25 Aug 2017 2:48 PM

I’m proud to see British filmmaking so well represented by such a diverse range of subjects and styles at this year’s international film festival in Toronto. I’m looking forward to catching as many as I can when I’m there as head of Alliotts Media Team.

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) began over 40 years ago and has grown to become the world’s leading film festival which can be openly accessed by the public. This will be my first visit to TIFF, and although I’ve attended the Festival du Film in Cannes on many occasions, I expect this to be a very different, but equally enjoyable experience.

It’s clear from the British representation at the festival that the UK Film Tax Relief is encouraging investment in the sector, from both the UK and overseas film makers by way of co productions.  I’m currently advising several production companies on claiming the relief and have successfully claimed on behalf of several already this quarter. I’m also working with funders who are releasing advance finance to production companies who qualify for UK Film Tax Relief.  

If you are attending TIFF and would like to meet up to talk about UK Film Tax Relief, please do get in touch.


Here is a list of the current UK line up to be showcased at TIFF 2017.


Breathe (Andy Serkis) WP

Mary Shelley  (Haifaa Al-Mansour) WP (Ireland/UK/Luxembourg/USA)    

Darkest Hour (Joe Wright) CP

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan) CP

The Wife  (Björn Runge) WP (UK/Sweden)

Woman Walks Ahead  (Susanna White) WP


Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio) WP

The Children Act (Richard Eyre) WP

Victoria and Abdul (Stephen Frears) NAP

The Hungry  (Bornila Chatterjee) WP

Battle of the Sexes  (Valerie Faris) IP

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  (Martin McDonagh) NAP

The Cured  (David Freyne) WP (Ireland/UK/ France)     

The Escape (Dominic Savage) WP

Journey’s End (Saul Dibb) WP

The Killing of A Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) NAP (Ireland/UK)     

Lean On Pete (Andrew Haigh) CP (USA/UK)        

On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke)  WP


Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (Lili Fini Zanuck) WP

Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami (Sophie Fiennes) WP (UK/ Ireland)  


The Ritual (David Bruckner) WP


Beast (Michael Pearce) WP

Dark River (Clio Barnard) WP

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) WP (France/ UK/ Belgium Co-Pro)    


Apostasy (Daniel Kokotajlo) WP

I Am Not A Witch (Rungano Nyoni) NAP

I Kill Giants (Anders Walter) WP


The Journey (Mohamed Al-Daradji) WP (Iraq/United Kingdom)      


Fire (Lucy Parker) NAP


A Drowning Man (Mahdi Fleifel) NAP (Denmark/UK/Greece)             

We Love Moses (Dionne Edwards) CP

Blue Christmas (Charlotte Wells) WP (UK/USA)            

The Argument (with annotations) (Daniel Cockburn) WP

 WP = World Premiere  NAP= North American Premiere  IP= International Premiere  CP = Canadian Premiere