US in Progress

Participants of U.S. in Progress Wroclaw 2023 Announced!

We Strangers, dir. Anu Valia

The thirteenth edition of the U.S. in Progress co-production forum will be held from the 8th till the 10th of November 2023, as a part of the fourteenth edition of the American Film Festival in Wrocław. 

The event aims to facilitate professional networking among European and Polish film professionals and independent filmmakers from the United States. Invite-only work in progress screenings will feature excerpts from eight projects selected from numerous submissions of independent American feature-length films in final editing stages. 

Congratulations to the 2023 U.S. in Progress participants:

  • Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point directed by Tyler Taormina, produced by Krista Minto, Rob Rice, Eric Berger, Kimberly Dai, Kevin Anton, Calogero Carucci, Jeremy Gardner, Tyler Taormina, and Michael Cera
  • Cold Wallet directed by Cutter Hodierne, produced by Vanishing Angle
  • Familiar Touch directed by Sarah Friedland, produced by Matthew Thurm and Alexandra Byer 
  • Good One directed by India Donaldson produced by Graham Mason, Diana Irvine, Wilson Cameron, and Sarah Winshall  
  • Know Me directed by Edson Jean, produced by Ronald Baez 
  • Obex directed by Albert Birney, produced by Pete Ohs and Emma Hannaway
  • The Water is Always Warm directed by Morgan Krantz, produced by Adam Kersh and Greg Stewart 
  • We Strangers directed by Anu Valia, produced by Miranda Kahn, Olivia Wingate, Alex Bach, Zach Spicer, and Joy Jorgensen

Filmmakers who attend the event will have a chance to network with top European festival programmers and buyers. The 2023 US in Progress Wrocław partners provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages worth up to $10,000 each from leading Polish sound and image studios:

The Director 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. New Europe Film Sales will award one project with European sales and promotion consulting service. 

Thanks to the partnership with the Polish Producers Alliance and Polish Producers Guild the event will host one on one meetings between Polish and American producers. This is a networking opportunity for Polish producers interested in seeking partners from the U.S. The event will also feature presentations of Polish production incentives as well as industry panel talks. 

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