3rd Frontières Co-Production Market

Established in 2012 at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières has since developed into a biannual transatlantic circuit between Montreal and Brussels. Frontières is the first market to specifically focus on the co-production and financing of genre films between North America and Europe. Frontières is a collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), and Vision-in-Motion. This year Frontières takes place in Brussels from 30th March till 1st April during the BIFFF, as well as in Montréal from 21st to 42 July during the Fantasia Festival.

Frontières is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, la Région de Bruxelles Capitale, Visit Brussels, Telefilm Canada, and SODEC.

After a highly successful 2015 that saw record levels of attendance, Frontières returns to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) for its 3rd European edition from March 30 – April 1 2016.

Frontières connects North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film co-production and financing. After receiving a record number of submissions, Frontières marks its return to the heart of Europe with 20 selected projects from Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Frontières@Brussels 2016 features an extremely strong cross-section of projects from emerging and established filmmakers. Participants include director Can Evrenol (BASKIN), producer Giles Daoust (STARRY EYES), producer Amy Darling (VIOLENT), director Alexandre Philippe (THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS, DOC OF THE DEAD) director Aaron Schimberg (GO DOWN DEATH), producer François Cognard (THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, PAINLESS) executive producer Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE, POLTERGEIST – 2015), director Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD) and producers Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKELAND, THE INNKEEPERS). . 

The Complete Frontières@Brussels 2016 Line-Up:

12 (UK)
Director/Writer: Evrim Ersoy
Producers: James Pearcey, Russell Would, Katherine O’Shea, Nicole McControversy, Thierry Phlips (Ne’er Do Well Productions Ltd.)

Amsterdam Gothic (Netherlands)
Director/Writer: Chris W. Mitchell
Producers: Jan Doense, Herman Slagter (House of Netherhorror)

The Ballad of Audrey Earnshaw (Canada)
Director/Writer: Thomas Robert Lee
Producers: Amy Darling, Thomas Robert Lee (Media Darling)

Bath of Blood (Hungary)
Director: Yvonne Kerékgyártó
Writers: Yvonne Kerékgyártó, Garegin Vanesian
Producer: Károly Fehér (Popfilm Kft.)
Co-presented with The Film Garage

The Battle of Farador (Canada)
Director: Édouard Tremblay
Writers: Édouard Tremblay, Daniel Boulanger
Producers: Sonia Despars, Marc Biron (PARALLAXES)

Bloodsuckers (Finland)
Director/Writer:  Elin Grönblom
Producer: Leila Lyytikäinen (Fisher King Production Oy)
Co-presented with the Nordic Genre Boost

Chained For Life (USA)
Director/Writer: Aaron Schimberg
Producer: Vanessa McDonnell (Grand Motel Films)

Crashed (France)
Director: David Morlet
Writers: Jean-Luc Cano, David Morlet, Samy Baaroun
Producers: Vincent Brançon, François Cognard (To Be Continued)

Demonolatry (Canada)
Director/Writer: Daniel Perlmutter
Producers: Laura Perlmutter & Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith (First Love Films Inc.)

Drain You (USA)
Director: Amanda Kramer
Writers: Amanda Kramer & Benjamin Shearn
Producer: Rebecca Rose Perkins (Rosa Lucida)
Executive Producer: Gil Kenan

Errementari (The blacksmith and the devil) (Spain – France)
Director: Paul Urkijo
Writers: Paul Urkijo, Asier Guericaechebarria
Producers: Luis de Oza, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ortzi Acosta, Paul Urkijo, Gorka Gómez Andreu (Kinoskopik Film Production) Rodolphe Sanzé, Laurent Fumeron (The Project)

Fracture (Belgium)
Director/Writer: Benjamin Viré
Producer: Marie Besson (Eklektik Productions)

Ghosts of India (Germany)
Director: Thor Klein
Writers: Thor Klein & Lena Vurma
Producer: Lena Vurma (dragonflyfilms)

Grimes & Blake at Your Service (USA)
Director/Writer: Glenn McQuaid
Producers: Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok (Glass Eye Pix)

Housewife (Turkey)
Director: Can Evrenol
Writers: Can Evrenol, Cem Ozuduru
Producer: MO Film

In Vitro (Canada)
Director: Pascal Trottier
Writer: Svet Ruskov
Producers: Casey Walker and Jay Deverett (Cave Painting Pictures)

Loyal (France)
Director: Guillaume Pierret
Writers: Samy Baaroun & Guillaume Pierret
Producers: Frédéric Fiore et Rémi Leautier (Logical Pictures/Indemne Films)

La maison sans visage (Canada)
Director: Rémi Fréchette
Writer: Sophie Grech
Producer: Caroline Gaudette (Version 10 Productions)

Monsters Within (USA)
Director/Writer: Alexandre O. Philippe
Producer: Kerry Deignan Roy (Exhibit A Pictures)

Painkillers (Belgium)
Director: Vincent Toujas
Writer: Giles Daoust
Producers: Giles Daoust, Catherine Dumonceaux, Vincent Toujas (Title Media)

Accreditations are open for Frontières at the BIFFF, as well as the submissions of projects for Frontières@Fantasia 2016 (till 13th April).

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