Fantasia genre festival unveils co-production forum lineup

Canada has four projects in the co-pro forum, including Bruce McDonald's Pontypool Changes, and Pork Chop, by director Sid Zanforlin.
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Fantasia International Film Festival is launching a co-production forum to connect North-American, European and Australasian genre film projects.

Fantasia’s upcoming 16th edition will feature the Frontières International Co-Production Market, with Canada being represented by Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool Changes, based on a script by Tony Burgess, and Pork Chop, by director Sid Zanforlin, who co-wrote the script with Chris Bavota.

And the Canadian filmmaking duo of Caroline Labrèche and Steve Léonard will bring their low-budget genre pics Sans Dessein and Radius to Fantasia to explore co-production possibilities.

In all, 14 projects will be match-made in Montreal, including Australia’s Blood Borne, by writer/director Fin Edquist, and and Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s Keep Quiet.

The Fantasia International Film Festival is set to run in Montreal from July 19 to Aug. 7, 2012.