The Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous

The Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous takes place during the second weekend of the Fantasia International Film Festival. The Rendez-Vous is an essential site for film sales and industry networking opportunities for the international genre film industry.

The Industry Rendez-Vous features the Frontières International Co-Production Market, the first and only international co-production market to connect North America with Europe and Australasia in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières runs on a transatlantic circuit, with a European edition hosted by the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) in April.

Frontières is a collaborative initiative between Fantasia, BIFF, and Vision-in-Motion, and is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, SODEC and Telefilm Canada. The Rendez-Vous also hosts international buyers and sales agents looking to acquire films from Fantasia’s official line-up. Priority access to Fantasia screenings will be granted to these select badge holders.

2014 marked a record-breaking year for the Rendez-Vous, with over 375 participants, a 30% increase in attendance from 2013. Work-in-progress screenings and a “Meet the Post-Production Companies” session were also added to the event line-up.

The 4th edition of the Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous will take place July 23-26, 2015.

Frontières®Fantasia project submissions will open March 2015.

Rendez-Vous Industry Registration will open May 2015.


Industry Rendez-Vous Registration includes access to the following:

  • One-on-one meeting sessions with a large variety of industry professionals from around the world
  • Panels and workshops on the latest developments and trends in genre film production, financing, and distribution
  • Work-in-progress film screenings
  • Live pitch sessions from 12 selected Frontières projects
  • Fantasia public film screenings & events
  • An on-site and Cinando online video screening library of the Fantasia line-up, in addition to an available rights list

The Fantasia Industry Rendez-Vous is made possible thanks to the generous support of SODEC and Telefilm Canada.

SODEC and Telefilm Canada