2020 Edition

Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum - 4th Edition - Karlskrona, Sweden - February 27-29 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION FORUM 2020

BEYOND THE WALL

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Antonio Steve Tublén
PRODUCER: Alexander Brøndsted (PingPong Film)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: Sweden/Denmark/Ireland

THE BRAID (FLÄTAN)

DIRECTOR: Sanna Lenken
WRITER: Joen Heed Windahl
PRODUCERS: Annika Hellström & Erika Malmgren, (Cinenic Film) and Signe Leick Jensen & Morten Kaufmann (Toolbox Film)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: Sweden/Denmark

BRETHREN

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Terrance Odette
PRODUCERS: Jennifer Pun & Rosalie Chilelli (Edge Entertainment)
PRODUCTION COUNTRY: Canada

THE CHANGE

DIRECTOR: Jen Handorf
WRITER: Carina Rodney
PRODUCERS: Jen Handorf & Alex Bentley (Dark Matter Films)
PRODUCTION COUNTRY: United Kingdom

DESERT WITCH

DIRECTORS/WRITERS: Sam Marine and Michael Borowiec
PRODUCERS: Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, Joe Yanick (Yellow Veil Pictures), Mike Peterson (775 Media Corp)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: USA/Canada

DOCKING

DIRECTOR: Trevor Anderson
WRITERS: Trevor Anderson, Fish Griwkowsky, Ron Pederson, Becky Johnson, Kayla Lorette
PRODUCER: Alyson Richards (Outside Line Studio)
PRODUCTION COUNTRY: Canada

DOGMAN (HOMBRE PERRO)

DIRECTOR: Tamae Garateguy
WRITER: Nicolas Britos
PRODUCERS: Silvia Rodriguez (TEDIGOQUE Productions), Melissa Cordero (LUNATICA Films)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: Argentina/Peru

DRIFTER IN THE RAIN

DIRECTOR: Adrián García Bogliano
WRITERS: Carlos Enrique Taboada, Adrián García Bogliano
PRODUCERS: Andrea Quiroz Hernández (Salto de Fe Films), Pablo Guisa Koestinger (Mórbido Films/Mantícora Distribución)
PRODUCTION COUNTRY: México

THE NIGHTSIREN (Svetlonoc)

DIRECTOR: Tereza Nvotova
WRITER: Barbora Namerova
PRODUCERS: Peter Badac (BFILM), Milos Lochman (moloko film)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: Slovakia/Czech Republic

A PRAYER FOR THE DYING

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Dara Van Dusen
PRODUCERS: Dyveke B. Graver (Oslo Pictures), Jamie Manning (Night Market Films Inc.)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: Norway/Canada

SHE LOVED BLOSSOMS MORE

DIRECTOR: Yannis VESLEMES
WRITERS: Yannis VESLEMES / Dimitris EMMANOUILIDIS
PRODUCERS: Fenia COSSOVITSA – BLONDE (Greece)
Christos V KONSTADAKOPOULOS – Faliro House (Greece)
Alexis PERRIN – Rumble Fish (France)
Ant Timpson – Timpson Films (New Zealand)
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES: Greece/ France


The call for projects is now CLOSED. Submissions that were received on or before December 7th will be notified of the results by December 31st, 2019.

Selection requirements

- projects must qualify as a feature-length movie (narrative or documentary);
- projects must qualify as “genre” in nature: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, dark thriller;
- Submissions can originate from any territory; priority will be given to submissions from North America and Europe.
- projects must have at least 20% of their production financing confirmed, and/or an international sales agent confirmed
- projects must be seeking to close their financing and have yet to enter in to production;
- both director and lead producer must be available to attend all Forum events

Supporting documents required

- Long version of your synopsis (2 pages)
- Script
- CVs of your Director(s), Producer(s) and other key members of your team
- Director's intentions & visual strategy (max 1 page)
- Detailed budget & financing plan - Financing plan 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

Your documents can be submitted in French or English.

NEW THIS YEAR - Participation fee

In exchange for this participation fee of 2,000 EUR Frontières will provide accommodation (2 rooms x 4 nights), meals, travel logistics to the event from Berlin to Karlskrona on February 26 (as the Forum takes place directly after the EFM), and to the Copenhagen airport on March 1. Additional travel costs getting to and from Berlin/Copenhagen will be at your own expense.

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

Further participation fee and travel logistics information will be included in the official invitation package, should your project be selected for the Forum.

If you have any question about the Forum, please contact Lindsay Peters, Frontières Executive Director

The Nordic genre community only continues to flourish, and we are thrilled to bring the Forum to Sweden after such a successful edition in Helsinki this past February.

Lindsay Peters, Frontières Executive Director

The 2020 Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum is presented in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Norwegian Film Institute, and the Netherlands Film Fund. The Forum is co-organized with The Carl International Film Festival and Nordic Factory.