Sellers being backed for the first time include EuropaCorp and Bankside.

European Film Promotion’s Film Sales Support programme is helping a record 55 films from 18 European countries at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

FSS, which is backed by the MEDIA Programme, helps European sales agents (or producers) to sell films at major festivals and markets.

In all, Toronto will screen more than 135 world or North American premieres from Europe.

The sales companies being supported are:

Agitprop (Bulgaria)
The Boy Who Was A King (Momcheto, Koeto Beshe Tsar) by Andrey Paounov (Bulgaria/Germany) 

April Filmes (Portugal)
Blood Of My Blood (Sangue Do Meu Sangue) by Jo­o Canijo (Portugal)

Bac Films (France)
Americano (Americano) by Mathieu Demy (France)
Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) by Frédéric Jardin (France/Luxembourg/Belgium)
The Invader by Nicolas Provost (Belgium/Sweden)

Bankside Films (UK)
Trishna by Michael Winterbottom (UK/Sweden)

Bavaria Media (Germany)
Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (Dreileben: Etwas Besseres als den Tod) by Christian Petzold (Germany)
Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around (Dreileben: Komm mir nicht nach) by Dominik Graf (Germany)
Dreileben: One Minute Of Darkness (Dreileben: Eine Minute Dunkelheit) by Christoph Hochhäusler (Germany)
Death Of A Superhero by Ian Fitzgibbon (Germany/Ireland)
Lena by Christophe Van Rompaey (The Netherlands/Belgium)

Celluloid Dreams (France)
Chicken With Plums (Poulet Aux Prunes) by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud (France)

Coach 14 (France)
Carré Blanc by Jean-Baptiste Leonetti (France/Luxembourg/Belgium/Switzerland/Russia)

Coproduction Office (France)
Play by Ruben Östlund (Sweden/France/Denmark)

Doc And Film International (France)
Almayer’s Foly (La Folie Almayer) by Chantal Akerman (Belgium/France)

Ellipsis Media International (Italy)
Islands (Isole) by Stefano Chiantini (Italy)

Europacorp (France)
A Monster In Paris (Un Monstre A Paris) by Bibo Bergeron (France)
The Lady by Luc Besson (France)

Filmkantine (Germany)
The Education Of Auma Obama by Branwen Okpako (Germany)

Films Boutique (Germany)
The Turin Horse (A Torinói Ló) by Béla Tarr (Hungary/France/Switzerland/Germany)

Films Distribution (France)
Breathing (Atmen) by Karl Markovics (Austria)
Goodbye First Love (Un Amour De Jeunesse)by Mia Hansen-Love (France/Germany)
Guilty (Présumé Coupable) by Vincent Garenq (France)
Twiggy (La Brindille) by Emmanuelle Millet (France)
Sons Of Norway (Teory Og Praksis) by Jens Lien (Norway)

HanWay Films (UK)
Shame by Steve Mcqueen (UK)
Wuthering Heights by Andrea Arnold (UK)

Infilm (Czech Republic)
Gypsy (Cigán) by Martin Sulik (Slovak Republic/Czech Republic)

Kinology (France)
Rebellion (L’ordre et la Morale) by Mathieu Kassovitz (France)

Le Pacte (France)
Land of Oblivion (La Terre Outragée)by Michale Boganim (France/Germany/Poland/Ukraine)
Les Films Du Losange (France)
Low Life by Nicolas Klotz & Elisabeth Perceval (France)
Michael by Markus Schleinzer (Austria)

Levelk (Denmark)
A Funny Man (Dirch) by Martin P. Zandvliet (Denmark)
The Good Son (Hyvä Poika) by Zaida Bergroth (Finland)

Media Luna New Films (Germany)
Behold The Lamb by John McIlduff (UK)

Memento Films (France)
Elles by Malgoska Szumowska (France/Poland/Germany)
The Other Side Of Sleep by Rebecca Daly (Ireland/The Netherlands/Hungary)

Pathé (France)
My Worst Nightmare (Mon Pire Couchemar)by Anne Fontaine (France/Belgium)

Protagonist Pictures (UK)
The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Davies (UK)

Pyramide (France)
Outside Satan (Hors Satan) by Bruno Dumont (France)

Rezo (France)
Summer Games (Giochi d’estate) by Rolando Colla (Switzerland/Italy)

Rohfilm (Germany)
The River Used To Be A Man (Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch) by Jan Zabeil (Germany)

Rosa Filmes (Portugal)
This Side of Resurrection (Deste Lado da Ressurreiçao) by Joaquim Sapinho (Portugal)

Telepool (Germany)
Color of the Ocean (Die Farbe des Ozeans) by Maggie Peren (Germany/Spain)

The Match Factory (Germany)
Alois Nebel by Tomás Luňák (Czech Republic/Slovak Republic/Germany)
Alps (Alpis) by Yorgos Lanthimos  (Greece)
Gerhard Richter Painting by Corinna Belz  (Germany)
Oslo, 31 August by Joachim Trier (Norway) 
Superclasicoby Ole Christian Madsen (Denmark)
Ufo In Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo (Germany)
Whore’s Glory by Michael Glawogger  (Austria/Germany)

Trustnordisk (Denmark)
Avalon by Axel Petersén (Sweden)
Volcano (Eldfjall) by Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland)

Urban Distribution International (France)
Death For Sale by Faouzi Bensaïdi (Belgium/France/Germany/Morocco)

Wide House (France)
In My Mother’s Arms by Atia Al Daradji, Mohamed Al Daradji (The Netherlands/UK/Iraq)