Call for Projects


WHAT DOES THE FRONTIERES COPRODUCTION MARKET OFFER ?

Invitation includes access to all the Market and Fantasia Festival activities including :

- Live pitch sessions from the selected projects;
- Meeting and networking opportunities with project participants and a large variety of seasoned professionals from the international Genre film industry;
- Panels and round tables on the latest developments and trends in Genre film production, financing and distribution;
- A profile in the Frontières Coproduction Market booklet;
- Access to Fantasia Festival screenings and industry events.

FRONTIÈRES COPRODUCTION MARKET

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NOTICE : If your project is in advanced stages of financing (at least 20% of production financing confirmed), you MUST apply for the FORUM when registering the project. You will find further information below.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

- Projects must qualify as feature length ;
- Projects must qualify as « Genre » in nature: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, dark thriller ;
- Projects must be in late development/early financing ;

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

- Long version of your synopsis (2 pages) ;
- Script ;
- Director and main producer’s intentions ;
- CV of your Director(s), Producer(s) and other key members of your team ;
- Budget (including confirmed financing) ;

Your documents can be submitted in French or English.

PARTICIPATION FEE

Participation Fee (in case of selection) : CAD$ 200.

Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the participants. Frontières has preferential rates with certain hotels and can help you with your reservation. We will also handle the logistics of round-trip transportation between the airport and downtown Montreal.

Scholarships may be available through your national film fund. These scholarships may cover both the participation fee and the additional costs. Please contact your national film fund for more information.

FORUM

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Given the uncertainties associated with the pandemic, the Frontières Forum (which previously took place in February) will be integrated into this year’s Co-Production Market in Montréal from August 5th to the 8th, held in conjunction with the Fantasia Film Festival.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

- Projects must qualify as feature length ;
- Projects must qualify as « Genre » in nature: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, dark thriller ;
- Projects must be in late development/early financing ;
- Projects must have at least 20% of their production financing confirmed, and/or an international sales agent confirmed. They must be seeking to close their financing and have yet to enter into production ;
- Projects can originate from any territory, but priority will be given to submissions from North America and Europe ;
- Projects must be actively seeking a co-producer as well as a sales agent ;
- The director and the main producer must be available to participate for the entire duration of the market and must arrive in Montreal no later than August 4th, 2021.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

- Long version of your synopsis (2 pages) ;
- Script ;
- Director and main producer’s intentions ;
- CV of your Director(s), Producer(s) and other key members of your team ;
- Detailed budget and financing plan (which 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 ;
- Letters of Intent from current partners.

Your documents can be submitted in French or English.

PARTICIPATION FEE

Participation Fee (in case of selection) : CAD$ 200.

Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the participants. Frontières has preferential rates with certain hotels and can help you with your reservation. We will also handle the logistics of round-trip transportation between the airport and downtown Montreal.

Scholarships may be available through your national film fund. These scholarships may cover both the participation fee and the additional costs. Please contact your national film fund for more information.

Frontières is presented by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. The Frontières international co-production Market is made possible thanks to the support of Téléfilm Canada, SODEC, the government of Quebec, the Netherlands Film Fund and Wallimage.