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CANNES 2023 Marché du Film

Frontières Platform announces its line-up of genre film projects for the Marché du Film


- The platform, co-organised with the Fantasia International Film Festival, will bring a diverse array of projects to Cannes, ranging from post-apocalyptic thrillers to avant-garde titles

Frontières Platform announces its line-up of genre film projects for the Marché du Film
Director Simon Jaquemet, who is taking part in the Buyers’ Showcase with Electric Child

The Frontières Platform is set to return to Cannes' Marché du Film for another year, presenting a selection of horror, science-fiction, comedy and avant-garde storytelling from emerging talents in the genre film industry. The genre-focused event will take place from 20-21 May and will showcase 14 projects (divided into two groups) for industry professionals. The Frontières Platform is co-organised with the Fantasia International Film Festival.

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The Frontières Proof of Concept Presentation, taking place on Saturday 20 May, will feature seven projects at advanced stages of financing. Participants will present their completed teaser trailers to potential future partners. The selection includes a story set in a post-apocalyptic desert from Montenegro, an eco-thriller from Germany and a Norwegian romantic folk-horror set during the Black Death, among others.

On Sunday 21 May, the Frontières Buyers’ Showcase will feature seven film projects in post-production or which have recently been completed. Some of their footage will be screened to potential buyers, sales agents and festival programmers. The selection includes a supernatural revenge story from the USA, a Swiss sci-fi computer thriller revolving around AI and parenthood, a Ukrainian post-apocalyptic space story and an adapted zombie story from Canada, among others. Both pitching session events will be held at the Marché du Film in Cannes and will be available for viewing on the Marché du Film Online platform.

Here is the full line-up of the projects selected for the Frontières Platform:

Buyers’ Showcase

Bury Me When I’m DeadPatrick Clement (USA)
Producers: Amanda Freedman, Nicholas Santos

Den Mother CrimsonSiluck Saysanasy (Canada)
Producers: J Joly, George Assimakopoulos, Katarina Kovecses (Branded to Film)

Electric Child – Simon Jaquemet (Switzerland/Germany/Netherlands)
Producers: Michela Pini, Aurelius Eisenreich, Simon Jaquemet, Judith Lichteneckert, Titus Kreyenberg, Raymond van der Kaaij

Hostile Dimensions Graham Hughes (UK)
Producers: Graham Hughes, Evrim Ersoy

Huntress Annick Blanc (Canada)
Producer: Midi La Nuit

U Are the Universe Pavlo Ostrikov (Ukraine)
Producer: ForeFilms

We Are Zombies RKSS (France/Canada)
Producers: Laurent Baudens, Christian Larouche, Fabrice Giger, Pierre Spengler

Proof of Concept Presentation

Absolution – Filip Kovačević (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Montenegro)
Producers: Filip Kovačević, Đorđe Stanković, Vukota Antunović (Void Pictures)

Dark Tide Peter Ricq (Canada)
Producers: Hangar 18 Media, GoodBye Productions, League Productions

Paws Lukas Rinker (Germany)
Producer: Neopol Film

Pesta Hanne Berkaak (Norway)
Producers: Tonje Skar Reiersen, Lise Fearnley (Mikrofilm)

Quest of the Gods George Moïse (USA)
Producer: Terraform Pictures

The Second Woman Zach Gayne (Canada)
Producers: Precious Chong, Party Hunks Inc

Upiro Óscar Martín (Spain)
Producer: Elena Muñoz

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