13th US in Progress Winners Announced

Saturday at the Festival: 44 screenings and 12 meetings Sunday at the Festival: 43 screenings, final Q&As, and the Awards Gala

In the 13th edition of the US in Progress Wrocław industry program (November 8th-10th 2023) taking place during the 14th American Film Festival, 8 American works in progress were presented. All were eligible for post-production services sponsored by the partners of the programme.

The jury made of representatives of partner companies decided to award the projects as follows:

  • Good One by India Donaldson received:

- the $50,000 cash prize for post-production in Poland awarded by the director of the Polish Film Institute.

  • Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point by Tyler Taormina received:

- the $10,000 post-production award from ORKA;
- script consultation for the next project of the director from New Europe Film Sales.

  • Cold Wallet by Cutter Hodierne received:

- the $10,000 post-production award from Fixafilm;
- $10,000 Music Score Award from Soundflower Studio.

  • Familiar Touch by Sarah Friedland received:

- $2,500 post-production award for VFX and title design from XANF;
- Lower Silesia Film Centre location scouting award;
- promotion consultations from New Europe Film Sales.

  • Know Me by Edson Jean received:

- VFX Consultations for his next project from Platige Image;
- creative sound design, an additional award from Soundflower Studio.

  • Obex by Albert Birney received

- $5,000 for VFX from XANF.

  • The Water is Always Warm by Morgan Krantz received:

- the $10,000 post-production award from Black Photon;
- $2,500 for VFX award from XANF.

  • We Strangers by Anu Valia  received:

- the $10,000 post-production award from Platige Image;
- $10,000 for music post-production from EarWorks

The 2023 edition of US in Progress included one on one meetings between Polish and American producers with the goal to inspire co-productions and future partnerships as well as panels and discussions.

Congratulations to all the participants and many thanks to the partners and attendees!

The programme couldn’t be possible without our co-organizers Polish FIlm Institute and Lower Silesia Film Centre and partners Black Photon, Earworks, FixaFilm, Orka, Platige, Soundflower Studio, XANF, New Europe Film Sales, Producers Guild of Poland, Polish Producers Alliance and Variety.

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