Shorts to Features Lab

What is Frontières?

Frontières is internationally established as the leading industry initiative for genre film professionals. It is organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival, with the participation of the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes.

At Frontières, we connect genre filmmakers with industry professionals and promote co-production and collaboration between international partners. Frontières now produces two annual events: the Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes and the Frontières International Co-Production Market which, every year, presents its Shorts to Features section. For the first time, Frontières opens a call for projects for filmmakers wishing to pitch a feature based on their short film.

Success stories coming out of Frontières include projects like TURBO KID (dir. RKSS Films, Québec-Canada/New Zealand), LES AFFAMÉS / THE RAVENOUS (dir. Robin Aubert, Québec-Canada), SLAXX (dir. Elza Kephart, Québec-Canada), RAW / GRAVE (dir. Julia Ducournau, France/Belgium) and more.

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About the Shorts to Features Lab

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In 2023, the Shorts to Features comes back under a whole new format. Now open to all International projects, the Lab offers filmmakers the chance to pitch their feature project to a panel of industry experts, in a closed environment.


In 2023, the Market is back in person, taking place in Montreal, July 19-23. If your project is selected, you will be given access to all activities including :

- Pitch sessions from the selected projects;
- Mentoring session with an industry expert prior to the event;
- 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;


- Feature must be based on the short you submit;
- Projects must qualify as « Genre » in nature: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, dark thriller;

Your application can be submitted in French or English.


Submission Fee : CAD$ 90.

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