EFP (European Film Promotion) highlighted fresh and exciting European films at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, 9 – 18 September) by working in close collaboration with TIFF Industry to offer the North American press an exclusive event two days ahead of the festival for the first time. Apart from this new offer, EFP organised a live industry panel for the Canadian industry in cooperation with Telefilm Canada and Eurimages, now available to watch.

europe! showcase: 7 world premieres at a glance

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 In a moderated video conference on 7 September, North American press delegates were treated to an exclusive first look at seven European films celebrating their world premiere at TIFF such as Nobody Has To Know by Bouli Lanners (Belgium, UK, France/ »Contemporary World Cinema«), As In Heaven by Tea Lindeburg (Denmark/»Discovery«), Arthur Rambo by Laurent Cantet (France/»Platform«), You Are Not My Mother by Kate Dolan, (Ireland/»Midnight Madness«), The Middle Man by Bent Hamer, (Norway, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Sweden/»Special Presentation«), Silent Land by Aga Woszczyńska (Poland, Italy/»Platform«) and The Daughter by Manuel Martín Cuenca (Spain/»Contemporary World Cinema«).

presented by European Film Promotion
in cooperation with TIFF Industry; Introductions by TIFF Programmers

Brief Q&As with each filmmaker, moderated by Joe Neumaier, US journalist

co-producing with europe: the success story of CHARLOTTE

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Case Study of Charlotte – an animation film for adults in TIFF's Official Selection, 9th September

Get the skinny from those in the know ... Join producers Julia Rosenberg (Canada), Jérôme Dopffer (France) and Eric Goossens (Belgium) for a personal look at the decade long co-production journey they took getting Charlotte to the big screen at TIFF. The producers share information about the financing and development of the project, as well as the route to distribution in each of the co-producing countries. Industry reps from Telefilm Canada and Eurimages round out a deep dive on the production.

presented by European Film Promotion
in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and Eurimages

Julia Rosenberg // January Films, Canada

Jérôme Dopffer // Balthazar Productions, France

Eric Goossens // Walking the Dog, Belgium

Marielle Poupelin // Telefilm Canada
Specialist International Business Development and national representative for Canada at Eurimages

Iris Cadoux // Eurimages, France
Project manager for animations and features

Sonja Heinen // European Film Promotion
Managing Director



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