This year’s Fantastic Fest included the inaugural edition of international co-production market Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, and we have the winners of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Prizes along with Best Presentation.
From the Press Release:
Fantastic Fest is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural international genre co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastic. Sixteen film projects were invited to formally present their work at the market, which took place from September 19-21, 2013. The jury consisted of Tim League, Robert Rodriguez, Harry Knowles, and Elijah Wood.
This year’s Gold Prize goes to THE WRONG PLACE, which is the latest film project by Goya award-winning Cuban filmmaker Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead). Jury member Harry Knowles said “THE WRONG PLACE was not only the best script we had, but it also symbolized an evolutionary change for Alejandro Brugués. Thematically, it is hugely ambitious and thoroughly refreshing.” THE WRONG PLACE will receive a production support package consisting of products and services provided by Panavision, Chemistry, Assimilate, and Sofia Films.
CLUB PANICO, a new project from Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat, Penumbra, Here Comes the Devil), took the Silver Prize. Upcoming Mexican director Edgar Nito took the Bronze Prize for his first feature project, TATEWARI. Isaac Ezban, who pitched his first feature project, THE INCIDENT, received a Special Mention for Best Presentation.
Complete details about the winning projects are as follows:
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)
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)
Director: Edgar Nito (first feature)
Producer: Rodrigo Frias, Pimienta Films
Special Mention for Best Presentation
THE INCIDENT (Mexico)
Director: Isaac Ezban (first feature)
Producer: Andrea Quiroz, Yellow Films (Cold Sweat, Penumbra, Here Comes the Devil)
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