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The annual Fantasia festival in Montreal has been one of the
best places to discover new genre cinema for over a decade, and now it has
launched an initiative to get unproduced screen projects off the ground: Frontières, an
international co-production market.
The event was announced this morning, and will take place at Fantasia beginning at next year’s edition,
which runs July 19-August 7, 2012. Frontières will select 12 features from
around the world that are seeking backing, to make their market premieres at Fantasia, and present them to
international producers, sales agents and distributors. “Fantasia has always been tremendously popular with
its local audience and we’ve happily seen its industry presence grow over the
years,” says festival president Pierre Corbeil. “The launch of a film market is
a natural step in the long-term vision we have for our event.”
Adds festival co-director Mitch Davis, “Over the years, we’ve
established friendships with so many fascinating talents and key players in the
international industry and have long felt that we should establish a way to
better connect them. I can’t wait to see which projects take flight from this!”
And market director Stephanie Trepanier says, “Frontières will further
Fantasia’s position as one of the vanguard film festivals of the world by
contributing to the development of new genre film works and the fostering of
co-production relationships for Canada. Its possibilities are very exciting.”
Frontières will take place July 26-29, and is open to both
veteran filmmakers and newcomers; those wishing to apply can check out the
application guidelines here. The early-bird application deadline is January 9 and the late deadline is March
5, with the selected projects to be announced in early May 2012.
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