Running yearly since 2011, US in Progress is a unique bi-annual film industry event connecting European buyers and American independent filmmakers. It is a joint initiative of the Polish New Horizons Association and the French Champs-Elysées Film Festival.
In 2018 US in Progress Wroclaw is powered by Papaya Films.
Two market-type events take place
US in Progress aims to strenghten 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 Progress Wroclaw presents 4-6 independent American narrative projects in final production stages; while Paris edition includes a larger number of narrative and documentary projects in various stages of production (30 minutes of footage is the minimum demand). The presentations are attended by selected group of:
The program objective is to help US independent filmmakers complete their projects and to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe and trans-Atlantic collaboration in general.
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:
US in Progress is composed of invite-only screenings of the selected projects (8-10 for Paris and 4-6 for Wroclaw) in rough-cut stage with a filmmaker/producer in attendance (the organizers cover 1 team member's travel).
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 ($8,000 in Paris).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org