The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 is set to launch during the Toronto International Film Festival from 5-8 September 2012. Twenty-four hand-picked European and Canadian producers will be looking for co-production partners.
Ireland will be represented by Macdara Kelleher, Fastnet Films.
In a globalized industry, independent European producers are increasingly looking for co-production partners outside Europe who share similar values and perspectives. With this in mind, 12 producers from Europe and 12 from Canada will spend three days during TIFF exchanging stories, ideas and information on funding and co-production on both sides of the Atlantic. The aim is to generate business relationships leading to concrete European-Canadian co-productions, and to increase the visibility of the producers and their projects during the international festival. This networking platform has already resulted in 27 projects in active development.
Participating producers taking part in the Producers Lab Toronto 2012 program have prior co-production experience and high-quality projects suitable for the international marketplace. European participants are selected by the EFP network from the alumni of their prestigious Cannes-based networking platform Producers on the Move. Canadian producers are selected by OMDC and TIFF from an open call across Canada. The selection of all participants is based on prior experience and suitable projects and objectives for the Lab.
The international co-production event is organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the support of the MEDIA Mundus Programme of the European Union.