The fifth edition of Producers Lab Toronto is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival®
from September 3 to 6, 2014. Ten producers each from Europe and Canada and four participants coming from Australia and New Zealand will meet at
TIFF to exchange ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic and Down Under. Each year, this successful
networking platform facilitates the development of several trans-Atlantic co-productions. Sixty-six of the 96 previous participants are working
on 82 projects at different stages of production, with some of the films having since been completed.
The international networking event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival®. For the second
time, Screen Australia and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) will be supporting the event. Additional
financial backing comes from Eurimages and Telefilm Canada and the associated EFP member organizations.
On the look-out for projects with a wider scope regarding financing, creativity and distribution, the 24 participants will be taking part in
pitching sessions, case studies, roundtables and various networking events with key people from the film industry and film funds.
The participants of the Producers Lab Toronto 2014 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects in the pipeline
which could be interesting for the international market. The Europeans 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, while
Screen Australia and New Zealand Film Commission each selected two participants from their countries.
This year, four participants will see their films included in official sections at the Toronto International Film Festival®: two Canadian world
premieres – "Wet Bum," produced by Paula Devonshire, and "Backcountry," produced by Thomas
Michael – have been selected for TIFF. In addition, Italy’s Alessandro Borrelli co-produced "La Sapienza," which will
have its North American premiere in Toronto, and New Zealand’s producer Tom Hern is present at TIFF with "The Dark Horse."
, beActive Entertainment (Portugal)
, La Sarraz Pictures (Italy)
, Elefant Films (Romania)
, Tasse Film (Latvia)
, DETAiLFILM (Germany)
, Bufo (Finland)
; Produkce Radim Procházka
, RCE Ruiz Cardinaux Entertainment (Switzerland)
, Human Films (United Kingdom)
, Áralan Films (Spain)
, Ramaco Media
, Moving Films
, Devonshire Productions
, Gearshift Films
, Gorgeous Mistake Productions
, Markham Street Films
, Industry Pictures
, Fella Films
, Geordie Sabbagh Productions
, Sheep Noir Films