Fantasia’s co-production markets announces projects for its fourth edition, running July 24-27.
Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the official lineup of its fourth edition.
Returning to Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival following its first European edition in Brussels, Frontières has selected 12 projects hailing from Canada, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, the UK and US.
Among the projects are new works from established film-makers Gabriel Pelletier, George Mihalka and Simon Rumley, but the selection also includes a strong concentration of new talents presenting their first or second features.
Ahead of this edition, Lindsay Peters has been promoted to market managing director, while Stephanie Trepanier [pictured] will focus on market creative director duties.
Trepanier commented: “It’s a particular pleasure to be able to present a new line-up of film projects just a month after the new Frontières in Brussels took place. It was also a challenge, the load of submissions having more than doubled over the year and the time span for evaluations shortened.
“Once we settle on the Off-Frontières line-up in June, Frontières will have supported nearly 50 film projects in 2014, which is very satisfying, especially when it comes to bright new talents that need the visibility of such a platform.”
The full selection of Frontières projects is as follows:
Dead Noon (Luxembourg)
Director/writer Jeff Desom (first feature), producer Bernard Michaux - Lucil Film
Directors/writers Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper, producer Leva Norviliene - Tremora
Extra Ordinary (Ireland)
Directors/writers Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman (first feature), producers Ailish Bracken & Katie Holly (EP) - Blinder Films
The Extractor (Quebec)
Directors/producers Gavin Michael Booth & Mark A. Krupa - Mimetic Entertainment, writer Mark A. Krupa
The Godless (UK)
Director Simon Rumley, writer Dan Schaffer, producers Bob Portal - Fidelity Films & Tim Dennison - Tall Man Films
Love Sick (US)
Director/writer Todd E. Freeman, producers The Brothers Freeman & Lara Cuddy - Polluted Pictures, executive producer Michael Glynn Macdonald
The Offing (US)
Director/writer/producer David Prior (first feature), producer Jeremy Platt
Print the Legend (Germany)
Director/writer Andreas Schaap, producers Michael Dupke & Benny Theisen - Little Bridge Pictures and Simon Amberger - Neuesuper
Director/executive producer George Mihalka, writer Al Kratina
Rite of the Witch Goddess (Canada)
Director James Sizemore, writers James Sizemore & Katarina Gligorijevic, producers Katarina Gligorijevic & Tim Reis - Ultra 8 Pictures
Through the Eyes of a Child (Portugal)
Director João Alves (first feature), writer/producer Paulo Leite - Bad Behavior (first feature)
Vaporetto 13 (Quebec)
Director/writer Gabriel Pelletier (based on the novel by Robert Girardi), producer François Ferland - Novem
The Off-Frontières selection of projects will be announced in mid-June.
Frontières is an initiative of the Fantasia International Film Festuval, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.
The Montreal event is supported by the MEDIA Mundus programme of the European Union, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.