Successful conclusion to TorinoFilmLab
- FrameWork 2012 and Open Lectures
Malta was the venue for the 5th edition of ‘FrameWork
2012 Workshop' organised by TorinoFilmLab, in partnership with Malta Film Commission, as part of its initiative to develop and
create training opportunities to cater for the needs of the film industry. This event was also supported by Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, and the Media programme.
The FrameWork sessions involved the participation of over
30 film producers and scriptwriting professionals from around the world. The
workshop allowed participants to work together as teams on eleven selected film
scripts projects where experts counseled them in relation to various aspects
from pitch preparation, script development to project presentation and more. Feedback
obtained from the workshop on the projects will then allow the teams to work
further on developing the projects to then present them again during a final TFL
Meeting Event and Torino Film Festival taking place in November. Participants
also had to opportunity to meet with the Malta Film Commissioner, Mr. Peter
Busuttil, who gave them an information session about the portfolio of movies shot in Malta over the last few
the wide range of quality film related services, skilled talent and crew, and the advantageous financial incentives available.
During the FrameWork
workshop, four Maltese scriptwriters
were given the opportuinity for their projects to be
evaluated by the tutors Savina Neirotti,
TorinoFilmLab Director, and Razvan Radulescu, Romanian
scriptwriter and in addition were given individual one on one sessions to
discuss their projects further. The four projects included, The
Golden Calf by Ruth Frendo and Charlo Bonnici, The Chimera by Francis Ghersci, The Marginals by
Mark Dingli and Bus Stop by Monika
tutors gave positive feedback stating that they were well-written and that the projects looked promising which as Mr. Peter
Busuttil stated "this can be considered as a good sign for Malta's budding creative element which has an important role in contributing
towards building Malta's indigenous Film Industry".
Apart from the workshops the general public had the
opportunity to attend four open lectures which took place involving Jonathan Nossiter (Mondovino,
Rio sexy comedy) on directing, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, on production, Franz
Rodenkirchen, on scriptwriting, and Matyas Erdely, on cinematography; and two screening sessions of short films.