Catch up on the latest news from Fantastic Market.
As we prepare to open the submission period for 2015 Fantastic Market pitches and works-in-progress, we would like to provide a series of market-related updates.
In December 2014, Fantastic Market participated in the 2nd edition of Blood Window at Ventana Sur. Two Blood Window projects were selected to participate in the 2015 edition of Fantastic Market: 1) DESALMADOS from Armando Fonesca and Raphael Borghi; and 2) ENDEMONIADOS (DEMON DRIVEN) from Ramiro Garcia Bogliano.
Adrian Garcia Bogliano's film SCHERZO DIABOLICO was featured as a work-in-progress at the 2014 Fantastic Market. The film, which has since been completed, will make its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2015.
- Isaac Ezban has been very busy since his film EL INCIDENTE was pitched at the inaugural 2013 Fantastic Market. The completed film premiered at 2014 Fantastic Fest and has had an extensive tour of the international festival circuit, including dates at Busan, Vancouver, Sitges, and numerous other festivals. In late 2014, EL INCIDENTE was picked up for international sales by Shoreline Entertainment. A work-in-progress version of Ezban's latest film THE SIMILARS screened at Blood Window in December 2014 and will be ready in the near future. Finally, Variety has reported that Ezban is now signed with the Paradigm Talent Agency.
Jorge Michel Grau's project YAMAHA 300, which is currently in pre-production, debuted at the 2013 Fantastic Market. Uncorked Production is the US co-producer on the film. Variety recently reported that Jorge Michel Grau is now represented by the Paradigm Talent Agency.
Alejandro Brugues, who directed JUAN OF THE DEAD, has been a consistent presence at Fantastic Fest and Fantastic Market. His project THE WRONG PLACE was pitched at the 2013 Fantastic Market. Brugues, along with Claudia Calivno, is also a producer on Carlos Lechuga's 2014 market project HAVANA: VAMPIRE TERRITORY. It has recently been announced that Brugues is directing an episode of the FROM DUSK TIL DAWN television show for the El Rey Network.
Fantastic Market will once again participate in the special Blood Window midnight galas at this year's Marche Du Film. Fantastic Market's selection will be announced in April 2015.
The dates for the 2015 edition of Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico are set for September 24th - 26th; Fantastic Fest will occur from September 24 - October 31st. Stay tuned for a full announcement regarding 2015 submissions, which will begin in early April.