FRONTIÈRES MARKET AT FANTASIA 2018

FRONTIÈRES AT FANTASIA
ANNOUNCES A FINAL WAVE OF PROJECTS

Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for the tenth edition of its co-production market (July 19-22) 

Official Selection Projects: Final Wave

Following the announcement of a first wave of projects in Cannes, Frontières is pleased to announce an additional 10 projects in the official selection from emerging and established directors and producers from across North America and Europe. This selection includes a project from Mexico (THE CONTAINMENT), as well as two projects from Finland (BIRDS OF A FEATHER, THE TWIN). Notable producers include Stéphanie Morissette (LES AFFAMÉS), Lene Borglum (THE NEON DEMON, ONLY GOD FORGIVES), François Cognard (LET THE CORPSES TAN),  Michael & Shawn Rasmussen (writers of THE WARD and the upcoming CRAWL), as well as the team behind BODOM (Taneli Mustonen & Aleksi Hyvärinen).

See below for the full list of projects in the final wave.

Announcing new partnership with RIDM
Frontières is also pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration with RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Festival) and its market, Doc Circuit Montréal. RIDM will co-present the project BLACK ZOMBIE, a documentary from director Maya Annik Bedward (Doc Circuit Montréal's Talent Lab 2017). This new partnership will take the form of long term collaboration to strengthen ties between the genre and documentary communities.

Additional programming: Arctic Chills and Created by Women
Additional featured programming includes the Arctic Chills Pitch & Development Session, a spotlight on emerging short filmmakers from the Arctic regions, co-presented by Telefilm Canada, the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and the International Sàmi Film Institute. Indigenous filmmakers from Greenland, northern Scandinavia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon will come together to develop their scripts for the upcoming anthology film ARCTIC CHILLS. The Created by Women Pitch Session, presented by Telefilm Canada with Women in Film + Television Vancouver, will include 6 first feature projects pitched by up and coming female screenwriters & directors from across Canada.
 

Click HERE for more information
on the first wave of Frontières official selection projects

Industry Registration for Frontières is now open
(Registration deadline: June 22)

 
Frontières at Fantasia Official Selection: Final Wave of Projects

AT THE BREAK OF DAWN (Denmark, Italy)
Director/Writer: Marco Cacioppo
Producer: Lene Borglum (Space Rocket Nation)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER (PAHANHAUTOJA) (Finland, Sweden, Norway)
Director: Hanna Bergholm
Writer: Ilja Rautsi
Producers: Mika Ritalahti (Silva Mysterium) & Nima Yousefi (Hobab)
Co-presented with the European Genre Forum

BLACK ZOMBIE (Canada)
Director/Writer: Maya Annik Bedward
Producers: Kate Fraser & Maya Annik Bedward (Third Culture Media)
Co-presented with RIDM - Doc Circuit Montreal

BOLT (France)
Director: Thierry Lorenzi
Writers: Stéphane Cabel, Thierry Lorenzi
Producers: Vincent Brançon (TO BE CONTINUED), Lionel Guedj (TO BE CONTINUED), François Cognard (TOBINA FILM), Julien Renaud (BLACK BOX PRODUCTION)

CLOSE TO YOU (USA)
Director/Writer: Jim Hickcox
Producer: Makena Buchanan (Demon Janx)

THE CONTAINMENT (Mexico)
Directors: Jack Zagha & Yossy Zagha
Writers: David Desola, Yossy Zagha, Jack Zagha
Producers: Jack Zagha & Yossy Zagha (Avanti Pictures)
Co-presented with Blood Window (Ventana Sur)

MIHARA (USA)
Director/Writer: Jacqueline Castel
Producer: Pier Harrison (Future Primitive Films)
Co-presented with IFFAM Project Market

A MOMENT OF PURE JOY (JUSQU’À LA FIN) (Canada)
Director/Writer: François Blouin
Producers: Stéphanie Morissette & C.S. Roy (La maison de prod)

TERRORBIT (UK, USA)
Director: Jonas Odenheimer
Writers: Jonas Odenheimer & Joshua James
Producers: Jonas Odenheimer (Old Jim Productions ), Michael Rasmussen & Shawn Rasmussen (Sinister Siblings Films )

THE TWIN (Finland)
Director: Taneli Mustonen
Writers: Taneli Mustonen & Aleksi Hyvärinen
Producer: Aleksi Hyvärinen (DON FILMS)
Co-presented with the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF-BIFAN), Korea

 

FRONTIÈRES is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union. Frontières 2018 is made possible thanks to our partners: Telefilm Canada, Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund, and SODEC.