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Fantasia unveils Off-Frontières line-up

Selection includes three projects from Québec and the latest projects from Josh Johnson and Boris Rodriguez [pictured].

As part of their second Frontières international co-production market, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has revealed its Off-Frontières selection of film projects.

The selection includes three projects from Québec, including Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal director Boris Rodriguez’s next feature (Emerald Falls), as well as the latest documentary from Rewind This! director Josh Johnson (Canuxploitation).

Frontières market director Stephanie Trepanier told Screen: “We’re happy with the diversity of the Off-Frontières line-up. It allows us to feature more local projects and projects in a wider range of development stages.

“We’re also seeing more filmmakers with their first feature film project in there, which pleases us. The discovery and promotion of new genre filmmakers has always been an important element of Fantasia, and Frontières allows us to support them at an even earlier stage.”

The Frontières international co-production market is part of the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous, which takes place July 25-28 and also includes the Fantasia Film Market.

This year’s Fantasia International Film Festival runs July 18-Aug 6.

Off-Frontières line-up

Canuxploitation (US) dir. Josh Johnson

Dead Max (Québec) dir. Patrick Boivin, wr. Randall Lobb, prod. Stéphane Tanguay, Productions Kinesis

Emerald Falls (Québec), dir. Boris Rodriguez, wr. Phil M. Rosenberg

Jumbo (France), wr/dir. Zoé Wittock (first feature), prod. Anaïs Bertrand, Insolence Productions

Réclusion (France), dir. Franck Richard, wrs. Richard and Florent Silieri, prod. Fares Ladjimi, Mille et Une Productions

She Who Must Burn (Canada), dir. Larry Kent, prod. Andrew Dunbar, White Buffalo Films

Spawning Ground (Canada), dir. Michael Peterson, wrs. Kevin Cockle and Peterson, prods. Brendan Hunter, Brenda Lieberman, Fresh Dog Productions

Subcultures (US) dir/wr/prods. Michael and Shawn Rasmussen

The Car (Canada) dir/wr/prod. Sean McConville, Frenzy Films

The Darkness (Mexico), dir. Daniel Castro Zimbrón, wrs Zimbron, David Pablos and Denis Languérand, prods. Pablo Zimbrón Alva, Varios Lobos, exec prods. Jorge Michel Grau, Mayra Espinosa Castro, Velarium Arts

The Mortuary Collection (US), wr/dir. Ryan Spindell (first feature), prods. Larry Fessenden, Brent Kunkle, Glass Eye Pix

Unknown Delivery (Québec), wr/dir/prod. Maurice Devereaux, Les Productions Maurice Devereaux

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