Getting your film to an audience 
a practical workshop with Sarah Mosses (CEO, TogetherFilms) looking at how films are marketed, audience reception and how to build this into the development and production process of a feature film.

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ROUND TABLE

Touching The Real. Documentary in Contemporary Art Practice (Florence)
In collaboration with In Between Art Film and Città Metropolitana di Firenze
The panel reflects on how contemporary artists use documentary cinema as a privileged medium to explore and narrate the world around us. Some of the artists attending the Festival will participate in the discussion: Gabrielle Brady, Phil Collins, and Jumana Manna, chaired by Sarah Perks.

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FINAL PITCH

The participants pitch their films in a 10min session to a jury: Andrea Lissoni (senior curator Tate Modern, London), Hila Peleg (curator and filmmaker) and Anna Lena Vanay (producer Anna Lena Films) . The event will also be open to key funders and industry figures invited for this occasion, among them: Marco Alessi (Dugong Film), Beatrice Bulgari (producer In Between Art Film), Rebecca De Pas (FIDLab – FIDMarseille), Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten (MotherofSons). The jury will decide the winners of the Feature Expanded Distribution Award, Feature Expanded Development Award, ottod’Ame Film Award and SUB-TI Award.

 

 

 

 

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