Two projects featured as works in progress at US in Progress Wrocław last October had their premieres in two major film events.Matt Sobel‘s “Take Me to the River” screened at Sundance’15 NEXT section, while “Stinking Heaven” by Nathan Silver was presented in
Rotterdam IFF at the same time.
US in Progress Paris 2015 call for entries is still open.
US in Progress
presents independent US films in final production stages to European buyers, post-production houses and festivals in order to help them achieve completion
and to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe.
The initiative involves two yearly get-togethers at two festivals (Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris in June and American Film Festival in Wroclaw in October).
A call for entries for Paris edition is open till April 1st 2015. Application form and Terms and Conditions can be found
They are looking for:
– narrative feature projects at rough-cut stage or during production (30 min of footage) to reach at least 60 minutes by June
– with U.S. based producers
– film projects in need of for completion money, services and sales agent or European distribution
– films with no U.S. or international premiere nor European sales representation prior to June 9th, 2015
intending to reach out to European market.
US in Progress Paris
will take place in the scope of Champs-Elysées Film Festival on June 09-11 2015 in Paris.
US in Progress Paris selection committee will pick 4 to 5 projects (rough & fine cuts) and invite the filmmaker/ producer to
participate in intense networking in with top European sales agents, distributors and festival programmers at the Eiffel Tower.
The event will take form of
two days of exclusive screenings of the the selected projects (behind closed doors, for registered guests only) and one-to-one meetings. On top of
contracts resulting from the presentations and meetings, a
jury made of professionals (Europa Distribution, Producer’s Network, Ciné +, Commune Image, Eaux Vives Productions, Firefly, Titra-TVS) will award one
of the selected works in progress.
The awarded movie will receive a package of post-production and promotion services in kind.
Read more about the program here.