Fantastic 7, discover the fantastic genre
Fantastic 7 is a common initiative of the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and international expert Bernardo Bergeret. Fantastic 7 has been created to foster emerging talents and connect with potential business partners by creating a privileged space for dialogue and reflexion supported by top-notch fantastic international film festivals.
Seven fantastic film festivals will be taking part in the adventure : Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, International Film Festivals & Awards-Macao, SXSW South by Southwest and theToronto International Film Festival TIFF. Each festival will endorse a fantastic project which will be presented during a unique pitching session held on Sunday, May 19 from 12 :00 to 14 :00 in the Palais K in the Palais des Festivals.
For this first edition, Fantastic 7 is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona as a Godfather.
The Fantastic 7 pitching session is open to all Marché attendees upon presentation of their accreditation.
Original title: Baby
Title in english: Baby
Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Cast: in progress
Genre: Fantastic Psychological thriller
Producer: J. Bajo Ulloa, F. Tomàs Olalla
Synopsis : A young addicted woman gives birth in the middle of one of her crises. Unable to take care of the baby, she sells it to a midwife involved in child trafficking. Filled with remorse, she will try to recover it.
Original title: 능력소녀
Title in english: Superpower Girl
Director: Soo-young Kim
Genre: Female (Horror)
Nationality: Korea (South)
Producer: Dong H. Kim
Company: Owl Pictures
Synopsis : Set in a girls’ boarding school, a shy girl obtains a strange ability. But due to a misunderstanding she becomes the victim of a witch-hunt. And this ulimately drives the school toward catastrophe.
THE BLUE ELEPHANT 2
Original title: Al Fil Al Azraa – 2
Title in english: The Blue Elephant 2
Director: Marwan Hamed
Cast: Karim Abel Aziz, Nelly Kareem, Hend Sabry, Eyad Nassar
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thrille
Producer: Tamer Morsi – Synergy Film
Status: Post Production
Synopsis : A meeting with a new inmate in the psychiatric hospital flips Dr. Yehia’s life upside down. She prophecies that the death of his entire family is only three days away.
Original title: Evasión
Title in english: Escape
Director: Cristián Jiménez
Cast: Gastón Salgado
Genre: Political Fantasy
Producer: PAROX S.A
Status: Development – Screenplay finalized, Fundraising, Casting.
Synopsis : An american actor arrives in Santiago to star in a film about a legendary escape from Pinochet’s political prison. He goes out to search the fighter who inspires his role. When he finds him the memories of the past blend with the dreams of the future.
Title in english: Wonderland
Director: Chao Koi Wang
Nationality: Mainland China, Macao
Producer: Bingchi Pictures
Status: Script Development
Synopsis : A gambler’s accidental death makes casino agent lose all his fortunes. He starts to think about what is a Wonderland.
Original title: Haywire
Title in english: Haywire
Director: Mickey Keating
Producer: Gregory Chambet (WTFilms)
Status: Script available, mood reel ready for Cannes. Casting now and to go into production fall 2019.
Synopsis : In the very near future, Henry, a robot servant gets revenge on society with a hunting rifle
Original title: Blood Quantum
Title in english: Blood Quantum
Director: Jeff Barnaby
Producer: John Christou (Prospector Films)
Synopsis : The dead are coming back to life… hordes of walking white corpses