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Fantasia Announces 2014 Frontieres Film Market Projects

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Fantasia 2013: Off-Frontières Projects RevealedMontreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, has just announced the official selections of the fourth edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Read on for a complete listing of all the titles being pitched at the event!

From the Press Release

Montreal, Thursday May 15, 2014 – Just over a month after its first European edition in Brussels, the Frontières International Co-Production Market has selected the official line-up of Frontières projects for its 4th edition.

For its return to Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, from July 24 to 27, 12 Frontières projects have been selected, hailing from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, the UK and the United-States.

This project selection boasts a higher-than-usual concentration of fresh talents, many of them presenting first feature film projects after many award-winning shorts, or second features following debuts that traveled extensively on the festival circuit. Filmmakers with extensive directing experience, such as Gabriel Pelletier (KARMINA), George Mihalka (MY BLOODY VALENTINE), and Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD) round up the selection.

The official Frontières selection of Frontières at Fantasia 2014 consists of the following projects:

DEAD NOON (Luxembourg)

Director/Writer: Jeff Desom (1st Feature)
Producer: Bernard Michaux – Lucil Film (SCHATZRITTER)

EMERGENCE (Lithuania)

Directors/Writers: Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES)
Producer: Leva Norviliene – Tremora (VANISHING WAVES)

EXTRA ORDINARY (Ireland)
Directors/Writers: Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman (1st Feature)
Producers: Ailish Bracken & Katie Holly (EP) – Blinder Films (CITADEL)

THE EXTRACTOR (Quebec)

Directors/Producers: Gavin Michael Booth (THE SCAREHOUSE) & Mark A. Krupa (THE WILD HUNT) – Mimetic Entertainment
Writer: Mark A. Krupa (THE WILD HUNT)

THE GODLESS (UK)

Director: Simon Rumley (THE LAST WORD)
Writer: Dan Schaffer (THE SCRIBBLER)
Producers: Bob Portal – Fidelity Films (RED WHITE & BLUE) & Tim Dennison – Tall Man Films (THE HOARDER)

LOVE SICK (USA)

Director/Writer: Todd E. Freeman (CELL COUNT)
Producers: The Brothers Freeman & Lara Cuddy – Polluted Pictures (THE WEATHER OUTSIDE) / Executive Producer : Michael Glynn Macdonald (HELLMOUTH)

THE OFFING (USA)

Director/Writer : David Prior (1st Feature)
Producer : Jeremy Platt (THE LORDS OF SALEM)

PRINT THE LEGEND (Germany)

Director/Writer: Andreas Schaap (MUST LOVE DEATH)
Producers: Michael Dupke, Benny Theisen – Little Bridge Pictures (THREE MILE RIDERS) & Simon Amberger – Neuesuper (EASTALGIA)

REVELATIONS (Canada)

Director/Executive Producer: George Mihalka (WATCHTOWER)
Writer: Al Kratina (24 HOUR RENTAL)

RITE OF THE WITCH GODDESS (Canada)

Director: James Sizemore (THE DEMON’S ROOK)
Writers: James Sizemore & Katarina Gligorijevic
Producers: Katarina Gligorijevic & Tim Reis – Ultra 8 Pictures

THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD (Portugal)

Director: João Alves (1st Feature)
Writer/Producer: Paulo Leite – Bad Behavior (1st Feature)

VAPORETTO 13 (Quebec)

Director: Gabriel Pelletier (LA PEUR DE L’EAU)
Writer: Gabriel Pelletier, based on the novel by Robert Girardi
Producer: François Ferland – Novem (LAC MYSTÈRE)

The Off-Frontières selection of projects will make a return and will be announced mid-June. Accreditations for Frontières at Fantasia will open on May 26.

Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North-America with Europe in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. After two editions in Montreal in 2012 and 2013, it expanded as a trans-Atlantic circuit with an additional edition in Brussels in 2014.

The Frontières International Co-Production Market is an initiative of the Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The event in Montreal is made possible thanks to the generous support of the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Union, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.

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