The Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) remains one of EFP’s flagship festivals for which Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of European films is available. In total an amount of €155,544 has been reserved by EFP for 27 sales companies which are unrolling their marketing campaigns for 40 new European films screening at this highly important autumn festival. All of the films are available for North American and world distribution. For the first time, a Turkish film is benefiting from the support thanks to the Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union. The Programme which has been backing FSS for 12 years, recently opened its doors to Turkey.
This year’s FSS lineup includes films from 15 European countries with the majority celebrating their World Premiere at TIFF. Amongst them are, for example, four films from Belgium, three from Romania, Poland and The Netherlands. The respective sales companies, Be For Films, Indie Sales, Doc&Film International, the Match Factory, Films Boutique, Wild Bunch, Fortissimo Films, Bac Films Distribution and Media Luna New Films are in attendance.
Julie Delpy’s love story, Lolo, has a Gala Presentation at TIFF and is being sold by Wild Bunch at the festival. Recent documentary, Je Suis Charlie, represented by Pyramide International, pays tribute to the famous French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, following the radical islamic attacks. Colonia, Florian Gallenberger’s new film stars Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl and reflects the infamous methods of Colonia Dignidad in Chile in the 60s and 70s. Beta Cinema is selling the film.
Jerzy Skolimowski thriller movie, 11 Minutes, casts numerous of Poland’s best young actors, including former European Shooting Stars, Agata Buzek and Mateusz Kosciukiewicz. Midnight Madness entry, Baskin, by Can Evrenol from Turkey is represented by the UK’s The Salt Company.

FSS funding for national films was confirmed by the respective EFP member organisations and the Ankara Cinema Association:
Austrian Films, British Council, Danish Film Institute, EYE International, Finnish Film Foundation, Flanders Image, German Films, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain), Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy), Norwegian Film Institute, Polish Film Institute, Romanian Film Promotion, Swedish Film Institute, UniFrance Films, Wallonie Bruxelles Images

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JACK
Director: Elisabeth Scharang
Co-Director:
Austria
BLACK
Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Co-Director:
Belgium
WHITE KNIGHTS, THE
Director: Joachim Lafosse
Co-Director:
Belgium, France
NO HOME MOVIE
Director: Chantal Akerman
Co-Director:
Belgium, France
KEEPER
Director: Guillaume Senez
Co-Director:
Belgium, France, Switzerland
MEN & CHICKEN
Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Co-Director:
Denmark, Germany
SPARROWS
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Co-Director:
Iceland, Denmark, Croatia
RETURN OF THE ATOM
Director: Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Co-Director:
Finland, Germany
JE SUIS CHARLIE
Director: Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte
Co-Director:
France
LOLO
Director: Julie Delpy
Co-Director:
France
BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY)
Director: Eva Husson
Co-Director:
France
FRENCH BLOOD
Director: Patrick (Diastème) Asté
Co-Director:
France
EVA DOESN'T SLEEP
Director: Pablo Aguero
Co-Director:
France, Argentina, Spain
HONEY BABY
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Co-Director:
Finland, Latvia, Germany
COWBOYS, THE
Director: Thomas Bidegain
Co-Director:
France, Belgium
AS I OPEN MY EYES
Director: Leyla Bouzid
Co-Director:
France, Belgium, Tunisia
OUR LAST TANGO
Director: German Kral
Co-Director:
Germany
PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER, THE
Director: Lars Kraume
Co-Director:
Germany
HEAVY HEART, A
Director: Thomas Stuber
Co-Director:
Germany
ONE BREATH
Director: Christian Zübert
Co-Director:
Germany, Greece
COLONIA
Director: Florian Gallenberger
Co-Director:
Germany, Luxembourg
BLOOD OF MY BLOOD
Director: Marco Bellocchio
Co-Director:
Italy
WAIT, THE
Director: Piero Messina
Co-Director:
France, Italy
WAVE, THE
Director: Roar Uthaug
Co-Director:
Norway, Sweden
BODY
Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Co-Director:
Poland
11 MINUTES
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Co-Director:
Poland, Ireland
HERE AFTER, THE
Director: Magnus Von Horn
Co-Director:
Sweden, Poland
TREASURE, THE
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Co-Director:
Romania, France
BOX
Director: Florin Serban
Co-Director:
Romania, Germany, France
ONE FLOOR BELOW
Director: Radu Muntean
Co-Director:
Romania, Germany, France, Sweden
MY GREAT NIGHT
Director: Álex de la Iglesia
Co-Director:
Spain
GIRLS LOST
Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining
Co-Director:
Sweden, Finland
MY SKINNY SISTER
Director: Sanna Lenken
Co-Director:
Sweden, Germany
SCHNEIDER VS. BAX
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
Co-Director:
The Netherlands, Belgium
FULL CONTACT
Director: David Verbeek
Co-Director:
The Netherlands, Croatia
PARADISE SUITE, THE
Director: Joost Van Ginkel
Co-Director:
The Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria
BASKIN
Director: Can EVRENOL
Co-Director:
Turkey
URBAN HYMN
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Co-Director:
United Kingdom, Switzerland
SUNSET SONG
Director: Terence Davies
Co-Director:
United Kingdom, Luxembourg

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