On Monday, September 5 at 4 p.m., at the Villa degli Autori, the Associazione 100autori
's international observatory on film trends at Venice Days renews its commitment to young filmmakers.
In the last fifteen years, the world's leading film festivals have changed. Once places devoted solely to showcasing films, they now breed new talent, helping young directors get training and develop their projects. A new generation of directors, producers and screenwriters has thus had the opportunity to put their first or second films together one step at a time, going down original paths carefully thought out to strategically combine development funding and training at the highest levels so that on both the creative and production ends, film projects can reach maturity.
Initiatives like the Cinéfondation
at Cannes, the Berlinale Talents
and the World Cinema Fund
in Berlin, the Biennale College
in Venice or the Torino Film Lab
, each with its own methods, have triggered something of a revolution in talent scouting and uncovering film projects. The approach to development has become internationalized and now revolves around exchanges and networking, and a transnational idea of the creative community.
Investing in developing original projects; reinforcing first films on the artistic level and at the production stage; incentivizing successful training programs: these are the Associazione 100autori's priorities. After all, it is only by nurturing the delicate development phase (creative- and production-wise) that scouting out new talent can be made more effective, and Italy can benefit from that paradigm shift in thinking about breaking into film that we have been calling for for some time now.
The moderator for the conference is Luca Scivoletto, filmmaker and a member of the Board of Directors of the Associazione 100autori.
and Gregorio Paonessa
, Vivo Film