MONTREAL, TUESDAY JUNE 14 - After a highly successful Frontières Day in Cannes, which marked the introduction to the market's new partnership with Cannes' Marché du Film, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for its eighth edition, which will take place July 21 - 24 in Montreal.
Industry Registration for Frontières is now open (Market guide listing deadline: June 20).
Frontières connects North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières marks its return to Fantasia with an expanded project line-up that includes a new partnership with Raven Banner Entertainment.
Following the announcement of first wave of projects, Frontières is pleased to announce an additional 14 projects from a strong cross-section of experienced and emerging directors and producers from across North America and Europe, including the feature-length directorial debuts of Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) and producer Jenn Wexler (DARLING), as well as the next project from director-writer Gabriel Carrer (THE DEMOLISHER), and director George Mihalka (MY BLOODY VALENTINE).
For the first time, Frontières is pleased to co-present a slate of projects in development from Canadian production, sales and distribution house Raven Banner Entertainment. The showcase will feature project pitches and trailer premieres of upcoming titles.
These projects join a line-up of previous announced titles including HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, a TV series from producer Andy Starke (SIGHTSEERS, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, THE GREASY STRANGLER), based on the book by Canadian author Kier-la Janisse. The line-up also includes film projects in development from director Brian O'Malley (LET US PREY), directors Yoav & Doron Paz (JERUZALEM), and director Alexandre Franchi (THE WILD HUNT).
Frontières @ Fantasia 2016: Second Wave of Projects
40 MANIACS (Canada/France)
Director/Writer: Alexandre Jousse
Producers: Luc Châtelain, Stéphanie Pages (Echo Media), Thierry Marro (Memento Productions)
DARK COMPASS (Germany)
Director: Dominik Hartl
Writer: Raven Burnett
Producers: Esther Friedrich, Alex Weimer (MovieBrats Pictures GmbH)
HEAD SMASHED IN BUFFALO JUMP (Canada)
Director: George Mihalka
Writer: David Jones
Producers: James Margellos, Bill Marks, George Mihalka (Sollergram Pictures, Vortex Words + Pictures, QVM Inc)
HIGH SCHOOL BRAWL (Canada)
Director: Aaron Kurmey
Writers: Ryan Hatt & Kevin Johnson
Producer: Sean Buckley (Buck Productions)
Executive Producers: J. Joly & Brian Wideen (Coup Company)
JUDAS PRIEST (Working Title)(Canada)
Director/Writer: Lee Ventura
Producer: Kris Elsley (Spiral Entertainment Ltd.)
THE RANGER (USA)
Director: Jenn Wexler
Writers: Jenn Wexler & Giaco Furino
Producers: Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok (Glass Eye Pix)
Director: Javi Araguz
Writers: Javi Araguz & Isabel Hierro
Producer: Jesus Sans (Freemind Arts Entertainment)
STOCKHOLM ZOMBIES (Sweden)
Directors: Bonita Drake & Johan Bromander
Writers: Bonita Drake & Johan Bromander
Producers: Bonita Drake & David Ball (Cwmpas Cymru Creative)
THE STOMACH (UK)
Director/Writer: Ben Steiner
Producer: Dan Dixon (FUME FILMS)
Director/Writer: Alexandre Birrell
Producer: Katie Crook (Blue Iris Films)
WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS (USA)
Director: Roxanne Benjamin
Writer: Alan Trezza
Producer: Christian Armogida (Nightshade Entertainment)
Raven Banner Showcase
"We at Raven Banner love how we have grown along with Frontières over the years. We're thrilled to share progress on projects from previous Frontières markets Raven Banner has gotten involved with, introduce new projects to be pitched, and provide a sneak peek to some exciting up and coming titles soon to hit the market. We couldn't think of a better showcase to continue to be a part of." - James Fler, Managing Partner
PORTAL TO HELL!!! (Canada)
Director: Vivieno Caldinelli
Writers: Matt Watts and Vivieno Caldinelli
Producers: Andrew Rosen and Ryan Reaney (Aircraft Pictures)
Director/Writer: Jerry Pyle
Producer: Hugues Barbier, Raven Banner Entertainment
Director/Writer: Gabriel Carrer
Producers: Gabriel Carrer, Christian Burgess, Scott McIntyre (Latefox Pictures Inc. & Smak Motion Studios Inc.)
Established in 2012 at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières specifically focuses on the co-production and financing of genre films between North America and Europe. Frontières 2016 is a collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival and Vision-in-Motion. Frontières is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.
For more information, please visit frontieresmarket.com