On July 16, US in Progress have opened free submissions for American narrative projects in rough cut stage. The call will be open till September 6. There is no fee to apply. Selected projects will be presented to European sales agents and Polish postproduction companies offering finishing in-kind services at the event in November.
US in Progress Wrocław is a 3-day program fostering co-production in Europe and introducing American filmmakers to Polish (and European) markets. US in Progress provides networking and consulting from potential partners (distributors, international sales agents, festival programmers). Participants have the opportunity to obtain post-production services offered as awards by top studios in Poland.
As Ula Sniegowska, Artistic Director of the American Film Festival, says to “Filmmaker Magazine,”: “It’s the same structure as before, except we’re doing it online. The producers will have a chance to present their projects through Zoom, meet the buyers on one on one meetings scheduled by the organizer and share their links privately.”
Three Polish post houses will provide $10,000 grants for post-production work. The Polish Film Institute will also provide a $5,000 to be spent in Poland only.
US in Progress alumni are: Knives and Skin by Jennifer Reeder, Pahokee directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan, Lingua Franca by Isabel Sandoval or Sweet Thing by Alexandre Rockwell to name just a few. Due to the pandemic the event will take place online through a secured platform, from November 11 till 13. Check conditions and regulations of US in Progress HERE.
Looking forward to seeing your projects!