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47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European films out of 300 in total, TIFF belongs to the top partner FSS festivals. The festival is regarded as hub to promote and market films from Europe to North and South America, Asia and the rest of the world.

FSS covers half of the promo costs for participating films which are unsold to Canada and North America and are being marketed in Toronto by their respective sales agents or production companies. The most important European sales agents who attend Toronto take advantage of the unbureaucratic incentive. Newcomers to the scheme are, for example, Kinology from France, 6Sales and DeAPlaneta from Spain.

The FSS supported films originate from 18 European countries, including one GALA presentation, Sarah's Key by Gilles Paquet-Brenner as well as sixteen World Premieres, such as the Spanish film, Julia's Eyes by Guillem Morales, the French documentary, L'Amour Fou by Pierre Thoretton, the British film, Submarine by Richard Ayoade, the Spanish-Brazilian coproduction, Lope by Andrucha Waddington, the Dutch film, Brownian Movement by Nanouk Leopold and the Finnish film, Lapland Odyssey by Dome Karukoski, just to name a few. Further supports include three films from Denmark, two from Finland, Poland, Sweden and Ireland, one from Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Romania (see below for list of supported films).

Attending directors and talent complement the supported individual campaigns in Toronto. Actress, Kristin Scott-Thomas, and director, Gilles Paquet-Brenner, will be representing Sarah's Key, Gael García Bernal and director Iciar Bollain will attend the festival to promote Even the Rain (Spain). Former EFP Shooting Star, Juan Diego Botto, is in Toronto for Anything You Want (Spain) together with director Achero Mañas. Catherine Breillat, Tom Tykwer, Bent Hamer, Fernando Trueba and Jerzy Skolimowski, amongst many other directors, will accompany their films to Canada.

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Complete list of supported films and companies

6Sales (Spain)  

Anything You Want (Todo Lo Que Tu Quieras) by Achero Mañas, Spain 2010

Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (Italy)

The Call (La Llamada) by Stefano Pasetto, Italy/ Argentina 2010


Bavaria Media (Germany)

The Poll Diaries (Poll) by Chris Kraus, Germany/ Austria/ Estonia 2010

Mama Gógó by Fridrik Thor Fririksson, Iceland 2010

Bl!nder Films (Ireland)   

Sensation by Tom Hall, Ireland/ The Netherlands 2010

ContentFilm International (UK)   

I Am Slave by Gabriel Range, UK 2010

Coproduction Office (France)   

Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project by Kornél Mundruczó, Hungary/ Germany/ Austria 2010

Le Quattro Volte by Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy/ Germany/ Switzerland 2010

DeAPlaneta (Spain)   

Julia's Eyes (Los Ojos de Julia) by Guillem Morales, Spain 2010

Doc & Film International (France)

Black Ocean (Noir Ocean) by Marion Hänsel, Belgium/ Germany 2009

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow by Sophie Fiennes, UK/ France/ The Netherlands 2010

Films Boutique (Germany)   

Special Treatment (Sans Queue Ni Tête) by Jeanne Labrune, France / Luxembourg / Belgium 2010

Films Distribution (France)   

L'Amour Fou (Yves Saint Laurent - L'Amour Fou) by Pierre Thoretton, France 2010

Red Nights (Les Nuits Rouges Du Bourreau De Jade) by Laurent Courtiaud and Julian Carbon, France/ Belgium/ Hong Kong 2010

Deep In The Woods (Au Fond Des Bois) by Benoit Jacquot, France/ Germany 2010

Brownian Movement by Nanouk Leopold, The Netherlands / Germany/ Belgium 2010

Fortissimo Films (The Netherlands)   

My Joy (Schastye Moye) by Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/ Ukraine/ The Netherlands 2010

Hanway (UK)

Chico And Rita (Chico Y Rita) by Fernando Trueba, Spain/ UK 2010

Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland/ Ireland/ Norway/ Hungary 2009

Independent (UK)

Tracker by Ian Sharp, UK/ New Zealand 2010

Kinology (France)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale by Jalmari Helander, Finland/ Norway/ France/ Sweden 2010

Sarah's Key (Elle S'Appelait Sarah) by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, France 2010

Le Pacte (France)   

The Solitude Of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi) by Saverio Costanzo, Italy/ France/ Germany 2010

M-Appeal (Germany)   

Christening (Chrzest) by Marcin Wrona, Poland 2010

L.A. Zombie by Bruce LaBruce, Germany/ USA/ France 2010

Media Luna New Films (Germany)

Blessed Events (Glückliche Fügung) by Isabelle Stever, Germany 2010

MK2 (France)   

Outbound (Periferic) by Bogdan George Apetri, Romania/ Austria 2010

Octagon Films (Ireland)

As If I Am Not There by Juanita Wilson, Ireland/ Sweden/ Macedonia 2009

Pathé International (UK)

Africa United by Deborah Gardner-Paterson, UK 2010

Protagonist Pictures (UK)    

Submarine by Richard Ayoade, UK 2010

Pyramide International (France)

The Human Resources Manager by Eran Riklis, Germany/ Israel/ France/ Romania 2010

Sleeping Beauty (La Belle Endormie) by Catherine Breillat, France 2010

The Strange Case Of Angelica (O Estranho Caso De Angélica) by Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal/ France/ Spain 2010

Rezo (France)

The Game Of Death (Le Jeu De La Mort) by Christophe Nick&Thomas Bornot, France 2010

The Match Factory (Germany)

Three (Drei) by Tom Tykwer, Germany 2010

At Ellen's Age (Im Alter Von Ellen) by Pia Marais, Germany 2010

Cirkus Columbia by Danis Tanovic, France/ Bosnia & Herzegovina/ Germany/ UK/ Slovenia/ Belgium 2010

Attenberg by Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece 2010

Home For Christmas (Hjem Til Jul) by Bent Hamer, Norway/ Germany/ Sweden 2010

The Yellow Affair (Sweden)

Lapland Odyssey (Napapiirin Sankarit) by Dome Karukoski, Finland/ Sweden/ Ireland 2010

TrustNordisk (Denmark)

Armadillo by Janus Metz, Denmark 2010

Erotic Man (Det Erotiske Menneske) by Jørgen Leth, Denmark 2010

Karla & Jonas (Karla Og Jonas) by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup, Denmark 2009

Bad Faith (Ond Tro) by Kristian Petri, Sweden 2010

Behind Blue Skies (HIMLEN ÄR OSKYLDIGT BLÅ) by Hannes Holm, Sweden 2010

Wild Bunch (France)   

Lope by Andrucha Waddington, Spain, Brazil 2010

Even the Rain (También La Lluvia) by Iciar Bollain, Spain/ France/ Mexico 2010

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