Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions
As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?"
Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the Frontières International Co-Production Market pitch sessions. Buyers, sellers, financers and lesser hanger-ons like myself (festival programmer) shook the cobwebs from travelling the day before to see twelve projects chosen to participate in this year's market. Each project was given fifteen minutes to convince us that their project was worthy of our investments.
In no particular order I have chosen my top five pitches. If I had a million dollars I would "buy their love". Based on the quality of their presentations and the ideas and concepts for their films It would come as no surprise to me if these projects got some sort of co-production help by the end of this weekend.
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