Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico is an international co-production market for genre films. The market will occur from September 19th through 21st, 2013, which is the first three days of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. 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. This year, 16 projects in development or early pre-production are highlighted.
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.