Source: Fantastic Fest/The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Austin, TX – Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – Fantastic Fest is proud to announce work-in-progress and special screenings for the third edition of its international genre co-production market: Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.The market runs from September 24 – 26, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest runs from September 24 – October 1, 2015.
This year’s Fantastic Market includes an exclusive work-in-progress screening of Sebastian and Federico Rostein’s upcoming horror film TERROR 5. Exclusive previews and teasers for upcoming films such as Rigoberto Castañeda’s KM 31 NO RETURN, Rodrigo Susarte’s INVUNCHE (THE MONSTER WITHIN) and Jonathan Ostos Yaber’s THE MORPHABLE MAN will also be presented.
This year, Fantastic Market will also host screenings of features and shorts by filmmakers who are presenting projects at Fantastic Market. These screenings include Santiago Cendejas’ PLAN SEXENAL as well as shorts EL GIGANTE by Gigi Saul Guerro and DISCO INFIERNO by Alice Waddington. “Screening features and shorts at Fantastic Market is a logical progression from screening works-in-progress and previews,” says market director Rodney Perkins. “For example, the team behind EL GIGANTE is pitching a feature-length version of the short at the market. It makes sense to screen the short as well. All of these films are clear evidence of the talent of their respective filmmakers.”
The market screenings are as follows:
WORK IN PROGRESS
Co-Directors: Sebastián Rotstein (First Feature), Federico Rotstein (First Feature)
Producers: Federico Rotstein, Sebastián Rotstein, Sebastián Perillo (THE VAMPIRE SPIDER, PHASE 7), Daniel Werner (SHOWROOM, THE TREAD IN FOG, THE INNOCENCE OF THE SPIDER, MAYTLAND)
Girls. Boys. Men. Women. French Kissing. Sex. Blood. Screams. Suspense. Violence. Rage. Justice. All in one night.
KM 31 NO RETURN (KM 31 SIN RETORNO)
Director: Rigoberto Castañeda
Producers: Alexis Fridman (MEXICO’S MOST WANTED, AFTER LUCIA, THE SNITCH CARTEL, KM31), Fernando Rovzar (MEXICO’S MOST WANTED, CASA DE MI PADRE, SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ, KM31), Erica Sánchez (MEXICO’S MOST WANTED, AFTER LUCIA, SAVING PRIVATE PEREZ)
After 7 years, officer Martín Ugalde discovers the myth, the legend, has not finished yet… There are still spirits in rage…
THE MONSTER WITHIN (INVUNCHE)
Chile / Argentina
Director: Rodrigo Susarte (VENTANA)
Producers: Florencia Larrea (AURORA, HERE I AM HERE I’M NOT), Josefina Undurraga (I AM NOT LORENA), Gregorio González (THE MAID, ROMAN’S CIRCUIT, THURSDAY TILL SUNDAY), Hernán Musaluppi (SUNSTROKES, SIDEWALLS, GIANT, EL CUSTODIO)
In an isolated military encampment in the far south of Chile, three teenagers plan to take revenge against their parents, bringing to life a terrifying mythological being that they hope will become the protector of their generation: the Invunche.
THE MORPHABLE MAN
Director: Jonathan Ostos Yaber (First Feature)
Producers: Victor Shuchleib (THE INCIDENT), Isaac Ezban (THE INCIDENT, THE SIMILARS), Jonathan Ostos Yaber, Yemile Bucay
How many times have you been transformed by love?
Director: Santiago Cendejas (First Feature)
Producers: Gerardo Naranjo (MISS BALA, VOY A EXPLOTAR), Santiago Cendejas
During a night of black-out and civil unrest in Mexico City, a Stranger appears outside Juan and Mercedes’ home and puts their marriage to the test.
Director: Alice Waddington
Producers: Alice Waddington, Yadira Ávalos
A weary hell minion is on a mission to rescue her boss.
EL GIGANTE (short film)
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero
Producer: Raynor Shima
A deranged maniac in a Luchador mask named El Gigante who wrestles his prey to the mat in a grisly entertainment ritual of thrill-packed culinary prep for his cannibalistic family.
About Fantastic Market:
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.
CANANA was founded in 2005 by Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Pablo Cruz. Over the past 9 years, CANANA has produced over twenty films including
Abel, Luna’s first feature length film, Sin Nombre, Miss Bala, directed by Gerardo Naranjo, and most recently, the English language film Chavez, directed by Luna.
In 2012, CANANA expanded its operations in the U.S. with CANANA L.A., bridging the talent pool between Latin America and the U.S. with such projects as A Man Must Die, a political thriller produced in collaboration with Focus Features, with Naranjo set to direct.
In Mexico, CANANA boasts a television division which produced Soy Tu Fan, starring Ana Claudia Talancón, and Niño Santo, as well as a distribution outlet, CANANA Presenta, which has released more than 50 arthouse titles including No, Let the Right One In, The White Ribbon, and Pina, among others. In 2009, the company launched CANANA OnDemand, a digital distribution arm working with nine digital platforms in Latin America. Ambulante, CANANA’s traveling documentary film festival in Mexico has brought over 300 documentaries to communities across the country over the last seven years and received more than 100,000 admissions in its latest edition.
About Fantastic Fest:
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, RED DAWN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND and RED while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Andy and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Karl Urban, Josh Hartnett, The RZA, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. Fantastic Fest also features world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films. Fantastic Fest has seen the acquisition of many titles, including BULLHEAD, KILL LIST, MONSTERS, KLOWN, THE FP, PENUMBRA, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, VANISHING WAVES, COMBAT GIRLS and I DECLARE WAR. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Alamo Drafthouse has been named the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly, Wired and TIME. Variety included Fantastic Fest in a list of “10 Film Festivals We Love,” and was also named one of the “25 coolest film festivals” by Moviemaker Magazine.
Presenting Sponsors for Fantastic Fest include Texas’ own Shiner Beer, whose family of products will be featured throughout the festival, as well as Chiller, the only cable channel devoted to delivering round-the-clock scares, and El Rey Network, the genre busting cable network from maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez!
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 20-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Birth. Movies. Death, an entertainment content platform edited by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.