Proof of Concept

La présentation Proof of Concept est une sélection de projets de genre en phase avancée de financement. Les producteurs et les réalisateurs présentent leurs teasers originaux de proof of concept aux financeurs, agents de vente et distributeurs potentiels.

📆 Le Proof of Concept Frontières se tiendra le samedi 18 mai 2024 | 09:30-11:00 (Palais K, Palais des Festivals).

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Projects

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BUG BOY

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Peter Hengl

Produced by: Lola Basara (Capra Film)

Country of production: Austria

Genre: Horror

Language: German, English

Puberty is a particularly difficult time for 14-year-old Samy: not only because he‘s an outsider at school, girls don‘t care about him, and his parents can‘t help him, but also because he‘s apparently in the process of turning into an insect…

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COUGAR

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Jennifer Handorf

Produced by: Grace Sargeant (Graceless Productions)

Country of production: United Kingdom

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Language: English

When Ollie accepts his boss’s invitation to use her holiday cabin for his friend groups holiday, he never expected her to be there… or that asking her to leave would be deadly.

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My Stalker

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Xavier Rull

Produced by: Xavier Rull (Monster Box), Jack Zhaga (Avanti Pictures), Orlando Pedregosa (Ingredient X)

Country of production: Spain, Mexico, USA

Genre: Horror

Language: Spanish

A rising young singer in the music industry is stalked by a mysterious dangerous man who can possess people astrally. As she struggles to compose a new album, deal with the pressures of fame, and evade her stalker, she descends into a dark world where music, nightmares, and the supernatural collide.

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Ostrich Boy

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Ricardo Bonisoli

Produced by: Rooxter Films

Country of production: United States, Canada

Genre: Magical Realism

Language: English

Marked by a rare facial condition called Ostrich Syndrome, a unique looking lonely teen seeks acceptance by joining a speed walking group.

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Sentinel

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Phil Tippett

Produced by: Colin Geddes, Katarina Gligorijevic, Gary Mundell

Country of production: Canada, USA

Genre: Animation, Horror

Language: English

The Sentinel is plucked from a post-apocalyptic battleground by the god Anubis, launching an epic journey.

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Sister Inconnue

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Anouk Whissell

Produced by: Maja Jacob (Maja Jacob Films Ltd.), Tina Pehme (Sepia Films)

Country of production: Canada

Genre: Horror, Supernatural

Language: English, French and Mi'kmaq

In the cursed woods of French Cove, New Brunswick, two sisters fiercely battle against the malevolent spirit of the Headless Nun, intent on their demise.

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The Girl with the Green Eyes

Category: Proof of Concept

Directed by: Yfke van Berckelaer

Produced by: Monique van Kessel, Make Way Film

Country of production: The Netherlands, Italy and potentially Norway / others

Genre: Magical Realism

Language: Dutch

When eight-year-old Mara finds a mysterious young woman in the lake behind her house, she believes her to be the Boezehappert, a mythical Dutch water spirit who has come to save her and her siblings from the terrifying monster that lives behind the red door in their house.