Following two highly successful editions of the Frontières at the Fantasia International Film Festival, the international co-production market is now expanding its physical reach to Europe, to hold its third edition at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, from April 10 to 12, 2014. Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North America with Europe in an environment focused specifically on genre film production.
A great increase of European projects was seen for its third call for submissions. The film project selection includes 12 Frontières projects, hailing from Canada, the United-States, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and Finland, as well as 11 Off-Frontières projects from Canada, Great-Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Serbia.
The projects to be presented in the market feature established and up-and-coming talents of the genre film world, such as AJ Annila (Sauna), Robin Aubert (Crying Out), Anders Banke (Frostbitten), Justin Benson & Aaron Moorehead (Resolution), Renaud Gauthier (Discopath), Craig Goodwill (Patchtown), Borys Lankosz (The Reverse), Vincent Lannoo (In the Name of the Son), Nicolas Alberny & Jean Mach (8th Wonderland), Lluis Quilez (Out of the Dark), Antonio Tublén (Original), Elbert van Strien (Two Eyes Staring) and Martin Villeneuve (Mars & Avril), along with notable producers.
The complete programming of the 3rd edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market consists of the following film projects:
LES AFFAMÉS (Quebec) Dir. Robin Aubert / Prod. Stéphanie Morissette
AQUARICA (Quebec) Dir. Martin Villeneuve
CHLOE AND ATTIE (Canada) Dir. Scooter Corkle / Prod. Daniel Domachowski
THE CHOSEN CHILD (Canada-USA) Dir. Borys Lankosz / Prod. Adrian Salpeter
DEDALO (Portugal) Dir. Jerónimo Rocha / Prod. Frederico Serra
DON’T COME AFTER ME (Finland) Dir. AJ Annila / Prod. Gudrun Giddings
ECHOS (France) Dir. Marc-Henri Boulier / Prod. Anaïs Bertrand
MARIONETTE (Netherlands) Dir. Elbert van Strien / Prod. Claudia Brandt
RABBITS (Belgium) Dir. Jean-Julien Collette & Olivier Tollet / Prod. Stéphanie Pages, Fabrice Preel-Cleach & Anthony Rey
ROBIN HOOD VS ZOMBIES (Belgium) Dir. Vincent Lannoo
SADIE (Canada-USA) Dir. Craig Goodwill
SEA FEVER (Ireland) Dir. Neasa Hardiman / Prod. Brendan McCarthy & John McDonnell
9th WORLD (France) Dir. Nicolas Alberny & Jean Mach
BAO (Belgium) Dir. Maxime Pasque / Prod. John Engel
BEASTS (UK) Dir. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorehead / Prod. Pamela Hansson
FREAKING (France) Dir. Julia Ducournau / Prod. Jean des Forêts
GIRLS WITH BALLS (France) Dir. Jean-Luc Cano & Olivier Alfonso / Prod. Jean-Marie Antonini
IMPURE (Spain) Dir. Lluis Quilez / Prod. Miguel A. Faura
LIKHO, THE ONE-EYE EVIL (Poland) Dir. Mitja Okorn / Prod. Magda Wierzchoslawska
ORO (Denmark-Sweden) Dir. Antonio Tublén / Prod. Alexander Brøndsted
PIERROT (Quebec) Dir. Renaud Gauthier / Prod. Marie-Claire Lalonde
PRIVATE NUMBER (Serbia) Dir. Vladimir Mancic / Prod. Nikola Pantelic
WARG (Canada-Sweden) Dir. Anders Banke / Prod. Paula Devonshire & Magnus Paulsson
Accreditations for film producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors and post-production services companies wishing to participate in the market are now open. The accreditations deadline, to be listed in the market guide, is February 28.
Project submissions for the 4th edition of Frontières, 3rd edition to take place at the Fantasia International Film Festival, are now being received. The submission deadline is March 28.
More information about accreditations and submissions can be found at frontieresmarket.com.
The Frontières International Co-Production Market is an initiative of the Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The event is made possible by support from MEDIA Mundus, Telefilm Canada, Sodec, Wallimage-Bruxellimages, Image Brussels, Brussels Capital-Région, Visit Brussels and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.