Magazine article Screen International

Fantastic Fest Unveils Market Projects

Magazine article Screen International

Fantastic Fest Unveils Market Projects

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Fantastic Fest has announced the 15 projects in the second edition of its international co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.

Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell run the market, set to take place from September 18-20 in Austin, Texas.

Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz's Mexican company Canana co-produces the event with Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network.

Mundial vp Cristina Garza (pictured) is sourcing projects from the region.

"The public response to this year's call for submissions was astounding," said market director Perkins. "The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely pleased to present these filmmakers to the world."

The projects are:

Invunche (Chile), Rodrigo Susarte;

The Gray Beyond (Chile-Japan), Alejandro Fernandez Almendreas;

Offspring (Colombia), Federico Durán;

Havana: Vampire Territory (Cuba), Carlos;

Lunik 3 (Mexico), Antonio Zavala Kugler;

The Shore (Mexico), Juan Felipe Orozco;

Rogue (Reo) (Brazil-Argentina), Emiliano Romero;

Eat Me (Mexico), David Michan;

Once Upon A Time In Jerusalem (Spain), David Muñoz and Adrián Cardona;

The Waking Hours (Uruguay), Santiago González;

The Shadowdwellers (US), director TBD;

The Turned (US), Andrés Rosende;

The Darkness Of The Road (US), Eduardo Rodriguez;

Hurt (US), Pablo Proenza; and

Fierce (US-Spain), Francisco Lorite. …

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