🔮 Fantastic Pavilion Returns for 2nd Edition

Fantastic Pavilion, the genre hub launched last year in Cannes, saunters back to the Croisette for its second edition, returning with a host of activities that include the Fantastic Galas, cocktails, and a showcase of genre video games as well as the second edition of the Fantastic Latido Award.

Welcomed by the Marché du Film as part of its ecosystem, the Fantastic Pavilion will pay tribute to this year’s Country of Honour with a cocktail celebration alongside the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFF) as well as a spotlight on Swiss films and Switzerland as a filming location in The Fantastic Pavilion Rue Morgue special edition magazine.

The Pavilion makes its return to the Croisette, thanks to the overwhelming response by the community who has embraced the Pavilion in ways we couldn’t be more thankful for, their clamor was heard and we’ve answered. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Community is key,” said Pablo Guisa Koestinger, Fantastic Pavilion executive director and founder-CEO of the Morbido Group.

Guillaume Esmiol, Executive Director of the Marché du Film, concurred: “They had a really great debut last year, injecting a dynamic energy and vibrant spirit into the Palais and offering a wide range of activities for the genre film community to gather and connect.

Genre and fantastic films have always played a crucial role in the numerous deals brokered in Cannes, and we are extremely proud to extend our support to them. Now that the Fantastic Pavilion has become an integral part of our Marché, we are very much looking forward to their innovative contributions to this year’s market edition,” he added.

The inaugural edition of the Fantastic Pavilion attracted more than 2,300 visitors over eight days, according to its organizers. Among them were 28 film festivals, 13 production companies and 11 sales agents/distributors who made the pavilion their primary base for conducting business.

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