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IMPACT Media Summit

12-14 March 2014

Turin, Italy


IMPACT, one of the world’s most important marketplaces for factual content, is returning to Europe this March in Turin, Italy, home to Italy’s best universities, museums (including the Museo Egizio and Mole Antonelliana) and the breathtaking Alps. Building upon the successful legacy of previous editions that took place in New York, Rome, London, and Toronto, IMPACT in Italy is a new take on the established genre and is a must-attend for all serious players in factual content.

From broadcasters, producers, archivists to noted figures in the history, biography and current affairs realm, IMPACT’s attendees are a veritable who’s who of the genre. Unfolding over the course of two intense and productive days, IMPACT features an agenda crafted by practitioners, including:
• Keynotes, talks and multi-speaker sessions covering the most significant content production and development issues being faced today
• Screenings of the finest content, including a roundup of the best factual content from around the world
• An awards and recognition program that selects and honours the best factual content in the world
• Facilitated one-on-one meetings, enabling content executives to meet, buy, sell and collaborate
• Identification of new opportunities to influence viewers and monetize content in television, film, and digital media
• Stimulating intellectual & cultural performances, presentations, and activities

As members of FOCAL, you are eligible for a discounted pass to attend IMPACT, which includes opportunities for one-on-one meetings with Development Executives and Commissioning Editors in the factual space, inspiring panels and talks from the world’s leaders in the industry including a keynote by David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels US, and participate in a global marketplace viewed by 70,000 people on a monthly basis.

Register by January 31 for a discounted rate of only €395 ($545 USD). The regular rate is €699 ($950 USD) – that is a €300 savings!
To register, visit


The IMPACT Awards are now accepting intelligent media content from film, TV, or web with a focus on historical and investigative programming in a documentary, historical drama, or factual format. Eligible entries are those that have been released between October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013 via traditional broadcast on local, network, cable, pay, or satellite television, theatrically including through a film festival, online, video-on-demand, or straight-to-video.

Previous winning entries have also gained recognition through other prominent accolades such as the Primetime Emmy Awards, the BAFTAs, the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Globes, and the Peabody Awards. By being nominated, your work will be elevated to a status that rivals the programming standards of these prestigious groups.

The IMPACT Awards are determined by broadcasters, programmers, and buyers of factual and historical content from across the globe. By entering your work, it will be viewed by key members of the industry who acquire and program content. This can potentially lead to additional opportunities for screenings and international distribution. Nominated entries will also be prominently featured at the event.

Submit by January 17, 2014 for consideration. Use promo code FOCAL to receive a discount.

For more information, visit

Henry Wong | Awards and Associations Coordinator | Achilles Media Ltd.
21 St. Clair, Suite 700. Toronto, ON. M4T1L9
+1.416.921.3171 ext. 239 |