Name Agriturismo "Il Castellazzo" Email festivalmentelocale@gmail.com




  • 9.30-10 AM: Welcome coffee
  • 10 AM-1.30 PM: Masterclass, Q&A
  • 1.30-3 PM: Lunch and visit
  • 3-4 PM: Property in music
  • 4-6.30 PM: Networking and analysis

Mente Locale Lab – Music in film

Mente Locale Lab is a one-day industry event during Mente Locale film festival, for a deeper insight into specific issues of filmmaking. It brings acclaimed professionals to give inspiration and information and offers an easy-going possibility for networking in the countryside hills of Bologna.


The first edition of Mente Locale Lab is dedicated to music in film. Awarded composer Sanna Salmenkallio, who is known for her music composed for fiction and documentary films as well as theatre, will give a master class and discuss the creative process of composing for film.

Apart from the creative content, we will also tackle other aspects of music, including music rights and the added value of using composed music instead of a music library, with the assistance of Maurizio Feverati, lawyer and expert in copyright issues applied to film.

Master of Ceremonies will be Leena Pasanen, producer and international film expert, now artistic director of Mente Locale.

The event takes place in a beautiful Agriturismo “Il Castellazzo” and offers limited seats for filmmakers, producers, composers, and other industry professionals. Students are also admitted. Registration deadline: Friday, May 5th, 2023

The setting offers an excellent opportunity to talk to other professionals and get inspiration and advice on your own work in small group meetings.


9.30-10 AM: Welcome coffee
10 AM-1.30 PM: Sanna Salmenkallio Masterclass, Q&A (in English with translation)
1.30-3 PM: Informal lunch and visit to Castellazzo
3-4 PM: Copyright and intellectual property in music for films with Maurizio Feverati (in italian)
4-6.30 PM: Speednetworking and projects analysis with Sanna Salmenkallio e Leena Pasanen


Speakers BIO:
Sanna Salmenkallio is one of the most experienced film composers in Finland. She has composed the score for more than 30 films, mostly artistically ambitious documentary features. As a composer she has worked with symphony orchestras, smaller ensembles and electronics music.

Maurizio Feverati is a lawyer graduated from the University of Bologna in 1988. Since the beginning of his professional activity he has dealt with problems concerning the television and cinematographic sector, collaborating with the “Gruppo Ballandi”. Currently the main activity carried out consists in legal and financial advice provided to production companies in all phases of the preparation, production and exploitation of the audiovisual work. He professionally assists numerous artists, authors and journalists in their television and cinematographic activities. He deals with controversy in the field of copyright and civil liability.

Leena Pasanen is an independent film expert, consultant and tutor. She was artistic director of DOK Leipzig (Germany) and Biografilm Festival. She was also director of the European Documentary Network (Denmark), director of the Finnish Institute in Budapest (Hungary) and had television experiences as a presenter, head of the documentary department and head of programming within the Finnish public broadcaster YLE. She has been a regular panelist and tutor in several educational programs and markets, such as Documentary Campus, EsoDoc, WEMW and EAVE, and has been a jury member of numerous international festivals, among others Sundance and IDFA. She is also a farmer and a wine enthusiast. Currently in training to become a wine expert, she has started her own wine agency.


Ticket price:
Professionals € 50, students € 30 (informal lunch included); go to EventBrite platform to subscribe


For further information:
festivalmentelocale@gmail.com, luca.festivalmentelocale@gmail.com




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