Participants include Els Vandervorst [pictured] and Stephen Traynor.

The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 (Sept 5-8) has selected 24 participants this year.

They are 12 European and 12 Canadian producers who are looking for co-production partners.

European producers include Els Vandevorst from The Netherlands (Winter in Wartime), Ada Solomon from Romania (Best Intentions), Macdara Kelleher from Ireland (The Other Side of Sleep) and Canada’s Stephen Traynor (Midnight’s Children) and Sarah Timmins (The Tracey Fragments).

Traynor said: “We are always interested in meeting like-minded producers in order to develop long-term relationships for our current projects and for future projects. Our objectives for Producers Lab are to meet potential co-producers for our current slate of international projects, as well as to meet foreign producers looking for co-production and co-venture partners in Canada. It seems like a great fit.”

European Film Promotion (EFP) organises with Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival. Backers include MEDIA Mundus, Eurimages and Telefilm Canada.

The networking platform has already spurred on 27 projects in active development.

The European participants
Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen (Denmark)
Nicole Gerhards, NiKo Film (Germany)
Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Horse Fly Productions (Greece)
Arnar Knútsson, Filmus Productions (Iceland)
Macdara Kelleher, Fastnet Films (Ireland)
Donato Rotunno, Tarantula Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Els Vandevorst, N279 Entertainment (The Netherlands)
Fernando Vendrell, david & golias (Portugal)
Ada Solomon, HiFilm Productions (Romania)
Isona Passola, Massa D’Or Produccions (Spain)
Peter Hiltunen, Illusion Film & Television (Sweden)
Dan Wechsler, Bord Cadre films (Switzerland)

The Canadian participants
Patricia Fogliato, Enigmatico Films
Aisling Chin-Yee, Prospector Films
Svet Doytchinov, Yantra Films
Sarah Timmins, Corvid Pictures
Yanick Letourneau, Peripheria Productions
Rayne Zukerman, Zazie Films
Daniel Bekerman, Scythia Films
Stephen Traynor, The Film Farm
April Mullen, WANGO Films
Rajvinder Uppal, At The End Of The Day Productions
Anita K. Sharma, Studio Entertainment
Lauren Grant, Clique Pictures

More information on each participant can be found at