Us in Progress

US In Progress General Info

Experiences in Transcontinental Co-production Round Table with Zach Nutman, Andrew Hevia, Jay Van Hoy, Monique Walton, and Stephanie Wilcox

Running yearly since 2011 in the framework of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, US in Progress is a unique annual film industry event connecting European buyers and American independent filmmakers as well as presenting Polish co-roduction opportunities and benefits. 

Organized by the New Horizons Association yearly since 2011 US in Progress takes place in the framework of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw. (Paris edition of the event has been discontinued as of 2020).

US in Progress aims to foster the trans-Atlantic film industry collaborations and partnerships. US in Progress helps European film professionals to establish working relationships with new emerging American film talent in a safe and friendly environment and its objective is to sign distribution and post-production deals. US in Progess also presents benefits and opportunities of co-production with Poland.

US in Progress Wroclaw presents 4-6 independent American narrative projects in final production stages in full feature lenght. The presentations are attended by selected group of:

  • top European buyers (sales agents, distributors and festival programmers),
  • post-production houses / investors.

The program objective is to help US-based independent filmmakers complete their projects and to support the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe.

US-produced projects are selected from an online (and free of charge) online calls for entries.

General application requirements for the films are as follows:

  • Production company needs to be US-based.
  • Projects looking for post-production financing, services as well as for sales agent or European distribution should apply.
  • Projects with at least 30 minutes of the footage edited (submission requirement).
  • Films with NO premiere nor European sales representation prior to the presentation are eligible.

US in Progress is composed of invite-only screenings of the selected 4-6 American projects in rough-cut stage with a filmmaker/producer in attendance.

Formal one to one talks and informal meetings facilitate further networking and exchange. Professional jury selects best projects awarded with post-production and distribution packages from our partners and sponsors and/or cash award (details to be announced in September).

The last Paris and Wrocław editions attracted more than 60 buyers and producers.

For more details or further information contact Ula Sniegowska, Artistic Director of the AFF: ula@snh.org.pl

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