American narrative feature projects in rough or final cut seeking finishing funds are now invited to submit to the 2022 edition of U.S. in Progress. Taking place November 9–11 during the 13th American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, U.S. in Progress pairs American projects in final production stages with European buyers and top Polish image and sound post-production companies and provides awards worth totally $100,000.
There is no entry fee, and films can be submitted through the U.S. in Progress website https://www.americanfilmfestival.pl/usinprogress.do
The final deadline is September 11.
The program’s objective is to inspire U.S. producers to work with Poland, either by fostering co-productions or to connect them with services and, for future projects, locations. The Polish Film Institute offers production incentives for shooting in Poland.
To attract American producers to working with Polish post-production companies, in an unprecedented decision, in 2022 the Head of the Polish Film Institute, Radosław Śmigulski will award one project with a $50,000 cash award to be spent on post-production, image, sound and/or VFX in Poland.
Participating Polish post-production companies are: Fixafilm, Orka, Black Photon, XANF and Soundflower Studio, each offering $10,000 in-kind award. European buyers — sales agents, distributors and festival programmers — will be present as well. U.S. in Progress is a great opportunity to network with Polish film industry and discover Wroclaw and Poland as well as finish your movie.
Among recent noteworthy U.S. in Progress alumni are Jethica, by Pete Ohs, which was color-graded at Black Photon in Warsaw and premiered at SXSW, and Quantum Cowboys (formerly The Boardinghouse Reach), by Geoff Marslett, winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Champs Elysees Film Festival as well as Best Original Music for the work of composer Maciej Zielinski at the Annecy Film Festival. Last year’s Head of Polish Film Institute Award went to You and I by Summer Shelton.
US in Progress is the industry event of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland to be held in Wroclaw from November 8 -13.
For more information contact Ula Sniegowska, firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing your projects!