Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Marché, Frontières Launch Genre Partnership

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Marché, Frontières Launch Genre Partnership

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Cannes Marché and genre market Frontières are teaming up to launch series of genre events at this year's market in May.

The series is a precursor to a potential packaging and financing forum for genre filmmakers in Europe next year. Cannes and Frontières are in discussion with potential partners on the forum.

At this year's Marché, the duo will organise presentations of four work-in-progress genre films, a showcase examining the future of virtual reality in genre cinema and a networking mixer at the Plage des Palmes.

The duo plan to expand the offering at the 2017 Cannes market, with a slate of programming including pitching sessions and industry panels.

Frontières, the horror and sci-fifocused co-production market created in 2012, recently concluded its latest edition at the Brussels International Fantastic FilmFestvial. The market featured over 200 participants from 30 countries. …

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