Don’t you wish U.S was as generous in supporting its filmmakers as just one country of the entire European Union? The
Toronto International Film Festival
(FSS) scheme which is backed by the
(2007 – 2013) of the European Union since 2004.
28 associated sales companies from eight European countries receive financial backing to market their films
in Toronto, most important launch pad for North American releases and thriving international sales platform. The amount of a little more than €150,000 in
total is being reserved by EFP for Europe’s attending sales companies.
Toronto annually screens more than 300 films in early September; those European films, eligible for FSS support, have to run in the festival and need to be
available for Canada. Of the 39 supported films, 27 are having their world premiere in Toronto.
Michael Winterbottom’ s psycho-thriller on the Amanda Knox case,
“The Face Of An Angel“
sees German actor and former European Shooting Star, Daniel Brühl in a lead role. This UK production premieres at TIFF as well as the French film,
“Far From Men“
by David Oelhoffen – starring Viggo Mortensen – based on a short story by Albert Camus and
“Miss Julie,” a European coproduction between Norway, the UK, Ireland and France, directed by Liv Ullmann.