Montreal Girls, dir. Patricia Chica

Participants of US & Canada in Progress Wroclaw 2021 Announced!

US in Progress 2022 awards

The eleventh edition of the US in Progress co-production forum will be held from the 10th till the 12th of November 2021, as a part of the 12th edition of the American Film Festival in Wrocław. The event will take place in hybrid form, both online and onsite.  

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

Congratulations to the 2021 US & Canada in Progress Wroclaw participants:
  • Jethica by Pete Ohs prod. Pete Ohs
  • Montreal Girls by Patricia Chica produced by Bahija Essoussi, Samuel Gagnon, Patricia Chica
  • Mother of Color by Dawn Jones Redstone produced by Tara Johnson-Medinger, Ashley Mellinger
  • Swallowed  by Carter Smith produced by Noah Lang, Ross O'Connor, Carter Smith
  • Way Out Ahead of Us by Rob Rice produced by Matt Porterfield, Mark Staggs, Rui Xu, Rob Rice
  • You & I  by Summer Shelton produced by Clayne Crawford, Todd Remis, Summer Shelton

The directors and/or producers who attend the event will have a chance to network with top European festival programmers and buyers. The 2021 US in Progress Wrocław partners provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages from leading Polish sound and image studios:

The Director of the Polish Film Institute will award one project with a $10,000 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 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, and industry panel talks. 

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