European Film Promotion will give backing to 11 European films playing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as part of Film Sales Support.

Now entering its eighth year, the FSS initiative provides marketing support to European sales agents and producers, covering up to 50% of publicity costs.

Seven feature films and four documentaries from Europe are receiving support this year, including James Marsh’s feature doc Project Nim and John Michael McDonagh’s comedy-thriller The Guard.

Other beneficiaries include Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur and Kevin MacDonald’s Life In A Day.

“A Sundance premiere really helps us raise the profile of a film significantly among international distributors and festivals alike. This could not happen without EFP’s Film Sales Support,” said Ben Roberts, CEO of Protagonist Pictures, which is selling Tyrannosaur.

The companies and films backed in FSS at Sundance 2011 are:

Beak Street Films (UK) The Flaw

Dreamer Joint Venture (Germany) The Green Wave

HanWay Films (UK) Life In A Day

Icon Entertainment (UK) Project Nim

Metropolis International Sales (UK) The Guard

Protagonist Pictures (UK) Tyrannosaur

Sarah Films (France) A Few Days Of Respite (Quelques jour de répit)

The Match Factory (Germany) Attenberg

Trust Nordisk (Denmark) Happy Happy; Perfect Sense

Wide Management (France) The Mill And The Cross