The 35th Toronto IFF premieres the latest features by Benedek Fliegauf and Kornél Mundruczó in North America. EFP’s Film Sales Support assists the marketing campaign of TENDER SON while T PROJECT, György Pálfi’s planned co-production will be presented to Canadian producers by Katapult Film in Producers Lab, the new EFP initiative.
During its 11 days, between September 9-19, the international festival circuit’s key event, the 35th annual Toronto IFF shows altogether 300 films.
Benedek Fliegauf’s Womb and Kornél Mundruczó’s Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project enrich the Canadian festival’s Contemporary World Cinema program. Both features supported by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary will have its North American premiere in Toronto.
Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project
Tender Son receives Film Sales Support
For the 6th year in a row, is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto festival. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year including Kornél Mundruczó’s new feature. Tender Son is sold by The Coproduction Office.
With an annual programme of close on 120 European films out of 300 in total, Toronto showcase belongs to the top partner FSS festivals. The festival is regarded as hub to promote and market films from Europe to North and South America, Asia and the rest of the world.
FSS covers half of the promo costs for participating films which are unsold to Canada and North America and are being marketed in Toronto by their respective sales agents or production companies. The most important European sales agents who attend Toronto take advantage of the unbureaucratic incentive. Newcomers to the scheme are, for example, Kinology from France, 6Sales and DeAPlaneta from Spain.
György Pálfi’s T Project selected for Producers Lab Toronto
EFP has extended its 13 year partnership with the festival in including a new initiative with two additional partners. With the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), EFP will facilitate international co-productions involving producers from European countries and Canada, to meet and exchange projects, ideas and knowledge with the aim of increasing the number of concrete co-productions.
EFP brings 12 producers to Toronto, selected out of the Producers on the Move participants. All participants must have a track record of successful project development and production, experienced in international co-production, and concrete interest in collaborations between Europe and Canada. The objective is to enhance the competitiveness of European films on the Canadian market and the competitiveness of Canadian films in Europe.
Budapest based Katapult Film headed by Iván Angelusz presents György Pálfi’s planned co-production, T Project to Canadian producers in the framework of the new EFP initiative.