FRONTIÈRES@FANTASIA ANNOUNCES A FIRST WAVE OF PROJECTS INDUSTRY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

MONTREAL, Friday May 13 - After a highly successful third European edition at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in April, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for its sixth edition, which will take place July 21-24 in Montreal.

Frontières connects North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières marks its return to Fantasia with an expanded Frontières line-up that will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. The complete project line-up will be announced during the first week of June.

Industry Registration for Frontières is now open (Early bird deadline: June 10).

Frontières is thrilled to announce a first wave of projects selected to participate in its 5th North American edition. For the first time, Frontières will be presenting two television series as part of its line-up: HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, from producer Andy Starke (SIGHTSEERS, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, THE GREASY STRANGLER) , based on the book by Canadian author Kier-la Janisse, and UNTOLD HORROR, an 8-part documentary series on the greatest horror movies never made, from Dave Alexander, editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine. The line-up also includes film projects in development from director Brian O'Malley (LET US PREY), directors Yoav & Doron Paz (JERUZALEM), director Alexandre Franchi (THE WILD HUNT), producer Barbara Shrier (MÉMOIRES AFFECTIVES) and the team behind HE NEVER DIED, producer Zach Hagen & writer-director Jason Krawczyk.

Frontières is also pleased to include in its line-up the winner of the Imagine Film Festival Pitch Contest, THE PROFUNDIS, awarded to the top Dutch genre project. THE PROFUNDIS, from director Richard Raaphorst (FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY) is a co-presentation with the Imagine Film Festival, with support from the Netherlands Film Fund.

Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes for 2017. To introduce the partnership, Frontières and the Marché are pleased to present Frontières Day, which will include a day of programming in Cannes on Sunday, May 15. Events will include a Canadian-Genre VR presentation in collaboration with the Canadian Film CentreFrontières Goes to Cannes, a work-in-progress presentation of 3 films in post-production; and the Fantastic Fanatics Mixer, in collaboration with Blood Window at Ventana Sur, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. 

Frontières@Fantasia 2016: First Wave Projects

Brain Freeze (Canada)

Director/Writer: Julien Knafo

Producer: Barbara Shrier (Palomar)

Darius (Canada)

Director/Writer:  Alexandre Franchi 

Producers: Ménaic Raoul, Alexandre Franchi, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (Voyelles Films /  Les Films de la Mancha)

House of Psychotic Women  (United Kingdom) *Series

Directors: Various TBA

Writers: Sean Hogan (pilot episode), Kier-La Janisse (book)

Producers: Andy Starke (Rook Films), Kier-La Janisse

Mars Camp  (USA/Israel)

Directors: Yoav & Doron Paz (PAZ brothers)

Writers: Yoav & Doron Paz (PAZ brothers), Lauri Donahue

Producers: PAZ Films, Epic Pictures

The Profundis (Netherlands)

Director: Richard Raaphorst

Writers: Shane Berryhill & Richard Raaphorst 

Producer: Richard Raaphorst

Winner: Imagine Film Festival Pitch Contest

Room Service (USA)

Director: Yedidya Gorsetman

Writers: Mark Leidner Yedidya Gorsetman

Producers: Josh Itzkowitz, Matthew Smaglik and Mark Leidner 

Soulless  (Ireland)

Director: Brian O'Malley

Writer: Tony Philpott 

Producers: Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell  (Fantastic Films) 

The Squall (Canada)

Director/Writer: Jason Krawczyk

Producer: Zach Hagen (Alternate Ending Studios)

Striguni (Croatia)

Director/Writer: Aldo Tardozzi

Producer: Barbara Jukopila, Damir Ibrahimovic (Ziva produkcija)

Untold Horror (Canada) *Series

Director: Bob Barrett

Writers: Mark Pollesel, Dave Alexander

Producers: Bob Barrett, Dave Alexander, Kevin Burke, Andrea Butler (Post No Joes Productions)

Established in 2012 at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières specifically focuses on the co-production and financing of genre films between North America and Europe. Frontières 2016 is a collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), and Vision-in-Motion. Frontières is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.