🔥 Frontières: the Marché du Film & Fantastia reveal the 13 projects selected
Frontières Platform, the genre-focused event run by Fantasia and the Marché du Film, returns for another edition this year, with 13 projects selected to take part in the showcase, running 10-11 July.
Activities will include the Proof of Concept presentations for projects in the advanced stages of financing, and the Buyers Showcase for films that are in post-production or have recently been completed.
Footage will be screened from seven projects, some of which were shot during the pandemic despite production challenges around the world.
👩 In total, 5 of the 13 projects are directed by women.
“The selection process has been a real rollercoaster ride. For some time I did wonder whether the pandemic would affect the quality or quantity of projects, but in the end we witnessed a wave of fantastic submissions from all over the world,” said Annick Mahnert, Executive Director of Frontières. “I am really excited by the fact that we will be showcasing the first ever Anime at Frontières and we have some fabulous films from female filmmakers. And going through the project submissions for the summer market, I think it’s going to be an amazing year for Frontières. Filmmakers have been very prolific during the pandemic and this makes me very happy.”
“We are very happy to continue our partnership with the Fantasia International Film Festival. Frontières has proved it’s an essential step for the genre film community and we are proud to contribute helping those films and projects to get financing and distribution,” added Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of the Marché du Film in Cannes.
ESLUNA: THE CROWN OF BABYLON (Canada)
Director: Denver Jackson | Producer: Daniel Hogg
KICKING BLOOD (Canada)
Director: Blaine Thurier | Producer: Jennifer Jonas
Director: Magdalena Lauritsch | Producers: Loredana Rehekampff, Andreas Schmied, Klaus Graf | Sales Agent: ARRI Worldsales
Director: Tristan Barr | Producer: David Gim, Tristan Barr
THE CREEPS (Finland)
Director: Marko Mäkilaakso | Producers: Miika J. Norvanto, Timo Puustinen | Sales Agent: Raven Banner Entertainment
THE TWIN (Finland, Estonia)
Director: Taneli Mustonen | Producer: Aleksi Hyvärinen | Sales Agent: Film Constellation
Director: Vibeke Muasya | Producers: Lene Børglum, Vibeke Muasya
Proof of Concept
ALL THE NAMES WE BURIED (USA)
Director: Thomas Torrey | Producers: Thomas Torrey, Noah Lang, Chadd Harbold, Sam Frohman | Sales Agent: ICM Partners
BEASTS OF PREY (Italy)
Director: Andrea Corsini | Producer: Giorgia Maria Priolo, Francesco Grisi
DRAVEN (UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland)
Director: Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wicklund | Producers: Rachel Richardson-Jones, Sean Wheelan, David Liljeblad
LONG DAYS (USA)
Director: Adam Keleman | Producer: Eric Schultz
Director: Karoline Lyngbye | Producer: Amalie Lyngbo Quist | Sales Agent: Trust Nordisk
THE ISLAND BETWEEN TIDES (Canada)
Directors: Austin Andrews & Andrew Holmes | Producers: Austin Andrews, Andrew Holmes, Josh Huculiak