As the Frontières Global Domination Tour of 2016 carries on, having already conquered Brussels once again, market director Lindsay Peters and her team are preparing to invade Cannes in a couple weeks.
Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the famed film festival to present genre films to potential buyers, sales agents, and so on. The hope is that new partnerships will further along a selection of genre films that have already lensed and are now in post. Today, they have announced the four projects selected to participate.
After announcing a new partnership with the Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival last month, Frontières is pleased to announce the 4 films selected to participate in the Goes to Cannes Work-in-Progress screening series. This screening, set to take place Sunday May 15th at the Marché du Film, is part of Frontières Day at the Marché, which will also include a presentation of Canadian genre virtual reality projects in collaboration with the Canadian Film Centre, and the annual Fantastic Fanatics Mixer, presented in collaboration with Blood Window at Ventana Sur, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
As part of the Goes to Cannes screening series, Frontières is pleased to present 4 genre films in post-production presently seeking contact with sales agents, distributors, film funds, post-production services and international film festival programmers.
Goes to Cannes will present more than 30 films to industry professionals over the course of three days. This is the first time that there has been a section devoted solely to genre film. Other categories include animation and specific regions like the Arab World, Malaysia and Lebanon.
Below are the first three films selected for this inaugural year. There is the feature film debut from Xander Robin, Are We Not Cats, Taneli Mustonen and his third feature film Bodem, which recently participated in the Nordic Genre Boost, and Canadian filmmaker Tricia Lee and her next film One Drop. A fourth film is yet to be announced.
Are We Not Cats (USA)
After losing his job, his girlfriend, and his apartment in a single day, a young man attempts to restart his life as a truck driver, but his plans are quickly diverted when he meets a woman who shares his strangest and most compulsive habit; a proclivity for eating hair.
Director: Xander Robin Producers: Theo Brooks, Xander Robin, Joshua Sobel (F (llc) and Greatest Planet on Earth)