Fantasia 2013: Off-Frontières Projects Revealed
After announcing the 12 projects that comprise its Frontières selection of film projects in May, the Fantasia International Film Festival's Frontières International Co-Production Market’s team has now revealed the event’s Off-Frontières line-up of 12 projects. Read on for the details of this latest dirty dozen.
The first Frontières announcement contained new projects being pitched by Joe Dante, Bobcat Goldthwait, Richard Stanley, and more. The following Off-Frontières projects come from such amazing talent as Larry Fessenden, The Rasmussen Brothers, and Josh Johnson.
Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, introduced its Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous, including the Frontières International Co-Production Market and the Fantasia Film Market, in 2012. Frontières is the first international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. Now Frontières has become a circuit in-between Fantasia, in July, and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, in April (starting in 2014). This initiative was made possible by funding from the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Commission.
The Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous will take place in Montreal from July 25 to the 28 at the mid-point of the 3-week run of the Fantasia Festival, running from July 18 to August 6, 2013. International producers and sales agents, distributors, broadcasters, talent agents and festival programmers will converge over four days that will be packed with a pitch session, meetings, conferences and cocktails, along with the festival’s regular schedule of premieres. Accreditations are free of charge and are currently under way. They must be applied for by June 21 for the participant to be listed in the Market Guide.
The Off-Frontières 2013 selection of the 2nd edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will consist of the following 12 projects. (Click here for a reminder of the previously announced films.)
Director: Josh Johnson (Rewind This!)
DEAD MAX (Québec)
Director: Patrick Boivin (Bunker)
Writer: Randall Lobb
Producer: Stéphane Tanguay (Jaloux) Productions Kinesis
EMERALD FALLS (Québec)
Director: Boris Rodriguez (Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal)
Writer: Phil M. Rosenberg
Director/Writer: Zoé Wittock (First Feature)
Producer: Anaïs Bertrand (First Feature) Insolence Productions
Director: Franck Richard (The Pack)
Writers: Franck Richard and Florent Silieri
Producer: Fares Ladjimi (The String) Mille et Une Productions
SHE WHO MUST BURN (Canada)
Director/Writer: Larry Kent (The Bitter Ash)
Producer: Andrew Dunbar (First Feature) White Buffalo Films
SPAWNING GROUND (Canada)
Director: Michael Peterson
Writers: Kevin Cockle and Michael Peterson
Producers: Brendan Hunter (Lloyd the Conqueror), Brenda Lieberman (First Feature) Fresh Dog Productions
Directors/Writers/Producers: Michael and Shawn Rasmussen (Dark Feed) The Rasmussen Brothers
THE CAR (Canada)
Director/Writer/Producer: Sean McConville (Deadline) Frenzy Films
THE DARKNESS (Mexico)
Director: Daniel Castro Zimbrón (Táu)
Writers: Daniel Castro Zimbrón, David Pablos and Denis Languérand
Producer: Pablo Zimbrón Alva (Táu) Varios Lobos
Executive Producers: Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are), Mayra Espinosa Castro (First Feature) Velarium Arts
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (USA)
Director/Writer: Ryan Spindell (First Feature)
Producers: Larry Fessenden (The Innkeepers), Brent Kunkle (Stake Land) Glass Eye Pix
UNKNOWN DELIVERY (Québec)
Director/Writer/Producer: Maurice Devereaux (End of the Line) Les Productions Maurice Devereaux
For more information visit the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous website.
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