Frontières Platform in Cannes presents 16 projects
From May 12-13 the genre-focused division of Industry Programming Frontières Platform in Cannes will return for a second year to the Marché du Film after an extremely successful inaugural edition last year. A co-presentation between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film, the Frontières Platform activities will encompass the Proof of Concept Presentation for projects in the advanced financing stages, and the Buyers Showcase for films in post-production or recently completed.
The Frontières Buyers Showcase will take place on Sunday May 13th at 4pm in Palais K. The presentation will feature 6 films, with producers screening footage for potential buyers, sales agents and festival programmers. Marché du Film participants will have a first look at the latest from: Denis Côté (BESTIAIRE, VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR), Jovanka Vuckovic (XX) and Antonio Tublen (LFO), amongst others.
After workshopping their proof of concept videos at the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum in Amsterdam this past February, 10 projects will present their completed teaser trailers to prospective partners at the Frontières Proof of Concept Presentation taking place Saturday May 12th at 10am in Palais K. The selected projects includes new works from teams behind: FREE FIRE, CRUMBS, BASKIN, REPLACE, THE LODGERS and the upcoming ANIMAS.
“We are excited to bring to Cannes these 16 genre film projects which have been supported at various stages of their development by the Frontières Platform. Many of them are already bridging Europe with America and we hope that their presentation at the Marché will give them new opportunities for a worldwide distribution.”
-Julie Bergeron, Head of Industry Programs at the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes
Frontières is also excited to announce the establishment of the Avanpost Digital Cube Post-Production Award. One project from this year’s Finance & Packaging Forum will receive an award of $150,000 of in kind post-production services from the Romanian company Digital Cube.
"We are thrilled to support films in elevated genres, in partnership with Frontieres, through the Avanpost Digital Cube Award, by facilitating access to cutting edge post production services for art house films. We are excited to work with up & coming young directors and producers and promote European and North American films at the Marché du Film in Cannes, a first for a Romanian film production company."
- Cristian Nicolescu, CEO Digital Cube.
This year’s selection includes a diverse range of countries represented, including: Canada, Denmark,
Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and for the first time at Frontières, a South American project from Chile.
“I’m glad to have our new partner CinemaChile on board this year. We are very fortunate that they are bringing a project created by promising talents from a vibrant Chilean cinema.”
- Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes
Frontières is co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. The Frontières Platform in Cannes is made possible thanks to the support of Wallimage, Cinema Chile and Telefilm Canada.
Frontières Platform in Cannes | Complete List of Projects
G. PATRICK CONDON’S INCREDIBLE VIOLENCE (Canada)
Director: Patrick Condon
Producers: Patrick Condon, Ian Vatcher, Walter Lawlor (The Hunting Party)
GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY (RÉPERTOIRE DES VILLES DISPARUES) (Canada)
Director: Denis Côté
Producer: Ziad Touma (Couzin Films)
HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS (CASA DE SUDOR Y L À GRIMAS) (Spain)
Director: Sonia Escolano
Producers: Sonia Escolano, Francisco Javier Gonz á lez (Sudo y l á grimas Films)
Sales Agent: TriCoast Worldwide
Director: Amanda Kramer
Producers: Thomas Burke & Leal Naim (Love and Death Productions), Jamie Dolan, Amanda Kramer & Jesy Odio (Looks Alone)
RIOT GIRLS (Canada)
Director: Jovanka Vuckovic
Producer: Laurent Grant (Clique Pictures)
Sales Agent: Alliance Media Partners (Worldwide), XYZ Films (USA)
Director: Antonio Tublen
Producer: Alexander Brondsted (PingPong Film)
Sales Agent: Seville International
PROOF OF CONCEPT PRESENTATION:
THE BALLAD OF AUDREY EARNSHAW (Canada/ Ireland)
Director/Writer: Thomas Robert Lee
Producers: Gianna Isabella (Gate 67), Thomas Robert Lee, Marie-Claude Poulin (Executive Producer,
MCP Productions), Patrick Ewald (Executive Producer, Epic Pictures)
Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Writers: Prano Bailey-Bond & Anthony Fletcher
Producer: Helen Jones (Silver Salt Films), Kim Newman
GIRL WITHOUT A MOUTH (Turkey)
Director/Writer: Can Evrenol
Producer: MO Film - Müge Büyüktalaş
JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY (Spain/Estonia/Ethiopia)
Director/Writer: Miguel Llansó
Producers: Sergio Uguet de Resayre (Lanzadera Films), Alasti Kino
THE MONSTER WITHIN (Chile/Denmark)
Director: Rodrigo Susarte
Writer: Valeria Hofmann
Producers: Florencia Larrea & Gregorio Gonz ález (Forastero), Lene Borglum (Space Rocket Nation)
THE PAPER TIGERS (USA)
Director/Writer: Tran Quoc Bao
Producers: Michael Velasquez, Al'n Duong, Yuji Okumoto, Dan Gildark (Beimo Films LLC)
Director: Norbert Keil
Writers: Richard Stanley & Norbert Keil
Producers: Gudrun Giddings (G4C Innovation), Sam Sarkar, Daisy Hamilton, Norbert Keil (Wunderbar
TIN & TINA (TIN Y TINA) (Spain)
Director/Writer: Rubin Stein
Producer: Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo (La Claqueta PC)
Director: Casey Walker
Writers: David Suridge & George Perry
Producers: Andy Starke, Pete Tombs, Ben Wheatley (Executive Producer) (Rook Films), Casey Walker (Cave Painting Pictures), Jonathan Bronfman (JoBro Productions)
THE WINTER LAKE (Ireland)
Director: Phil Sheerin
Writer: David Turpin
Producers: Julianne Forde, Ruth Treacy (Tailored Films), Patrick Ewald (Executive Producer, Epic
FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America. It is organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. In addition to its annual co-production market at Fantasia (July 19-22 2018), Frontières programming also includes a Finance & Packaging Forum (February 22-24, Amsterdam) and the Frontières Platform (May 12-13, Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes).