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FRONTIÈRES @ BRUSSELS ABOUT TO TAKE LAUNCH! 

 

Brussels, Tuesday April 8, 2014 – The first edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market in Brussels launches next week at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). From April 10 to 12, 2014, American and European Directors, Producers, Sales Agents, Distributors and Production Services Providers will converge in the center of the Belgian capital.
 
Founded by the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2012, Frontières is the first and only co-production market to connect North America with Europe in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. Following two successful editions in Montreal, the market has now become a circuit in between Brussels, in April, and Montreal, in July, thanks to a generous support from the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Community.
 
The film project selection includes 12 Frontières projects, hailing from Canada, the United-States, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and Finland, as well as 10 Off-Frontières projects from Canada, Great-Britain, Spain, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Serbia.
 
Out of these 20 projects, 7 are from Canadian filmmakers:
LES AFFAMÉS (Frontières)
Director/Writer: Robin Aubert (À L’ORIGINE D’UN CRI)
Producer: Stéphanie Morissette (VIC + FLO ONT VU UN OURS) La Maison de Prod
AQUARICA (Frontières)
Director/Writer: Martin Villeneuve (MARS ET AVRIL)
CHLOE AND ATTIE (Frontières)
Director: Scooter Corkle
Producer: Daniel Domachowski (BLOODY KNUCKLES)
Executive Producer: Panos Cosmatos (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW)
THE CHOSEN CHILD (Frontières)
Director: Borys Lankosz (THE REVERSE)
Producers: Liz Levine (Toad Road) and Adrian Salpeter (TOAD ROAD)
PIERROT (Off-Frontières)
Director/Writer: Renaud Gauthier (DISCOPATHE)
Producers: Martin Henry and Marie-Claire Lalonde (DISCOPATHE) Durango Pictures
*DISCOPATHE will be screening at BIFFF
SADIE 
(Frontières)
Director: Craig Goodwill (PATCHTOWN)
*PATCHTOWN will be screening at BIFFF
WARG 
(Off-Frontières)
Director: Anders Banke (FROSTBITE)
Producer: Paula Devonshire (SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD) et Magnus Paulsson (WAKE WOOD)
 
The complete projects list can be consulted
HERE.
 
For this first European edition, 220 participants will partake in the event’s activities. Amongst them, 75 participants are from Belgium and Benelux, 50 from France, 30 from Great-Britain and Ireland, 20 from Canada, 15 from the United-States and 10 from Scandinavia. From the registered companies, 115 participants are Producers, 30 are Directors, 30 are Institutions Representatives, 20 are Distributors and 20 are International Sales Agents.
 
Within the most renowned companies attending the market, we can mention Blanc Biehn Production (Production – USA), Blinder Films (Production – Ireland), Cave Painting Pictures (Production – Canada), Celluloid Dreams (Sales – France), EMAfilms (Canada), Epic Pictures (Production / Sales – USA), Fantastic Films (Production – Ireland), Filmax (Production / Sales – Spain), Filmgate (Production – Sweden), Films Distribution (Sales / Distribution – France), Fortissimo (Sales – Netherlands), Galaxy Studios (Post-Production – Belgium), Generate (Management – USA), Gold Circle Films (Production – USA), Hanway Films (Sales – UK), Magnolia Pictures (Sales / Distribution – USA), La Maison de prod (Production – Canada), Memento Films (Sales / Distribution – France), Minds Meet (Production – Belgium), MPI Media (Production / Distribution – USA), Le Pacte (Sales - France), Random Bench (Production - Canada), Raven Banner Entertainment (Sales – Canada), Roxbury (Production – Spain), SND (Sales – France), Snowfort Pictures (Production – USA), TF1 International (Sales – France), Title Media (Production – Belgium), Under the Milky Way (Distribution – France), Universal Pictures International Entertainment (Distribution / UK), UniversCiné (Distribution – Belgium), Wild Bunch (Sales / Distribution – France), Wild Side (Distribution – France), The Works (Sales – UK), Zeno Pictures (Distribution - Belgium) and Zentropa International (Production – Spain).
 
The three days of activities at the Visit Brussels headquarters will be filled with many meetings, a pitch session and networking cocktails. Two introduction sessions will take place: Meet the Film Funds and Meet the Post-Production Companies – International Expertise and Creativity in Brussels. Three panels have been organised: The Financing of Genre Films in Europe – Presented by the EAVE network, The Packaging of American Genre Films and The Status of VOD in Europe. Additionally, the services of four experts in the fields of career development, production and film merchandising have been secured to offer free consultation sessions to participants.
 
The 4th edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will be back in Montreal at the Fantasia International Film Festival, from July 24 to 27, 2014. Film project submissions are now taking place and the submission deadline is April 19, 2014.
 


 
More information on Frontières can be found at FrontieresMarket.com.
 
The Frontières International Co-Production Market is an initiative of the
Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the MEDIA Mundus program of the European Union, and of Visit Brussels, Brussels Film OfficeBrussels Capital-RegionFédération Wallonie-BruxellesCentre du Cinéma et de  l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallimage-BruxellimageImage Brussels, the Netherlands Film Fund, Creative Scotland, Telefilm Canada and SODEC. Special thanks also to EAVE for their collaboration.
 
For more information:
Stephanie Trepanier
Market Director 
Frontières International Co-Production Market
stephanie@fantasiafestival.com
www.frontieresmarket.com

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