Frontières at Fantasia Announces Official 2019 Selections!

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After a highly successful Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for the 11th edition of its co-production market, which will take place July 18-21 in Montreal.

Frontières is pleased to announce its complete Official Selection line-up of 20 international genre projects in advanced development & early financing. For the first time, the Frontières selection includes projects from Japan & Lebanon, with new projects from directors Satoshi Miki (IT’S ME, IT’S ME & ADRIFT IN TOKYO), Jennifer Reeder (KNIVES & SKIN), Ian Lagarde (ALL YOU CAN EAT BOUDDHA) and producers Colonelle Films (A COLONY), and Love & Death Productions (THE ENDLESS), among others.

Additional featured programming includes, for the first time, the Shorts to Features Pitch Session, a spotlight on Canadian short filmmakers developing their feature-length adaptations. Returning for a third year, the Created by Women Pitch Session, presented by Telefilm Canada with Women in Film + Television Vancouver, will include 4 first feature projects pitched by up and coming female screenwriters & directors from across Canada.

Frontières alumni projects include RAW, LES AFFAMÉS, GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY, TURBO KID, THE RANGER and this year’s VIVARIUM, EXTRA ORDINARY, JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY, and RIOT GIRLS. Industry Registration for Frontières is now open (Registration deadline: June 21).

Official Selections - 2019

ALL THE SMALL BODIES (USA)
Director/Writer: Jennifer Reeder
Producer: Laura Heberton

THE CONVENIENCE STORE (Japan/USA/Italy)
Director: Satoshi Miki
Writers: Mark Schilling & Shuichi Ozawa
Producers: ARTicle Films & Tucker Film

DEATH DON’T HAVE NO MERCY (USA)
Director: Hunter Adams
Writers: Hunter Adams, Gregorio Parker
Producer: Kyle Stroud

DISRUPTIVE SERVANT (UAE / UK / SWEDEN)
Director/Writer: Amal Al-Agroobi
Producers: Magnus Paulsson (Solid Entertainment), Amal Al-Agroobi (Al-Agroobi Films)

DOUBLE BLIND (Ireland)
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy
Writer: Darach McGarrigle
Producer: Simon Doyle (Failsafe Films)

ECHOES (USA)
Director: J. Casey Modderno
Writers: J. Casey Modderno & Myles Hawthorne
Producers: Thomas R. Burke, Leal Naim (Love & Death Productions)

EXTRACTION (Netherlands)
Director/Writer: Martijn Smits
Producers: Paul Ruven (Talent United), Martijn Smits
Co-presented by the Imagine Film Festival

FOOD (France)
Director/Writer: Mathieu Mégemont
Producers: Anaïs Bertrand & Pascaline Saillant (Insolence Productions)

THE FUTURE EVE (L’ÈVE FUTURE) (Canada - Quebec)
Director: Olivier Asselin
Writers: Olivier Asselin & Lucille Fluet
Producer: Christine Falco (Films Camera Oscura)

GISELLE (USA)
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Writer: Rebecca Robinson
Producers: Michael Melamedoff (Cowboy Bear Ninja), Michael Roiff (Night And Day Pictures)

IT’S RAINING (PIOVE) (Italy / Belgium / Uruguay)
Director: Gustavo Hernandez
Writers: Jacopo Del Giudice, Gustavo Hernandez
Producers: Marina Marzotto & Mattia Oddone (Propaganda Italia), Annick Mahnert (Screen Division) - Jean-Yves Roubin & Joseph Rouschop (GapBusters) Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich (Mother Superior Films)

L.O.L.A (Ireland)
Director/Writer: Andrew Legge
Producers: Alan Maher, John Wallace (Cowtown Pictures)

MY ANIMAL (Canada - Quebec)
Director: Jacqueline Castel
Writer: Jae Matthews
Producers: Aonan Yang (Greenground Production), Michael Solomon (Band With Pictures)

POLARIS (Canada - Northwest Territories)
Director/Writer: Kirsten Carthew
Producer: Max Fraser (Hootalinqua Productions)

THE RETREAT (Canada - Ontario)
Director: Pat Mills
Writer: Alyson Richards
Producer: Alyson Richards (Alyson Richards Productions)

RULES FOR WEREWOLVES (Canada - Ontario)
Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux
Writer: Kirk Lynn
Producer: Peter Harvey (Peter Harvey Productions Inc.)

THE TRIALS OF ALIEN LIFE (L’ÉPREUVE DE LA VIE EXTRA-TERRESTRE) (Canada - Quebec)
Director/Writer: Ian Lagarde
Producers: Sarah Mannering, Fanny Drew (Colonelle Films)

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (WARCHE) (Lebanon)
Director: Nadim Tabet
Writers: Nadim Tabet and Antoine Waked
Producers: Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions)

WE CAME FROM THE SEA (Canada - British Columbia)
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Writer): Ryan Bright
Producers: Raynor Shima (Luchagore Productions), Broken Mirror Films

THE WRETCHED (Netherlands)
Director: Ruben Broekhuis
Writers: Chris W. Mitchell, Ruben Broekhuis & Monique van Kessel
Producers: Monique van Kessel, Pamela Berhitoe (Pit Film)

FRONTIÈRES is organised by the Fantasia International Film Festival, with the collaboration of the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. The Frontières International Co-Production Market 2019 is made possible thanks to our major partners: Telefilm Canada, Wallimage, the Netherlands Film Fund, and SODEC.

For more information, please visit frontieresmarket.com

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