Frontières has announced the final selection of projects for its annual Cannes platform as it prepares to return for the fourth year to the Marché du Film as part of the upcoming online edition.
They include proof of concepts for Rules For Werewolves, a feature-length adaptation of the SXSW short entry with Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) attached to star, Argentinian filmmaker Tamae Garateguy’s Dogman, and Buyer’s Showcase sales title The Paper Tigers represented by XYZ Films and AMP International.
The 2020 slate focuses on emerging voices in genre filmmaking from around the globe and will feature six projects selected for the Buyers Showcase and seven for the Proof of Concept Presentation. The Marché du Film online runs from June 22-26.
Projects in this year’s collaboration between Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and Marché du Film represent more than 15 countries. Projects recently completed or in post participate in Buyers Showcase, which will screen footage for buyers, sales agents and festival programmers, while the Proof of Concept Presentation allows filmmakers with work in advanced financing stages to present completed teaser trailers directly to prospective partners.
“We are extremely proud and elated to be presenting these thirteen projects at the Frontières Platform in Cannes,” said newly appointed executive director Annick Mahnert. “Despite the disruptions, the Marché du Film fought to exist in a digital way and I am sincerely grateful we can be part of it, as Frontières has become a must-attend event for the genre industry during the market.”
“We’re thrilled to join forces again with Fantasia for this one-of-a-kind edition of Frontières on the Marché du Film Online,” added Marché du Film executive director Jérôme Paillard. “As our industry is facing unprecedented challenges, we wish to provide the industry with a platform to facilitate the development and distribution of genre films.”
Access will be limited to industry professionals accredited by the Marché as well as select industry representatives invited by Frontières. Further networking events are planned following the sessions, which are scheduled to take place on June 25.
The Frontières Platform in Cannes is funded by the Canadian government with the major support of Wallimage, Netherlands Film Fund, Norwegian Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, and SODEC.
Dir: Amelia Moses
Producer: Michael Peterson (775 Media Corp), Wendy Hill-Tout (Voice Pictures)
Dir: Jens Dahl
Producer: Amalie Lyngbo Quist, Maria Møller Christoffersen (Beo Starling)
Sales Agent: Level K
Io Sono Vera (Vera De Verdad) (Italy/Chile)
Dir: Beniamino Catena
Pdr: Simone Gandolfo (Macaia Film), Karina Jury (Atomica)
Dir: Rasmus Merivoo
Pdr: Tõnu Hiielaid, Rain Rannu (Tallifornia)
The Paper Tigers (USA)
Dir: Tran Quoc Bao
Pdr: Michael Velasquez, Al’n Duong, Yuji Okumoto, Dan Gildark (Beimo Films)
Sales Agent: XYZ Films and AMP International
The Retreat (Canada)
Dir: Pat Mills
Pdr: Alyson Richards (Outside Line Studio), Lauren Grant (Clique Pictures)
Proof of Concept Presentation
The Change (UK)
Dir: Jennifer Handorf
Pdrs: Jen Handorf (Dark Matter Films), Alex Bentley (AB Plus Films)
Sales Agent: MPI
Coming Soon (Canada)
Dir: Ante Kovac
Pdrs: Lauren Grant (Clique Pictures), Daniel Bekerman (Scythia Films), Rory Halsall (Santa Carla Films), Dave Huakoc, Daniel Quinn (levelFILM)
Sales Agent: Altitude Film Sales
Dir: Tamae Garateguy
Pdr: Silvia Rodriguez (Tedigoque Producciones), Melissa Cordero (Lunática Films)
Dir: Boaz Armoni
Pdrs: Yoav Roeh (Gum Films)
In Her Head (Russia/Lebanon/Georgia/France/Lithuania)
Dir: Maria Ivanova
Pdr: Maria Ivanova, Olga Erofeeva (Scoop Production)
The Occupant (Netherlands)
Dir: Hugo Keijzer
Pdrs: Maurice Schutte (HAA! Films), Raymond van der Kaaij (Revolver Amsterdam)
Rules For Werewolves (Canada/USA)
Dir: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Pdrs: Peter Harvey (Peter Harvey Productions Inc.), Kelly Williams, Jonathan Duffy (Ten Acre Films).