The 2014 edition of Fantastic Market will take place from September 18 - 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The call for submissions, which will include both pitches and works-in-progress, will open in late March 2014. Updated submission requirements will be made available at that time. The market website will also be completely revamped to provide a better user experience.
Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico is an international co-production market for genre films. Fantastic Market highlights new genre narrative projects from across the world with a particular emphasis on filmmakers from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Latino filmmakers in the United States. The goal of the market is to connect international film projects with potential production partners, sales agents, and distributors.
Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort. CANANA, the Mexican production and distribution outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Julian Levin is co-producing the market alongside filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey network. Cristina Garza, Vice President of MUNDIAL, CANANA’s sales joint venture with IM Global, is sourcing projects from the region.