The initiative has the objective of promoting the completion of Latin-American feature films faced with difficulties at the post-production stage and of promoting their international distribution. The films must have a running time of more than 60 minutes and must be totally or partially produced by production companies in Latin American countries.
Films in Progress has contributed to the completion and dissemination of remarkable Latin American productions. Films presented at the last three editions of Films in Progress, such as "Matar a un hombre" (To Kill a Man) and "Aquí no ha pasado nada" (Much Ado about Nothing) by Alejandro Fernández Almendras, "Historia del miedo" (History of Fear) by Benjamín Naishtat, "Ixcanul" by Jayro Bustamante, "La Mujer de Barro" (The Mud Woman) by Sergio Castro, "Mi amiga del Parque" (My Friend from the Park) by Ana Katz or "Rara" by Pepa San Martín have gone on to participate and garner awards at important international festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam and Sundance.
Films in Progress 30 and the V Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum will run on the same dates, seeking to generate professional synergies, foster co-productions and the international circulation of films.
Films in Progress Industry Award granted by the companies Daniel Goldstein, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Iberia, Laserfilm Cine y Video, Nephilim Producciones, No problem Sonido, and Wanda Visión. The award consists of the post-production of a film until obtaining a DCP subtitled in English and its distribution in Spain.
Ibermedia TV Films in Progress Award, going to the winning film of the Films in Progress Industry Award. Granted by the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CACI) by means of the Ibermedia Program, the award consists of including the film in the Grant Program for Television Broadcast: authorization of non-exclusive broadcasting on Ibermedia TV and Ibermedia Digital for the value of USD25,000 (full-length feature film) or USD15,000 (documentary).