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.