[Filmfestivalresearch] [aff] US in Progress - Where Europe Meets US indies - festival premieres and call for entries Paris

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Wed Jan 21 17:36:46 CET 2015

US in Progress - Where Europe Meets US indies - festival premieres and call for entries Paris
US in Progress team congratulates the alumni at Sundance and Rotterdam 2015.
Two pictures featured as works in progress at US in Progress Wrocław last October will have their premieres in two major film events opening this week. 

Matt Sobel's Take Me to the River will screen at Sundance'15 NEXT section, while Stinking Heaven by Nathan Silver will be presented in Rotterdam IFF at the same time.  Best of luck and see you soon!
Matt Sobel will be also featured in the BRIGHT IDEAS magazine, our media partner, whose 3rd issue is launched at Sundance too.https://www.brightideasmag.com/

US in Progress Paris 2015 call for entries open.
US in Progress presents independent US films in final production stages to European buyers, post-production houses and festivals in order to help them achieve completion and to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe. US in Progress involves two yearly get-togethers at two festivals (Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris in June and American Film Festival in Wroclaw in October).
A call for entries for Paris edition is open till April 1st 2015. Application form and Terms and Conditions can be found online: http://www.champselyseesfilmfestival.com/us-in-progress-paris-submit/
We are looking for:
- narrative feature projects at rough-cut stage or during production (30 min of footage) to reach at least 60 minutes by June
- with US based producers
- film projects in need of for completion money, services and sales agent or European distribution
- films with no US or international premiere nor European sales representation prior to June 9th, 2015 intending to reach out to European market.
US in Progress Paris will take place in the scope of Champs-Elysées Film Festival on June 09-11 2015 in Paris.
US in Progress Paris selection committee will pick 4 to 5 projects (rough & fine cuts) and invite the filmmaker/ producer to participate in intense networking in with top European sales agents, distributors and festival programmers at the Eiffel Tower. The event will take form of two days of exclusive screenings of the the selected projects (behind closed doors, for registered guests only) and one-to-one meetings. On top of contracts resulting from the presentations and meetings, a jury made of professionals (Europa Distribution, Producer's Network, Ciné +, Commune Image, Eaux Vives Productions, Firefly, Titra-TVS) will award one of the selected works in progress. The awarded movie will receive a package of post-production and promotion services in kind.
US in Progress is a joint initiative between New Horizons Association (American Film Festival), Champs-Elysées Film Festival and Black Rabbit Film.
Read more about the program here.


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