The first installment of features from the international market of Fantasia was announced yesterday.Highlights include the long awaited return of George Romero to the zombie genre (in a producer role) and filmmaker Glen McQuaid. The market takes place from July 20-23 and will include other titles such as HIGH DIVE, KICKING BLOOD and more. More projects will be released early next month. Read ahead for the full listing of programming and Fantasia International Film Festival takes place from July 13 – August 2nd.
Frontières is thrilled to announce a first wave of projects selected to participate in its international co-production market, taking place July 20-23 at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Notable project helmers include: the legendary George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD), director/writer Blaine Thurier (LOW SELF-ESTEEM GIRL, indie rock’s THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS), producers Titus Kreyenberg (I AM NOT A WITCH), Caroline Piras (AUX YEUX DES VIVANTS – AMONG THE LIVING), and the team behind I SELL THE DEAD and the live radio drama TALES BEYOND THE PALE, Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid with writer Clay McLeod Chapman (THE BOY); and director-producer team Antonio Tublén and Alexander Brondsted (LFO, ROBIN). The full project line-up will be announced in early June.
Frontières at Fantasia: First Wave Projects
George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead (Canada)
Director: Matt Birman
Writers: George A. Romero, Matt Birman,
Producers: George A. Romero (New Romero Productions), Matt Manjourides, Justin Martell (Not the Funeral Home) Matt Birman (Pig Dreams)
High Dive (Germany/UK/Hungary)
Director: Ádám Császi
Writers: Ádám Császi & Iván Szabó
Producers: Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm), Samm Haillay (Third Films) Adrás Muht (Focus fox)
Kicking Blood (Canada)
Director/Writer: Blaine Thurier
Producers: Leonard Farlinger & Jennifer Jonas (New Real Films)
Director: Yannick Muller
Writers: Yannick Muller & Nicolas Fleureau
Producers: Delphine Crozatier (Contrebande Productions) & Sylvain Goldberg & Serge de Poucques (Nexus Factory)
A Nightmare Wakes (USA)
Director/Writer: Nora Unkel
Producers: Devin Shepherd & Nora Unkel (Wild Obscura Films)
Protect Us From Our Hunger (Luxembourg)
Director/Writer: Jacques Molitor
Producers: Gilles Chanial, Caroline Piras (Les Films Fauves)
The Restoration at Grayson Manor (USA)
Director: Glenn McQuaid
Writers: Clay McLeod Chapman (Script), Glenn McQuaid (Story)
Producer: Larry Fessenden (Glass Eye Pix)
Restore Point (Czech Republic)
Director: Robert Hloz
Writer: Tomislav Cecka
Producer: Jan Kallista (Film Kolektiv)
The Stolen Child (Canada)
Director/Writer: Sebastian McKinnon
Producers: Sebastian McKinnon (Five Knights Productions Inc), Victoria Sanchez-Mandryk & Sandy Martinez (Just Believe Productions)
Director/Writer: Antonio Tublén
Producer: Alexander Brondsted (Pingpong Film)
Industry Registration for Frontières at Fantasia is now open (Early bird deadline: June 12).
This weekend in Cannes, Frontières will also unveil the Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, a dedicated section of presentations and networking opportunities for the genre community.
FRONTIÈRES is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, in partnership with the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union. Frontières 2017 is made possible thanks to our partners: the Netherlands Film Fund, Wallimage, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.