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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