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16 Projects Announced for Fantastic Fest’s International Co-Production Market

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Fantastic Fest 2013 includes the inaugural edition of international co-production market Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, and the 16 projects selected for the market have been announced.

It’s an eclectic list that includes first-time feature directors like Dennison Ramalho, Isaac Ezban, and Isaac Ezban along with others we’ve been looking forward to seeing more from such as Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat; Penumbra; Here Comes the Devil), Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead), and Gustavo Hernández Ibáñez (La Casa Muda), plus many more.

The market runs September 19th-21st, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest runs September 19th-26th.

Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico Description:
The goal of the market is to connect international film projects with potential production partners, sales agents, and distributors. It will highlight new genre narrative projects from across the world with a particular emphasis on Latin filmmakers from Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States. The public response to Fantastic Market’s call for submissions was astounding; the selected projects represent a diverse mix of international talent, including many Fantastic Fest veterans. Seven of the 16 selected projects propose to film, at least partially, in Texas. Full details about each project are available on the Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico website.

Fantastic Fest Announces New International Co-Production Market for Genre Films

The 16 projects are as follows:

BELZEBUTH (Mexico)
Director: Emilio Portes (Meet the Head of Juan Perez; Pastorela)
Producer: Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul, Pastorela Películas (Meet the Head of Juan Perez; Pastorela)

CLUB PANICO (Mexico)
Director: Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat; Penumbra; Here Comes The Devil)
Producer: Andrea Quiroz, Salto de Fe Films (Cold Sweat; Penumbra; Here Comes The Devil), Gustavo Hernández Ibáñez (La Casa Muda)

COMPULSION (U.S.)
Director: Batan Silva (Rays of Light; Nonna’s Trip)
Producers: Sandra Avila & Monica Bider, Avila Entertainment
Cast: Damin Bicher and Olga Kurylenko

CROSS OF SOULS (Brazil)
Director: Dennison Ramalho (first feature)
Producers: Pablo Torrecillas, Rodrigo Castellar, and Dennison Ramalho, TC Filmes & Pagan Film

EL DUENDE (Colombia)
Director: Jorge Navas (Blood and Rain)
Producer: Diego Ramirez, 64-A Films (Perro Come Perro)

EL PLATA (Argentina)
Director: Tamae Garateguy (Pompeya; She Wolf)
Producer: Jimena Monteoliva, Crudo Films (Pompeya; She Wolf)

EL ARBOL DEL OLVIDO (THE TREE OF OBLIVION) (Canada)
Director: Rodrigo Gudiño (The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh)
Producers: Marco Pecota & Lilia Deschamps, Rue Morgue Cinema & Someone at the Door Productions

GREEDY BEASTS (Spain)
Director: Juan Martínez Moreno (Game of Werewolves; A Good Man)
Producers: Enrique Lopez Lavigne (28 Weeks Later; The Impossible) & Belen Atienza (The Impossible; Open Windows) & Maria Angula, Apaches Entertainment

THE INCIDENT (Mexico)
Director: Isaac Ezban (first feature)
Producer: Andrea Quiroz, Yellow Films (Cold Sweat; Penumbra; Here Comes The Devil)

SMALL TOWN (Uruguay)
Director: Gustavo Hernández Ibáñez (La Casa Muda)
Producers: Pablo González & Ignacio García Cucucovich, Mother Superior

THE SUMMER HIT (Uruguay / Chile / Brazil)
Director: Pablo Stoll (25 Watts; Whisky)
Producers: Florencia Larrea, Kiné-Imágenes (Bonsai; Young and Wild) & Pablo Stoll Ward & Pablo Torecillas, Temperamento Films & Tc Filmes

TATEWARI (Mexico)
Director: Edgar Nito (first feature)
Producer: Rodrigo Frias, Pimienta Films

US VISITOR (Argentina)
Director: Nicolas Goldbart (Phase 7)
Producer: Sebastian Aloi, Aeroplana SA (Phase 7)

THE WRONG PLACE (Cuba / U.S.)
Director: Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead)
Producers: Claudia Calvino & Alejandro Tovar, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida (Juan of the Dead)

VIOLENT RIDER (Chile)
Director: Ernesto Diaz Espinosa (Mandrill; Kiltro; Mirage Man)
Producer: Derek Rundell, 6 Figure Films (Mandrill; Kiltro; Mirage Man)

YAMAHA 300 (Mexico)
Director: Jorge Michel Grau (Somos Lo Que Hay)
Producer: Mayra E. Castro, Velarium Arts

For questions about Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, email filmmarket@fantasticfest.com. For the latest developments visit the official Fantastic Fest website, like Fantastic Fest on Facebook, and follow Fantastic Fest on Twitter.

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