BORG/MCENROE by Janus Metz featuring Tuva Novotny (European Shooting Star Sweden 2002) co-produced by Jarkko Hentula (PoM Finland 2004)

The 42nd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 7 – 17, 2017) presents a strong slate of European World Premieres in various festival sections. More than half of the films – 38 in total – star 21 former EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS and were made by 38 former PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE (PoM).

The diverse selection includes opening film, BORG/MCENROE, featuring Tuva Novotny, European Shooting Star from Sweden in 2002, and co-produced by Jarkko Hentula, Producer on the Move from Finland in 2004, as well as the Gala Presentation, MARY SHELLEY, featuring Maisie Williams, European Shooting Star from the United Kingdom in 2015. The film was co-produced by David Grumbach, Producer on the Move from Luxembourg in 2011 who also co-produced THE CURED.

In EUPHORIA, much lauded director Lisa Langseth re-unites with Alicia Vikander, European Shooting Star from Sweden in 2011, for her English-language debut. The Swedish-German production was produced, among others, by Frida Bargo, Producer on the Move from Sweden in 2016 and executive produced by Fredrik Heinig, Producer on the Move from Sweden in 2008. Please see full list of EFP- related European World Premieres at TIFF below.

To raise awareness for European films, EFP and its member organisations with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union are dedicating more than €185,000 in FILM SALES SUPPORT for marketing and promotion costs of European films at TIFF as well as establishing its EUROPEAN UMBRELLA at the Industry Centre in the Hyatt Hotel as central European meeting point for all affairs around Europe.

EFP (European Film Promotion) is a unique network of 38 European member organisations that represent films and talent from their respective territories. Under the EFP flag, the members team up on initiatives to jointly promote the diversity and the spirit of European cinema and talent at key international film festivals and markets. EFP is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations.
The Hamburg-based office is backed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.

European World Premieres with EFP related talent:

Gala Presentations

BORG/MCENROE by Janus Metz
Featuring Tuva Novotny (European Shooting Star Sweden 2002)
Co-produced by Jarkko Hentula (PoM Finland 2004)

KINGS by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Featuring Daniel Craig (European Shooting Star United Kingdom 2000)

MARY SHELLEY by Haifaa Al Mansour
Featuring Maisie Williams (European Shooting Star United Kingdom 2015)
Co-produced by David Grumbach (PoM Luxembourg 2011, Producers Lab Toronto 2013)

THE WIFE by Björn Runge
Featuring Karin Franz Körlof (European Shooting Star Sweden 2017)


RAINBOW – A PRIVATE AFFAIR by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
Featuring Luca Marinelli (European Shooting Star Italy 2013)


DARK RIVER by Clio Barnard
Produced by Tracy O'Riordan (PoM United Kingdom 2012)

THE DEATH OF STALIN by Armando Iannucci
Featuring Andrea Riseborough (European Shooting Star United Kingdom 2012)

EUPHORIA by Lisa Langseth
Featuring Alicia Vikander (European Shooting Star Sweden 2011), who also produced for the first time
Produced by Frida Bargo (PoM Sweden 2016),
Executive produced by Fredrik Heinig (PoM Sweden 2008)

Produced by Pierre Guyard (PoM France 2015)

Featuring Maria Dragus (European Shooting Star Germany 2014)
Written by Kathrin Resetarits (European Shooting Star Austria 2006)

RAZZIA by Nabil Ayouch
Co-produced by Patrick Quinet (PoM Belgium 2003)

Produced by Maria Ekerhovd (PoM Norway 2011)
Co-produced by Lizette Jonjic (PoM Sweden 2010)
Associate produced by Eva Jakobsen (PoM Denmark 2014, Producers Lab Toronto 2015) and Mikkel Jersin (PoM Denmark 2016)

Special Presentations

THE CAPTAIN by Robert Schwentke
Featuring Max Hubacher (European Shooting Star Switzerland 2012) and
Alexander Fehling (European Shooting Star Germany 2011)
Co-produced by Piotr Dzieciol (PoM Poland 2006)

