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Marketing Support for 39 European Films at Toronto

Marketing Support for 39 European Films at Toronto

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

­ (TIFF), remains the flagship festival of European Film Promotion’s (EFP)
Film Sales Support

(FSS) scheme which is backed by the
MEDIA Program

(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.

Amongst them are François Ozon’s,
The New Girlfriend“, Bent Hamer’s,
1001 Grams

and Susanne Bier’s,
A Second Chance,” starring Ulrich Thomsen and two of EFP’s former European Shooting Stars, Maria Bonnevie and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.

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.
Foreign Body

by Krzysztof Zanussi, a co-production between Poland, Italy and Russia with onetime European Shooting Star Agata Buzek , in a main role also celebrates its
premiere at the festival.

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