The Frontières International Co-Production Market makes the first of two stops this year at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The European edition of the market takes place during the festival from April 9th through the 11th.
Frontières previously announced the first title to make the cut and participate in the market, Érik Canuel's On The Threshold, from Quebec, Canada. We can share with you the other titles looking for possible production partnerships.
Along with the announcement of the Brussels lineup Frontières is now taking submissions for the fourth North American edition. It runs during the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal from July 23rd through 26th and I will be in attendance with bells on.
MONTREAL, Friday February 6, 2015 - After a highly successful 2014 that saw the debut of its European edition, Frontières@Brussels, and a record level of attendance at the 3rd North American edition at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Frontières returns to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival for its 2nd European edition from April 9-11 2015.
Accreditation for Frontières at BIFFF 2015 is now open (Early bird rate: until February 20) and project submissions are also open for Frontières@Fantasia 2015 (until March 31).
Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières marks its return to the heart of Europe with an expanded Frontières line-up that will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions, and will also feature specialized spotlights including a Market Spotlight that will bring together the best of the best in genre film projects and industry initiatives from around the world. The Market Spotlight for Brussels will feature projects co-presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur in Argentina, and the European Genre Forum at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Frontières@Brussels will also feature a Seeking Director spotlight, which will include 3 projects in development: DAMNATION ISLAND (Netherlands, Phanta Film & Goldman Film), THE HAG (Canada, Six Island Productions & Devonshire Productions), and THE LODGERS (Ireland, Tailored Films).
Following the announcement of the pre-selection of ON THE THRESHOLD, the English-language remake of SUR LE SEUIL, from Go Films and director Érik Canuel (BON COP, BAD COP), Frontières@Brussels 2015 features a strong cross-section of projects from emerging and established filmmakers, including producer Carole Scotta (THE CLASS, COCO BEFORE CHANEL, LAST NIGHT), director John Harrison (DUNE: The Miniseries, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE), producers Misha Jaari & Mark Lwoff (CONCRETE NIGHT), director Alexandre O. Philippe (THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, DOC OF THE DEAD), executive producer Michael Baker (YPF, EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN), and producer Andrew D. Corkin (Jim Mickle's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, MARTHA MAY MARCY MARLENE).
Producer Anne-Marie Gélinas (TURBO KID) states: "For us at EMAfilms, being invited to participate at a market like Frontières is central to the progress and packaging of our projects. It's a place where major industry decision makers gather in an environment conducive to exchange and development." TURBO KID, a 2012 Frontières project, recently had a highly successful world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and is screening at the European Film Market in Berlin this month as part of the Perspective Canada series. EMAfilms returns to Frontières 2015 with the project JESSIE'S DEMONS alongside director Eugene Garcia (BURNT EDEN).
The Complete Frontières@Brussels 2015 Line-Up:
78:52 (USA) Dir/Wri: Alexandre O. Philippe Prod: Kerry Deignan Roy (Exhibit A Pictures)
BEWARE OF THE DOG (Italy) Dir: Giovanni Bufalini Wri: Giovanni Bufalini, Francesco Bufalini, Marco Greganti Prod: Mario Lanti & Alan Vele (Al One Srl)
DÖNER (France) Dir: Jean Luc Herbulot Wri: Jean Luc Herbulot & Samy Baaroun Prod: Alexis Perrin (Rumble Fish Productions)
GEORGIE (UK) Dir: Johnny Kevorkian Wri: Craig Rutherford Prod: Gerry Maguire (Pins & Needles Media)
JESSIE'S DEMONS (Quebec) Dir/Wri: Eugene Garcia Prod: Anne-Marie Gélinas & Benoît Beaulieu (EMAfilms Inc.)
LA NUIT A DÉVORÉ LE MONDE (France) Dir: Dominique Rocher Wri Dominique Rocher, Guillaume Lemans & Jérémie Guez Prod: Carole Scotta (HAUT ET COURT)
ON THE THRESHOLD (Quebec) Dir: Érik Canuel Wri: Celeste Parr Prod: Nicole Robert (GO FILMS)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN JERUSALEM (Spain) Dir: David Muñoz & Adrian Cardona Wri: David Muñoz Prod: David Muñoz, Valentina Chidichino, Daniel Antequera & Adrian Cardona
ONE DROP (Canada) Dir: Tricia Lee Wri: Corey Brown Prod: Tricia Lee & Brigitte Kingsley (A Film Monkey Production) Executive Prod: Michael Baker (Bunk 11 Pictures)
ORPHEA (Belgium) Dir: Léo Médard Wri: Dick Tomasovic Prod: Nicolas George (Films du Carré)
SINNERS (UK) Dir: Steven Sheil Wri: James Charkow, David Murdoch & Steven Sheil Prod: David Murdoch (Sinner Films Ltd)
SKIN & BONES (Canada) Dir: Casey Walker Wri: Pascal Trottier, Peter Scott Vicaire
& Casey Walker. Prod: Casey Walker (Cave Painting Pictures)
THE SONATA (France) Dir: Andrew Desmond Wri: Andrew Desmond & Arthur Morin Pro: Laurent Fumeron, Rodolphe Sanzé, Daniel Goroshko (The Project)
SPARE (USA) Dir/Wri: Kevan Tucker Prod: Andrew D. Corkin, Tim O'Neill, Jared Parsons, Bryan Reisberg (Uncorked Productions)
UBU (USA-Poland) Dir: John Harrison Wri: John Harrison & Stephen Billias Prod: Wojtek Jezowski (Black Rabbit)
VIVA BERLIN! (Germany) Dir: Moritz Mohr Wri: Benjamin Karalic Prod: Benjamin Munz (Rat Pack Filmproduktion)
VIVARIUM (Ireland) Dir: Lorcan Finnegan Wri: Garret Shanley Prod: Brendan McCarthy & John McDonnell (Fantastic Films)
FUCK THE WORLD (Spain) Dir: Santiago Alvarado Wri: Ramon Salas & Santiago Alvarado Prod: Joaquim Vivas (Magno Entertainment SL) - Co-Presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur
ICKERMAN (France) Dir/Wri: Seth Ickerman (Savitri Joly-Gonfard & Raphael Hernandez) Prod: REEL SUSPECTS - Co-Presented by the European Genre Forum at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
ONCE UPON A TIME IN JERUSALEM (Spain) Dir: David Muñoz & Adrian Cardona Wri: David Muñoz Prod: David Muñoz, Valentina Chidichino, Daniel Antequera & Adrian Cardona - Co-Presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur
WHITE POINT (Finland) Dir: Akseli Tuomivaara Wri: Vesa Virtanen Prod: Misha Jaari & Mark Lwoff (Bufo) - Co-Presented by the European Genre Forum at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
SEEKING DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT
DAMNATION ISLAND (Netherlands) Wri: Wijo Koek Prod: Petra Goedings & Edwin Goldman (Phanta Film & Goldman Film)
THE HAG (Canada) Wri: Justin Simms & Paul Scherzer Prod: Paul Scherzer & Paula Devonshire (Six Island Productions & Devonshire Productions)
THE LODGERS (Ireland) Wri: David Turpin Prod: Ruth Treacy, Julianne Forde (Tailored Films)