THE CURED by David Freyne
Co-produced by David Grumbach (PoM Luxembourg 2011, Producers Lab Toronto 2013), executive produced by Conor Barry (PoM Ireland 2013) and John Keville (PoM Ireland 2014),

DISOBEDIENCE by Sebastián Lelio
Featuring Rachel Weisz (European Shooting Star United Kingdom 1998)

THE GUARDIANS by Xavier Beauvois
Produced by Sylvie Pialat (PoM France 2007)
Co-produced by Max Karli (PoM Switzerland 2008)

MARROWBONE by Sergio G. Sánchez
Featuring George McKay (European Shooting Star United Kingdom 2014)

PAPILLON by Michael Noer
Featuring Joel Basman (European Shooting Star Switzerland 2008)

PLONGER written and directed by Mélanie Laurent (European Shooting Star France 2007)
Featuring Maria Valverde (European Shooting Star Spain 2016)
Produced by Bruno Levy (PoM France 2003)

SUBMERGENCE by Wim Wenders
Featuring Alicia Vikander (European Shooting Star Sweden 2011)


APOSTASY by Daniel Kokotajlo
Produced by Andrea Cornwell (PoM United Kingdom 2013)

GUTLAND by Govinda Van Maele
Produced by Gilles Chanial (PoM Luxembourg 2013)

I KILL GIANTS by Anders Walter
Produced by Kim Magnusson (PoM Denmark 2001, Producers Lab Toronto 2013)

Produced by Andrew Freedman (PoM Ireland 2009)

Produced by Ada Solomon (PoM Romania 2011, Producers Lab Toronto 2012)

THE SWAN by Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
Featuring Ingvar E. Sigurdsson (European Shooting Star 1999)
Produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir (PoM Iceland 2011, Producers Lab Toronto 2015)
Co-produced by Anneli Ahven (PoM Estonia 2010) and Verena Gräfe-Höft (PoM Germany 2017, Producers Lab Hamburg 2014)

VALLEY OF SHADOWS by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
Co-produced by Terez Hollo-Klausen (PoM Norway 2014)


DARK by Baran bo Odar
Featuring Luis Hofmann (European Shooting Star Germany 2017)

Contemporary World Cinema

BEYOND WORDS by Urszula Antoniak
Featuring Jakub Gierszał (European Shooting Star Poland 2012)
Produced by Lukas Dzieciol (PoM Poland 2011) and Piotr Dzieciol (PoM Poland 2006)
Co-produced by Floor Onrust (Producers Lab Toronto 2015)

GOOD FAVOUR by Rebecca Daly
Produced by Conor Barry (PoM Ireland 2013), John Keville (PoM Ireland 2014)

THE JOURNEY by Mohamed Jabarah Al-daradji
Produced by Isabelle Stead (PoM United Kingdom 2010, Producers Lab Toronto 2014, Producers Lab Hamburg 2014) and Hélène Cases (PoM France 2012, Producers Lab Hamburg 2014, Producers Lab Toronto 2016)

THE LODGERS by Brian O'Malley
Featuring Moe Dunford (European Shooting Star Ireland 2015)
Executive produced by Macdara Kelleher (PoM Ireland 2008, Producers Lab Toronto 2012)

A SORT OF FAMILY by Diego Lerman
Co-produced by Oliver Damian (PoM Germany 2010), Eva Jacobsen (PoM Denmark 2014, Producers Lab Toronto 2015) Mikkel Jersin (PoM Denmark 2016)

Featuring Giorgio Pasotti (European Shooting Star Italy 2005)


Produced by Katie Holly (PoM Ireland 2010, Producers Lab Toronto 2013)
Executive produced by Alan Maher (PoM Ireland 2017)

OF SHEEP AND MEN by Karim Sayad
Produced by Joelle Bertossa (PoM Switzerland 2013)

Short Cuts

PREPARATION by Sofia Georgovassili
Produced by Maria Hatzakou (PoM Greece 2011)

Midnight Madness

REVENGE by Coralie Fargeat
Featuring Kevin Janssens (European Shooting Star Belgium 2007)


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