EXCLUSIVE: Annecy, Frontières among festivals to join Marché works-in-progress strand.

The Annecy International Animation Festival, Frontières (Fantasia Film Festival) and Los Cabos International Film Festival will this year join Cannes Marché’s work-in-progress strand “Goes to Cannes”.

Each festival will present up to five films in post-production from their programme. The selection of film extracts is presented during two-hour long market screenings with the team of each WIP introducing their films.

The additions of Annecy and Frontières mean the strand will host a collection of animation and genre projects for the first time.

Other festivals taking part in the fourth edition of the strand include Festival Internacional de Cine Panama, Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara and the Dubai International Film Festival.

The selection of titles has yet to be revealed.

“The idea is to give sales agents and festival programmers the opportunity in Cannes to discover curated selections of works-in-progress from different regions, and, this year, to also cast the spotlight on more niche genres such as animation and fantastic/genre films,” said Julie Bergeron, head of industry programmes for the Marché du Film.