US in Progress Wrocław 2016 submissions are now
open. This little-known event in
Poland offers American indie filmmakers one of the biggest opportunities in the
world to meet the international trade in an intimate and fun setting. Every year one of the films here seems
to make it into Sundance. The
filmmakers get to know European buyers, sellers and programmers. The great thing about European film
festivals is that they do not take your money and then refuse your film. They cost nothing to apply and can make
your reputation abroad.
Submissions are now open for the sixth edition of
the US in Progress (October 26-29), a co-production forum held in
Wroclaw, during 7. American Film Festival. Applications for
projects will be open until August 15, 2016. No entry fee
US in Progress is a unique event presenting
independent American projects in final production stages to top European buyers
(sales agents, distributors and festival programmers), post-production houses
and festivals in order to help them achieve completion and to foster the
circulation and general exposure of American independent work in Europe. The
forum is composed of invitees-only screenings of the American feature
narratives in rough-cut stage with a filmmaker-producer teams in attendance.
Formal one-to-one talks and informal meetings further facilitate networking and
Applications are open for US-produced narrative
feature projects in post-production stage:
looking for completion money, services and sales
agent or European distribution
projects in post-production when applying, with
at least 30 min of the film edited and to reach feature format by the
presentation date. If selected, the feature length version of the rough/fine
cut will be presented. No excerpts or trailers will be accepted.
projects with no US or international premiere nor
European sales representation prior to October 2016 are eligible.
To the selected 4-6 projects the organizers will
a flight to Poland for 1 team member and
accommodation during 3 day US in Progress (October 26-29) in Wrocław, Poland
networking opportunities during the American Film
Festival parties and events
post-production and promotion packages worth of
exposure to the European buyers in a friendly
in Progress alumni that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2016 included:
• “The Loner” directed
by Daniel Y Grove
Mike Ott and Nathan Silver’s “Actor Martinez“
• “Live Cargo‘ by
Deb Shoval’s “AWOL“
US in Progress take place twice yearly, in Paris,
France (June, 7-14) during Champs-Elysées Film Festival and in Wroclaw hosted
by the American Film Festival in fall (October 25-30,
2016). Paris edition submissions have just closed and we are looking forward to
receiving your work for Wroclaw edition.
After being called one of ’25 Coolest Film
Festivals of the World’, American Film Festival has been recently placed on
the MovieMaker‘s list of “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2016”.
The magazine assures that American Film Festival plays a tight
collection of the year’s best American indie films, as well as the two-day U.S.
in Progress event for works-in-progress (winners receive handy post-production
packages). And if shooting in Poland appeals to you, AFF should be your
favorite resource: Participants enjoy presentations from the Polish Film
Institute, Polish production and post-production houses, and a field trip of
Poland and Lower Silesia shooting locations.