🔥 Frontières: Fantasia Film Festival & Marché du Film Announce 2022 Selection

Frontières Platform, the genre-focused event co-organized by Fantasia Film Festival and the Marché du Film, reveals its 2022 selection to be presented in Cannes from 21-22 May.

After receiving twice as many submissions as last year, Frontières is delighted to present a new lineup, bursting with horror, practical effects and creative storytelling from todays’s emerging talents in the genre film industry. From murderous gnomes and monstrous cats to gothic period drama and fantastical horror, there’s no shortage of creativity when it comes to these genre projects!

7 projects in advanced stages of financing will be presented in the Proof of Concept pitching session (21 May) in front of prospective financiers, sales agents and distributors, while 6 works-in-progress (or recently completed films) will be presented in the Buyers Showcase (22 May) in front international distributors, festival programmers and sales agents.

Both pitching session events will be held at the Marché du Film in Cannes (and available for view on the Marché du Film Online platform).

Buyers Showcase

CULT HERO (Canada)

Director: Jesse T. Cook | Producers: Jesse T. Cook, Liv Collins, Craig Shouldice

IN FLAMES (Canada, Pakistan)

Director: Zarrar Kahn | Producer: Citylights Media Inc.


Directors: Richard Karpala & Gabriel Bienczycki | Producers: Richard Karpala & Gabriel Bienczycki

KIDNAPPING INC (France, Canada)

Director: Bruno Mourral | Producers: Promenades Films, Péripheria Productions Inc


Director: Ashlea Wessel | Producer: Hangar 18 Media


Director: Baris Fert | Producers: Ipek Erden (Vayka Film), Emre Pekçakir

Proof of Concept

SERIAL KITTEN (France, Belgium)

Director: Cédric Hachard | Producer: Rumble Fish Productions

GNOMES! (The Netherlands)

Director: Ruwan Suresh Heggelman | Producers: Richard Raaphorst (The Mad Scientists Movement), Monique van Kessel (Make Way Film)

ROQIA (Algeria, France, USA)

Director: Yanis Koussim | Producer: Farès Ladjimi

STREET TRASH (USA, South Africa)

Director: Ryan Kruger | Producers: Justin Martell [Not The Funeral Home], Matt Manjourides [Not The Funeral Home], James C. Williamson [The Department of Special Projects], Ryan Kruger

NIGH TOWN (Ireland)

Director: Imogen Murphy | Producer: Tailored Films

REQUIEM FOR A ROBOT (Austria, Germany)

Director: Christoph Rainer | Producers: Loredana Rehekampff, Andreas Schmied // Samsara Filmproduktion and Josef Redinger // Pharos (former ARRI Media)

THE PORTAL (France, Syria, Germany)

Director: Chadi Abo | Producers: HECAT Studio / Sama Art Production / schaf oder scharf film / Khemsin Films

💻 For more information about Frontières, please visit the official website.