Kendra and Beth by Dean Peterson

Participants and partners of US in Progress Wrocław 2020 announced

"The World to Come" will open 11th American Film Festival New Formula for the 20th New Horizons and the 11th American Film Festival

The tenth edition of the US in Progress co-production forum will be held online from the 11th till the 13th of November 2020, as a part of the 11th edition of the American Film Festival in Wrocław. 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.

The event aims to facilitate professional networking among European and Polish film professionals and independent filmmakers from the United States. Invite-only online work in progress screenings will feature nine projects selected from numerous submissions of independent American feature-length films in the final editing stages. 

Congratulations to the 2020 US in Progress Wrocław participants:

  • Disfluency by Anna Baumgarten, prod. Danny Mooney, Elaine Hastings Edell, Anna Baumgarten, Jim Cummings (EP), Ben Wiessner (EP)
  • Have a Nice Life by Prashanth Kamalakanthan, prod. Artemis Shaw
  • Homebody by Joseph Sackett, prod. Joy Jorgensen
  • Kendra and Beth by Dean Peterson, prod. Reilly Myklebust, Dean Peterson
  • Ludi by Edson Jean, prod. Fabiola Rodriguez, Mark Pulaski
  • Superior by Erin Vassilopoulos, prod. Benjamin Cohen, Grant Curatola, Patrick Donovan
  • The Boardinghouse Reach by Geoff Marslett, prod. Meryem Ersoz, Geoff Marslett, Melodie Sisk, David Arquette (EP), Lily Gladstone (EP), Kiowa Gordon (EP), Bill Way (EP)
  • To The Moon by Scott Friend, prod. Cate Smierciak, Everett Hendler, Stephanie Randall, Gabe Wilson
  • We’re All Going to the World’s Fair by Jane Schoenbrun, prod. Sarah Winshall, Carlos Zozaya

The directors and/or producers will attend the virtual event and have a chance to network with top European festival programmers and buyers (Berlinale, Rotterdam, Tribeca, Venice, Films Boutique, Memento, The Match Factory, among others). 

The 2020 US in Progress Wrocław partners provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages from leading Polish sound and image studios:

For the first time, the Director of the Polish Film Institute will award one project with a $5,000 cash prize for post production in Poland.              

Other awards include an acquisition offer from Canal + group (Ale Kino+ television channel) and a free pass to next year’s Cannes Producers' Network. 

The event will be complemented by online Polish-American co-production meetings, a networking opportunity for Polish producers seeking partners from the US and US producers willing to work in/with Poland.The event will feature presentations of Polish production incentives, panel talks on American promotion of foreign films (with a case study of Jan Komasa’s Oscar nominated Corpus Christi), and discuss transatlantic collaboration. Guest speakers will include: publicist Hilda Somarriba (PrismMedia), producer  Ewa Puszczyńska (Cold War, The Congress, Ida), Sony Pictures Classics’s Dylan Leiner, CAA  and Paradigm Talent Agency representatives. A number of selected Polish producers and directors will pitch their ideas online to the attending US experts. 

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