CEE Producers selected for EFP Toronto Lab

By FNE Staff

    Four producers from Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia have been chosen to participate in European Film Promotion's (www.efp-online.com) Toronto Producers Lab, being held September 10-12 during the Toronto Film Festival.

    The participants are Iván Angelusz of Katapult Film (www.katapultfilm.hu) (Hungary) sponsored by Magyar Filmunió (www.filmunio.hu); Andrzej Jakimowski of Zjednoczenie Artystów i Rzemieślników (ZAiR, www.zair.eu) (Poland) sponsored by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl); Ankica Jurić Tilić of Kinorama (www.kinorama.hr) (Croatia) sponsored by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (www.havc.hr); and Monika Kristl of Dawson Production (dawson.cz) (Czech Republic) sponsored by the Czech Film Center (www.filmcenter.cz).

    They will be joined by eight other European producers and twelve Canadian counterparts. 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 Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Toronto film festival.