CEE Producers at Toronto

Written by FNE Staff

Five producers from Central Europe are among the 12 European and 12 Canadian producers selected to participate in European Film Promotion's (EFP) Producers Lab Toronto.

The EFP (www.efp-online.com) workshop runs 7-10 September 2011 within the framework of the Toronto IFF. The participants are independent producers with potential European-Canadian coproduction projects. Each of the European participants was previously selected for EFP's Producers on the Move, taking place in Cannes.

"For us, Producers Lab Toronto is a perfect follow-up of our programme in Cannes," Renate Rose, EFP managing director, said it a statement. "It gives access to talent and financial sources outside of Europe and facilitates global exchange and international collaboration. The feedback from last year's group underscored the mandate of this networking platform. A first co-production contract was sealed and many very concrete projects are being discussed at this time with contracts about to be signed."

The Central European participants are: Daniel Mitulescu, Strada Film - Romania; Ieva Norviliené, Tremora - Lithuania; Viktória Petrányi, Proton Cinema - Hungary; Riina Sildos, Amrion Production - Estonia; and Karla Stojáková, Axman Production - Czech Republic.