🔥 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.

Buyers Showcase


Director: Denver Jackson | Producer: Daniel Hogg


Director: Blaine Thurier | Producer: Jennifer Jonas

RUBIKON (Austria)

Director: Magdalena Lauritsch | Producers: Loredana Rehekampff, Andreas Schmied, Klaus Graf | Sales Agent: ARRI Worldsales

SUBJECT (Australia)

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

TWISTED (Denmark)

Director: Vibeke Muasya | Producers: Lene Børglum, Vibeke Muasya

Proof of Concept


Director: Thomas Torrey | Producers: Thomas Torrey, Noah Lang, Chadd Harbold, Sam Frohman | Sales Agent: ICM Partners


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


Director: Adam Keleman | Producer: Eric Schultz


Director: Karoline Lyngbye | Producer: Amalie Lyngbo Quist | Sales Agent: Trust Nordisk


Directors: Austin Andrews & Andrew Holmes | Producers: Austin Andrews, Andrew Holmes, Josh Huculiak

📆 The Marché du Film will take place as usual alongside the Festival in Cannes from 6 to 15 July 2021.