Extended deadline to submit unfinished films to US in Progress Wrocław!

Independent US filmmakers have more time to submit their works in progress to the annual US in Progress Wrocław – the deadline has been extended until 4th September 2013.

US in Progress Wrocław is a two-day works-in-progress event targeted at American independent filmmakers and European buyers. It will take place in the scope of 4. American Film Festival in Wrocław, Poland on October 23-25, 2013.

US in Progress Wrocław (formerly Gotham in Progress) was started in 2011 by the New Horizons Association and Black Rabbit Film. In 2012, the event expanded to Paris, where it was part of Sophie Dulac’s Champs-Elysées Film Festival). It 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 next event has the form of two days of exclusive screenings (behind closed doors, for registered guests only) and one-to-one meetings.

The organizers are looking for US indie soon-to-be-finished films at post-production stage (rough cuts).

Extended Deadline!: September 4, 2013, no entry fee.

Us in Progress Wrocław On-line Application Form

The application requirements for the films are the following:

  • Narrative only (no documentaries).
  • Expected duration minimum 60 minutes (feature-length).
  • At least one production company needs to be US-based.
  • Films looking for completion money, services, sales agent or European distribution. Film with no US or international premiere
  • Film with no international sales agent attached
  • Only one film in post-production per production company can be submitted.
  • At least 30 min of the film edited by September 4th , to reach feature format (rough or final cuts) by 5th Oct. Please note: Once selected the project has to be presented in in full in the near-to-completion stage (feature length) on October 23-25 in Wrocław.

The list of accepted projects and a list of buyers/co-producers present will be announced October 1, 2013 on www.americanfilmfestival.pl and www.blackrabbitfilm.com.

The US filmmakers of 5 selected films will be invited to present their projects in the near-to-completion stage (feature length) in the historical city of Wrocław during American Film Festival (October 23-25).

Around 25 key European buyers will attend as well.

As a bonus to contracts resulting from the presentations and meetings, a jury made of professionals will distribute among the selected works the awards composed of post-production services from European partner companies. These are:

  • DI service worth $10,000.00 at Platige Image (Warsaw),
  • DI service worth $10,000.00 at DI Factory (Warsaw),
  • Postproduction services up to the value of 10 000 $ (excluding processing of camera negative and/or digital intermediate negative, 35mm filmout) at Alvernia Studios (Krakow),
  • Soundtrack composed by Maciej Zielinski worth $10,000.00,  or effects and ambient sounds editing at Soundflower Studio (Warsaw),
  • Complete foley work at Soundplace (Warsaw) worth $10,000.00,
  • Digital master (DCP) from DCinex (Belgium) worth $5,000.00,
  • Subtitling from VSI (Paris) worth $3,000.00,
  • Promotion services from Europa Distribution,
  • Free registration at Producers Network during Cannes Marche du Film.

Previous films presented at US in Progress Wrocław included, among others: I Used To Be Darker by Matt Porterfield, American Milkshake by David Andalman (Sundance 2013), Hide Your Smiling Faces by Daniel Carbone (Berlinale Generation, Tribeca), Bluebird by Lance Edmands (Tribeca, Karlovy Vary), Jason Cortlund& Julia Halperin’s Now, Forager: a Film About Love and Fungi (Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, Gotham Awards nominee), Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine (SXSW, Edinburgh IFF, Gotham Awards nominee) and Devyn Waitt’s Not Waving But Drowning (Sarasota FF, world sales by French sales agent).

US in Progress Wrocław is supported by the City of Wrocław, Embassy of the United States in Warsaw and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

For more information please contact:

New Horizons Association/AFF:
Ula Śniegowska, ula@snh.org.pl / Jan Naszewski, jan@snh.org.pl

Black Rabbit Film: Adeline Monzier, adeline@blackrabbitfilm.com

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