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Producers Lab Toronto Set by EFP and TIFF for Co-Productions

Producers Lab Toronto Set by EFP and TIFF for Co-Productions

The European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is inaugurating a co-production opportunity international film projects which will include 12 European and 12 Canadian producers. It will take place September 10 -12 during the Festival itself which is regarded as the key gateway to the North American market for the newest and best productions from abroad. TIFF has always been important for European films. The MEDIA International programme of the European Union is supporting the initiative financially.

The programme is designed for independent producers who must have a track record of successful project development and production. Besides demonstrating a strong motivation in co-producing with Canada or Europe, they all have to be experienced in international co-productions and should have one project ready to pitch. The EFP network has selected the European participants from the group of EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE between 2006 – 2009. The participants from Canada have been chosen by OMDC and TIFF.

Besides various networking opportunities, the three-day event will include pitching sessions, one-to-one-meetings and case studies of completed European / Canadian co-productions, analyses and presentations of financing sources and co-production structures.

“We are excited about this initiative. Every year TIFF strives to support the Canadian film industry with innovative career-development and networking programmes. Producers Lab Toronto will provide an invaluable and exciting opportunity to open doors and facilitate collaboration for talented producers.” Karen Bruce, Director, Canadian Initiatives, Toronto International Film Festival.

The participants are listed below:

European Participants

Iván Angelusz whose film Morgen is in Locarno 2010, Katapult Film (Hungary) – associated with Magyar Filmunió

Silje Hopland Eik ♀, Cinenord Spillefilm AS (Norway) – associated with Norwegian Film Institute

Matti Halonen, Fisher King Production Oy (Finland) – associated with Finnish Film Foundation

Janine Jackowski ♀, Komplizen Film GmbH (Germany) – associated with German Films

Andrzej Jakimowski, Zjednoczenie Artystów i Rzemieślników (ZAiR) (Poland) – associated with Polish Film Institute

Ankica Jurić Tilić ♀, Kinorama who produced First of All Felicia, (Croatia) – associated with Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Monika Kristl ♀, Dawson Production (Czech Republic) – associated with Czech Film Center

Bernard Michaux, lucil s.a r.l. (Luxembourg) – associated with Film Fund Luxembourg

Martina Niland ♀, Samson Films Ltd. & Accomplice TV (Ireland) – associated with Irish Film Board

Luis Angel Ramírez, IMVAL Producciones (Spain) – associated with ICAA, Spain

Marc-Antoine Robert, producer of Persepolis, 2.4.7. Films (France) – associated with Unifrance

Reinier Selen producer of Nothing Personal, Rinkel Film BV (The Netherlands) – associated with EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Canadian Participants

Paul Barkin, Alcina Pictures

Andrew Boutilier, Submission Films

Robert Budreau, Lumanity Productions

Damon D’Oliveira, Conquering Lion Pictures

Trish Dolman ♀, Screen Siren Pictures

Liz Jarvis ♀ who produced Amreeka, Buffalo Gal Pictures

Jennifer Jonas ♀ who produced Cry of the Owl, New Real Films

Jennifer Kawaja ♀, Sienna Films

Corey Marr who produced Passenger Side, Corey Marr Productions

Brandi-Ann Milbradt ♀, Philms Pictures

Martin Paul-Hus, Amérique Film

Paul Scherzer, Six Island Productions

Profiles of the 24 participants of Producers Lab Toronto 2010

Description of the project

Contact EFP:
Jo Mühlberger
Project Director
muehlberger AT
+49 40- 390 6252

Mareen Gerisch
Head of Press
gerisch AT
+49 40- 390 6252

Contact OMDC:
George McNeillie
Manager, Communications OMDC
gmcneillie AT
+1 416- 642 6619

Contact TIFF:
Karen Bruce
Director of Canadian Initiatives
kbruce AT, +1 416- 934 3274

Communications Department
proffice AT, +1 416- 934 3200

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