The Frontières Platform in Cannes will return for a third year to the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, presenting 13 genre projects to the industry from May 18-19. A co-presentation between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, the Frontières Platform activities will include the Proof of Concept Presentation for projects in the advanced financing stages, and the Buyers Showcase for films in post-production or recently completed.

This year’s selection includes a diverse range of countries represented, including Canada, Denmark, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and for the first time at Frontières, a project from Argentina.

 

“In its first two years the Frontières Platform has provided a first look at films such as LES AFFAMÉS and GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY,” says Lindsay Peters, Frontières Executive Director. “We can’t wait to introduce this year’s incredibly strong selection to the industry in Cannes, and are thrilled that our partnership with the Marché du Film continues to produce such excellent results for our projects.”

 

“Frontières is now established as a major event that supports the development and distribution of genre films,” added Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. “We’re very proud of being a part of this unique multi-stage market with the Fantasia film festival which has also proved its capacity to follow projects through.”

 

The Frontières Platform in Cannes is funded by the Government of Canada, with the major support of Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund, Screen Ireland, Telefilm Canada,  and SODEC.

The Frontières Buyers Showcase (Sunday May 19 at 4:00 in Palais K) 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 team members of TURBO KID and THE VOID, among others.

Complete list of projects :

THE FURIES (Las Furias)

Directed by : Tamae Garateguy

Produced by : Sofía Toro Pollicino (Rio Films - Crudo Films)

Country of production : Argentina

MARIONETTE 

Directed by : Elbert van Strien​

Produced by : Claudia Brandt (Accento Films), Burny Bos (BosBros)​

Country of production : Netherlands/Luxembourg/UK - Scotland​

A NIGHTMARE WAKES

Directed by : Nora Unkel

Produced by : Robert Menzies (Zed.Film)

Country of production : USA/Canada

PG (PSYCHO GOREMAN)  

Directed by : Steven Kostanski

Produced by : Stuart F. Andrews, Shannon Hanmer, Peter Kuplowsky, Jesse Kristensen, Susan Steffner (Crazy Ball Inc.)

Country of production : Canada

SKIN WALKER  

Directed by : Christian Neuman

Produced by : Jesus Gonzalez Elvira (Calach Films - Caviar

Country of production : Luxembourg/Belgium

SLAXX

Directed by : Elza Kephart​

Produced by : Anne-Marie Gélinas (EMAfilms)


Country of production : Canada