Roger Michell's 'Le Week-End'
Roger Michell's 'Le Week-End'

Once again the European Film Promotion’s (EFP) Film Sales Support (FSS) initiative will come to Toronto to link sales companies from all over Europe to a great array of buyers from across the globe. Supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, FSS has now been aiding the European film industry fro the last 10 years.

"Toronto has and is an important informal market and an important festival for European films, the distributors see the films in a different mood, more quietly, the public screenings are working well. It is a key place to launch a film or to complete previous sales on films that were in Cannes, Venice, Locarno...” (Loïc Magneron, WIDE)

“TIFF is a major pillar of the annual festival calendar. Aside from a proliferation of North American buyers, it also attracts top tier international distributors so a favorable reception at TIFF can significantly increase a film's commercial prospects”. (Andrew Orr, Independent)


Due to the limited amount of resources, only 52 out of the 60 films submitted to the EFP will receive financial support to be marketed during the TIFF, which runs from September 5 to 15. This year alone, 372 films total, over 150 from Europe, will screen at the festival many of which will see their world or international premiers there.

Supported films and companies at TIFF 2013

Alpha Violet (France), rep. Virginie Devesa

The Summer of Flying Fish (El Verano de los Peces Voladores) by Marcela Said, France, Chile, 2013

ARRI Worldsales (Germany), rep. Moritz Hemminger

Exit Marrakech by Caroline Link, Germany, 2013

Home from Home (Die Andere Heimat) by Edgar Reitz, Germany, France, 2013

Athens Filmmakers' Co-Operative (Greece), rep. Venia Vergou

Wild Duck by Yannis Sakaridis, Greece, 2013

Bac Films Distribution (France), rep. Clémentine Hugot

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (L'Entrange Couleur Ded Larmes De Ton Corps) by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, 2013

Beta Cinema (Germany), rep. Tassilo Hallbauer

Le Grand-Cahier by János Szász, Germany, Hungary, Austria, France, 2013

Blonde S. A. (Greece), rep. Fenia Cossovitsa

Standing Aside, Watching (Na Kathese Kai Na Kitas) by Yorgos Servetas, Greece, 2013

Capricci Films (France), rep. Julien Rejl

Story of My Death (Historia De La Meva Mort) by Albert Serra, Spain, France, 2013

The Battle of Tabato (A Batalha De Tabato) by João Viana, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, 2013

Celluloid Dreams (France), rep. Hengameh Panahi

Those Happy Years (Anni Felici) by Daniele Luchetti, Italy, 2013

Cité Films (France), rep. Raphaël Berdugo

Faith Connections (Faith Connections) by Pan Nalin, France, India, 2013

Doc & Film International (France), rep. Daniela Elstner, Alice Damiani

Violette by Martin Provost, France, Belgium, 2013

South is Nothing (Il Sud E'Niente by Fabio Mollo, Italy, France, 2013

Dogwoof (United Kingdom), rep. Ana Vincente

INREALLIFE by Beeban Kidron, UK, 2013

Ealing Metro International (United Kingdom), rep. Natalie Brenner, Will Machin

Half of a Yellow Sun by Biyi Bandele, UK, 2013

The Stag by John Butler, Ireland, 2013

Embankment Films (United Kingdom), rep. Tim Haslam

Le Week-End by Roger Michell, UK, 2013

Eyeworks Film & TV Drama (The Netherlands), rep. Maarten Swart

The Dinner (Het Diner) by Menno Meyjes, The Netherlands, 2013

Fantasia LTD (Greece), rep. Nicoletta Romeo

The Daughter (I Kori) by Thanos Anastopoulos, Greece, Italy, 2013

Film Factory Entertainment (Spain), rep. Vicente Canales

Cannibal (Canibal) by Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain, 2013

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (Zipi & Zape y el Club de la Canica) by Oskar Santos, Spain, 2013

Films Boutique (Germany), rep. Jean-Christophe Simon

Walesa. Man of Hope (Walesa) by Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 2013

Films Distribution (France), rep. Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, François Yon

Eastern Boys by Robin Campillo, France, 2013

Under the Starry Sky (Des Etoiles) by Dyana Gaye, France, Senegal, 2013

Heretic (Greece), rep. Giorgos Karnavas

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (I Aionia Epistrofi Tou Antoni Paraskeva) by Elina Psykou, Greece, 2013

Independent Film Sales (United Kingdom), rep. Karina Gechtman, Abigail Walsh

The Sea by Stephen Brown, UK, Ireland, 2013

Starred Up by David Mackenzie, UK, 2013

Latido Films (Spain), rep. Miren Zamora

Honeymoon (LIBANKY) by Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic/Slovak Republic, 2013

LevelK (Denmark), rep. Tine Klint

Sex, Drugs & Taxation (Spies Og Glistrup) by Christoffer Boe, Denmark, 2013

Linel Films (United Kingdom), rep. Aran Hughes

To The Wolf (Sto Lyko) by Aran Hughes & Christina Koutsospyrou, Greece, UK, France, 2013

Minds Meet (Belgium), rep. Tomas Leyers

I'm The Same I'm An Other by Caroline Strubbe, Belgium, The Netherlands, 2013

MK2 (France), rep. Victoire Thevenin

Hotel (Hotell) by Lisa Langseth, Sweden, Denmark, 2012

MPM Film (France), rep. Pierre Menahem

For Those Who Can Tell No Tales by Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, 2013

Negativ s.r.o. (Czech Republic), rep. Zuzana Bielikova

Miracle (Zazrak) by Juraj Lehotský, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2013

Pathé Distribution (France), rep. Muriel Sauzay

The Finishers by Nils Tavernier, France, 2013

Quai d'Orsay by Bertrand Tavernier, France, 2013

Pausilypon Films (Greece), rep. Menelaos Karamaghiolis

J.A.C.E. - Just Another Confused Elephant by Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Greece, Portugal, Macedonia, Turkey, 2012

Picture Tree International (Germany), rep. Andreas Rothbauer

Mary Queen of Scots by Thomas Imbach, Switzerland, 2013

Metalhead (Malmhaus) by Ragnar Bragason, Iceland, Norway, 2013

PPProductions (Greece), rep. Thanassis Karathanos

Septmeber by Penny Panayotopoulou, Greece, Germany, 2013

Pyramide International (France), rep. Agathe Mauruc

Giraffada by Rani Massalha, France, Germany, Italy, 2013

Rezo (France), rep. Laurent Danielou, Sebastien Chesneau

The Station (Blutgletscher) by Marvin Kren, Austria, 2013

Abuse of Weakness (Abus De Faibless) by Catherine Breillat, France, Belgium, Germany, 2013

The Match Factory (Germany), rep. Michael Weber, Thania Dimitrakopoulou

The Police Officer's Wife (Die Frau Des Polizisten) by Philip Gröning, Germany, 2013

Qissa (Quissa) by Anup Singh, Germany, India, The Netherlands, France, 2013

The Yellow Affair (Sweden), rep. Miira Paasilinna

Heart of a Lion (Leijonasydan) by Dome Karukoski, Finland, 2013

TrustNordisk (Denmark), rep. Susan Wendt, Nicolai Korsgaard

Pioneer (Pioner) by Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Norway, 2013

We Are The Best (Vi Ar Bast!) by Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2013

Wide (France), rep. Loic Magneron

Bobo by Ines Oliveira, Portugal, 2013

Wide House (France), rep. Garreau Geoffrey

Ain't Misbehavin, A Marcel Ophuls Journey (Un Voyageur) by Marcel Ophuls, France, 2013

Wild Bunch (France), rep. Vicent Maraval, Gary Farkas

Going Away (Un Beau Dimanche) by Nicole Garcia, France, 2013
A Promise (Une Promesse) by Patrice Leconte, France, Belgium, 2013