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Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America.

 


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Fantasia July 24-27 - Industry Rendez-Vous - Genre Films Behind the Scenes

The 3rd edition of the
FANTASIA INDUSTRY RENDEZ-VOUS
July 24-27
CONCORDIA
EV BUILDING 7TH FLOOR

Admission to the market area is restricted to the industry and press badgeholders.

 

THE CONFERENCES


PRESENTATION: SHOOTING IN QUEBEC Film students are welcome to attend the conference for free, conditional on available space once badge holders have been seated.

Thursday, July 24, 16:00–17:00, J.A. De Sève Theatre 
An overview of the many incentives available to shoot in Québec for foreign productions (International co-production subsidies in partnership with Québec producers, tax credits for local production or post-production, as well as support with production details), making Quebec a sought-after film and television production center. 
Speaker: Cyril Loreau (Quebec Film and Television Council)

PANEL: EARLY PRODUCTION INVOLVEMENT OF POST-PRODUCTION PARTNERS 
Friday, July 25, 16:00–17:00, J.A. De Sève Theatre 
Genre film typically requires a great amount of special effects in post-production. Some post-production companies invest in films as co-producers, others remain service providers but get involved early-on in pre-production, making the post process more effective from the onset. Different experiences will be discussed. 
Speakers: Jean-François Ferland (Alchemy24) / Sean Wheelan (Filmgate) / Alexandre Domingue (Post-Moderne) / Brendan McCarthy (Fantastic Films) / Ara Khanikian (Rodeo FX)

PRESENTATION & PANEL: CREATING PROOF-OF-CONCEPT VIDEOS FOR FINANCING AND PRESALES 
Saturday, July 26, 15:30–17:00, J.A. De Sève Theatre 
Genre film typically requires a great amount of special effects in post-production. Some post-production companies invest in films as co-producers, others remain service providers but get involved early-on in pre-production, making the post process more effective from the onset. Different experiences will be discussed. 
Speakers: Jean-François Ferland (Alchemy24) / Sean Wheelan (Filmgate) / Alexandre Domingue (Post-Moderne) / Brendan McCarthy (Fantastic Films) / Ara Khanikian (Rodeo FX)

PANEL: LESSONS LEARNED IN CROWDFUNDING AND CROWDSOURCING 
Sunday, July 27, 14:00–17:00, J.A. De Sève Theatre 
Harnessing the power of the crowd has become a ubiquitous subject in film, from its financing to its exhibition and merchandising. Over the past few years, everyone has been learning by doing as it keeps evolving. What lessons can be taken from recent campaigns? 
Speakers: Jake Craven (Gathr) / Kevin Finn (ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE) / Alexandra Marvar (VHX) / Charles Muzard (LAZY BOYS) / Ayah Norris (Indiegogo) / George Schmalz (Kickstarter) / Mark Selby (WHY HORROR?)

NEW SPECIAL SESSIONS:

Admission is restricted to the industry badgeholders.

MEET THE POST-PRODUCTION COMPANIES 
Presentation by various post-production companies of their recent achievements and what services they offer, followed by discussions with attending producers. 
Participating companies: ACE Image Factory / Alchemy24 / BUF / Frima FX / Mikros Image / Oblique FX / Post-Moderne / Rodeo FX / Vision Globale Creative Services

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 
A new event at the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous that offers exclusive sneak-peek clips of films currently in post-production to distributors and festival programmers attending the market. 
Participating films: JUNE by L. Gustavo Cooper / REDEEMER by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza / SOME KIND OF HATE by Adam Egypt Mortimer / SPRING by Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead / TURBO KID by RKSS / WE ARE STILL HERE by Ted Geoghegan / WHY HORROR? by Nicolas Kleiman & Rob Lindsay

FANTASIA FILM MARKET

In addition to the co-production market, the Industry Rendez-Vous has been hosting a Film Market, to support the sales efforts for the features that are part of Fantasia International Film Festival's programming. Sales agents and producers are provided with a privileged opportunity to meet with prospective buyers. An on-site and online (via Cinando) video screening room is offered for their convenience, as well as an available rights list.

THE FRONTIERES  INTERNATIONAL CO_PRODUCTION FILM MARKET


Now in its 4th edition, Frontières is the first international co-production market to concentrate specifically on genre film production, joining North American and European directors, producers, sales agents, distributors and other industry professionals.

In April of 2014, Frontières expanded to Europe, with a first edition (its third overall) at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

The 4th edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market once again presents 24 film projects.

For more information and news on Frontières, please visit FrontieresMarket.com

FRONTIÈRES PROJECTS 
DEAD NOON (Luxembourg) by Jeff Desom 
EMERGENCE (Lithuania) by Kristina Buozyte & Bruno Samper 
EXTRA ORDINARY (Ireland) by Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman 
THE EXTRACTOR (Quebec) by Gavin Michael Booth & Mark A. Krupa 
THE GODLESS (UK) by Simon Rumley 
LOVE SICK (USA) by Todd E. Freeman 
THE OFFING (USA) by David Prior 
PRINT THE LEGEND (Germany) by Andreas Schaap 
REVELATIONS (Canada) by George Mihalka 
RITE OF THE WITCH GODDESS (Canada/USA) by James Sizemore 
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD (Portugal) by João Alves 
VAPORETTO 13 (Quebec) by Gabriel Pelletier

FRONTIÈRES PROJECTS 
A WORLD WAR II FAIRYTALE: THE MAKING OF MICHAEL MANN’S THE KEEP (UK / USA / France) by Stewart Buck 
BLACK HORIZON (Ireland) by George Kane 
CE QU’ELLE A DANS LE VENTRE (Quebec) by Martin Thibodeau 
HEARTBREAKERS (Quebec) by Pat Kiely 
HOUSE OF STAIRS (Quebec) by Jacob Tierney 
LAST BLOOD (Germany / USA / UK) by Simon Hunter 
MARK OF KANE (Canada) Director TBD 
MULTIPLIER (Mexico / Quebec) by Rodrigo Hernández 
THE PASSENGER (Quebec) by Olivier Sabino 
THE SANDMAN (Germany / Canada) by Dario Argento 
THE SATURN PARTICLE RAMPAGE (USA, Canada, Australia) by Kerry Prior 
TO BE CONTINUED... (Canada) by Rob Gran

 

 

 

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Since its inception in 1996, Fantasia has been a showcase for the most exciting, innovative and individualistic examples of contemporary international genre cinema. It has become a hugely popular Montreal summer tradition for over 79 000 festival-goers.

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"THE MOST IMPORTANT AND PRESTIGIOUS GENRE FILM FESTIVAL ON THIS CONTINENT."

— Quentin Tarantino

"ONE OF THE BEST GENRE FILM FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD."

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"THIS IS WHAT I LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE SUMMER. FANTASIA IS IT FOR ME. IT'S THE ONLY FESTIVAL I EVER WENT TO AS A FAN."

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