Given the uncertainties associated with the pandemic, the Frontières Forum (which previously took place in February) is now fully integrated into this year’s Co-Production Market, taking place entirely online, from August 3rd to the 6th, held in conjunction with the Fantasia International Film Festival.
Official Selection Projects
We are thrilled to announce our complete Official Selection line-up of 20 international genre projects in advanced development & early financing. For the first time at Frontières, this year's line-up features a project from South Africa (Charlie Vundla’s FRONTIER MISTRESS), as well as exciting new projects from directors Agnieszka Smoczynska (THE LURE, FUGUE), Amelia Moses (THE RETREAT), Québec director Kaniehtiio Horn's first feature film and projects from producers Lene Børglum (TWISTED) and Kjetil Omberg (THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE BARN), among others. The Forum, now integrated into the co-production market, features 8 projects in advanced stages of financing, from emerging and established filmmakers such as Bill Watterson (DAVE MADE A MAZE), Juan Diego Escobar Alzate (LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL) and Ontario director Robbie Lemieux who will pitch his first feature.
Spotlight Programs: South African Genre panel, Case Study, Shorts to Features & From Our Dark Side
Frontières celebrates both international and local cinema with a panel dedicated to South African Genre, as well as a case study of the Québec genre film BRAIN FREEZE, also set to open the Fantasia International Film Festival with its World Premiere. Returning for a 6th year, the From our Dark Side Pitch Session (formerly known as Created by Women), presented by Telefilm Canada with Women in Film + Television Vancouver, will include 5 first feature projects pitched by up and coming female screenwriters & directors from across Canada. The Shorts to Features Pitch Session is returning as well, with an original slate of projects from the next generation of Canadian filmmakers.
Photos by Vivien Gaumand & Maxence Debacker