Wallimage accompanies the Frontières platform during the Cannes Film Market.

  • 14.05.2020

Victim like all other recent cinematographic events of the Covid-19 crisis, the Frontiers Platform is forced to reinvent itself.

As usual, at the end of February we participated in the financing and development forum held this year in Kalskrona. We particularly supervised a Norwegian project… which could be shot in Wallonia at the beginning of next year. One more beautiful story to be filed in our Fantastic Wallonia catalog.

Since then, Frontiers has been revamped following the departure of its director Lindsay Peeters and her team, replaced by a well-known face in the industry, Swiss Annick Mahnert, recognized for her international expertise in the field of genre film.

Frontiers also had to adjust to the cancellations of the Cannes Film Festival and the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, its other usual home base. In both cases, Frontiers will be there. In virtual form, of course.

The Montreal phase will take place as planned from July 23 to 26 with pitches, conferences, meetings and individual online meetings. No Wallimage BBQ this year, but we will be on the roof of Concordia University next year for the launch of the event, I promise !

The Cannes event will take place on Thursday 25 June with two sessions at 10am and 2pm, respectively dedicated to screenings of excerpts from completed films or films in the process of being completed, and to proofs of concept of projects selected during the previous Montreal or Swedish presentations.

A very good news for all the professionals of the cinema specialized in the film of genre for which Frontiers is an event from now on impossible to circumvent, to mark of three white stones, each year.

Funded by the Government of Canada, this three-headed event is as usual supported by Wallimage, the only French-speaking European fund in the forefront of this field, alongside the Nederlands Filmfond, the Norsk filminstitutt, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.