European Film Promotion is working with the Toronto International Film Festival for the 12th year.

The MEDIA-backed Film Sales Support initiative is now in its fourth year supporting European sales agents and producers with films in Toronto's official market.

This year, Toronto's programme includes about 120 European films -- of which 42 are in the Film Sales Support programme.

'Apart from supporting films from the big production countries Germany, France, Italy and the UK, we consistently back quite many films from countries such as Belgium, Iceland, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Finland which only produce a limited number of films per year and have an even greater demand for promotional support,' said Susanne Davis, FSS project manager. 'The European aspect comes into play when you look at companies like Celluloid Dreams, Beta Cinema, The Works and TrustNordisk who promote films from various countries besides their home country.'

The companies backed in FSS at TIFF 2008 are:

Alexandros Film (Greece) El Greco
Autlook Filmsales (Austria) Blind Loves
Bavaria Media (Germany) Krabat
Beta Cinema (Germany) A Woman in Berlin; Il Divo; My Mother, My Bride and I; Pa-Ra-Da
Capricci Films (France) Birdsong (El cant dels ocells)
Celluloid Dreams (France) A Year Ago in Winter; Better Things; The Mark of an Angel; White Night Wedding
Ealing Studios International (UK) Easy Virtue; The Other Man
Fandango Portobello Sales (UK/Italy) A Perfect Day
Films Boutique (Germany) I Want to See (Je veux voir); The Rest of the Night (Il resto della notte); Universalove
Fortissimo Films (Netherlands) Country Wedding
HanWay Films (UK) Genova
Intandem Films (UK) Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popumentary
Keyman Film (The Netherlands) Katia's Sister (Het Zusje van Katia)
Kinology (France) With a Little Help from Myself (Aide-toi le ciel t'aidera)
m-appeal (Germany) Tale 52 (Istoria 52)
Miramar Film (Bulgaria) Zift
pong (Germany) Peace Mission
Preview Production (Germany) Upstream Battle
Pyramide International (France) The Girl from Monaco
Rezo Films (France) Hooked (Pescuit Sportiv)
Sogepaq (Spain) The Blind Sunflowers (Los girasoles ciegos)
Sola Media (Germany) Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms (Disco ormene)
The Match Factory (Germany) Flame & Citron (Flammen & Citronen); Jerichow; Revanche
TrustNordisk (Denmark) 33 Scenes from Life (33 sceny z zycia); Cold Lunch (Lonsj); Fear Me Not (Den du frygter); Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moments (Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick)
The Works International (UK) Unspoken
Umedia (France) Adhen (Dernier Maquis)
Velvet Octopus (UK) The Secret of Moonacre
Wide Management (France) Three Wise Men (Kolme viisasta miestä)