US in Progress 4th annual Coproduction Forum (October 22-25, 2014) held during the 5th American Film Festival in Wrocław (October 21-26) targets Polish and
European film professionals to facilitate professional networking with young, independent filmmakers from the United States. It is the only event of its
kind in Europe (except for its sister event held in July at the Champs Elysees Film Festival in Paris. Invitation-only screenings are screening six
independent American feature-length films in the final editing stages, selected out of 40 submissions.
The 2014 US in Progress Wrocław participants:
All will attend the 3-day event in Wrocław.
The 2013 US in Progress partners (who also
provided the prizes – post-production service packages) include Platige
Factory, Alvernia and Soundflower Studio.
This year, Chimney has joined the ranks, while prizes are also being
Producer’s Network at Cannes and Ale Kino+
(TV rights acquisition offer).
Polish post-production studios are welcomed to take part in the program, offer their services or expand their network of potential international clients.In 2013, top prizes went to the producers of the film “Sun Belt Express” (dir. Evan Wolf Buxbaum) and “Lake Los Angeles” (dir. Mike Ott). Both films had their world premieres in the U.S.A and will screen this year in
competition as part of the Spectrum section at the American Film Festival.
The best films from the last Paris (during
the Champs-Elysees Film Festival) and Wrocław editions constitute the
core of AFF
repertoire and, after their world premieres, will compete in the
Festival’s Spectrum section. These include Onur Turkel’s “Summer of Blood,” Leah Meyerhoff’s “I Believe in Unicorns” as well as “Sun Belt Express” and “Lake Los Angeles.”
Importantly, reps of the top European
distributors and sales agents can see unfinished projects and offer
feedback and deals at the
early stages of production (before
screenings at Sundance or Berlinale) enabling the films to break through
to the European market.
The 2014 US in Progress formula is expanded
to include a location scouting tour in Lower Silesia (in partnership
with the Wrocław
Film Commission), as well as a presentation
of Polish projects looking for American co-producers. Polish filmmakers
increasingly seeking North American partners
and are interested in learning more about new and alternative ways to
finance films outside the mainstream system.
For more information about US in Progress visit HERE