Film London is teaming up with UK sales trade assocation body Film Export UK to host a new UK Film Centre at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Previously, the UKFC hosted a UK Export Office in Toronto, but the new film centre will have a wider remit to bring together public bodies, national agencies, producers and sales companies as well as promoting UK films and talent being showcased at the Toronto Film Festival.
This year’s TIFF line-up includes 30 British features and shorts, including Terence Davies The Deep Blue Sea and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights. Over 70 new British films are being sold at the festival.
The UK Film Office is backed by the British Film Commission, the BFI, Creative Scotland, Film London, The Film Agency for Wales, Wales Screen Commission and the British Council.
Chair of Film Export UK Stephen Kelliher said: “With so many Britih films in official selection, support for the centre has been widespread and the impressive range of participants we have attracted truly represents the vitality of the British film industry today.”
Film London’s CEO Adrian Wootton, CEO of Film London & the British Film Commission said that the UK Film Centre would give “the international film community a centralised point to do business with the British while in Toronto.”
The UK Film Centre will be based at Toronto’s Hyatt Regency Hotel from September 8-15.