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Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival – it takes place this year between July 18 and August 6 and has always been about more than just the films. They offer plenty of panel discussions and master classes every year, and last year’s edition introduced the Frontières International Co-Production Market, uniting North American, European, and Australasian talent and funders in an initiative focused specifically on fostering genre film productions and relationships. Noteworthy projects from the inaugural edition included new works from seasoned filmmakers such as Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and Bruce McDonald (Pontypool), as well as up-and-coming talent like Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock), Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), and Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are). At the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous – a sort of three-day industry cocktail party – professional introductions were made, and many of the projects found co-producers and/or international sales agents. »
- Jason Widgington
Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, is proud to announce the official selections of the second edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.
Frontières is the first and only international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. It was just announced last week that Frontières will become a circuit in-between Fantasia, in July, and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, in April. This initiative was made possible by funding from the Media Mundus program of the European Commission. Frontières was the only new initiative to be funded by the program this year.
The projects to be presented in the market feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned maestros, coupled with numerous established international producers. The second edition of the Frontières International »
- Uncle Creepy
For the unfamiliar, Montreal is a city which hosts at least one film festival each and every month of the year. Of the dozens of fests, Fantasia Film Festival is without a doubt our favourite, and is widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world. They’ve just announced the official selection of the second edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market, and the slate is looking good. Frontières is the first and only international co-production market to connect North America with Europe, in an environment focused specifically on genre film production. The projects to be presented in the market feature an exciting array of filmmakers, from gifted newcomers to world-renowned maestros, coupled with numerous established international producers. The selection of the second edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market will consist of the following 12 projects:
Casting the Runes (Canada / Germany / USA)
Our favourite Aussie hottie here at the Horror Asylum has signed on for her latest genre based credit. The gorgeous Melissa George (below), star of endless horror flicks such as 'The Amityville Horror', 'Turistas' (Aka 'Paradise Lost'), '30 Days of Night' and 'Triangle', has jumped onto ABC's new horror show 'Gothica' and is set to play 'the series' most formidable force'. Melissa will play Fiona Hunter, who is described as 'deliciously cunning woman' by Deadline who reported the casting news. Actress Janet Montgomery plays Grace Van Helsing, a New York journalist who takes over her family's hometown newspaper. The series will be a monster mash-up of a variety of classic iconic horror characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde and Dorian Gray. The series also stars Tom Ellis, Seth Gabel ('Fringe'), Tracie Thoms, Christopher Egan and Raza Jaffrey. »
The last decade or so has seen a plethora of great British horror movies cut a bloody swathe across the world’s cinema and television screens, from Danny Boyle’s un-zombie flick 28 Days Later (2002), through Neil Marshall’s claustrophobic The Descent (2005), to Christopher Smith’s underrated Triangle (2009).
Waking up in a mysterious house, Royal Marine A J Budd (Morgan) finds that he is trapped in an unchanging prison in which he much fight for his life every day against grotesque inhuman opponents. As days stretch into years his only hope of preserving his soul lies with the journals belonging to a former occupant of the house that he discovers hidden in the walls. Written by World War I officer Lieutenant Edward Sterling (Ryan), they help guide Budd in his quest to remain alive, but as their stories begin to interweave the isolation and unceasing violence that both men endure pushes »
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