In 2020 the festival will be running from November 5-15th in conjunction with the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival in a hybrid form.
Producers should apply by the final date September 13th (Sunday, noon EST) and send US-produced narrative feature projects that are in post-production stages. When international travel is uncertain due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, US in Progress will take place virtually on a secure online platform. For this edition, we are looking for projects:
— in post-production 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.
— with no US or international premiere nor European sales representation prior to November 16th.
Selected projects will compete for:
— NEW! $5,000 cash award for post production in Poland provided by the Polish Film Institute.
— acquisition offer from Canal + group (Ale Kino+)
— Cannes Marche Producers’ Network 2021 fee.
US in Progress also offers:
— exposure to and feedback from European buyers and film festival programmers;
— networking opportunities;
— online presentations of Polish projects looking for partners in the US;
— online panel discussions and presentations of Polish co-production incentives;
US in Progress is a unique industry event that aims to foster collaboration between American independent filmmakers and European (Polish in particular) film industry.
The last Wroclaw edition attracted more than 50 buyers and producers. Sundance, Berlin, IFFR, Tribeca and SXSW festivals in 2020 saw World Premieres of USiP's alumni: Beast Beast by Danny Madden, Sweet Thing by Alexandre Rockwell, Slow Machine by Joe DeNardo and Paul Felton, The Carnivores by Caleb Michael Johnson, My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To by Jonathan Cuartas, and Materna by David Gutnik.
This year's selection will be announced in late September.