🔮 The Marché du Film & Sitges Film Festival Announce Fantastic 7’s 2023 Lineup and Álex de la Iglesia as Godfather

7 film festivals will present their selection of 7 fantastic projects in Cannes on 21 May at the Marché du Film.

Organized by Sitges Film Festival and the Marché du Film, Fantastic 7 is designed to foster emerging filmmakers and connect them with potential business partners in Cannes to secure funding and co-production opportunities.

Each year, 7 fantastic film festivalsdedicated to, or with strong traditions of, highlighting genre cinema and talents – select seven genre film projects to be showcased at the Marché du FilmThese projects will be presented and pitched by the filmmakers in front of an audience of investors, distributors or sales agents, aiming to get their projects off the ground and in front of wider audiences.

By bringing together new genre works from all parts of the world, Fantastic 7 sheds light on new trends and influences in genre cinema, all while demonstrating the power of creativity and cultural expression. This year’s selection makes no exception and the audiences will truly see it all – from mind-controlling bugs and mermaids in hiding to war refugees and a social media-crazed televangelist!

Spanish film director Álex de la Iglesia – who is known for his many horror films and dark comedies – has been officially named “godfather” of this year’s Fantastic 7 event.

We are very proud to present our 2023 lineup of 7 promising and original works-in-progress, thanks to the support of our seven festival partners.

THE CHAPEL (Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia)

Director: Carlota Pereda | Producers: Laura Fernández, Carlos Fernández, Iñaki Gómez and Pablo Echart

THE FIN  (Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival)

Director: Syeyoung Park | Producers: Heejung Oh

THE SHELTER (Cairo International Film Festival)

Director: Talal Selhami | Producers: Lamia Chraïbi 

CORPUS (Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara)

Director: Pablo Delgado | Producers: Eva Ruiz de Chávez & Mariana Rodríguez

THE TELEVANGELIST (New Zealand International Film Festival)

Director: Tom Levesque | Producers: Kevin DeWalt & Matt Noonan

DEAD ENDERS (SXSW Film & TV Festival)

Director: Fidel Ruiz-Healy & Tyler Walker | Producers: Fidel Ruiz-Healy & Tyler Walker

RESTORE POINT (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)

Director: Robert Hloz | Producers: Jan Kallista

📽️ For more project details, check out the lineup and watch the teaser!