FRONTIÈRES FINANCE & PACKAGING 2019

The  3rd annual Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum has selected 12 projects in advanced financing & development to work with industry leaders  from February 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland. The project line-up includes 12 European, North American and Middle Eastern projects with teams behind such films as GET OUT, CAM, THE WITCH and SEARCHING (see below for full project list). The projects will then be invited to participate in a Proof of Concept Presentation as part of the Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes.
 
Frontières is also thrilled to announce that powerhouse producer Gale Anne Hurd (THE TERMINATOR trilogy, ALIENS, THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS) will kick off the event with a special ‘In Conversation’ masterclass for Forum participants.

The Helsinki Forum will also  introduce 2 new awards for the selected projects: the Warner Music Supervision Award, which will provide music supervision services to 1 project, as well as access to a Warner artist to write and record an original track, courtesy of Warner Music Supervision. The PostControl VFX Frontières Award will provide VFX and grading services to 1 project, courtesy of PostControl, the Helsinki-based post-production company. Award winners will be announced at the Frontières Networking Lunch at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes in May.
 
Other events include a roundtable event on Arctic filmmaking and co-production hosted by the Finnish Film Foundation and presented by Telefilm Canada, the International Sámi Film Institute, and the Finnish Lapland Film Commission.  
 
Frontières is made possible thanks to the year round support of Telefilm Canada, Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund and SODEC. The Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival in collaboration with the Nordic Genre Boost/Nordic Factory, is made possible  alsothanks to the major support of the Finnish Film Foundation, the City of Helsinki, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and Business Finland.
 
Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum - Helsinki
Complete List of Projects

 

ARCTIC CHILLS
(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


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


CUBICLE (Canada/USA)
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)
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)

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


SLASH/BACK (Canada)
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)