Magazine article Screen International

Canana Backs Fantastic Market

Magazine article Screen International

Canana Backs Fantastic Market

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Fantastic Fest will host an international genre film co-production market to be co-produced by Mexico's Canana and Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network.

Fantastic Market|Mercado Fantastico will run from Sept 19-26 in Austin, Texas, and spotlight global genre narrative projects with particular emphasis on filmmakers from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the US.

Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort and Cristina Garza, vp of Mundial, Canana's sales joint venture with IM Global, will be among attendees sourcing material.

"The Latin movie-going audience is the only demographic increasing in the US," said Fantastic Fest co-founder and creative director Tim League. "Because of our proximity to Mexico and Latin America, we see a large number of emerging projects from these countries at Fantastic Fest. …

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