The Frontières International Co-Production Market connects North America and Europe with a specific focus on genre film.

Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum: Amsterdam

February 16-18 2017

Frontières Platform in Cannes

Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, May 2017

9th edition: Frontières International Co-Production Market 

Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal) – July 20-23

FRONTIÈRES is an international co-production market and networking platform specifically focused on genre film financing and co-production between Europe and North America. It is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. Frontières began in 2012 at Fantasia and is now the leading industry event entirely focused on genre film.

In 2017 Frontieres will present the 9th edition of its annual 4-day co-production market at Fantasia in Montreal where selected genre film projects from across Europe and North America will meet with 400 members of the international film industry. 2017 will also feature the inaugural edition of the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, an invitational event for projects at the packaging stage to work with experts in financing, marketing & distribution. Finally, the most advanced Frontières projects will be presented to the international industry at the Marché du Film – Festival du Cannes, alongside genre-focused industry programming & networking opportunities.

Frontières 2017 is made possible thanks to the support of Creative Europe MEDIA, Telefilm Canada, SODEC and the Netherlands Film Fund.


We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Accreditation includes access to all Frontières activities including:

  • Live pitch sessions from the selected projects
  • Meeting & networking opportunities with project participants and a large variety of seasoned professionals from the international film industry
  • Panels and workshops on the latest developments and trends in genre film production, financing, and distribution
  • A profile in the Frontières guide (with photo)
  • Access to Fantasia International Film Festival screenings


(Fantasia 2017 submissions will open in January)


  • Completed script
  • Market premiere
  • Projects must contain elements suitable for international co-production (*preference given to projects that contain both Canadian and European production elements)
  • Majority producer or director with Canadian, American, or European Union citizenship

*If your project doesn’t quite meet all of the above, we still encourage you to submit – contact for more information
*A domestic producer should be attached, although some exceptions could be made for experienced directors looking to find a new producer.
*The market is open to both established directors and directors with successful short film experience proposing their first feature film project.


  • Completed submission form – available January
  • Screenplay (a treatment may be submitted by experienced directors, upon approval, with a commitment to have a script ready a month before the event if selected)
  • Long (2 pages) and short (200 words) synopsis
  • Director’s statement
  • International co-production intentions
  • Basic production budget estimate
  • Director, Writer and Producer bio (as applicable)

Please send these documents in .zip file format to

Submissions may be in English or French.

For questions or more information, please contact Lindsay Peters, Market Director, at

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