Selen at Producers Lab Toronto
With the aim of exchanging creative energy, experience and talents and promoting the co-production of international film projects, 12 European and 12 Canadian producers will be meeting for the new initiative entitled PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the programme will be launched this year between September 10 -12, during the Toronto International Film Festival.
From the Netherlands Reinier Selen is selected for the programme. In 1996, Reinier Selen graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost Breda as a documentary director and founded Rinkel Film Productions BV, initiating and producing Pieter Kuijpers' feature film GODFORSAKEN (2003) which won three Dutch Film Awards in 2003. That year, Edwin van Meurs became a partner in Rinkel Film & TV Productions BV and together they produced Pieter Kuijpers' OFF SCREEN and Arno Dierickx's BLOOD BROTHERS. In 2009, Reinier produced Urszula Antoniak's English-language feature debut NOTHING PERSONAL which won six awards in Locarno and four Dutch Film Awards last year. He has since served as a co-producer on Rebecca Daly's THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP and is now developing the ecotech thriller CAMPUS.
PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO is designed for independent producers who must have a track record of successful project development and production. Besides demonstrating a strong motivation in co-producing with Canada or Europe, they all have to be experienced in international co-productions and should have one project ready to pitch. The EFP network has selected the European participants from the group of EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE between 2006 - 2009.
Source: European Film Promotion