The Independent Feature Project (IFP) has announced the international projects which will take part in the 2002 No Borders Co-Production Market, to be held between Sept. 27 - Oct. 4 in New York City.
Thirteen international projects have been announced for No Borders, which takes place during the IFP Market. The projects include work from the producers of Ratcatcher, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, Ma Vie En Rose and Waking Ned and come from the UK, Belgium, Germany, France and Canada.
No Borders, which was founded in 1995, gives producers the opportunity to meet with international buyers, investors and agents. Last year's projects included Straight To Video, which will shoot this autumn, and Mouth To Mouth, which has Atom Egoyan attached as an executive producer.
A number of presenting partners are involved with the IFP in the venture, including UK funding body The Film Council, German-based Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Telefilm Canada. The market's support organisations include Ateliers Du Cinema Europeen, Cinemart, the Sundance Institute and Wallonie Bruxelles Images.
No Borders will accept a total of 35 projects. The remainder will come from the U.S. and will be announced in August.
The international projects are:
Adult Behaviour (UK)
Romantic comedy about teenage pregnancy, to be produced by Gavin Emerson (Ratcatcher).
Blind Flight (UK)
True story of Beirut hostages John McCarthy and Brian Keenan, to be produced by Sally Hibbin (The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain).
The Boy (Canada)
Psychological thriller about a boy avenging fatherless children, to be produced by Kevin Tierney (Varian's War) and directed by Pierre Gang (Further Tales Of The City).
The Buffalo Boys (Belgium)
Buffalo hunting in French Colonial Vietnam, to be produced by Olivier Dubois (Ma Vie En Rose) and Dung Tran Hang (Tran Hang Hung). Written and to be directed by Minh Nguyen-V.
The Death And The Devil (Germany)
Adventure drama set in 13th Century Cologne, to be produced by Ralph Schwingel (Short, Sharp Shock).
Finding Out (France)
Dark love story between an adolescent girl and an older man with a mysterious past, to be produced by Bertrand Faivre (The Warrior).
Mystery centred on a missing psychiatrist, from writer-producer Richard Holmes (Waking Ned).
Western set in 19th century Argentina, to be directed by Fernando Spiner (La Sonambula).
School / L'ecole (France)
Mysterious tale set in a girls boarding school, to be produced by Patrick Sobelman (Entre Nous) and directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic.
The Syrian Bride (Germany)
Family drama set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to be produced by Bettina Brokemper and directed by Eran Riklis (Zohar).
Underground Man (Canada)
Bosinan war drama to be produced by Luc Dery (Soft Shell Man) and directed by Johua Dorsey (Here I Am).
Wagner's Will (Canada)
Drama based on the premiere of Richard Wagner's last opera. To be produced by Suzanne Girard (Sweet Killing).
A Way of Life (UK)
Teenage mother struggles to bring up her daughter in South Wales, to be produced by Peter Edwards and directed by Amma Asante.