FRONTIÈRES Finance & Packaging Forum

Amsterdam – 22-24 February 2018

The FRONTIÈRES Finance & Packaging Forum is a private invitational event for 12 selected projects seeking to complete their financing and advance to the production stage. 20 industry leaders are invited to meet with the selected projects over 3 days in a closed & collaborative environment. The programme of events will include roundtable strategy sessions, one-on-one meetings, and a proof of concept development lab.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2018

BACKGROUND NOISE (USA)
Director: Michael O'Shea
Writers: Amanda Kagiwada & Michael Ryan Assip and Michael O'Shea
Producers:  Susan Leber (Susie Q Productions) and Peter Phok(Phok Productions )

THE BALLAD OF AUDREY EARNSHAW (Canada/Ireland)
Director/Writer: Thomas Robert Lee  
Producers: Gianna Isabella (Gate 67), Thomas Robert Lee, Julianne Forde & Ruth Treacy (Tailored Films), Marie-Claude Poulin (Executive Producer, MCP Productions), Patrick Ewald (Executive Producer, Epic Pictures)

BLACK CONFLUX (Canada)
Director/Writer: Nicole Dorsey
Producers: Michael Solomon (Band With Pictures) Kerry Gamberg (Butter Pictures)

CENSOR (UK)
Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Writers: Prano Bailey-Bond  & Anthony Fletcher
Producer:  Helen Jones (Silver Salt Films)

JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY (Spain/Estonia/Ethiopia)
Director/Writer: Miguel Llansó
Producers:: Sergio Uguet de Resayre (Lanzadera Films,) Alasti Kino

LAMB (working title) (DÝRIÐ) (Iceland/Sweden)
Director: Valdimar Jóhannson
Writers: Sjón & Valdimar Jóhannson  
Producers: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir & Sara Nassim (Go to Sheep), Piodor Gustafsson (Spark)

THE MONSTER WITHIN (Chile/Denmark)
Director: Rodrigo Susarte
Writer: Valeria Hofmann
Producers: Florencia Larrea & Gregorio González (Forastero), Lene Borglum (Space Rocket Nation)

THE PAPER TIGERS (USA)
Director/Writer: Tran Quoc Bao
Producers: Michael Velasquez, Al'n Duong, Yuji Okumoto, Dan Gildark (Beimo Films LLC)

PERIHAN (Turkey)
Director/Writer: Can Evrenol
Producer: MO Film - Müge Büyüktalaş

REUNION (USA/Germany)
Director: Norbert Keil
Writers: Richard Stanley & Norbert Keil
Producers:  Gudrun Giddings (G4C Innovation), Sam Sarkar, Daisy Hamilton, Norbert Keil (Wunderbar Film)

SEA FEVER (Ireland/Belgium)
Director/Writer: Neasa Hardiman
Producers: Brendan McCarthy & John McDonnell (Fantastic Films), Jean-Yves Roubin, (Frakas Productions), Patrick Ewald (Executive Producer, Epic Pictures) 

TIN & TINA (TIN Y TINA) (Spain)
Director/Writer: Rubin Stein
Producer: Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo (La Claqueta PC)

WHITAKER (Canada/UK)
Director: Casey Walker
Writers: David Suridge & George Perry
Producers: Andy Starke, Pete Tombs, Ben Wheatley (Executive Producer) (Rook Films), Casey Walker (Cave Painting Pictures), Jonathan Bronfman (JoBro Productions)

 

** Calls for projects for the 2019 edition will open in September 2018 **  

In order to be eligible for consideration for the Forum, your project must fit the following requirements:

- projects must qualify as feature-lenght movie;

- projects must qualify as “genre” in nature: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, dark thriller;

- projects must qualify as a production or co-production within North America or the European Union;

- projects must have at least 50% of their production financing confirmed;

- projects must be seeking to close their financing and have yet to enter in to production;

- both director and lead producer must be available to attend all Forum events.

 

You will be asked to upload the following documents:

- Long version of your synopsis (2 pages)

- Script

- CVs of your Director(s), Producer(s) and other key members of your team

- Director's intentions & visual strategy

- Detailed budget & financing plan - Financing plan must include a breakdown of all contributions made by current financial partners, with copies of signed LOIs from these partners. You must also include an outline of potential strategies to close your financing gap.

-Marketing strategy (500 words)

-Distribution strategy (500 words)

-Look book & supporting visuals

Your documents can be submitted in French or English.

 

If you have any question about the Frontières Forum, please contact Lindsay Peters - Market Director 

 

Co-produced with Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes