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[Fantasia ’13] Frontières International Co-Production Market Projects Revealed

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, is proud to announce the official selection of the second edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Frontières is the first and only international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. It was just announced last week that Frontières will become a circuit in-between Fantasia, in July, and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, in April. This initiative was made possible by funding from the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Commission. Frontières was the only new initiative to be funded by the program this year.

The projects to be presented in the market feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned maestros, coupled with numerous established international producers. The selection of the second edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will consist of the following 12 projects:

*Note from the editor: These are projects looking for funding, they are not completed.

CASTING THE RUNES (Canada / Germany / USA)
Director: Joe Dante (The Hole, Gremlins)
Writer: David Tully (Djinn) based on the Short Story by M.R. James
Producers: Rob Heydon (Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy) Ecstasy Film, Daniela Tully (Djinn, Kaifeck Murder) Shivertownroad Films, Suzanne Berger (Rookie Blue) Rossetta Media
Executive Producer: Tim Smythe (Djinn) FilmWorks Group
Cast: Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul)

Director: Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware)
Writers: Richard Stanley & Scarlett Amaris (L’Autre Monde) based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft

Director / Writer: Andrzej Zulawski (Possession, La Femme publique)
Producer: Marcin Wierzchosławski (The Mole) Metro Films

Director: Michael Kinirons (first feature)
Writer: Mia Ylönen
Producer: Katie Holly (Citadel, Jump) Blinder Films

Director / Writer: Caradog James (The Machine)
Producer: Julie Baines (Triangle, Creep) Dan Films

Writers: David Matamoros & Richard Hobley
Producer: David Matamoros (Chrysalis) Zentropa International Spain

Director / Writer: Izabel Grondin (first feature) based on a novel by Madeleine Robitaille

Director / Writer: Buddy Giovinazzo (Life is Hot in Cracktown, Combat Shock)
Producer: Matthias Georg Nerlich (Manolo) Little Kong Films

Director / Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad)
Producer: Andrew Tenenbaum, Creative Management and Productions
Executive Producer: Raymond Douglas Davies
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, The Kinks

Director / Writer: Alex Epstein (writer Bon Cop Bad Cop)
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (Mars et Avril, War Witch) EMA Films

Director / Writer: Jason Lapeyre (I Declare War, Cold Blooded)
Producer: Randall Okita (Fish In Barrel, Portrait As A Random Act Of Violence)

THE VOID (Canada)
Directors / Writers: Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie (Manborg)
Producers: Colin Geddes & Peter Kuplowsky (Manborg)
Director of Photography: Karim Hussain (Antiviral, Hobo with a Shotgun)

Frontières is part of the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous, also including the Fantasia Film Market, which supports the sales efforts of the features that will be part of the festival’s 2013 programming. International producers and sales agents, distributors, broadcasters, talent agents and festival programmers will attend the Rendez-Vous from July 25 to the 28, 2013, at the mid-point of the 3-weeks run of the Fantasia Festival. These four days will be packed with pitch sessions, meetings, conferences and cocktails, along with the festival’s regular evening premieres. Accreditations are free of charge and can be applied for starting immediately, until June 14.

The Fantasia International Film Festival will be held in Montreal from July 18 to August 6, 2013. For more information about the festival and the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous, or to request accreditation, please visit

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