Nordisk Film & TV Fond initiative will bring a cool Nordic breeze at Montreal’s Frontières genre co-production market (July 20-23).
During the Panel Nordic Genre Boost held on July 22 in Montreal, Petri Kemppinen, Head of Nordisk Film & TV Fond will discuss the state of Nordic genre filmmaking and its place on the international market, with the creators and distributors of three projects at various stages that received development support from the scheme: Lake Bodom’s producer Aleksi Hyvärinen (Don Films), sales agent Fabien Westerhoff (Constellation) and US distributor Sam Zimmerman (Shudder), Border’s exec producer Louis Tisné (Elastic Film) and Memory of Water’s producer Mark Lwoof (Bufo) and director Saara Saarela.
Lindsay Peters, Frontières Market Director said: "The Nordic Genre Boost has played an incredibly important role in the continued development of Nordic genre talent and from the beginning has taken a very astute approach to helping these projects position themselves in the international market. We're very much looking forward to highlighting the accomplishments of this great initiative with Nordisk Film & TV Fond, next month at Frontières."
The Finnish dystopian eco-drama Memory of Water based on Emmi Itäranta’s best-selling eponymous novel will also be pitched to 450 genre savvy industry professionals in Montreal, alongside 19 other projects in development, including the Swedish/Danish project Zoo by Antonio Tublén (Pingpong Film).
The 21st Fantasia International Film Festival unspooling July 13-August 2nd, will open with the North American premiere of Jung Byung-gil's action thriller The Villainess. A dozen festival titles have been unveiled so far such as Luc Besson’s sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Dome Karukoski’s Tom of Finland.
The entire programme of 130 films will be announced on July 5. For further information about Nordic Genre Boost,