British film set to shine at Toronto Film Festival


MUMBAI: A total of 32 British films have been selected for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 29 feature films and three short films have been selected, including 13 funded by the UK Film Council.

The 13 films funded by the UK Film Council are Africa United, Another Year, Brighton Rock, Cirkus Columbia, The First Grader, I Am Slave, The King’s Speech, Made in Dagenham, Neds, Submarine, Tamara Drewe, Tracker, and West is West.

Also in Toronto, UK sales companies will be selling over 100 British films to international buyers. The UK Export Office, supported by the UK Film Council and UK Trade and Investment, will be supporting UK companies in generating business with international markets. 45 UK companies are registered with the UK Export Office and several of them will use it as their base from 9 – 15 September, including Bankside, Celsius, Ealing Studios International, Exclusive Film Distribution, Parkland Pictures, SC Films and the Stealth Media Group.

The UK Film Council’s International Festival Fund Sales Support Scheme is also supporting six of the selected British films in Toronto, helping the sales company to exploit the promotional opportunities Toronto offers for international distribution. All of the six films receiving this support were made by emerging filmmakers and they are: Africa United, The First Grader, I Am Slave, Submarine, Tracker, and West is West.