The 3rd annual Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum has selected 12 projects in advanced financing & development to work with industry leaders from February 14-16 in Helsinki, Finland. The project line-up includes 12 European, North American and Middle Eastern projects with teams behind such films as GET OUT, CAM, THE WITCH and SEARCHING (see below for full project list). The projects will then be invited to participate in a Proof of Concept Presentation as part of the Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes.
Frontières is also thrilled to announce that powerhouse producer Gale Anne Hurd (THE TERMINATOR trilogy, ALIENS, THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS) will kick off the event with a special ‘In Conversation’ masterclass for Forum participants.

The Helsinki Forum will also introduce 2 new awards for the selected projects: the Warner Music Supervision Award, which will provide music supervision services to 1 project, as well as access to a Warner artist to write and record an original track, courtesy of Warner Music Supervision. The PostControl VFX Frontières Award will provide VFX and grading services to 1 project, courtesy of PostControl, the Helsinki-based post-production company. Award winners will be announced at the Frontières Networking Lunch at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes in May.

Other events include a roundtable event on Arctic filmmaking and co-production hosted by the Finnish Film Foundation and presented by Telefilm Canada, the International Sámi Film Institute, and the Finnish Lapland Film Commission.

Frontières is made possible thanks to the year round support of Telefilm Canada, Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund and SODEC. The Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum is funded by the Government of Canada, and organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival in collaboration with the Nordic Genre Boost/Nordic Factory, is made possible alsothanks to the major support of the Finnish Film Foundation, the City of Helsinki, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and Business Finland.



Directed/Written by : Jerri Thrasher, Ashley Savard, Vivi Nilsen, Elin Marakat, Sinituuli Kalttopää, Sara M. Oskal, Sardana Savvina
Produced by : International Sámi Film Institute, Liisa Holmberg, Jason Ryle

Directed by: Rick Spears
Produced by : Adam Hendricks & Greg Gilreath (Divide/Conquer), Jason Blum (Blumhouse Productions)

Directed by : Danny DelPurgatorio
Written by : Michael Gilvary
Produced by : Robert Menzies, (Zed.Film), Colin Geddes & Katarina Gligorijevic, (Ultra8 Pictures), Jacqueline Ingram

LAYERS OF LIES (Finland/Iran)
Directed by : Ramin Sohrab
Written by: Ramin Sohrab, Amirhossein Makouei, Sami Laulajainen
Produced by :Ramin Sohrab, Mohsen Sarafi

MERSEA (Canada)
Directed/Written by : Lindsay MacKay
Produced by : Paula Devonshire, Paul Scherzer

RESURRECTED (Cyprus/Russia)
Directed by : Egor Baranov
Written by : Joe Rechtman, histoire par Egor Baranov
Produced by : Timur Bekmambetov, Maria Zatulovskaya, Egor Baranov. (Bazelevs Entertainment)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER (Pahanhautoja) (Finland/Sweden/Norvège/Latvia)
Directed by : Hanna Bergholm
Written by : Ilja Rautsi
Produced by : Mika Ritalahti (Silva Mysterium Oy), Nima Yousefi (Hob Ab), Egil Ødegår (Evil Doghouse Productions AS)

BREEDER (Denmark)
Réalisateur : Jens Dahl
Written by : Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Produced by : Amalie Lyngbo Quist & Maria Møller Christoffersen (Beo Starling)

DON’T COME AFTER ME(Ireland/Finland/Sweden)
Directed by : AJ Annila
Written by : David Turpin, Antti Karumo
Produced by : Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde (Tailored Films), Gudrun Giddings (G4C Innovation)

MEMORY OF WATER (Veden vartija) (Finland/Germany/Norway)
Directed by : Saara Saarela
Written by : Ilja Rautsi, basé sur le roman d’Emmi Itaranta
Produced by : Mark Lwoff & Misha Jaari (BUFO), Reinhard Brundig & Nina Frese (Pandora Film), Maria Ekerhovd (Mer Film)

Directed/Written by : Laura Smith
Produced by : Jenny Walker (FoR FILMS Ltd)

Directed by : Nyla Innuksuk
Written by : Nyla Innuksuk & Ryan Cavan
Produced by : Daniel Bekerman & Ethan Lazar (Scythia Films), Alex Ordanis & Christopher Yurkovich (Stellar Citizens), Nyla Innuksuk (Mixtape VR)