After February’s Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum in Karlskrona, and the upcoming Frontières Platform in Cannes on Thursday June 25, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for the 12th edition of its co-production market. The market will take place in a digital form between July 23-26.
Frontières is pleased to announce a first wave of projects for this year’s official market selection. Notable project helmers include: Low Sky Productions (PSYCHO GOREMAN) from Canada, Propaganda (the upcoming PIOVE) from Italy and Frenzy Films (THE CAR) from the United Kingdom. Of these projects, the line-up features 70% women directors and Frontières' first project from Switzerland from director Simon Jaquemet (DER UNSCHULDIGE, San Sebastian 2018). The full project line-up will be announced in early June. Past Frontières projects include RAW, LES AFFAMÉS, 78/52, TURBO KID, SEA FEVER and VIVARIUM.
Frontières at Fantasia: First Wave Projects
Director: Lyda Patitucci
Writer: Milo Tissone and Federica Pontremoli
Producers: Marina Marzotto, Mattia Oddone (Propaganda Italia), Simone Gandolfo (Macaia Films)
Director: Brad Abrahams
Writer: Matt Ralston
Producer: Matt Ralston (Yeti Films)
ELECTRIC CHILD (Switzerland, France)
Director/Writer: Simon Jaquemet
Producers: Michela Pini (8horses GmbH), Didar Domerhi (Maneki Films)
ICE (United Kingdom)
Director/Writer: Stéphanie Joalland
Producer: Sean McConville (Frenzy Films)
LEST WE BE DEVOURED (Canada)
Director: Ashlea Wessel
Writer: Jim Munroe
Producers: Peter Kuplowsky, Shannon Hanmer (Low Sky Productions)
OUBLIER CHARLOTTE (Canada)
Director/Writer: Chloé Cinq-Mars
Producer: Nicolas Comeau (1976 productions)
PERCHTEN - THE LOST WINTER (Italy)
Director/Writer: Rossella De Venuto
Producers: Maurizio Antonini (Interlinea films)
TELL THEM WHAT YOU SAW (USA)
Réalisateur/Scénariste: Chelsea Lupkin
Producteurs: Sarah Kalagvano, Michael Peterson (775 Media Corp), Hugues Barbier, Joe Yanick & Justin Timms (Yellow Veil Pictures)
THE LAST VIDEO STORE (Canada)
Director: Cody Kennedy
Writers: Tim Rutherford
Producers: Greg Jeffs (NJC Productions), Cody Kennedy & Tim Rutherford (The Last Video Store Inc.)
THE NIGHTMARE (Norway)
Director/Writer: Kjersti Helen Rasmussen
Producers: John Einar Hagen (Nordisk Film Production), Einar Loftesnes (Handmade Films in Norwegian Woods)
On June 25 at the Cannes Market, Frontières will also unveil the third edition of the Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, a dedicated section of presentations and networking opportunities for the genre community. Events will include a Proof of Concept Presentation of projects in the late finance & packaging stages (Thursday June 25, 10am), a Buyers Showcase of recently completed or work-in-progress films (Thursday June 25, 2pm).
FRONTIÈRES is organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.
Frontières 2020 is made possible thanks to our partners: Telefilm Canada, Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund, The Norwegian Film Institute and SODEC.