Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum


2019 Edition : Helsinki (Finland) - February 14 - 16 2019


The FRONTIÈRES Finance & Packaging Forum is a private invitational event for 12 selected projects seeking to complete their financing and advance to the production stage. 25 industry leaders are invited to meet with the selected projects over 3 days in a closed & collaborative environment. The programme of events will include roundtable strategy sessions, one-on-one meetings, and a proof of concept development lab.


In order to be eligible for consideration for the Forum, your project must fit the following requirements:

- projects must qualify as feature length;
- projects must qualify as “genre” in nature: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, dark thriller;
- projects must qualify as a production or co-production within North America or the European Union;
- projects must have at least 50% of their production financing confirmed;
- projects must be seeking to close their financing and have yet to enter in to production;
- both director and lead producer must be available to attend all Forum events. 

You will be asked to upload the following documents:

- Long version of your synopsis (2 pages)
- Script
- CVs of your Director(s), Producer(s) and other key members of your team
- Director's intentions & visual strategy
- Detailed budget & financing plan - Financing plan must include a breakdown of all contributions made by current financial partners, with copies of signed LOIs from these partners. You must also include an outline of potential strategies to close your financing gap.
-Marketing strategy (500 words)
-Distribution strategy (500 words)
-Look book & supporting visuals

Your documents can be submitted in French or English.

If you have any question about the Frontières Forum, please contact Lindsay Peters - Frontières Executive Director 





(Canada/Greenland/Norway/ Finland/Sweden/Russia)
Directors/Writers: Jerri Thrasher, Ashley Savard, Vivi Nilsen, Elin Marakat, Sinituuli Kalttopää, Sara M. Oskal, Sardana Savvina
Producers: International Sámi Film Institute, Liisa Holmberg, Jason Ryle

Director/Writer: Rick Spears
Producers:  Adam Hendricks & Greg Gilreath (Divide/Conquer), Jason Blum  (Blumhouse Productions)

Director: Danny DelPurgatorio
Writer: Michael Gilvary
Producers: Robert Menzies, (Zed.Film), Colin Geddes & Katarina Gligorijevic, (Ultra8 Pictures), Jacqueline Ingram

LAYERS OF LIES (Finland/Iran)
Director: Ramin Sohrab
Writers: Ramin Sohrab, Amirhossein Makouei, Sami Laulajainen
Producers: Ramin Sohrab, Mohsen Sarafi

MERSEA (Canada)
Director/Writer: Lindsay MacKay
Producers: Paula Devonshire (Devonshire Productions) & Paul Scherzer (Six Island Productions)

RESURRECTED (Cyprus/Russia)
Director: Egor Baranov
Writers: Joe Rechtman, story by Egor Baranov
Producers:  Timur Bekmambetov, Maria Zatulovskaya, Egor Baranov. (Bazelevs Entertainment)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER(Pahanhautoja) (Finland/Sweden/Norway/Latvia)
Director: Hanna Bergholm
Writer: Ilja Rautsi
Producers:  Mika Ritalahti (Silva Mysterium Oy), Nima Yousefi (Hob Ab), Egil Ødegår (Evil Doghouse Productions AS)

BREEDER (Denmark)
Director:  Jens Dahl
Writer: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Producers:  Amalie Lyngbo Quist & Maria Møller Christoffersen (Beo Starling)

DON’T COME AFTER ME(Ireland/Finland/Sweden)
Director: AJ Annila
Writers: David Turpin, Antti Karumo
Producers: Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde (Tailored Films), Gudrun Giddings (G4C Innovation)

MEMORY OF WATER (Veden vartija) (Finland/Germany/Norway/Estonia)
Director: Saara Saarela
Writer: Ilja Rautsi, based on Finnish novel by Emmi Itaranta
Producers: Mark Lwoff & Misha Jaari (BUFO), Reinhard Brundig & Nina Frese (Pandora Film), Maria Ekerhovd (Mer Film),
Ivo Felt (Allfilm)

MONSTER (United Kingdom)
Director/Writer: Laura Smith
Producer:  Jenny Walker (FoR FILMS Ltd)

Director: Nyla Innuksuk
Writers: Nyla Innuksuk & Ryan Cavan
Producers: Daniel Bekerman & Ethan Lazar (Scythia Films), Alex Ordanis & Christopher Yurkovich (Stellar Citizens), Nyla Innuksuk (Mixtape VR)

The Forum is organized in collaboration with the Nordic Genre Boost/Nordic Factory and is made possible thanks to the major support of the Finnish Film Foundation, the City of Helsinkiand the Nordisk Film & TV Fond