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TFL Coming Soon

TFL Coming Soon 2020

Welcome to the 6th edition of TFL Coming Soon!

Since 2015, a showcase of feature film projects developed within TFL’s labs and currently in post-production or ready to be released in international festivals, is presented during the TFL Meeting Event. Accessible to a group of carefully curated Decision Makers - sales agents, distributors and festival representatives -, the event is an essential brick for these upcoming TFL Films, assuring a higher exposure and privileged access to the market.

Year after year, the projects presented within TFL Coming Soon attract critical acclaim and are selected at some of the most prestigious festivals. The last edition showcased the second feature film YALDA by Iranian filmmaker Massoud Bakhshi, which premiered and was awarded at Sundance Film Festival 2020; SWEAT by Magnus von Horn, selected in Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2020; as well as CUBAN DANCER by Roberto Salinas (Italy), selected at Alice nella Città at Rome Film Festival 2020. 


The 2020 line-up includes 8 feature films.

The 2020 line-up features an international selection with a strong presence from Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore), as well as title set in Latin America (Brazil, Venezuela) and Europe (Germany, Switzerland).

The next edition of TFL Coming Soon will welcome 3 feature film projects supported through the TFL Audience Design Fund 2020. Besides receiving a € 45.000 distribution grant, the film teams had the opportunity to participate in an Audience Design consultancy in September 2020, and are now ready to meet their audiences internationally. They are looking for partners to accompany them during this last mile of production.

Among these 8 titles, 6 are still looking for a sales agent. Two of them already started their festival circuit: EL FATHER PLAYS HIMSELF had its world premiere last April at Visions du Réel, and THE SALT IN OUR WATERS will be presented twice in October, at BFI London Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.


These are the 8 films that will be showcased within TFL Coming Soon 2020:

A PIECE OF SKY by Michael Koch
Production company: Hugofilm Production – Switzerland
In co-production with: Pandora Film – Germany
World Sales: New Europe Film Sales

Production company: Akanga Film Asia – Singapore

Production company: Ardimages UK – United Kingdom
In co-production with: La Faena Films – Canada; Rake Films – Italy; Channel 6 Media – Canada; Tres Cinematografía – Venezuela

THE ACCIDENT by Bruno Carboni
Production company: Vulcana Cinema – Brazil
In co-production with: Tokyo Filmes – Brazil

THE SALT IN OUR WATERS by Rezwan Shahriar Sumit
Production companies: mypixelstory – Bangladesh; Arsam International – France
World Sales: Film Republic

WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad
Production companies: Armi Rae Cacanindin Cinematografica Films – Philippines; House on Fire – France
In co-production with: AAND – Singapore; Weydemann Bros – Indonesia; KawanKawan Media – Indonesia

WHITE BUILDING by Kavich Neang
Production companies: Anti-Archive – Cambodia; Apsara Films – France
In co-production with: Xstream Pictures – China; Kongchak Pictures – Cambodia
World Sales: Les Films du Losange

ZORRO by Ronny Trocker
Production company: zischlermann filmproduktion – Germany
In co-production with: Bagarrefilm – Italy; Snowglobe – Denmark