The British Film Commission at the Toronto International Film Festival

To celebrate the London city focus at the Toronto International Film Festival, the British Film Commission has partnered with the Festival to present London House in Maison Mercer – merely one block from the industry centre in the Hyatt Regency Toronto and primary festival venue TIFF Bell Lightbox – with Film London and the GREAT campaign.

London House panel programme

There will be a series of panel discussions and in–conversation events exploring British film today.

Britain to the World: How well do UK films sell abroad?
In partnership with Screen International
Friday 11 September, 10am-11am + Networking 11am-11.30am
Discover what motivates international buyers and what they are looking for to successfully sell a film internationally.

Panellists include:

  • Wendy Mitchell, Contributing Editor, Screen International and Film Programme Manager, British Council (Chair)
  • Stephen Kelliher, Director and Head of Sales, Bankside Films
  • Gianluca Chakra, MD Front Row Films Entertainment
  • Gareth Unwin, Producer Bedlam Films (The King’s Speech, Kilo Two Bravo)

UK’s Most Exciting Emerging Talent
Saturday 12 September, 10-11:30am
A look at some of the brightest most exciting talent working in the UK, speaking with the directors, producers and actors who are at TIFF with their latest project.

Panelists include:

Stephen Frears in Conversation
Sunday 13 September, 10am-11am
Hear from the director of The Program as he talks about his 40­–year career with a focus on making films in the UK.

Jeremy Thomas in Conversation
Tuesday 15 September, 11am-12:15pm
In TIFF with three films, including the UK shot High-Rise, Thomas discusses his career, shooting films in the UK and building international finance on a range of projects.

Filming in the UK: A look at British films at TIFF
Tuesday 15 September, 2-3:30pm
Join us as we take a closer look at the films showing at TIFF this year, including Terence Davies’s latest Sunset Song. In this panel, producers share their experiences of financing, and finding locations, studio and space.

About London House

London House is a one–off promotional and events space with a range of activities to celebrate the London City to City programme and UK films selected for the TIFF.

With a range of panel discussions, Q&As and press events over six days, London House will showcase the UK’s creativity, world-class talent, expertise and generous incentives.

During this special London-focused edition of TIFF, London House will complement and enhance the work of the UK Film Centre (UKFC).

While the UKFC is the annual focal point for all UK activity at TIFF, providing a space for business meetings between the UK industry delegates and their international counterparts and a hub for UK film sales, London House expands the UK presence at TIFF 2015, offering an additional platform to highlight the best of our film industry to the Festival’s international delegates.

Films from the UK

The wider TIFF programme will features a number of feature films which made use of UK locations, facilities and expertise, including High-Rise, Sunset Song and The Martian.

City to City Programme

The Toronto International Film Festival 2015 is shining a spotlight on eight features from London for the seventh edition of their City to City programme. The films in the programme showcase new works by filmmakers living and working in the city in the capital.

The eight films featuring in the programme are:

London Road
Thursday 10 September | 9.30pm
Friday 11 September | 12.30pm
Sunday 20 September | 6pm

Urban Hymn
Friday 11 September | 9pm
Monday 14 September | 4.45pm
Saturday 19 September | 12.15pm

Kill Your Friends
Saturday 12 September | 9pm
Sunday 13 September | 4.45pm
Sunday 20 September | 12.30pm

The Ones Below
Sunday 13 September | 7.30pm
Tuesday 15 September | 10.15pm
Sunday 20 September | 3.30pm

The Hard Stop
Monday 14 September | 7pm
Wednesday 16 September | 11.30am
Friday 18 September | 12.45pm

Kilo Two Bravo
Monday 14 September | 9.30pm
Wednesday 16 September | 3.45pm

Couple in a Hole
Tuesday 15 September | 7pm
Thursday 17 September | 1.45pm
Saturday 19 September | 9pm

Northern Soul
Friday 18 September | 9pm
Saturday 19 September | 4pm