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

Nationality: Spain

Producer: J. Bajo Ulloa, F. Tomàs Olalla

Status: Preproduction

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

Status: Script

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.



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

Nationality: Egypt

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

Nationality: Chile

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.



Original title:

Title in english: Wonderland

Director: Chao Koi Wang

Genre: Drama

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

Cast: TBD

Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror/Thriller

Nationality: US

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

Cast: TBD

Genre: Horror

Nationality: Canada 

Producer: John Christou (Prospector Films)

Synopsis : The dead are coming back to life… hordes of walking white corpses