Variety is reporting on an international genre buffet.
Steeping this year’s Cannes in late-night carnage and eerie fantasy, Blood Window, Ventana Sur’s genre film market, will team with the world’s top six fantastic film fests for five Blood Window Midnight Galas of Latin American genre movies.
Four event partners collaborate to select one film each at the Blood Window Galas: Austin’s Fantastic Fest, Spain’s Sitges-Catalonia Festival, the Puchon Fantastic Fest, and the Frontieres Co-production Market, a joint venture of Montreal’s Fantasia Fest, Vision-in-Motion and Brussels Festival.
As at Blood Window, Mexico’s Morbido Fest will prize the best film at the Screenings with a mix of post-production services and Mexican distribution.
Instancing the growing diversification of Latin American genre production, the first Blood Window Midnight Galas line-up includes two sci-fi movies – The Incident and Fallen Cape – plus a rabies outbreak movie with Sapphic undertones: Darkness by Day (pictured).
Put forward by South