EFP, OMDC and TIFF team up again for highly-anticipated co-production program at TIFF
The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival® from September 5 to 8, 2012. Twenty-four hand-picked European and Canadian producers will be looking for co-production partners. This highly-anticipated networking platform has already resulted in 27 projects in active development.
The international co-production event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival®, and backed by the MEDIA Mundus Programme of the European Union. Additional support comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada.
In a globalized industry, independent European
producers are increasingly looking for co-production partners outside
Europe who share similar values and perspectives. The cosmopolitan
population and strong film funding system in Canada make Canadian
producers ideal prospects for building creative and financial bridges
with Europe. With this in mind, 12 producers from Europe and 12 from
Canada will spend three days during TIFF exchanging stories, ideas and
information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic.
The aim is to generate business relationships leading to concrete
European-Canadian co-productions, and to increase the visibility of the
producers and their projects during the international festival.
Participating producers taking part in the Producers Lab Toronto 2012 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects suitable for the international marketplace. European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move. Canadian producers are selected by OMDC and TIFF from an open call across Canada. The selection of all participants is based on prior experience and suitable projects and objectives for the Lab.
|Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen (Denmark)||Patricia Fogliato, Enigmatico Films
|Nicole Gerhards, NiKo Film (Germany)||Aisling Chin-Yee, Prospector Films|
|Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Horse Fly Productions (Greece)||Svet Doytchinov, Yantra Films|
|Arnar Knútsson, Filmus Productions (Iceland)||Sarah Timmins, Corvid Pictures
|Macdara Kelleher, Fastnet Films (Ireland)||Yanick Létourneau, Peripheria Productions|
|Donato Rotunno, Tarantula Luxembourg (Luxembourg)||Rayne Zukerman, Zazie Films|
|Els Vandevorst, N279 Entertainment (The Netherlands)||Daniel Bekerman, Scythia Films|
|Fernando Vendrell, david & golias (Portugal)||Stephen Traynor, The Film Farm|
|Ada Solomon, HiFilm Productions (Romania)||April Mullen, WANGO Films|
|Isona Passola, Massa D'Or Produccions (Spain)||Rajvinder Uppal, At The End Of The Day Productions|
|Peter Hiltunen, Illusion Film & Television (Sweden)||Anita K. Sharma, Studio Entertainment|
|Dan Wechsler, Bord Cadre films (Switzerland)
||Lauren Grant, Clique Pictures|