Producers Lab Toronto (PLT) is a Canadian-European co-production forum delivered through a partnership between the Toronto International Film Festival, European Film Promotion (EFP), and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
Producers Lab Toronto gathers experienced feature film producers from across Canada and Europe for three days of industry programming at the start of the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2013, PLT will welcome producers from guest countries Australia and New Zealand to broaden the range of co-production possibilities. The objective of Producers Lab Toronto is to discuss projects, build knowledge, strengthen relationships, and support partnership-building for the financing, production and distribution of Canada-Europe and guest country co-productions.
Producers Lab 2013 is scheduled to take place from September 4 – 7, 2013 in Toronto, taking advantage of the presence of the global film industry in the city to create a platform for the promotion of PLT participants and their projects. A total of 24 producers will be selected to participate, ensuring an informal and highly engaging experience.
Deadline for applications from Canadian producers is June 3rd, 2013.
Producers should have projects suitable for Canadian-European and/or Australian/New Zealand co-production. Canadian PLT participants will be selected by a steering committee of representatives from OMDC and TIFF. European participants must be alumni of EFP’s “Producers on the Move” program and selected by their national film commission or funding agency through the EFP network. Participants from Australia and New Zealand will be selected and supported by Screen Australia and the New Zealand Film Commission.
Canadian applicants must have:
- At least one feature film producer credit
- Co-production experience or a track record sufficient to make them viable co-production partners
- One or more projects in development suitable for a Canadian-European co-production
Priority will be given to producers whose last films were:
- Selected for a significant international festival (including the Toronto International Film Festival)
- Theatrically released in Canada
- Sold internationally
Application Process - Producers Lab Toronto 2013 Application
Please submit your application via the OMDC website.
The registration fee for accepted Canadian producer applicants is $500, payable on acceptance to the program.
Producers Lab Toronto is financially supported by the European Union MEDIA Mundus programme.
In partnership with: